|Date of game: 10/18/2014
Recap: Texas vs. Iowa State
Austin, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyron Swoopes threw for 321 yards, rushed for 95 yards, scored a pair of touchdowns and helped set up a game-winning field goal in the waning seconds, as the Texas Longhorns outlasted the Iowa State Cyclones, 48-45, in a back-and-forth Big 12 Conference battle at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Swoopes completed 24-of-36 passes with an interception for Texas (3-4, 2-2 Big 12). Malcolm Brown rushed for 72 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, while John Harris (nine receptions, 147 yards) and Jaxon Shipley (six receptions, 92 yards) both had impressive nights receiving.
For Iowa State (2-5, 0-4), Sam Richardson threw for 345 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions on 36-of-55 passing while adding solid rushing totals as well (36 yards, TD). Aaron Wimberly turned 14 carries into 110 yards and a score. E.J. Bibbs caught 10 passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns.
The Longhorns opened up a quick 14-0 lead early in the first quarter. Swoopes and Marcus Johnson connected on a 28-yard touchdown pass at the 12:43 mark, then five minutes later Johnathan Gray ran in a 2-yard score.
The Cyclones cut their deficit in half later in the opening frame when Richardson tossed a 4-yard touchdown to Bibbs.
Iowa State's defense got into the act early in the second quarter when Jevohn Miller scooped up a Harris fumble and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown to tie things up at 14-14.
The Cyclones scored their third straight touchdown at the 10:53 mark of the second, as Richardson gave them the lead on an 8-yard scoring strike to Allen Lazard.
Texas knotted the score at 21-21 four minutes later on a 9-yard touchdown run by Swoopes to cap off a nine-play, 72-yard drive.
With Iowa State marching deep in Texas territory, Richardson was intercepted by Dylan Haines, who returned it 74 yards for a touchdown. Richardson made up for his mistake with just three seconds left in the half by cashing in a 5- yard rushing score.
Texas took a 31-28 lead with 4:15 to play in the third quarter on a 45-yard field goal by Nick Rose. Iowa State knotted things up at the end of the frame with a 21-yard field goal by Cole Netten.
Malcolm Brown ran in a 1-yard score with 10:22 left to give the Longhorns a 38-31 advantage.
Iowa State tied the game for the fifth time, 38-38, with 5:24 to play when Wimberly ran in an 8-yard score.
The wild game was far from over. Texas pieced together a 10-play, 75-yard drive, which was capped off with a Brown touchdown from four yards out with 1:19 to play. Iowa State needed less than a minute to tie the score yet again, as Richardson hooked up with Bibbs again, this time from 11 yards away.
The Longhorns began their final drive on their own 28-yard line with just 22 seconds to play, but Swoopes connected on two long passes - a 39-yarder to Shipley and a 29-yarder to Harris - to set up Rose's game-winning 21-yard field goal.
The teams combined for 1,036 yards of offense.Game Notes