Texas' ills aren't gone, but a dominant win over Iowa State and recent improvements have renewed a since of hope for the Longhorns.
HornsNation takes an early look at the Longhorns' schedule. Iowa State must settle its QB battle and rebuild its defense in 2012.
For the freshman-laden Longhorns to make the NCAA tournament, the Big 12 math looks simple.
The Texas redemption tour made its stop in Ames, Iowa, where the Longhorns easily dispatched the Cyclones.
Once again proving to be very opportunistic, Texas was able to create turnovers and rout Iowa State.
Breaking down the top five storylines going into the Iowa State game.
Emmanuel Acho wanted to be the hub of Manny Diaz's defense, and has taken on being the defense's chief communicator.
Texas will be looking for the early upper hand against an electrifying QB that has twice led Iowa State back from the brink to go undefeated.
While Texas is off to a 3-0 start and preparing for Iowa State, the Longhorns are focusing on fundamentals in the bye week.