Check out the Texas vs. Iowa State fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas (2-3) vs. Iowa State (1-5) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Game Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
Network: Longhorn Network
It’s been a three-game run that only seems like it’s forever for a Texas program that’s in desperate need of something positive. And it might not take too much to turn this whole thing back around.
The Longhorns are supposed to beat Iowa State this week in Austin. It might just be good enough to win at Kansas State, and then keep on rolling. There’s no one left on the slate that Texas can’t beat.
Lose to the Cyclones at home, though, and that’s effectively it for Charlie Strong. Even an 8-4 finish might not be good enough – you don’t lose to Iowa State at home if you’re an embattled head coach.
The offense continues to be terrific. It works. It’s got the pieces in place to hang 40 up on the board each and every week, it’s built to have the exact right mix for the Big 12, and it’s only going to get better over the next few years. But none of that matters if the defense doesn’t start tackling someone.
Iowa State is 1-5, but it’s now a good 1-5. It pushed Baylor and Oklahoma State hard over the last two games, improving in a big way under Matt Campbell after a rocky start to the season. Beat Texas, and all of a sudden this looks interesting with four of the last five games at home, and with the lone road game at Kansas.
The running game is starting to roll, the passing attack is more efficient, and there’s reason for Cyclone fans to get fired up for the future.
But Campbell needs a good win to really get this thing charged up.
Strong needs any win just to survive, and he’ll get it by getting his offense to pound away at will against the soft Iowa State defensive front that won’t be able to handle the power.
Texas vs. Iowa State Prediction
Final Score: Texas 44, Iowa State 30
Line: Texas -13.5, o/u: 69
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