How it all happened Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa:
Iowa State 7, Texas 0. The Cyclones opened with an eight-play drive that ended with Brock Purdy’s 21st touchdown pass of the season — a program record. Texas, meanwhile, had 12 plays in the quarter but gained only 30 total yards. Had it not been for Devin Duvernay’s 18-yard toe-tapping catch on the sideline, the Horns wouldn’t have had a first down.
Iowa State: Charlie Kolar 2-yard pass from Brock Purdy (Re-al Mitchell kick, 10:44)
Halftime: Iowa State 10, Texas 7. When Texas got the ball with 47 seconds left in the half, it had managed only 59 yards of offense. But the final quick drive went 75 yards and took only 30 seconds behind four catches from Duvernay and Brennan Eagles, whose toe-tapper right at the goal line was originally ruled out and then became a touchdown after the review. D’Shawn Jamison notched his third interception of the season earlier in the quarter.
Iowa State: Connor Assalley 35-yard field goal (:47)
Texas: Brennan Eagles 14-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Connor Dicker kick, :17)
Iowa State 20, Texas 7. One week after getting burned on a 70-yard touchdown catch off a missed tackle, the defense was scorched again from 75 yards out thanks to a blown coverage. The Cyclones clearly won the quarter, scoring on that long pass that pushed Purdy over the 3,000-yard mark for the season and also the longest field goal of the season. Texas, though, heated up toward the end as it put together a drive.
Iowa State: Deshaunte Jones 75-yard pass from Purdy (14:46)
Iowa State: Brayden Narveson 48-yard field goal (12:09)
Final: Iowa State 23, Texas 21. The Longhorns are no strangers to walk-off field goals. It’s just that they’re usually the ones winning them. But Assalley’s 36-yard shot was true, though it came thanks to a critical UT offside penalty on a longer 42-yard try three plays earlier; instead of Ehlinger getting the chance to rally with a minute-and-a-half left, the Cyclones were able to run down the clock. It capped a wild fourth quarter that saw Texas rally for its only lead of the game, overcoming a second-and-35 situation along the way.
Texas: Keaontay Ingram 22-yard pass from Ehlinger (Dicker kick, 14:50)
Texas: Malcolm Epps 7-yard pass from Ehlinger (Dicker kick, 5:37)
Iowa State: Assalley 36-yard field goal (:00)
First downs: Iowa State 26, Texas 16
Rushes-yards-TD: Iowa State 30-112-0, Texas 26-54-0
Comp.-Att.-Int.: Iowa State 30-49-1, Texas 22-40-273-0
Return yards: Texas 24, Iowa State 5-39.6
Punts-Avg.: Texas 9-40.7, Iowa State
Fumbles-Lost: Texas 0-0, Iowa State 0-0
Penalties-Yards: Iowa State 3-25, Texas 6-55
Time of possession: Iowa State 32:35, Texas 27:25
PASSING: Texas — Ehlinger 22-40-273, 3/0. Iowa State — Thompson 17-27-253, 2/0
RUSHING: Texas — Ehlinger 12-27, R. Johnson 6-18, Ingram 8-9; Iowa State — Burns 8-26, Trotter 4-21, Brown 7-4, Thompson 7-0
RECEIVING: Texas — Duvernay 9-107, Eagles 4-84-1, Ingram 4-45-1, R. Johnson 2-17, Epps 2-13-1, Woodard 1-7; Iowa State — Pettway 8-100, D. Jones 7-144-1, Kolar 5-34-1, Shaw 3-31, Milton 3-20, Allen 1-10, Akers 1-7, Soehner 1-6, Hall 1-2