Texas vs. Iowa State: 10 Things We Learned from the Longhorns' Win

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Texas vs. Iowa State: 10 Things We Learned from the Longhorns' Win
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The Longhorns narrowly escaped with a 31-30 victory over the Cyclones.

Who says you can't win ugly? Hopefully nobody, because there is no other way to describe the Texas Longhorns' 31-30 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones.

In a result that was mired by a controversial non-fumble at the goal line, Mack Brown's job and team escaped Ames, Iowa, unscathed.

The win was hardly perfect, however. The Longhorns were outgained by over 100 yards, edging the Cyclones in only turnovers and penalty yardage.

But the latter two proved to be enough as the referees could not overturn a ruling that Johnathan Gray was down before fumbling with less than a minute to go. Two plays later, Case McCoy snuck into the end zone for the game-winning score.

The real lesson here? The Longhorns are still not a good team, and any hopes for a Big 12 run will soon be squelched.

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