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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.

-AP
Longhorns Come Back to Beat Iowa State, 31-30


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Scores & Schedules

August 01, 2014 07:08 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 4

L.A. Angels 1, Baltimore 0, 13 innings

Seattle 6, Cleveland 5

Kansas City 6, Minnesota 3

Toronto 6, Houston 5

Friday's Games

Seattle (Elias 8-8) at Baltimore (W.Chen 11-3), 7:05 p.m.

Texas (Williams 2-4) at Cleveland (Salazar 3-4), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 8-3) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-1) at Boston (Ranaudo 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

Minnesota (Darnell 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 10-1), 8:10 p.m.

Toronto (Happ 8-5) at Houston (McHugh 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Guthrie 6-9) at Oakland (Gray 12-3), 9:35 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 1

St. Louis 6, San Diego 2

Philadelphia 10, Washington 4

Cincinnati 3, Miami 1

Arizona 7, Pittsburgh 4

L.A. Dodgers 2, Atlanta 1

Friday's Games

Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 5-8) at Washington (Fister 10-2), 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Latos 2-3) at Miami (Ja.Turner 4-6), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Vogelsong 5-8) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 5-6), 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 12-6) at St. Louis (Wainwright 13-5), 8:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Volquez 8-7) at Arizona (Nuno 0-2), 9:40 p.m.

Atlanta (Minor 4-6) at San Diego (Stults 3-13), 10:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 8-8), 10:10 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Colorado (F.Morales 5-5) at Detroit (Verlander 9-9), 7:08 p.m.

WNBA

Thursday's Games

Chicago 87, New York 74

Minnesota 75, Phoenix 67

Atlanta 85, Tulsa 75

Indiana 76, Seattle 67

Friday's Games

Connecticut at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

MLS

Friday, Aug. 1

Philadelphia at Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m.

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