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Texas snapshot: Players to watch, key matchup against Iowa State

One of the major storylines going into Saturday's game at Iowa State will be the availability of wide receiver Collin Johnson (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — The No. 19 Texas Longhorns will try to stay in the running for a chance to play for the Big 12 championship when they square off Saturday against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. CST.

The Longhorns (6-3 overall, 4-2 in Big 12 play), a team that struggles with pass defense, will have their hands full with the Cyclones. Iowa State’s passing offense is eighth in the nation with an average of 323.2 yards per game.

The Cyclones (5-4 overall, 3-3 in Big 12 play) have

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 .