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Iowa State

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7:00 pm September 28th, 2017

Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa

Texas 17, Iowa State 7: Defense gaining traction as Longhorns win Big 12 opener

AMES, Iowa — Every Texas fan should hear the child-like excitement in the voices of some of these Longhorns, especially the defensive players. After all, they’ve spent two years slogging through some hard times defensively. September started with an awful loss to Maryland. Now, after three stout defensive performances, October looks awfully interesting. “We’re pointed up,” senior linebacker Naashon Hughes said. UT’s defensive veterans were practically giddy after a 17-7 win on Thursday over Iowa State at a relatively subdued Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones, who came in averaging 41.3 points per game, managed only 10 measly rushing yards. Safety DeShon Elliott had two more interceptions, and Kris Boyd snagged one, too. Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park completed only 24 of 48 passes, got sacked four times and was running for cover practically all night long. Texas defensive back Holton Hill (5) tackles Iowa State wide receiver Matthew Eaton in … Read more

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September 29

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Style points went away at Texas a long, long time ago

AMES, Iowa — Save the style points for teams that hope to impress the College Football Playoff selection committee. The 2017 Texas Longhorns aren’t in any position to view the aesthetics of a win because they aren’t elite. For now there is no such thing as an ugly win. This … Read More

Derek Kerstetter joins Toneil Carter among 2017 recruits making an impact

AMES, Iowa — Derek Kerstetter was a candidate to redshirt this season just a few weeks ago. But Thursday night, he was blocking red shirts. Kerstetter made his Longhorns debut in the 17-7 win over Iowa State. He started at right tackle and helped Texas produce 312 yards of offense. The … Read More

Texas notebook: After a rocky start to the season, ‘The kicker’ has a big make

AMES, Iowa — Texas fans finally saw something that Tom Herman insisted even his grandmother could see: The Longhorns have a kicker. Texas’ final score Thursday night was Joshua Rowland’s 49-yard field goal. His longest kick of the season put the Longhorns up by two scores with 13:25 left. It was … Read More

Texas 17, Iowa State 7: Defense gaining traction as Longhorns win Big 12 opener

AMES, Iowa — Every Texas fan should hear the child-like excitement in the voices of some of these Longhorns, especially the defensive players. After all, they’ve spent two years slogging through some hard times defensively. September started with an awful loss to Maryland. Now, after three stout defensive performances, October … Read More

Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas 17, Iowa State 7

A deeper look inside Texas’ 17-7 win at Iowa State: Why Texas (2-2, 1-0) won This may be more of an indicative loss for Iowa State than any sort of statement win for the Longhorns. It was a 14-0 game at halftime but it felt like it should’ve been a … Read More

Thursday

September 28

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ on defense, quarterback performance following 17-7 win over Iowa State

The Texas defense made high-powered Iowa State attack look feeble Thursday night in a 17-7 win over Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. The Longhorns offense also struggled to get things going at times despite sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele back healthy and starting over freshman Sam Ehlinger. Read More

Our four Texas-Iowa State pregame questions — answered

On Thursday morning, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with Iowa State. Here is how they played out: 1. Was Shane Buechele returning to — or auditioning for the job? Probably was returning to it. But should be auditioning for it. Buechele, making … Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas silenced Iowa State 17-7

Texas grabbed its second win under first-year coach Tom Herman, shutting down the Iowa State offense on the way to a 17-7 victory Thursday night in Ames, Iowa. Afterward, Herman spoke briefly on SportsCenter and addressed the media in his postgame press conference. Here is some of what was said. Read More

Texas 17, Iowa State 7: The expanded box score

A statistical and scoring breakdown of Texas’ win over Iowa State: First quarter Texas 7, Iowa State 0. Chris Warren III had five carries on the opening touchdown drive, which already exceeded his workload in the USC game. The Longhorns also recovered their own fumble on the drive and … Read More

Texas 17, Iowa State 7: Sluggish but defensive-minded Horns will take a win in Ames

It’s all over at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. Texas has beaten Iowa State 17-7. The stories of the game? 1. Shane Buechele resumed his starting role. He played fine, not great. 2. The rebuilt offensive line sans Connor Williams was solid in the first half but not so much … Read More

WATCH: Texas S DeShon Elliott makes 2 INTs, breaks up would-be TD versus Iowa State

Texas fans are coming to expect big plays from safety DeShon Elliott. The junior made his third and fourth interceptions of the 2017 season Thursday against Iowa State, and also broke up a would-be touchdown with a big hit in the third quarter. His first interception of Cyclones quarterback Jacob … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: 3 Cyclones the Horns will be watching

On Thursday against Iowa State, the eyes of Texas will be upon … Jacob Park, quarterback Park, Iowa State’s full-time starter this season, has thrown for 935 yards and eight touchdowns. The redshirt junior has thrown two interceptions in his 114 pass attempts. His 66.7 completion percentage ranks 23rd nationally … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Pass-catchers at Texas — and the number 13

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 13. Thirteen is a number worn by versatile Jerrod Heard and punter Michael Dickson. On Thursday, Texas vies for its 13th win in 15 meetings against Iowa State. The Longhorns … Read More

Longhorns set to open Big 12 play in Ames, site of infamous non-fumble and shutout by the Cyclones

Good morning and welcome to Breakfast with Bevo, your morning stop for Texas Longhorns news and notes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Texas football, recruiting, basketball and more. Thursday contest a trap game for the Longhorns? After a weekend off, the … Read More

Texas-Iowa State: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 5 game (9/28/2017)

When Texas and Iowa State take the field Thursday night in Ames, it will be the first time the Longhorns have played a weekday game in September since Sept. 8, 1988. If it feels strange for Texas to be playing on a weekday, there’s a good reason. Thursday evening will … Read More