Through 3 Quarters
The Texas Longhorns are giving their home crowd exactly what it was hoping to see. Sitting on a score of 20-13, they have looked like the better squad out there today, but there's still one more quarter to play.
They have been led by QB Sam Ehlinger, who so far has passed for one TD and 206 yards on 16 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 33 yards. QB Brock Purdy has led the way so far for the Iowa State Cyclones, as he has passed for one TD and 258 yards on 32 attempts.
This is the least points Iowa State has had yet this year going into the fourth quarter.
No. 13 Iowa State @ No. 17 Texas
Current Records: Iowa State 6-2; Texas 5-2
What to Know
The Texas Longhorns should come into this matchup well-rested after a week off from action. Texas and the Iowa State Cyclones will face off in a Big 12 battle at noon ET Friday at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field. The Longhorns strut in flaunting some offensive muscle with an average of 40.43 points per game.
Texas didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the West Virginia Mountaineers three weeks ago, but they still walked away with a 17-13 victory. Texas' success was spearheaded by the efforts of RB Bijan Robinson, who picked up 113 yards on the ground on 12 carries, and QB Sam Ehlinger, who passed for two TDs and 184 yards on 31 attempts in addition to picking up 39 yards on the ground. This was the first time Robinson has racked up 100+ rushing yards all year.
Meanwhile, Iowa State kept a clean sheet against the Kansas State Wildcats last week and took the contest 45 to nothing. That looming 45-point mark stands out as the most commanding margin for Iowa State yet this season. They relied on the efforts of QB Brock Purdy, who passed for three TDs and 236 yards on 20 attempts in addition to picking up 59 yards on the ground, and RB Breece Hall, who rushed for two TDs and 135 yards on 15 carries.
This next matchup is expected to be close, with the Longhorns going off at just a 0.5-point favorite. But bettors beware: they are only 1-3-1 against the spread when favored.
Texas is now 5-2 while the Cyclones sit at 6-2. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Texas is stumbling into the matchup with the 17th most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 283.1 on average. To make matters even worse for the Longhorns, Iowa State ranks 15th in the nation when it comes to rushing yards allowed per game, with only 104 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field -- Austin, Texas
- TV: ABC
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $45.00
The Longhorns are a slight 0.5-point favorite against the Cyclones, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors have moved against the Longhorns slightly, as the game opened with the Longhorns as a 2.5-point favorite.
Texas have won three out of their last five games against Iowa State.
- Nov 16, 2019 - Iowa State 23 vs. Texas 21
- Nov 17, 2018 - Texas 24 vs. Iowa State 10
- Sep 28, 2017 - Texas 17 vs. Iowa State 7
- Oct 15, 2016 - Texas 27 vs. Iowa State 6
- Oct 31, 2015 - Iowa State 24 vs. Texas 0