Iowa State 6, Texas 0. The Cyclones picked up right where they left off against Texas — shutting the Longhorns out. Cole Netten hit a pair of field goals, extending his Iowa State school record to 15 straight. It wasn’t a good opening quarter for the Longhorns, who got a pass interference call by Jake Oliver that sabotaged the first drive, a D’Onta Foreman fumble and a Caleb Bluiett personal foul on the same play that set the Cyclones up at Texas’ 18, and a zero on the scoreboard for the fifth straight quarter against Iowa State.
Iowa State: Cole Netten 39-yard field goal, 3:59
The drive: 12 plays, 58 yards, 5:44
The key play: Joel Lanning found Allen Lazard for a 30-yard gain to Texas’ 20 on third-and-6.
Iowa State: Netten 25-yard field goal, :35
The drive: 6-10-2:36
The key play: On third-and-goal, it appeared Kris Boyd stripped Dondre Daley of the ball at the 5, but the pass was ruled incomplete.
Halftime: Iowa State 6, Texas 3. The Longhorns finally got on the scoreboard thanks to Armanti Foreman’s 22-yard punt return and an Iowa State unsportsmanlike conduct penalty led to Trent Domingue’s eighth field goal of the season. Texas, though, missed two touchdown opportunities — one on a throw to Jacorey Warrick that was broken up by a huge hit by safety Kamari Cotton-Moya, the other an overthrown pass to Armanti Foreman on a third-and-goal fade route. The Cyclones had a chance to take a 9-3 lead, but Netten’s 50-yard field goal missed at the buzzer.
Texas: Trent Domingue 21-yard field goal, :15
The drive: 10-44-1:31
The key play: Foreman was stopped short on a third-and-1 play, but an unsportsmanlike conduct flag with 33 seconds left gave Texas life at Iowa State’s 11.
Texas 24, Iowa State 6. Could this have been the single best quarter of the season so far for the Longhorns? There was a 37-yard touchdown pass, a 75-yard touchdown pass (the longest of the season so far), a fourth-down defensive stop and a D’Onta Foreman touchdown run that saw him go over 100 yards for the game.
Texas: Jerrod Heard 37-yard pass from Shane Buechele (Domingue kick), 12:53
The drive: 8-75-2:07
The key play: On the play before the score, Armanti Foreman’s 37-yard touchdown catch was called back by offsetting facemask penalties.
Texas: Devin Duvernay 75-yard pass from Buechele (Domingue kick), 7:13
The drive: 4-87-1:04
The key play: D’Onta Foreman’s 4-yard run on third-and-2 kept the drive alive. Duvernay’s score came on the very next play.
Texas: D’Onta Foreman 18-yard run (Domingue kick), :53
The drive: 13-96-4:17
The key play: It was probably the pass interference call that moved Texas to Iowa State’s 18, but let’s instead give it to Duvernay’s second-effort catch of 6 yards on third-and-5 that kept the drive alive back at UT’s 27.
Final. Texas 27, Iowa State 6. After that 21-point third-quarter explosion, the Longhorns slowed things down, producing drives of 12 and 11 plays that ate up nine combined minutes (but yielded only 3 points). And it should be noted that the much-maligned Texas defense pitched a second-half shutout.
Texas: Domingue 29-yard field goal, 4:54
The drive: 11-46-4:17
The key play: A 12-yard run from Buechele on third-and-6 brought the Longhorns into Iowa State territory.
First downs: Iowa State 19; Texas 28
Rushes-yards: Iowa State 43-98; Texas 47-209
Passing: Iowa State 182; Texas 296
Comp-Att-Int: Iowa State 19-34-0; Texas 26-38-1
Return Yards: Iowa State 110; Texas 57
Punts-Avg.: Iowa State 7-46.3; Texas 4-46.5
Fumbles-Lost: Iowa State 1-1; Texas 1-1
Penalties-Yards: Iowa State 6-64; Texas 9-100
Time of Possession: Iowa State 31:16; Texas 28:44.
Passing: Iowa State, Lanning 12-21-0-140, Park 7-13-0-42; Texas, Buechele 26-38-1-296.
Rushing: Iowa State, Warren 18-60, Montgomery 6-31, Lanning 14-12, Park 5-(minus 5); Texas, D. Foreman 30-136, Porter 7-37, Buechele 5-33, Swoopes 4-5.
Receiving: Iowa State, Al. Lazard 7-65, D. Jones 5-87, Montgomery 2-9, Daley 2-3, Murdock 1-14, Butler 1-3, Warren 1-1; Texas, Leonard 5-47, D. Duvernay 4-96, Joe 3-25, A. Foreman 3-23, Oliver 3-21, Heard 2-45, C. Johnson 2-21, Warrick 2-7, Porter 1-8, D. Foreman 1-3.