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NCAA Game Summary - Texas at Iowa State



(Saturday, October 13th)

Final Score: (23) Texas 56, Iowa State 3

Ames, IA (Sports Network) - Colt McCoy threw for 298 yards and four touchdowns, as 23rd-ranked Texas got back on the winning track with a 56-3 rout of Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium.

The Longhorns (5-2, 1-2 Big 12) were coming off losses to Kansas State and Oklahoma, but scored on their first offensive play and cruised the rest of the way en route to their first conference win.

"It was really important for us," McCoy said. "To come out of the week and get turnovers and not give them up was really important."

McCoy completed 23-of-30 passes and also scored a touchdown on a 44-yard run in the victory. Nate Jones caught seven passes for 125 yards with a touchdown, while Jordan Shipley finished with three catches for 71 yards and a pair of scores.

Bret Meyer threw for just 111 yards for Iowa State (1-6, 0-3), which has lost four in a row since a 15-13 win over state rival Iowa last month. It doesn't get any easier for the Cyclones, who will host Oklahoma next week before visiting Missouri.

"Obviously we are frustrated, but we have five games left in the season," Meyer said. "We just need to keep our heads up and continue to improve each week."

The Longhorns totally dominated, outgaining the Cyclones 514-228.

Texas forced a punt from Iowa State to start the game and McCoy ignited the offense with a long touchdown pass on the Longhorns' first play. He stepped up in the pocket and found Shipley behind the Iowa State defense along the left sideline. Shipley cruised into the end zone for a 58-yard touchdown and a quick 7-0 lead.

The Cyclones followed with a march to the Texas 13, but came up empty when Bret Culbertson missed a 30-yard field goal attempt.

McCoy then engineered a 10-play, 80-yard drive for another Texas touchdown. After misfiring on his first pass of the series, he completed five in a row to set up a first down at the Iowa State 11, then completed the series with a six-yard scoring toss to Quan Cosby for a 14-0 advantage with just 26 seconds to play in the first quarter.

Culbertson drilled a 25-yard field goal on Iowa State's next possession, but the Longhorns scored a pair of touchdowns before the end of the half to make it a blowout.

After a trade of punts following Culbertson's kick, the Longhorns drove 65 yards on just six plays for a score. McCoy completed passes for 19, 13 and six yards before Jamaal Charles did the rest on the ground, finishing the series with an eight-yard touchdown run.

Texas got the ball right back after an Iowa State punt and marched 61 yards on nine plays for another touchdown. A 14-yard pass from McCoy to Cosby converted a 3rd-and-7, before a five-yard connection to Shipley in the end zone put the Longhorns ahead 28-3 with just 56 seconds to play in the half.

McCoy completed 15-of-19 passes for 214 yards in the first 30 minutes, then started the second half with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jones on Texas' opening series to increase the cushion to 35-3.

The Longhorn defense got into the act on Iowa State's next possession, as Brandon Foster returned an interception 39 yards for a score. McCoy then broke free and ran through the Iowa State defense for a 44-yard touchdown late in the third to give Texas a 49-3 bulge.

"We didn't want Colt to run it anymore," Texas coach Mack Brown said. "We wanted him to keep throwing and get in rhythm and get his confidence going into the rest of the season. He has [scrambled] all year. He's made a lot of plays off of his feet and we have worked on the scramble coverage a lot."

A 10-yard touchdown run by John Chiles in the fourth quarter accounted for the final margin.

Chiles led the Longhorns with 54 yards on nine carries, while Charles finished with 44 yards on seven attempts.

Game Notes

Texas has won all seven meetings with Iowa State...The 56 points marked the most scored by the Longhorns in the series, eclipsing the previous record of 54 in 1998...Jason Scales led Iowa State with 77 yards on 19 carries and also caught five passes, but for just five yards.

10/13 17:57:30 ET


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