A Thursday night prime-time matchup will offer Iowa State a crack at a marquee win against a program that has had its number for two decades.
Texas starting quarterback Shane Buechele has been taking most of the snaps with the first team after missing the last two games with a sore shoulder.
But no defense gave Iowa State fits last season like Texas, which held the Cyclones to a pair of field goals in a 27-6 win in Austin.
Cornerback Holton Hill has been the catalyst, scoring twice on interception returns and on that blocked field goal in a loss to Maryland.
… Texas, on the other hand, has lost three of its top linemen in Andrew Beck, Elijah Rodriguez and Connor Williams.
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