Austin, TX (Sports Network) - David Ash completed 25-of-31 passes for 364
yards and two touchdowns, lifting the 19th-ranked Texas Longhorns over the
Iowa State Cyclones, 33-7.
Johnathan Gray carried the ball 14 times for 74 yards and two scores for the
Longhorns (8-2, 5-2 Big 12), who have won four in a row. Joe Bergeron rushed
for 86 yards on 12 carries.
Jaxon Shipley caught eight passes for 137 yards and Mike Davis hauled in seven
passes for 113 yards and a touchdown for Texas, which racked up 609 yards of
Steele Jantz connected on 15-of-29 passes for 133 yards with one touchdown and
two interceptions for the Cyclones (5-5, 2-5), who have dropped two straight.
Texas honored former coach Darrell Royal, who passed away on Wednesday, by
lining up in the wishbone formation on its first offensive play of the game.
Royal introduced the wishbone to college football in 1968. Instead of a run,
the Longhorns ran a trick play that resulted in a 47-yard catch by Greg
Daniels. Texas ended up punting the ball away.
The Longhorns, though, did score a touchdown on their second possession of the
game. Ash completed passes to Davis, Shipley and Gray. Daje Johnson followed
with a 16-yard run to move the ball to the five. Gray's 5-yard TD run made it
a 7-0 game.
After Iowa State went three-and-out, Ash threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to
The Longhorns had a chance to add to their lead following Carrington Byndom's
interception of Jantz. However, Anthony Fera's 32-yard field goal was blocked
early in the second quarter.
The Cyclones tried to get on the board with a field goal, but Edwin Arceo's
53-yarder was off the mark.
Texas followed with a 9-play, 65-yard scoring drive. Davis caught a 14-yard
pass on 3rd-and-6 near midfield, while Shipley hauled in a 26-yard pass on
3rd-and-7 from the Iowa State 34. Barrett Matthews capped the march with a 3-
yard TD catch. Fera missed the extra point to keep it 20-0 with 2:53 left.
The Cyclones finally got on the board on the ensuing possession, as Quenton
Bundrage caught a 14-yard touchdown pass.
Nick Jordan made a 37-yard field goal early in the third stanza to make it a
Gray's 13-yard TD run with 12:32 remaining in the fourth made it 30-7. Jordan
added a 25-yard field goal later in the period to account for the final
Texas leads the all-time series by a 9-1 margin ... Royal, who was 88 years
old, is Texas' all-time winningest coach.
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