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December 29, 2006
Alamo Bowl: No. 11 Texas vs. Iowa
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Iowa quarterback Drew Tate originally intended to play more than one game in his career against Texas.
The native of Baytown, Texas, at first committed to Texas A&M, but changed his mind when Dennis Franchione replaced R.C. Slocum as the Aggies coach. The decision turned out to be a good one for Tate, who is one of just four Iowa quarterbacks to be three-year starters. His 8,018 career passing yards, 59 touchdown passes and 650 completions are the second most in Iowa history.
Speaking of history, the Longhorns - who were in the national championship picture before losing their last two games - want to avoid repeating it.
In 1984 the Longhorns were also national championship contenders, but lost their last two regular season games and then were blasted 55-17 in the Freedom Bowl.
Their opponent in that game? Iowa.