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Texas holds off Iowa State 17-7 to open Big 12 play

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State was supposed to be better. Texas was supposed to be vulnerable.

In the end, neither team looked like they were ready to compete for a Big 12 title on Thursday night - but it was the Longhorns who survived the conference opener.

Shane Buechele threw for 171 yards and a score, and Texas beat Iowa State 17-7.

Chris Warren III added a rushing TD to help the Longhorns (2-2) improve to 13-2 against the Cyclones (2-2). Iowa State gained just 256 yards - and only 10 on the ground.

''The defensive performance was phenomenal,'' Texas coach Tom Herman said. ''To hold a team to 10 yards on the ground, to get the turnovers and fourth-down stops that we did in their stadium was impressive.''

Warren had an 11-yard touchdown run and Toneil Carter caught a 22-yard TD pass from Buechele to give Texas a 14-0 halftime lead.

The game - which was about as ugly as one can get four weeks into the season - hinged on a pair of plays in a 21-second span late in the third quarter that went the Longhorns' way.

Texas appeared to fumble away a kickoff deep in its own territory, but the runner was ruled down on replay. Iowa State then took an apparent fumbled backward pass into the end zone, but the officials ruled the ball was going forward after a review.

Jacob Park threw for 246 yards and had a career-high three interceptions for Iowa State, which had scored at least 40 points in each of its first three games.

''They brought a lot of pressure in the first half and had more guys on the line of scrimmage than there were blockers. It can put you in a tough situation,'' Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas: The Longhorns did what they've done so often against Iowa State, pushing the Cyclones around while dictating tempo through the ground game. Texas' rebuilt offensive line had issues with holding calls, and its entire offense looked discombobulated at times. But a win on the road in league play is never something to scoff at - especially when you're just four games into Herman's coaching tenure. ''There's a lot of work on offense. But we're going to celebrate winning because it's hard to come by,'' Herman said.

Iowa State: It was as if the Cyclones saw Texas come out in their all-white road uniforms and froze. Almost none of the improvement Iowa State has made under second-year coach Matt Campbell was evident against the Longhorns. The first two touchdowns Texas scored came after penalties the Cyclones could've avoided, and questions about the play-calling - like why did star running back David Montgomery have just six carries in the first half? - lingered all night.

ELEVEN-UP

Buechele certainly spread the ball around, completing passes to 11 different receivers. Lil'Jordan Humphrey led the way with four catches, and six Longhorns caught at least two passes. Buechele made a poor choice that led to an interception, but he was largely accurate, completing 19 of 26 passes against a talented Iowa State secondary. ''Offensively we've got to get better, but I was really excited to get back on the field,'' Buechele said after missing the USC game.

WHERE'S MONTGOMERY?

Montgomery came into play with 321 yards and four TDs on 5.7 yards per carry. But Iowa State unsuccessfully tried to open things up with its passing game in the first half, which forced them to abandon the running game after it went down by 14 points. Montgomery finished with 34 yards on nine carries, while Park threw the ball 48 times. ''I think Jacob got rattled a little in the game because of the pressure, and we didn't do a good enough job of protecting him,'' Campbell said.

KEY NUMBERS

Iowa State linebacker Joel Lanning - who was the quarterback when the Cyclones beat Texas 24-0 in 2015 - had 20 tackles. ... Warren finished with 44 yards rushing and Buechele had 42. ... Iowa State was 3 of 12 on third down and 0 of 2 on fourth. Texas's Malik Jefferson stuffed Park on a fourth-and-4 at the 50 midway through the fourth quarter. ... Factoring in sacks, Iowa State finished with just 10 yards rushing.

WHAT'S NEXT

Texas hosts Kansas State next Saturday.

