BLOG: Texas loses 4 straight for first time since 2010 with loss to Iowa State

Horns Report

AMES, Iowa (KXAN) — Texas’ nightmare season continued Saturday night in Ames after a 30-7 loss to Iowa State. The Longhorns have lost four straight games for the first time since 2010.

Iowa State outgained Texas 476 to 200 — which is certainly a low point for the Longhorns offense.

The first half belonged to the defenses with Texas scoring a second-quarter touchdown for a 7-3 lead at halftime. Hudson Card led Texas on the scoring drive, replacing Casey Thompson at quarterback late in the first quarter.

However, Texas lost a halftime lead for the fourth straight time.

Iowa State did anything and everything it wanted to in the second half, scoring 27 points unanswered. In the third and fourth quarters, Texas has been outscored 102-27 during those four losses.

Texas is on a three-game losing streak against Iowa State, dropping a 23-20 game in Austin last season and a 23-21 game in Ames in 2019.

Running back Bijan Robinson suffered a neck strain in the fourth quarter. X-rays were negative, UT Athletics said.

The Longhorns will return home next week to host Kansas at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

Check out the full recap in the live blog below.

Texas vs. Iowa State live blog

LOSING STREAK: Iowa State is on its way to a three-game winning streak over Texas.

This is Texas’ first four-game losing streak since 2010.

INJURY REPORT: Bijan Robinson left with an injury after a hard hit in the fourth quarter. Robinson fumbled the ball on the play. He went into the injury tent in the third quarter, but returned early in the fourth quarter before leaving for good.

Linebacker DeMarvion Overshown had to be helped off the field in the fourth quarter. Overshown wasn’t putting much weight on his right leg.

LOPSIDED: This was Texas’ worst third quarter of the season. The Longhorns were outscored 21-0 while gaining six yards of offense.

Iowa State outgained Texas 209-6 in the third quarter.

UNANSWERED: For the fourth straight week, the Longhorns are unable to put up a fight in the second half.

Breece Hall scores his second touchdown of the game on a four-yard run. Iowa State leads 21-0 in second half points. The Longhorns have been outscored 96-27 in the second half during this four-game losing streak.

SCORE: Iowa State leads 24-7

EASY SCORE: Iowa State is opening this game up. The Cyclones go with a trick play for the touchdown on the first play of the drive.

Have you heard this before? Texas is getting outscored in the second half. Iowa State has two touchdowns on its first two drives.

SCORE: Iowa State leads 17-7

HALL TO THE HOUSE: Texas’ defense is burned by the option play for the second week in a row. Breece Hall doubled Iowa State’s rushing total in one play, shredding through Texas’ attempt attempt at tackles for a 47-yard rushing touchdown on the second half’s first drive.

SCORE: Iowa State leads 10-7

BREAK: It’s halftime in Ames. Texas had a small chance to score late in the half after a blocked punt, but the offense couldn’t move into Cameron Dicker field goal range.

Longhorns lead 7-3 at halftime.

TOUCHDOWN: The Longhorns offense put together a much-needed touchdown drive, taking six minutes off the clock and grabbing the lead over Iowa State.

The score will go down as a Card passing touchdown to Xavier Worthy. Worthy went in motion, taking the pop pass from Card around the end for the 4-yard score. This is Card’s first touchdown pass since the season opener against Louisiana.

SCORE: Texas leads 7-3

MOORE SIGHTING: Longhorns receiver Joshua Moore makes his first appearance in the game early in the second quarter.

Moore helps Texas sustain its best drive of the game, converting on a third down for 24 yards.

1K CLUB: Bijan Robinson eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards near the end of the first quarter. Robinson has five carries for 33 yards.

CARD ENTERS: After three straight three-and-outs, Hudson Card enters at quarterback in place of Casey Thompson. Thompson didn’t look right in the first four series of the game, missing open receivers.

Let’s see what Card can do with the Longhorns’ offense. This is his first true playing time since mop up time in the win against Texas Tech. Card did play one snap in the Oklahoma State game when Thompson exited with an injury.

In the final few plays before the end of the quarter, Texas rides Robinson for 14 yards on the first three plays.

SCORE: Iowa State leads 3-0 after first quarter

NO OFFENSE: Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian talked all week about playing complementary football. His offense isn’t doing that in the first quarter.

In three possessions, Texas doesn’t have a first down with a time of possession of 2:40.

PURDY SHORT: Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy doesn’t convert on fourth down at the Texas 37-yard line, giving the Longhorns the ball back.

Purdy appeared to have the first down, running the ball on 4th-and-5, but he dove a yard early and was down before the sticks.

FIRST POINTS: Iowa State converts off the Texas fumble with an Andrew Mevis 24-yard field goal. The Cyclones gained two first downs before the drive stalled at the 6-yard line.

SCORE: Iowa State leads 3-0

FUMBLE: Second play from scrimmage and Texas commits the first mistake. Bijan Robinson pushed a scrum of bodies for 10 extra yards, but fumbled as he fell to the ground. This is Robinson’s first fumble of the season.

Iowa State has the ball at the Texas 36 just 30 seconds into the game.

PREGAME: Iowa State won the toss and deferred the option to the second half. The Longhorns will start with the ball.

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