NCAAF: Texas v Iowa State; No. 12 UCLA at Utah – Oct. 3

Texas Longhorns will play a non-Thanksgiving Thursday night football game for the first time in 20 years when they take on Iowa State this Thursday at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

viagra dosage sizes help math problems research paper maker education in our society essay uk dissertation writing services viagra online federal express overnight shipping research papers on environment follow link enter site does money buy happiness argumentative essay source site leadership scholarship essay examples watch is capulet was a good father - essay custom essay original cialis testimonials forum viagra heart stents go proofreading key stage 2 challenging english essays enter site female viagra documentary creative writing newspaper articles apa dissertation layout canada viagra mastercard source Texas Season Leaders
David Ash
53-87, 760 YDS, 7 TD
Johnathan Gray
66 CAR, 350 YDS, 3 TD
Jaxon Shipley
24 REC, 259 YDS, 0 TD

Since 1963, the Longhorns (2-2) has only played five games on a non-Thanksgiving weekday, while head coach Mack Brown has never led a Texas team on a Friday or a non-Thanksgiving Thursday.

Texas’ last non-Thanksgiving Thursday game was a 34-16 win over Houston in 1993.

“It is an opportunity to play in front of a whole lot of people,” Brown said. “We will be the focus of college football with Iowa State on Thursday night.”

The coaches and players have looked at this week’s practices differently. Sunday’s practice was like a typical Tuesday practice and the schedule was adjusted each day to prepare as if Thursday was a regular Saturday game.

In addition to the added burden of altering normal schedules for a Thursday game, facing the Cyclones on a weekday in Ames is a difficult task. Paul Rhoads’ squad is well-known for its success on Thursdays and Fridays.

Iowa State is 21-10 all-time in Thursday games and 10-2 in its last 12. The Cyclones’ upset victory over No. 2 Oklahoma State on a Friday in 2011 changed the BCS picture that year.

Iowa State Season Leaders
Sam B. Richardson
70-112, 757 YDS, 7 TD
Aaron Wimberly
29 CAR, 185 YDS, 0 TD
Quenton Bundrage
13 REC, 186 YDS, 3 TD

“They bring a lot of energy into Thursday and Friday nights,” Brown said. “It’s something that they obviously enjoy. We’re going to have to circle the wagons and get our guys ready to go.”

In the meantime, also on Thursday night, No. 12 UCLA will take on Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium, looking to keep their undefeated start to the season going in Salt Lake City.

The Bruins are coming off a 59-13 over New Mexico State on Sept. 21 and after sitting out the action last week, are ready to get back to action.

Also on the college football schedule on Thursday night is the clash between Western Kentucky and Louisiana-Monroe at James L. Malone Stadium.

Thursday, October 3 – NCAAF Schedule
7:30 PM Texas at Iowa State ESPN, WatchESPN
7:30 PM Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Monroe ESPNU, WatchESPN
10:00 PM No. 12 UCLA at Utah FOX Sports 1

Sports Desk

One of main contributors and associated staff member. Focus on presenting the best possible news, views and reviews from college and pro sporting events all across the globe.

View all posts by Sports Desk →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.