Iowa State hurt themselves with penalties and a turnover early to fall behind Texas 10-0 in the Big 12 opener at Jack Trice Stadium.  But the Cyclones rallied behind the running of QB Sam Richardson to tie the ballgame with 4:34 to go in the first half. Richardson had several big scrambles during a 92-yard drive  in the second quarter that he capped with a 12 yard  touchdown pass to running back Aaron Wimberly.

The fired up Cyclone defense held Texas and ISU then moved quickly down the field and were only stopped by a dropped 3rd  down pass that would have given them a first down. They settled for a 41-yard Cole Netton field goal with :33 to go in the first half.

Texas roared back to score in five plays — with the big play a 44 yard pass into the end zone with no time left on the clock.  John Harris caught the ball  for Texas among several Cyclone defenders. Longhorns lead at the half 17-10.