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

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.


• 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) [article-offer]

Steve Habel

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .

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