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Texas 24, Iowa State 21

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

By MARK ROSNER
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas - Quinn Ewers threw for three touchdowns, linebacker Jaylan Ford produced two turnovers, and No. 22 Texas rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Iowa State 24-21.

Ewers' third touchdown, a 3-yard pass to Xavier Worthy, put Texas up for good with 4:43 remaining.

Ford ended Iowa State's chance to re-take the lead, recovering a fumble by Cyclones quarterback Hunter Dekkers deep in Texas territory with 2:28 to play. Moments earlier, it looked like Iowa State might move back in front, but spectacular receiver Xavier Hutchinson dropped a pass at the Longhorns 9-yard line.

Bijan Robinson rushed for 135 yards, his fifth straight game exceeding 100 for Texas (5-2, 3-1 Big 12). The Longhorns snapped snapped a three-game losing streak against the Iowa State. The Cyclones (3-4, 0-4) have lost four straight.

Iowa State, whose offense has struggled to score this season, had an opportunity to go up 14-0 six minutes into the second quarter. But Dekkers' pass was intercepted in the end zone by Ford.

The Longhorns then moved 80 yards to tie the game on a 15-yard pass from Ewers to Worthy. Less than six minutes later, Ewers then connected with Jordan Whittington for a 5-yard touchdown.

Texas added a field goal in the third quarter but could not put Iowa State away. First, Dekkers found sophomore Jaylin Noel over the middle for a 54-yard touchdown, his second of the game.

The Cyclones took their last lead, 21-17, on Dekkers' 11-yard run up the middle with 10:58 remaining.

THE TAKEAWAY

Iowa State: The Cyclones, who rank 104th in scoring offense, failed to get a on 18 straight possessions in their past three games. The streak stopped on their third series against the Longhorns with a 5-yard pass from Dekkers to Noel in the first quarter. Dekkers passed for 329 yards, and Hutchinson made 10 receptions for 154 yards before the drop.

Texas: The Longhorns were outgained in the passing game. Ewers threw for just 172 after passing for 294 and four touchdowns against Oklahoma last week. Ewers lost what could have been a 58-yard touchdown in the third quarter when a wide open Casey Cain dropped a pass down field. But Texas showed the resiliency to come back and win.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter IaStTex
IaSt TD 0:57 Jaylin Noel 5 yard TD pass from Hunter Dekkers (Jace Gilbert Extra Point) 7 0
Second Quarter IaStTex
Tex TD 5:48 Xavier Worthy 15 yard TD pass from Quinn Ewers (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 7 7
Tex TD 0:13 Jordan Whittington 5 yard TD pass from Quinn Ewers (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 7 14
Third Quarter IaStTex
Tex FG 10:07 Bert Auburn 31 yard field goal 7 17
IaSt TD 4:27 Jaylin Noel 54 yard TD pass from Hunter Dekkers (Drake Nettles Extra Point) 14 17
Fourth Quarter IaStTex
IaSt TD 10:58 Hunter Dekkers 11 yard TD run (Jace Gilbert Extra Point) 21 17
Tex TD 4:43 Xavier Worthy 3 yard TD pass from Quinn Ewers (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 21 24
Team Stats
  Iowa State Texas
First downs 20 24
  Rushing 3 12
  Passing 15 10
  Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Efficiency 9-15, 60% 6-13, 46%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 28-75 43-192
Passing Yards 329 172
Return Yards 29 52
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-36-1 17-26-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-8 0-0
Punts 3 3
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 6-40 4-30
Iowa State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Dekkers 25 36 329 2 1
Texas Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Q. Ewers 17 26 172 3 0
Iowa State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
H. Dekkers 8 30 3.8 1
D. Silas 10 26 2.6 0
C. Norton 6 15 2.5 0
J. Brock 2 4 2.0 0
E. Sanders 2 0 0.0 0
Texas Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Robinson 28 136 4.9 0
R. Johnson 11 71 6.5 0
Q. Ewers 2 -13 -6.5 0
Iowa State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
X. Hutchinson 10 154 15.4 0
J. Noel 6 94 15.7 2
D. Stanley 5 44 8.8 0
D. Hanika 3 34 11.3 0
D. Silas 1 3 3.0 0
Texas Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
X. Worthy 8 72 9.0 2
J. Sanders 3 37 12.3 0
B. Robinson 4 36 9.0 0
J. Whittington 2 27 13.5 1
Iowa State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Texas Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Ford 1 0
Iowa State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Perkins 2 82 41.0
Texas Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Trejo 3 106 35.3
Iowa State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Texas Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Iowa State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Noel 2 29 14.5
Texas Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Robinson 3 52 17.3
Iowa State Missed FG
Player Length
J. Gilbert 46
Texas Missed FG
Player Length
B. Auburn 39




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