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Sunday, October 2, 2011

No. 17 Longhorns clobber Cyclones

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— Freshman David Ash threw for 145 yards and his first two career touchdown passes and 17th-ranked Texas drilled Iowa State, 37-14, in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Jaxon Shipley added 141 yards receiving and a TD for the Longhorns (4-0), who raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead to beat the previously-unbeaten Cyclones (3-1).

Ash threw a 48-yard TD pass to Mike Davis and a 40-yard touchdown to Shipley, and Josh Turner took a blocked punt back 34 yards to help Texas blow the game open in the second quarter.

Steele Jantz was 28-of-51 passing for 251 yards and a late TD pass for Iowa State, which looked nothing like the team that stunned Texas, 28-21, last season. The mistake-prone Cyclones lost two fumbles, and Jantz added a pick in the first half. They didn’t score until James White’s 2-yard TD run with 11:33 left.

The Longhorns have now won two straight on the road against teams that beat them in Austin last year. Texas thumped UCLA, 49-20, at the Rose Bowl two weeks ago.

Comments

Ashwin Rao 3 years, 1 month ago

Now I believe our record can be 3-* after our game against ISU...

McGuzzo23 3 years, 1 month ago

We have won 1 game in Ames in probably the last 15 years and it took the 2008 team winning in the 4th Quarter to do that. We ain't winning that one this year but it is probably our best chance to try and compete for a win. 2-10 this year.

texashawk10 3 years, 1 month ago

Anybody still think ISU is more good than lucky after this one? I tried telling people that ISU was lucky to be 3-0 and that UT would smack them back down to earth and that's exactly what they did.

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