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Containing Jantz key for Longhorns

Cyclones quarterback's mobility could pose problems for young secondary

Updated: September 29, 2011, 10:20 PM ET
By William Wilkerson | HornsNation
AUSTIN, Texas -- It's the young kids from Texas against the cardiac kids from Iowa State at 6 p.m. CT Saturday in Ames, Iowa.
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Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesContaining the Steele Jantz, the mobile Cyclones' quarterback, will be a tall task for Jackson Jeffcoat and the Longhorns.
The Longhorns enter the game with a 3-0 record, thanks in large part to the contributions of their underclassmen. The Cyclones have overcome three fourth-quarter deficits to begin the season, including a triple-overtime win at home over Iowa. They've won their games by a combined eight points.

A win by Texas would give it an opportunity to go on next week to Dallas in hopes of equalling last season's win total. A win to open up Big 12 play would give ISU its first 4-0 start since 2000.