Iowa State couldn’t find a way to stop Colt McCoy as the Texas quarterback passed for four touchdowns, and ran for another in a 56-3 win in Ames. McCoy tossed a 58-yard T-D pass to Jordan Shipley on their first offensive play of the game to set the tone for the day.
It was the first meeting for Cyclone coach Gene Chizik against the team where he served as defenisve coordinator before taking over the I-S-U program.Chizik says he didn’t know what to expect, but said McCoy is a great player who made a lot of great plays.
Chizik shook hands with Longhorn coach Mack Brown after the game, and says he wishes the meeting with his mentor was in a different venue. Chizik says Brown didn’t enjoy a thing about the game the way it unfolded, and says it was probably a necessary evil for Brown. Chizik says Brown could have made the game a lot worse, but "his is all about class."
Chizik says poor execution on defense got things off on the wrong foot. He says they did a very poor job, starting with the coaching and the very first play letting Texas score set the tone for the team not playing well. Chizik says they will continue working to improve.
Chizik says they will go back and evaluate, and while some would say they should play guys to get ready for next year, he says he’ll play the guy that gives them the best chance to win. The win gives Texas their first Big 12 victory of the season as they now are 5-2 and 1-2 in the conference. Iowa State fell to 1-6 on the season and 0-3 in the Big 12. The Cyclones host Oklahoma next week in Ames.