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Texas overcomes mistakes, outlasts Iowa State, 17-7

Safety DeShon Elliott had two more interceptions in the Texas football team's 17-7 win Thursday night at Iowa State, giving him four this season to tie for the Div. I national lead (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AMES, Iowa — Perhaps you might have expected an offensive showcase in Thursday’s Texas-Iowa State game, and with the Cyclones’ heretofore explosive attack and the Longhorns countering with Shane Buechele back in his starting role as quarterback, that expectation was reasonable.

Instead, Texas won the old-fashioned way: it earned it with defense and doing just enough to overcome its own mistakes, posting a 17-7 win over Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in the Big 12 Conference opener for each team.

Buechele, back behind center after missing the past two games with a

 

 

 

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 .