It was a good week to be a favorite in the Big 12. There were four conference games this weekend, and in each, the favored team won by double-digits. Three of those teams kept an undefeated conference record alive and proved their stability as conference title contenders.
Iowa State faced third-and-seven from its own 37-yard line, holding on to a 6-0 lead over Texas in the second quarter. The crowd of 96,851 demanded another defensive stop to keep the Longhorns’ struggling offense in the game.
Charlie Strong addressed the media on Monday, coming off his first win in 34 days. The Longhorns ended their three-game losing streak with Saturday’s 27-6 victory over Iowa State, boosting the mood of Texas’ head coach as he stood at the podium.
It’s probably best not to bring up Halloween night in Ames, Iowa, to the Longhorns. The evening conjures up memories scarier than Freddy Krueger for Texas, who spent Oct. 31, 2015 getting shellacked 24-0 by Iowa State.