Iowa State travels to face Oklahoma on Oct. 7.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 13:30
49-J.Rowland 49 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
11
yds
00:00
pos
17
7
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:05
17-G.Owens extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 2:05
10-J.Park complete to 23-M.Eaton. 23-M.Eaton runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
28
yds
00:43
pos
14
6
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:29
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 5:29
7-S.Buechele complete to 30-T.Carter. 30-T.Carter runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
45
yds
02:06
pos
13
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:07
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 7:07
25-C.Warren runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
66
yds
06:27
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 18
Rushing 10 2
Passing 7 15
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 11-23 3-12
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-2
Total Net Yards 302 229
Total Plays 78 64
Avg Gain 3.9 3.6
Net Yards Rushing 141 10
Rush Attempts 52 15
Avg Rush Yards 2.7 0.7
Net Yards Passing 161 219
Comp. - Att. 19-26 24-49
Yards Per Pass 6.2 4.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-10 4-27
Penalties - Yards 10-76 4-40
Touchdowns 2 1
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 3
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 3
Punts - Avg 7-46.9 7-36.3
Return Yards 62 11
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-2
Kickoffs - Returns 1-14 0-0
Int. - Returns 3-48 1-9
Kicking 3/3 1/1
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Texas 2-2 770317
Iowa State 2-2 00707
161 PASS YDS 219
141 RUSH YDS 10
302 TOTAL YDS 229
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.1% 171 1 1 133.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.9% 546 3 2 134.3
S. Buechele 19/26 171 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Warren III 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 44 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
42 256 3
C. Warren III 16 44 1 11
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 63 1
S. Buechele 13 42 0 13
K. Porter 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 39 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
46 141 1
K. Porter 17 39 0 6
T. Carter 30 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 70 1
T. Carter 4 14 0 5
A. Foreman 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
A. Foreman 2 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
L. Humphrey 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 76 0
L. Humphrey 4 36 0 28
C. Johnson 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 393 1
C. Johnson 2 27 0 25
C. Warren III 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 76 0
C. Warren III 2 23 0 17
T. Carter 30 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 18 1
T. Carter 2 23 1 22
J. Heard 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 29 0
J. Heard 2 17 0 10
A. Foreman 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 158 3
A. Foreman 2 12 0 11
R. Hemphill-Mapps 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 140 0
R. Hemphill-Mapps 1 11 0 11
D. Leonard 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 60 0
D. Leonard 1 10 0 10
De. Duvernay 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 21 0
De. Duvernay 1 6 0 6
C. Brewer 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 9 1
C. Brewer 1 6 0 6
L. Joe 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 54 0
L. Joe 1 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
N. Hughes 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
N. Hughes 1-0 1.0 0
B. Hager 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
B. Hager 1-0 1.0 0
M. Jefferson 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
M. Jefferson 1-0 1.0 0
D. Elliott 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 4 1.0
D. Elliott 1-0 1.0 2
K. Boyd 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
K. Boyd 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Rowland 49 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
2/5 18/18
J. Rowland 1/1 49 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Dickson 13 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 46.9 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
19 45.7 4
M. Dickson 7 46.9 4 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Foreman 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 23.3 14 0
A. Foreman 1 14.0 14 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Park 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 246 1 3 87.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.7% 1181 9 5 135.1
J. Park 24/48 246 1 3
D. Montgomery 32 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
D. Montgomery 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Montgomery 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 355 4
D. Montgomery 9 34 0 9
M. Warren 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 80 1
M. Warren 1 1 0 1
J. Park 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 9 1
J. Park 5 -25 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Lazard 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 63 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 241 3
A. Lazard 5 63 0 17
H. Butler 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 296 3
H. Butler 4 62 0 29
M. Murdock 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 180 2
M. Murdock 4 50 0 24
M. Eaton 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 20 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 73 1
M. Eaton 3 20 1 0
T. Ryen 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 171 0
T. Ryen 3 17 0 9
D. Montgomery 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 114 0
D. Montgomery 3 15 0 6
D. Jones 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 84 0
D. Jones 1 11 0 11
C. Allen 11 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 17 0
C. Allen 1 8 0 8
Defense T-A SACK INT
Ja. Bailey 19 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
Ja. Bailey 2-0 2.0 0
J. Waggoner 58 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Waggoner 1-0 0.0 0
C. Bailey 18 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Bailey 1-0 0.0 0
K. Cotton-Moya 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
K. Cotton-Moya 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Owens 17 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/5 17/17
G. Owens 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Downing 13 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 36.3 5
SEASON NO AVG IN20
20 41.9 5
C. Downing 7 36.3 5 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Ryen 19 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 4.3 2 0
T. Ryen 1 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 TEXAS 19 6:27 13 81 TD
4:32 TEXAS 20 2:48 8 26 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:31 TEXAS 12 0:00 3 9 Punt
11:01 TEXAS 11 2:51 6 18 Punt
7:35 TEXAS 40 2:06 6 60 TD
1:42 TEXAS 2 0:56 3 5 Punt
0:13 IOWAST 40 0:07 2 14 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEXAS 25 3:34 8 10 Punt
9:57 TEXAS 7 3:39 9 28 INT
4:50 TEXAS 5 1:55 3 6 Punt
2:02 TEXAS 14 1:10 4 2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:26 IOWAST 38 0:00 4 11 FG
12:07 IOWAST 38 2:11 4 -6 Punt
7:35 TEXAS 34 7:32 14 40 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IOWAST 25 1:19 3 4 Punt
7:07 IOWAST 25 2:28 7 16 Punt
1:37 TEXAS 46 0:59 4 13 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:42 IOWAST 18 2:33 7 29 Punt
8:02 IOWAST 11 0:22 3 29 INT
5:29 IOWAST 25 3:36 11 39 Punt
0:33 IOWAST 39 0:10 2 21 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:19 IOWAST 15 1:14 5 36 Punt
6:08 TEXAS 38 1:11 3 -5 Punt
2:48 TEXAS 28 0:43 4 28 TD
0:41 IOWAST 37 0:06 2 25 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:25 IOWAST 25 1:13 6 32 Downs
9:46 IOWAST 9 2:05 10 55 Downs