Iowa State Falls At No. 19 Texas, 33-7
AUSTIN, Texas - Iowa State struggled to find its way all day at No. 19 Texas and the Longhorns went on to win 33-7 at Darrell K. Royal Stadium Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 100,018.
Iowa State (5-5 overall, 2-5 Big 12) did have success on the ground, as the Cyclones averaged 4.6 yards per carry. However, the passing game plagued an Iowa State offense that could only produce 133 yards on 29 passing attempts. Shontrelle Johnson had a team-best 57 yards rushing for the Cyclones and averaged 6.3 yards per carry.
Texas (8-2 overall, 5-2 Big 12) rode an impressive performance from sophomore quarterback David Ash. The Longhorn signal caller went 25-31 for 364 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jaxon Shipley hauled in eight passes for 137 yards. Joe Bergeron lead Texas with 86 yards rushing and freshman Johnathan Gray netted a pair of touchdowns on the ground for the Longhonrs.
After falling behind 20-0, the Cyclones got on the board when freshman Quenton Bundrage took a wide receiver screen from Jantz in from 14 yards out. Bundrage made some nice moves in the open field to get his first career touchdown. The touchdown was the culmination of seven-play 64-yard drive by the Cyclones with 0:41 left in the first half. The score remained 20-7 at halftime.
Texas scored first with 4:34 remaining in the first quarter off a rush from Gray. The Longhorns converted the extra point to make the score 7-0. The Longhorns doubled their lead off a 61-yard pass from Ash to Mike Davis with 3:23 left in the first half.
Texas looked to extend its lead with a 32-yard field goal attempt, but Iowa State's David Irving blocked the attempt to keep the Texas edge to 14-0.
Texas returned the second-half kickoff and drove the ball to the ISU 20. The Longhorns' Nick Jordan converted the 37-yard field goal to give Texas a 23-7 advantage with 10:31 left in the third quarter.
Gray scored his second TD of the day off a 13-yard run with 12:32 left in the game to put Texas ahead 30-7. Texas concluded the scoring when Jordan split the uprights from 25 yards out with 1:23 left.
The Cyclones return a week from today when they travel to Kansas for a Big 12 matchup. The game is set to kickoff at 6 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Networks.