WHY TEXAS WON
Can you make it any closer? The defense, stung throughout the second and third quarters by missed tackles and big plays, held on Iowa State’s final two drives — forcing a field goal instead of a touchdown that gave Texas’ offense a final chance, then sealing the win with a turnover on the final play. Case McCoy doesn’t have David Ash’s arm, but he managed the game, avoided turnovers and had perhaps the most important 1-yard run of his career.
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