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Texas LonghornsIowa State Cyclones
Oct 1, 7:00 PM | Grass of Jack Trice Stadium

Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds

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Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Longhorns on Saturday when they take on the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium in Week 5 action.

The Longhorns will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cyclones are 2-1 ATS. Texas is 1-2 on the totals; Iowa State is 1-2.

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Betting Line: Iowa State opened as 9-point underdogs. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cyclones, currently No. 92 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Longhorns, who rate No. 22 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 44-29 victory for the Longhorns.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 65-ranked offense (29.3 PPG) against a Longhorns defense that ranks No. 16 at 15 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 235.3 yards per game, more than the Longhorns give up through the air (154 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Longhorns feature the league's No. 51-rated road run defense, allowing 141 yards per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, ranks No. 65 in rushing offense at home.

Texas won its last outing, a 49-20 result against UCLA on September 17. Texas covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 69 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Iowa State won its last outing, a 24-20 result against Connecticut on September 16. Iowa State covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Longhorns at Cyclones trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Iowa State
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games
Iowa State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Iowa State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas home to Oklahoma, Saturday, October 8
Iowa State at Baylor, Saturday, October 8

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