Good day to be a Texas fan. Finally, the Longhorns play a bad team and make them look even worse. Coming into the game Iowa State was averaging 350 yards a game and about 12 points. After 60 minutes, the Longhorns finished off the Cyclones by 53 and hold them to 228 yards with just three points; both season lows.
Colt McCoy looked like the scrawny little kid from last year, having fun, making acrobatic moves in the backfield, and finding the open man. McCoy even managed a 44-yard touchdown run that, while exciting, had Texas fans hoping he would not get hit. McCoy, along with his five touchdowns (4 passing, 1 rushing) was able to stay mistake free with no interceptions for only the second time this year, while completing 76 percent of his passes.
Jamaal Charles decided to skip his weekly turnover which meant the Longhorns were mistake free all around for the first time since the 2006 Texas/OU* game.
All in all the offense looked good, but if I had to nit-pick on something it would have to be Jermichael Finley not getting any receptions. This may seem like no big deal, but with Sweed out for the season and graduating this year, Finley should become McCoy's biggest and best target for next year.
The defense did what they were supposed to do. Iowa State's first three drives gained them 160 yards and 3 points. From 10:56 left in the second, the offense only managed 68 more yards on nine possessions (4 punts, 2 int's, 1 fumble, downs, end half) and no points.
Next up is Baylor for the Battle of I-35 in Waco.
* Denotes that I have picked OU to lose the last two weeks, only to have it backfire. I am finally sold on OU to win the Big XII South, and the Big XII championship. I thought Mizzou had a chance to even up the conference record for Texas and maybe, just maybe things would fall into place that would give the Longhorns a shot at the Big XII. Oh well.