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(23) Texas 56, Iowa State 3

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#23 TEX (5-2) 14 14 21 7 56
ISU (1-6) 0 3 0 0 3


12:30 PM ET, October 13, 2007
Jack Trice Stadium,
Ames, IA

Texas ends Big 12 skid, sends Iowa St. to worst loss since '97

Top 25 Overview
It was over when... The Horns left Dallas feeling better about themselves, but still stinging from a close loss to rival Oklahoma.
Gameball goes to... Colt McCoy. The Texas QB threw for four touchdowns and 298 yards. The sophomore also ran for a score against the Cyclones.
Stat of the game... 4. The Horns broke a four-game conference losing streak, which was their longest in 51 years.
Team Stat Comparison
1st Downs2814
Total Yards514228
3rd Down Conversions8-127-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Individual Leaders
Texas Passing
C. McCoy23/3029840
Iowa State Passing
B. Meyer17/3311102
Texas Rushing
J. Chiles954123
Iowa State Rushing
J. Scales1977018
Texas Receiving
N. Jones7125130
Iowa State Receiving
J. Scales5507
Scoring Summary
TD11:54Jordan Shipley 58 Yd Pass From Colt Mccoy (Ryan Bailey Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 58 yds, :11
TD00:26Quan Cosby 6 Yd Pass From Colt Mccoy (Ryan Bailey Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 80 yds, 4:01
FG11:15Bret Culbertson 25 Yd
Drive: 12 plays, 67 yds, 4:04
TD05:31Jamaal Charles 8 Yd Run (Ryan Bailey Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 65 yds, 1:55
TD00:56Jordan Shipley 5 Yd Pass From Colt Mccoy (Ryan Bailey Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 61 yds, 3:00
TD12:47Nate Jones 20 Yd Pass From Colt Mccoy (Ryan Bailey Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 70 yds, 2:07
TD10:21Brandon Foster 39 Yd Interception Return (Ryan Bailey Kick) 423
TD02:50Colt Mccoy 44 Yd Run (Ryan Bailey Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 76 yds, 2:57
TD09:07John Chiles 11 Yd Run (Ryan Bailey Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 53 yds, 1:58
Photo Wire
Iowa State's R.J. Sumrall (5) is upended between Texas defenders Brandon Collins (right) and Chykie Brown, left,...
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Texas' first Big 12 victory was perfect in every way but one.

Coach Mack Brown was sorry it had to come against a friend.

Colt McCoy threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as No. 23 Texas bounced back from its first 0-2 conference start in 51 years with a 56-3 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.

Iowa State coach Gene Chizik was the co-defensive coordinator at Texas for two years before moving to Ames last November. He's not having an easy time of it with the Cyclones, who've been outscored 133-37 in Big 12 play.

"The only bad thing about today is Gene Chizik was on the other sideline and we care a lot about him and want him to do well," Brown said. "They caught us after Oklahoma. We had a hot hand and played as well as I've seen us play in a long, long time."

McCoy followed up a strong performance last week's 28-21 loss to Oklahoma with an even sharper game, setting the tone for the Longhorns (5-2, 1-2 Big 12) by tossing a 58-yard touchdown pass on their first play.

Just as important, Texas played a turnover-free game after coughing up the ball twice against Oklahoma and four times in a 41-21 loss at home to Kansas State.

"This week in practice, coach said we're starting a new season," McCoy said. "We didn't feel like we played at the standard we could play at. If we can build on that, we'll have a great second half of the season."

Iowa State (1-6, 0-3) couldn't pressure McCoy or cover his receivers and suffered its worst loss since a 77-14 pounding by Nebraska in 1997.

McCoy, calling most of his plays without huddling, directed the Longhorns to touchdowns on his first five series and finished 23 of 30 for 298 yards and no interceptions. He sat out the fourth quarter after ending his day with a flourish, slipping away from a potential sack and scrambling 44 yards for his first rushing touchdown of the season.

"Our pass defense? Other than being nonexistent, I thought we did a very poor job, starting with the coaching, starting with me," Chizik said. "It's the first time I felt pass defense-wise we weren't in the ballpark."

Texas broke a four-game Big 12 losing streak that dated back to last season. The last time Texas had lost four straight league games was 1956, when the Longhorns went 0-6 in the Southwest Conference.

Brown dismissed talk about the losing streak, calling it "a farce."

"Because those are two different teams," he said. "You're talking about last year's team and this year's team. We are just trying to get back on track."

After forcing Iowa State to punt on the first possession, Jordan Shipley got behind the defense on the Longhorns' first snap, then had time to wait for McCoy's pass at the 25 and take off for the end zone to complete the 58-yard play before the Cyclones recovered.

McCoy completed six straight passes the next time Texas got the ball, the last a 6-yarder to a leaping Quan Crosby in the far right corner of the end zone to make it 14-0.

Brown went with backup quarterback John Chiles for a series, which ended with a punt, before McCoy returned. It quickly became more of the same.

Jamaal Charles' 8-yard touchdown run ended a 6-play, 65-yard drive and McCoy hit Shipley on a 5-yard touchdown pass late in the first half to make it 28-3.

"I thought Colt was as good as Ive ever seen him," Brown said. "He was accurate, he had the quick release. I know there was one ball batted down, but I think the rest of them had a chance to be caught or he threw them away."

The lead grew to 35-3 early in the third quarter when McCoy rolled left to avoid the rush and hit Nate Jones, who was standing alone in the middle of the end zone, on a 20-yard play. A little more than two minutes later, Texas' Brandon Foster intercepted a Bret Meyer pass and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown.

Texas had gone 12 straight quarters without a takeaway before Foster's interception. The Longhorns picked off another pass later and recovered a fumble.

"It was not about beating coach Chizik so much," Foster said. `We were just looking to get a solid win. This was a business trip. We love coach Chizik."

Iowa State used some trickery en route to its only score, wide receiver Todd Blythe taking the ball on a double reverse and throwing a 21-yard pass to Meyer. That helped put the Cyclones in position for Bret Culbertson's 25-yard field goal early in the second quarter.

The Cyclones crossed midfield only once after that.

"Obviously we're frustrated," said Meyer, who was 17 of 33 for 111 yards and two interceptions. "But we've got five games left. If we go out and practice and play frustrated, it's only going to get worse. That's not the makeup of our team."

College Football Scores

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Thursday, October 11th
21 Florida State 21 Final
Wake Forest 24
Friday, October 12th
16 Hawaii 42 Final
San Jose State 35 OT
Saturday, October 13th
1 LSU 37 Final
17 Kentucky 43 OT
Oregon State 31 Final
2 California 28
Kent State 3 Final
3 Ohio State 48
4 Boston College 27 Final
Notre Dame 14
UCF 12 Final
5 South Florida 64
11 Missouri 31 Final
6 Oklahoma 41
7 South Carolina 21 Final
North Carolina 15
Washington State 7 Final
9 Oregon 53
Arizona 13 Final
10 USC 20
12 Virginia Tech 43 Final
Duke 14
Washington 20 Final
14 Arizona State 44
Louisville 28 Final
15 Cincinnati 24
18 Illinois 6 Final
Iowa 10
19 Wisconsin 7 Final
Penn State 38
Baylor 10 Final
20 Kansas 58
22 Auburn 9 Final
Arkansas 7
23 Texas 56 Final
Iowa State 3
24 Georgia 20 Final
Vanderbilt 17
25 Tennessee 33 Final
Mississippi State 21