Key matchups for Texas football against Iowa State

Iowa State's Brock Purdy isn't as powerful a runner as Texas has at quarterback in Sam Ehlinger, but still presents a rushing threat the UT defense must not ignore (photo courtesy of

By Riley Zayas

The Longhorns will make the trip 965-mile trip up to Ames, Iowa, for Saturday’s game against an Iowa State team that is much better than its record suggests. Overall, Iowa State has played very well this season, even going into Norman last weekend and losing to the Sooners on a failed two-point conversion. Currently sitting in sole possession of third place in the league, the Longhorns know that they have to win out to have a shot at getting into the Big 12 title game. Last week’s victory continued to give the entire team confidence that such a goal can be accomplished.

“Part of being on the ropes is that you don’t get off of them with one win,” head coach Tom Herman said.“But to beat a top-25 team showed a lot of fortitude by our players. That being said, we gotta move on. We have another road test against a very good, well-coached, experienced Iowa State team who probably feel like their backs are against the wall a little bit too.”

Indeed, this will be [habeabk]

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