Iowa State vs Texas football: Five questions with the opponent

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BS: With a 2-4 record, Texas is off to their worst start since 1956. How is the fanbase generally reacting to the season so far?

Dec 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; The Texas Longhorns fans root for their team during the game between the Baylor Bears and the Longhorns at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Baylor Bears defeated the Texas Longhorns 30-10 to win the Big 12 championship. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

JK: The fanbase is dealing with a dose of reality — this team is not that good. I ran several polls before the season started, and a vast majority of those who voted felt this was a 9 or 10 win team. This seemed like wishful thinking to me. After the BYU debacle, people began to realize this would be a rebuilding year. I suspect most fans would be happy with a 6-6 record.

It also doesn’t help when you lose your starting quarterback, center, and a top defensive tackle for the season. Not many programs can overcome nine dismissals and season-ending injuries to three key contributors.