Hope is no longer tattered and hanging limp on the mast. Instead it's been unfurled and flying high on the strength of three straight Texas wins, each one more convincing than the last. The latest, a 33-7 win over Iowa State in front of 100,018 fans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, allowed No. 17 Texas (8-2, 5-2) to hold onto the hope that it could reach, if not the BCS, then at least be in high Cotton...
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