7:35 pm
November 6

Texas @ Iowa State

Who will WIN this matchup?

Texas Longhorns (4-4)

@ Iowa State Cyclones (5-3)


Current odds:

Texas Longhorns: (+200)

Iowa State Cyclones: (-240)


The spread for the game is Iowa State by 6.5 points.

This game was once considered one of the marquee matchups of the season, back in August when the Longhorns and Cyclones were expected to battle Oklahoma for a conference championship. But Texas (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) has lost three straight games and has stumbled to a break-even mark with the final third of its season to play. The most recent setback was a 31-24 loss at No. 16 Baylor last Saturday.

asey Thompson passed for 280 yards and two scores for the Longhorns, who dropped their third straight game after having a double-digit lead in the third quarter. Texas rushed for just 102 yards, with star running back Bijan Robinson gaining only 43 yards on 17 totes. The Longhorns have not lost four consecutive games since their disastrous 2010 season in which they went 5-7 and finished last in the Big 12’s Southern Division.

Iowa State (5-3, 3-2) is not much better, especially after a 38-31 defeat at West Virginia last Saturday that dropped the then-No. 22 Cyclones out of the Top 25. Breece Hall ran for 167 yards, including a 70-yard TD on Iowa State’s third play from scrimmage, in the loss and had a crucial fumble at the goal line in the fourth quarter. Brock Purdy passed for 185 yards and a score and ran for another TD for the Cyclones.

The Cyclones’ defense, which had allowed no more than 350 yards in its first seven games, surrendered 492 yards to West Virginia. Iowa State has defeated the Longhorns the past two seasons, winning 23-21 in Ames in 2019 and 23-20 last year in Austin.

StreakSmarter Pick
Iowa State Cyclones