SO CLOSE: Cyclones Fall To Texas, 31-30

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We know Iowa State can beat Texas. We saw it happen three years ago stunning the Longhorn nation.

The Cyclones hoped to cheer another big win over Texas, with this one at home in Ames.

The Cyclones took to the field with a perfect 5-0 on Thursday nights but it didn’t start well.

With the first drive, Texas running back Jonathan Gray went straight up the middle 45 yards to open the scoring, 7-0.

ISU answered in the second quarter. Sam Richardson threw to Aaron Wimberly out of the backfield to level, 10-10.

The Cyclones took a 3 point lead with the final play of the half.

It was time for a Texas Hail Mary. Case McCoy threw it into traffic. Touchdown! John Harris caught the ball surrounded by four Cyclones.

The Longhorns took the lead leaving the Cyclones stunned.

But they would rebound to set-up a tense finale.

Bundrage for 97 yards and a Wimberly rush added to ISU’s tally to take the lead 30-24 before Texas scored a winning touchdown in the last minute.

Texas wins, 31-30.