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Texas Changes Date Of Big 12 Season Opener Against Iowa State

Texas football has changed the date of its Big 12 season opener against Iowa State, and it will now be played two days earlier.

Texas' 2017 game at Iowa State has been moved to Thursday, September 28, in Ames, Iowa, per

Texas vs. Iowa State moved to Thursday night

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">Anwar Richardson of The game was originally scheduled for September 30. It will follow the Longhorns' only bye week of the season on September 23. Broadcast details are set to be announced at a later date.

It will be only the second time the two teams have met on a Thursday, with the other contest back on October 3, 2013, where the Longhorns won in Ames, 31-30. Texas has actually not played a weekday game outside of Thanksgiving since November 4, 1993 when the Longhorns defeated Houston, 34-16.

Texas leads the series between the two teams, 11-2. The Longhorns were victorious in their last meeting with the Cyclones last year, winning 27-6 in Austin, Texas.