I marvel at the resiliency required to survive two successive beatdowns, then win what should have been another beatdown.
I also marvel at the amazing waste of talent that is Texas when they think they can just pull on the jersey and win. Had the Longhorns not been so impressed with themselves, perhaps they would have covered to 20.5 spread with ease.
Iowa State will never match the talent at a school like Texas- and they don't have to. As long as they find enough talent that still caries a chip on their shoulder, that want to prove to everyone they are good enough to play, they will win enough games.
I prefer my team to overachieve than underachieve. Today they were way, way over.