Looking for a Texas vs. Iowa State prediction and preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the pivotal Big 12 matchup.
Saturday, October 15, the Texas Longhorns (2-3) take on the Iowa State Cyclones (1-5). The game will be played at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX. Read on for our Texas vs. Iowa State prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Texas wins the matchup between the two teams 85% of the time. The spread suggests that the Longhorns are favored to win the contest.
Spread: Texas -14
Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Channel: Longhorn Network
Texas vs. Iowa State preview:
Texas started off the season with a huge 5-47 overtime victory against then No. 10 Notre Dame. It looked like the Longhorns of old were back. How quickly things can change. Texas has lost three in a row, and now are in danger of another losing season, after going 5-7 last year.
Iowa State is not very good. The Cyclones have one win on the season, against non-Power 5 opponent San Jose State. They did play a tight contest against No. 13 Baylor and are coming off of another close Big 12 loss against Oklahoma State. Iowa State currently sits at 1-5 on the season and it looks they are in danger of losing out on another bowl berth.
Texas vs. Iowa State have played 13 times in history, with the Longhorns owning an 11-2 advantage.
Texas vs. Iowa State prediction:
Texas started out the year thinking they could challenge for the Big 12 title. After three straight losses, that dream washed away. However, the Longhorns get a great opportunity to get back in the win column with a game against the Cyclones. This is a game Texas should dominate, especially on the ground, where the Cyclones are giving up over 230 yards per game.