By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Jeff Woody and Iowa State are 1-2 this season.
AMES, Iowa (KTIV) -
Iowa State has lost ten straight Big 12 openers with their last win coming against Kansas in 2002. The Longhorns are 4 and 0 all-time in Ames, that includes a 37-14 blowout here two years ago.
In that game, Texas QB David Ash threw 2 TD passes in the first half as Texas built a 34-nothing lead at the break. ISU did beat the Longhorns in Austin, in 2010, when the Cyclones were 3 touchdown underdogs. Iowa State has the least experienced team in the Big 12 and have to get past the aura of Texas football.
"They play NCAA the video game and they watch TV and they hear all sorts about Texas and all sorts about Oklahoma, whatever," said Jeff Woody. "Do not fear the logo on the helmet. If you just help the guys to see that if you take the orange off their jersey, they're just a football player."
"Those aren't fairy tale victories," said Paul Rhoads. "Those aren't games that are won just because it was time for a Cinderella team to do it. Those are games that were won because we played well and we prepared well."
David Ash won't play tonight because of a head injury. Ash was hurt in the loss to BYU, but did play against K-State two weeks ago, but didn't play in the second half. Senior Case McCoy will get the start.
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