The Longhorns just needed to escape Ames with a win.
They survived — in a way the seething Cyclones might never forget.
Case McCoy scored on a 1-yard plunge with 51 seconds left and Texas rallied to beat Iowa State 31-30 on Thursday night.
McCoy threw for 244 yards for the Longhorns, (3-2, 2-0), who will head into next week’s game against Oklahoma with at least a share of first place in the Big 12.
“I’m really excited. I think I love comeback wins on the road more than anything in football,” Texas coach Mack Brown said. “I just think I love them. It just says something about your toughness and your team and believing. We’re getting back something we lost. We couldn’t have done this the last couple of years.”
Source: ESPN.com