Texas a two touchdown favorite over Cyclones

Vegas doesn’t care that Iowa State beat Texas 24-0 last season in Ames.

Following another fourth quarter Cyclone collapse on Saturday, Iowa State has opened as a 13.5 point underdog for next Saturday’s 6 p.m. kick ( at Texas.

The Longhorns have lost three games in a row after season opening victories over Notre Dame and UTEP.

The Cyclones have held fourth quarter double-digit leads over Baylor and Oklahoma State only to come away with two disappointing losses as the outcomes.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football’s postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines’ top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO.

Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio.

When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.