Texas Hooks Iowa State, 34-14


Jack Trice hosted its second largest crowd tonight.  It was the FX Game of the Week, Gus Johnson was on the call.  It was a beautiful day and night in Ames.  The Cyclones would be ranked if they could knock of the Longhorns.  It had the makings of being a big night for the Iowa State program but the thoughts of being ranked and undefeated quickly disappeared.

Once again the Cyclones started the game by turning the ball over.  Three turnovers in the first four possessions.  Jantz fumbled the ball on a play-action read, Josh Lenz fumbled a kickoff, and Steele Jantz got hit and threw an interception to Blake Gideon.  The Longhorns started each possession in great field position in the first quarter.  The Cyclone defense stood up and held Texas to only 13 points in the opening quarter.

Iowa State’s offense started the second quarter off with an impressive drive but Texas held them to a field goal attempt.  It looked like the Clones were going to get on the board but Zach Guyer missed the 29-yard field goal.

Texas got the ball again and the Cyclones held them on a third down play.  However, Leonard Johnson committed a personal foul after the play for head-butting Longhorn WR Jaxon Shipley.  On the next play, freshman QB David Ash hit Mike Davis for a long touchdown pass.  Texas increased their lead to 20-0.

Again, Iowa State marched the ball down to Texas territory but couldn’t convert a fourth down.  After another lethargic offensive drive the Cyclones were forced to punt.  The snap was off to the side and Kirby Van Der Kamp’s punt was blocked and Texas picked it up and took it in for a touchdown.  At this point, 4:30 in the second half, Texas was already up 27-0.

Texas kept pouring it on after a reverse touchdown pass from Ash to Shipley.  34-0 and the half ended at that score.

The first half could not have gone any worse for the Cyclones.  The Cyclones, again, beat themselves but this time they did it to a team that is usually contending for Big 12 and national titles.  The missed field goal hurt but the foul on Leonard Johnson was a killer.  The Cyclones were going to get off the field only down by 13.  Instead the Horns got a free first down and scored on the following play.

Nothing happened in the third quarter.  The Cyclones finally got on the board early in the fourth with a 2-yard James White run.  However, on the play star LT Kelechi Osemele was injured for the fourth week in a row.  Leonard Johnson was also hurt in the fourth after colliding helmets with Stephen Ruempolhamer.  He went off in a stretcher, but was able to wave to the crowd while going off.

Iowa State scored again and the game ended with a score of 34-17.  The Cyclones didn’t help themselves with the penalties and turnovers.  They’ll try to bounce back next week in Waco against Baylor.