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Game Four Snapshot: Texas football opens Big 12 play Thursday at Iowa State

Texas football head coach Tom Herman has not yet named a starting quarterback for Thursday's Big 12 opener at Iowa State, but sophomore Shane Buechele has been been getting many of the reps in practice with the first-team offense (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Here are a few of the things to watch for as the Longhorns open Big 12 Conference play on the road Thursday against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa.

NOTES, QUOTES, PLAYERS TO WATCH

• Either sophomore Shane Buechele (who passed for 375 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in a week 1 loss to Maryland) or true freshman Sam Ehlinger (who’s started the past two games and led a stirring fourth-quarter comeback in the double-overtime loss Sept. 16 to USC)

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .