Iowa State 7, Texas 0 — Malik Jefferson began the game in the locker room with an upset stomach. His tummy wasn’t feeling any better after ISU QB Joel Lanning converted not one, not two, but three long third down runs. A 10-yard scamper on third-and-10 sparked an 11-play touchdown drive capped by Mike Warren’s 3-yard run. For the quarter, ISU was 6 of 8 on third down; UT faltered on all three of its chances. Jefferson checked into the game and had Lanning pinned in the backfield on third down before the QB took off for 18 yards.
Iowa State: Mike Warren 3-yard TD run (Cole Netten PAT), 8:38
The drive: 11 plays, 66 yards, 3:50
Key play: Duke Thomas headed to the locker room after getting shaken up on a tackle.
Halftime. Iowa State 10, Texas 0 — For the first time in three games, Texas turned it over. It happened on an ill-advised throw when none of Jerrod Heard’s receivers were open and he forced it anyway. Jordan Harris came up with the acrobatic sideline pick on third down. Injuries were mounting on the Texas side, as Duke Thomas, Hassan Ridgeway and Alex De La Torre all had to leave. Thomas (head) and Ridgeway (undisclosed) returned. With nine seconds left, safety Jason Hall broke up a near-catch in the end zone by Quenton Bundrage, and ISU was had to kick a 28-yard field goal.
Iowa State: Netten 28-yard field goal, :05
The drive: 16 plays, 46 yards, 2:59
Key play: On fourth-and-3 from UT’s 37, Joel Lanning found Allen Lazard for a 5-yard pass with 1:50 left.
Iowa State 17, Texas 0 — The same offense that went into the locker room came out of the locker room. Totaling just 21 yards, UT punted three times in the quarter, upping Michael Dickson’s attempts on the night to seven (45.4 average). D’Onta Foreman, who was battling an ankle injury, checked in for the first time and had a couple of short runs. For ISU, Warren, the nation’s leading freshman runner, cleared 100 yards for the fifth time.
Iowa State: Dondre Daley 19-yard TD pass from Lanning (Netten PAT), 5:11
The drive: 8 plays, 55 yards, 3:33
Key play: Davante Davis’ pass interference penalty set the Cyclones up at UT’s 23.
Final. Iowa State 24, Texas 0 — For the second time in four games, Tyrone Swoopes played the entire fourth quarter. He had Daje Johnson wide open on a deep wheel route, but led him into the ISU sideline for an incompletion. It would’ve been Texas’ biggest play of the night by far. Like at TCU, Swoopes drove the offense on the final drive, but it amounted to nothing when Marcus Johnson dropped a pass in the end zone on fourth down. The shutout was the second in the past two seasons for Texas. Before then, the Horns hadn’t been shut out since 2004.
Iowa State: Joshua Thomas 1-yard TD run (Netten PAT), 2:10
The drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 6:08
Key play: On third-and-3 from UT’s 21, Lanning found Daley for 13 yards down to the 8.
First downs: Texas 11, Iowa St. 28. Rushes-yards: Texas 32-119, Iowa St. 54-238. Passing: Texas 85, Iowa St. 188. Comp-Att-Int: Texas 12-22-1, Iowa St. 19-38-0. Return Yards: Texas 0, Iowa St. 37. Punts-Avg.: Texas 9-45.8, Iowa St. 6-37.2. Fumbles-Lost: Texas 0-0, Iowa St. 1-0. Penalties-Yards: Texas 3-39, Iowa St. 4-45. Time of Possession: Texas 22:35, Iowa St. 37:25.
PASSING: Texas, Swoopes 6-13-0-59, Heard 6-9-1-26. Iowa St., Lanning 19-37-0-188, Team 0-1-0-0.
RUSHING: Texas, Swoopes 10-58, J.Gray 8-23, Heard 9-13, Warren III 2-10, D.Johnson 1-9, D.Foreman 2-6. Iowa St., Warren 32-157, Lanning 13-64, Jo.Thomas 6-11, Ryen 2-8, Team 1-(minus 2).
RECEIVING: Texas, D.Johnson 6-37, Burt 2-11, Beck 1-22, Joe 1-6, J.Gray 1-5, Bernard 1-4. Iowa St., Al.Lazard 6-66, Montgomery 5-33, Daley 3-52, Bundrage 2-32, Wesley 1-7, Ryen 1-1, Warren 1-(minus 3).