AUSTIN, Texas- The Iowa State football team scored one of its biggest wins in school history Saturday afternoon, knocking off No. 22 Texas, 28-21 in Austin, Texas.
The win, which came off the heels of a 52-0 loss at Oklahoma last week, was an incredible turnaround of fortunes for the Cyclones. Iowa State did it on defense, intercepting three passes and recovering a fumble to record four turnovers. And the Cyclone offense kept the chains moving when it needed to, as Alexander Robinson recorded his 11th 100-yard rushing effort of his career with 120 yards.
In the end, the Cyclones notched their first win over a ranked opponent on the road since downing No. 18 Oklahoma, 33-31 in Norman on Oct. 20, 1990. It was the first victory over a ranked team since beating No. 22 Colorado, 30-16 on Nov. 12, 2005 in Ames.
More importantly for the Cyclones, however, was improving their record to 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12. It was the first victory for the Cyclones over a Texas team in eight tries.