NCAA Game Summary - Iowa State at Texas |
(Saturday, September 23rd)
Final Score: (7) Texas 37, Iowa State 14
Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Colt McCoy threw for 212 yards and two
touchdowns to lead seventh-ranked Texas over Iowa State, 37-14, at Texas
Limas Sweed caught seven passes for 106 yards and a score for the Longhorns
(3-1, 1-0 Big 12), who overcame a 1 hour, 10 minute weather delay to win for
the second straight time since losing to Ohio State. The game was suspended at
the end of the third quarter because of the serious threat of lightning as a
result of a storm that passed through the area.
McCoy completed 18-of-23 passes with an interceptions for Texas, which broke
open a close game by scoring 21 straight points. Jamaal Charles ran for 78
yards and a touchdown, as the Longhorns have won all six meetings in this
"He just seems to be getting better and better," Texas head coach Mack Brown
said of McCoy. "His accuracy is what impresses us the most."
Bret Meyer completed 24-of-43 passes for 274 yards with two TDs and two picks
for the Cyclones (2-2, 0-1), who have dropped two in a row. Austin Flynn had
seven receptions for 90 yards and Todd Blythe had a scoring catch for Iowa
State, which suffered its first loss last week to in-state Iowa.
Texas wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, getting a touchdown on its
first drive. Charles' five-yard run capped a four-play drive that covered 43
yards. The possession was set up after a bad punt by the Cyclones.
On Iowa State's next possession, punter Mike Brandtner went down for a safety,
giving the Longhorns a 9-0 lead.
Texas turned its ensuing drive into another TD. This time Selvin Young ended a
three-play, 52-yard drive with a one-yard TD plunge for a 16-0 lead.
Iowa State finally got on the board on its next possession. Meyer ended a
nine-play, 61-yard drive with a five-yard TD pass to Walter Nickel to cut the
deficit to 16-7 heading into the second.
The Cyclones then scored again midway through the second quarter, Meyer hit
Blythe with a six-yard touchdown pass. The possession started because of a
McCoy interception and was kept alive after Iowa State converted a third-and-
one and followed that with a 32-yard pass play that brought the ball deep into
That was as close as the Longhorns allowed the Cyclones to get. Texas scored
the next two touchdowns to end the half and added another in the third quarter
to pull away before the lengthy weather delay.
Following the Cyclones' score that made it 16-14, the Longhorns put together
an eight-play, 74-yard drive ended by a McCoy 15-yard pass to Sweed for a
score. Then, after holding ISU to a punt, McCoy marched his troops 75 yards
in under three minutes for another touchdown. This time, Henry Melton ran in
from two yards out to end a drive that was kept alive by a 15-yard penalty on
fourth down by ISU.
In the third, Texas recorded the only score of the stanza when McCoy hit
Jermichael Finley for a 10-yard score.
This was the first time a game at Memorial Stadium had been suspended by
weather since 1996. After that, most of the crowd of 88,972 did not
return...UT won last year's meeting, 40-19 at Iowa State.
09/24 03:21:32 ET