However, I don’t think these two teams are too far away from each other. The Hawkeyes have posted 27 runs combined in the two road wins at Northwestern. This Texas A&M Aggies vs Oklahoma State Cowboys showdown will take place on Saturday of week 4.
Jack Trice Stadium is home to the Iowa State Cyclones, a team that has one of the most loyal, though suffering, fan bases in college football. Who is this Jack Trice? Not a Heisman winner, not a coach, the story of Jack Trice is one of the best, and most tragic, unknown stories in college football history.
Northwestern came all the way back to tie it at 12 when it plated five runs in the sixth inning. Iowa scored three runs in the seventh to regain the lead and then held off Northwestern in the seventh to win 15-14.
Both head coaches put strong bodies around them. McCaffery’s top assistant is Kirk Speraw, who served 17 years as a collegiate head coach at the University of Central Florida. Sherman Dillard has been the head coach at Indiana State and been an assistant coach at Maryland, California and Georgia Tech. Andrew Francis is still young, but he served as McCaffery’s top assistant at Siena for three years before both headed to Iowa this past offseason.
Jack Trice was known as a very smart and studious young man who had an incredible work ethic he inherited from his family. Despite his participation in college football, he still managed to pass 45 college credits with a 90 percent average, or A- average.
The Edge: For now, I am going to give the nod to Iowa State basketball as far as pure talent goes. However, I don’t think these two teams are too far away from each other. Both teams should win a lot more games than this year in 2011-12.
Scott Christopherson, Melvin Ejim, Calvin Godfrey and Jordan Railey return to the team, while senior guard Chris Allen (transfer from Michigan State), Chris Babb (transfer from Penn State) and Royce White (transfer from Minnesota) all will most likely work their way into the starting lineup next season.
The Utes will need a big week off a bye, as the Cyclones are unbeaten at home this season, their only losses were road games at rival Iowa and at Kansas State.
In week 13, the contest will be between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Longhorns. This game takes place on Thursday the 24th of November. One thing that adds to the level of excitement about this contest is that it is a conference rivalry. Both of these teams are in the Big 12 – South conference. The most important thing to look at is the record of the respective teams and, in this respect, the Longhorns were 5 – 7 in 2010. The Texas Longhorns came in with the 66th rated running attack in college football. The Texas Longhorns put 23.8 points per game on average last year.