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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

June 03, 2015 07:13 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Tuesday's Games

Washington 2 Toronto 0 (first game)

Toronto 7 Washington 3 (second game)

Wednesday's Game

Toronto (Buehrle 6-4) at Washington (Jordan 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday's Games

Oakland 5, Detroit 3

Boston 1, Minnesota 0

Texas 15, Chicago White Sox 2

Houston 6, Baltimore 4

Cleveland 2, Kansas City 1

Tampa Bay 6, L.A. Angels 1

N.Y. Yankees 5, Seattle 3, 11 innings

Wednesday's Games

Minnesota (P.Hughes 4-4) at Boston (E.Rodriguez 1-0), 1:35 p.m., 1st game

N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 2-1) at Seattle (T.Walker 2-5), 3:40 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 6-2) at Detroit (An.Sanchez 3-6), 7:08 p.m.

Minnesota (May 3-3) at Boston (Porcello 4-4), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game

Chicago White Sox (Sale 4-2) at Texas (N.Martinez 4-1), 8:05 p.m.

Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 5-3) at Houston (McCullers 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Kluber 3-5) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 3-2), 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Karns 3-2) at L.A. Angels (Santiago 4-3), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday's Games

Colorado 6, L.A. Dodgers 3, 1st game

Philadelphia 5, Cincinnati 4

Miami 5, Chicago Cubs 2

St. Louis 1, Milwaukee 0

L.A. Dodgers 9, Colorado 8, 2nd game

Arizona 7, Atlanta 6

San Diego 7, N.Y. Mets 2

Pittsburgh 7, San Francisco 4

Wednesday's Games

Milwaukee (Nelson 2-5) at St. Louis (Lackey 3-3), 1:45 p.m.

Atlanta (Foltynewicz 3-2) at Arizona (R.De La Rosa 4-2), 3:40 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Liriano 2-4) at San Francisco (T.Hudson 3-4), 3:45 p.m.

Cincinnati (Leake 2-4) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-4), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Lester 4-3) at Miami (Haren 5-2), 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Bolsinger 3-1) at Colorado (Bettis 2-0), 8:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-2) at San Diego (Shields 6-0), 9:10 p.m.

NHL FINALS=

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Tampa Bay vs. Chicago

Wednesday, June 3: Chicago at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 6: Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7:15 p.m.

Monday, June 8: Tampa Bay at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10: Tampa Bay at Chicago, 8 p.m.

x-Saturday, June 13: Chicago at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

x-Monday, June 15: Tampa Bay at Chicago, 8 p.m.

x-Wednesday, June 17: Chicago at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday, June 3

Columbus at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Chicago at D.C. United, 7 p.m.

Vancouver at Montreal, 8 p.m.

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