The Texas Longhorns are underdogs once again heading into the Nov. 6 game against the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames — Draft Kings has the Cyclones as seven-point favorites over the Longhorns as of Monday afternoon.*
The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Central on FS1.
On Saturday, the Horns dropped a 31-24 contest against the Bears in Waco after blowing yet another double-digit lead. Texas is now 4-4 in head coach Steve Sarkisian’s first season, including 2-3 in conference play.
Head coach Matt Campbell’s Cyclones are a disappointing 5-3 coming off a loss to the Mountaineers in Morgantown — the expectations were high for Iowa State this year as Campbell returned 19 of 22 starters from a team that lost in the Big 12 Championship game in 2020. Instead, Iowa State is officially underachieving after losing to West Virginia.
The Longhorns are 14-4 against the Cyclones in the all-time series, which began in 1979, but didn’t start in earnest until Iowa State joined the Big 12. Campbell has notched wins for the Cyclones in each of the last two years with a 23-21 victory in Ames in 2019 and a 23-20 win in 2020 that knocked the Longhorns out of Big 12 title contention. Kicker Cameron Dicker missed a game-tying, 58-yard field goal last year as time expired.
*Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.