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Longhorns Come Back to Beat Iowa State, 31-30

Updated: Thursday, October 3 2013, 10:28 PM CDT

Case McCoy scored on a 1-yard plunge with 51 seconds left and Texas rallied to beat Iowa State 31-30 on Thursday night.

McCoy threw for 244 yards for the Longhorns, (3-2, 2-0), who will head into next week's game against Oklahoma with at least a share of first place in the Big 12.

McCoy led Texas on the winning 75-yard drive in just under 3 minutes. It was aided by two pass-interference penalties and two near fumbles at the 1 by Johnathan Gray.

Sam Richardson had 262 yards passing and Aaron Wimberly had 117 yards rushing and a touchdown for Iowa State (1-3, 0-1). The Cyclones dropped their 11th straight Big 12 opener - but none as heartbreaking as this one.

In a crucial game for both programs, momentum swung back and forth with every drive.

Iowa State's energy was seemingly squashed when McCoy found John Harris for a 44-yard touchdown strike to end the first half.

The Cyclones revitalized a near-sellout crowd with the longest pass play in school history.

Richardson found Quenton Bundrage on a simple slant, and Bundrage beat the Texas secondary for a 97-yard score that gave Iowa State a 20-17 lead. Texas answered on a 6-yard TD run by Joe Bergeron - which was set up by a pair of pass-interference calls that Iowa State fans also weren't too happy about.

Mike Davis then lunged at the knees of Iowa State's Deon Broomfield, drawing a personal foul that could end up being much more than that once the Big 12 reviews the tape.

Wimberly gave the lead back to the Cyclones after a fumble with 11:32 left. Cole Netten's 29-yard field goal made it 30-24 with 3:40 to go.

It wasn't enough though, as the Longhorns embarked on the winning drive that might end up saving their season.

Jackson Jeffcoat's interception with 8 seconds left sealed the win for Texas.

Gray had 89 yards rushing, including a 45-yard touchdown dash, for the Longhorns

McCoy started for the second time this season in place of the injured David Ash, who was out with concussion-like symptoms, and helped put Texas take a 10-0 lead before Iowa State rallied for 13 straight points.

McCoy got the Longhorns the lead back with a desperation heave. He flung the ball almost blindly into the end zone - and found Harris between three defenders to put the Longhorns up 17-13.

McCoy was far from perfect. But on a night when the Longhorns and Mack Brown desperately needed a win, McCoy did just enough to help give them one.

Longhorns Come Back to Beat Iowa State, 31-30

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Scores & Schedules

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Thursday's Game

Baltimore 23, Pittsburgh 20, OT

Sunday's Games

N.Y. Jets 27, Miami 14

Chicago 22, Oakland 20

Indianapolis 16, Jacksonville 13, OT

N.Y. Giants 24, Buffalo 10

Carolina 37, Tampa Bay 23

Washington 23, Philadelphia 20

Atlanta 48, Houston 21

Cincinnati 36, Kansas City 21

San Diego 30, Cleveland 27

Green Bay 17, San Francisco 3

St. Louis 24, Arizona 22

Denver 23, Minnesota 20

New Orleans 26, Dallas 20, OT

Open: New England, Tennessee

Monday's Game

Seattle 13, Detroit 10


Monday's Games

Sacramento 109, Portland 105, OT

Golden State 95, Toronto 87

Tuesday's Games

Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m.

Indiana at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Utah vs. L.A. Lakers at Honolulu, HI, 12 a.m.




Indiana 1, Minnesota 0

Sunday, Oct. 4: Indiana 75, Minnesota 69

Tuesday, Oct. 6: Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9: Minnesota at Indiana, 8 p.m.

x-Sunday, Oct. 11: Minnesota at Indiana, 8:30 p.m.

x-Wednesday, Oct. 14: Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

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