The Ottumwa Courier


October 3, 2013

Iowa State falls to Texas in final minute

AMES —Texas squeaked by Iowa State 31-30 in a back and forth football game that wasn't decided until the final minute.

The Longhorns put together a scoring drive that culminated with a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Case McCoy that gave Texas a victory and perhaps spared Mack Brown another wave of criticism from those who want somebody else to sit atop the revered football program. For the Cyclones, it was a painful loss in a game that could have gone either way.

Iowa State went three and out in its first offensive series. The Longhorns first drive was spared from an early exit by a pass interference call. Texas capitalized on its good fortune when Johnathan Gray rushed 45 yards for a touchdown to give the Longhorns an early 6-0 lead with 12:06 left in the first quarter.

The Longhorns' Jefferson Jeffcoat sacked Sam Richardson for a loss on the first play of the Cyclones' second series. Richardson, however, prevented a second three-and-out series by scrambling for a first down on third down. Iowa State's offense continued to move the ball downfield until their drive was ruined by penalties.

Cyclones gifted the Longhorns tremendous field position when Jeffcoat recovered a James White fumble on the Cyclones own 16-yard line. Iowa State, however, made a big defensive stand and the Longhorns had to settle for a 29-yard field goal by Anthony Fera that grew their lead to 10-0.

Iowa State's next offensive series was spearheaded by 13- and 22-yard pass completions to tight end E.J. Gibbs. The drive also was helped by a 13-yard run by Aaron Wimberly. The drive ended with a 37-yard field goal by Cole Netten. Later in the second quarter, the Cyclones embarked on a 15-play, 92-yard drive that lasted over seven minutes and culminated with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Richardson to Aaron Wimberly that tied the game at 10.

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