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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

July 28, 2015 07:09 GMT

AM Prep-Scores and Skeds

INTERLEAGUE

Monday's Games(equals)

Baltimore 2 Atlanta 1, 11 Innings

Arizona 4 Seattle 3, 10 Innings

Tuesday's Games

Atlanta (Teheran 6-5) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 7-6), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (Morgan 1-2) at Toronto (Doubront 1-0), 7:07 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Morton 6-4) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 5-7), 8:10 p.m.

Arizona (Godley 1-0) at Seattle (Iwakuma 2-1), 10:10 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 10-4) at L.A. Dodgers (B.Anderson 5-5), 10:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE(equals)

Monday's Games(equals)

Chicago White Sox 10, Boston 8

Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2

Kansas City 9, Cleveland 4

N.Y. Yankees 6, Texas 2

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 7-5) at Boston (Miley 8-8), 7:10 p.m.

Detroit (Price 9-3) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 5-6), 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City (C.Young 8-6) at Cleveland (Bauer 8-7), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 0-4) at Texas (M.Perez 0-1), 8:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 8-7) at Houston (McHugh 11-5), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE(equals)

Monday's Games(equals)

Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 8

St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1

San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 2

Tuesday's Games(equals)

San Diego (Shields 8-3) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 4-5), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Zimmermann 8-5) at Miami (Fernandez 3-0), 7:10 p.m.

Colorado (Flande 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Beeler 0-0), 8:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Leake 8-5) at St. Louis (Jai.Garcia 3-3), 8:15 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 1-5) at San Francisco (M.Cain 2-1), 10:15 p.m.

WNBA

Monday's Games(equals)

No games scheduled(equals)

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Indiana at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

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