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.