It's hard to tell which team is the more likely undefeated. Texas, with a young roster and a slew of new coaches, or perennial underdog Iowa State who was picked to finish last in the conference. But Iowa State was knocking on the national rankings...
One would remain undefeated after Saturday's tussle in Ames Iowa, one would not. Freshman David Ash threw for 145 yards and his first two career touchdown passes and 17th-ranked Texas drilled Iowa State 37-14 in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Jaxon Shipley added 141 yards receiving and a TD for the Longhorns (4-0, 1-0 Big 12), who raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead to beat the previously-unbeaten Cyclones (3-1, 0-1). Ash threw a 48-yard TD pass to Mike Davis and a 40-yard touchdown to Shipley, and Josh Turner took a blocked punt back 34 yards to help Texas blow the game open in the second quarter. Steele Jantz was 28 of 51 passing for 251 yards and a late TD pass for Iowa State, which looked nothing like the team that stunned Texas 28-21 last season. The mistake-prone Cyclones lost two fumbles, and Jantz added a pick in the opening half. They didn't score until James White's 2-yard TD run with 11:33 left. The game left another Texas opponent handing the horns the game by half-time.
Texas made it look easy, running their record to 4-0... with the 37 to 14 win over Iowa State.
Next week Texas travels to Dallas for the Red River Rivalry. With the way Texas played Saturday, it will be a heated match up.