Inside the Numbers: Texas Versus Iowa State

  • 1 -- The number of times Iowa State has beaten Texas in football. The Cyclones had lost the seven previous meetings, only one of which was decided by less than 10 points.
  • 1990 -- The last time Iowa State beat a ranked team on the road.
  • 2005 -- The last time Iowa State beat a ranked team.
  • 1997 -- The last time Texas lost back-to-back home games in football, a seven-loss season that spelled the end of the John Mackovic era.
  • 2007 -- The last time Texas lost three games in the same season. In 2008 and 2009, Texas lost only two games combined.
  • 68 -- The number of points given up by Iowa State against Utah two weeks ago.
  • 52 -- The number of points given up by Iowa State against Oklahoma last week.
  • 21 -- Number of points scored by Texas against Iowa State.
  • 27 -- Number of combined points scored by the Cyclones against Utah and Oklahoma, one less than they scored against Texas.
  • 59 -- Yards gained on the ground by the Cyclones against Oklahoma. Iowa State rushed for 199 yards against the Longhorns.
  • 325 -- Yards rushing for Oklahoma against Iowa State. Texas managed only 96 yards rushing.
  • 5 of 26 -- Third-down conversions for Iowa State against Utah and Oklahoma, 19%. The Cyclones converted seven of 17 third downs against Texas, good for 41%, about five percentage points better than their 94th-ranked conversion rate of 36% coming into the game.
  • 4 -- Turnovers by Garrett Gilbert in the game. The sophomore has now thrown six touchdown passes to eight interceptions.
  • 10th -- Conference ranking for Texas in third-down conversions going into the Iowa State game. The Longhorns also ranked 10th in total offense and 9th in scoring offense.
  • 22 -- Points left on the board by Texas in the red zone. The Longhorns settled for two field goals, missed another, and threw an interception on their first four trips inside the Iowa State 20 before scoring two late touchdowns. The Texas offense has scored touchdowns on only 14 of 30 trips into the red zone this season, one of the worst marks in the country. 
  • 7 -- Number of trips into the red zone that have produced no points for Texas this season, including two trips on Saturday.
  • 100% -- Touchdown conversion rate for Iowa State in the red zone on Saturday, converting all four opportunities into touchdowns. Opponents have scored touchdowns on 13 of 19 trips inside the Texas 20.
  • -3 -- Turnover margin in the game for Texas. Mack Brown's team now has lost seven more turnovers than they have forced.
  • 0 -- Seconds that Texas led in the game.
  • 48:44 -- Time elapsed in the game before Texas scored a touchdown. The Longhorns were trailing at the time, 28-6.
  • 87th -- Garrett Gilbert's national ranking in yards per pass attempt at 6.2. Only four quarterbacks in the country have averaged fewer yards per attempt over the course of the season than Gilbert averaged against Iowa State -- 6.0.
  • 344 -- Yards passing for Gilbert, his first career 300-yard passing game. He threw for 178 of those yards in the fourth quarter, the second-most yards gained through the air in a fourth quarter by a Texas quarterback.
  • 57 -- Passing attempts by Gilbert, one short of the school record held by Colt McCoy (Ohio State 2008 Fiesta Bowl).
  • 6 -- Number of Texas players who averaged less than 10 yards per reception. Mike Davis had eight catches for only 50 yards, only 6.3 yards per catch.
  • 219 -- Yards per game given up by the Iowa State defense on the ground. The Longhorns gained only 96 yards, 123 yards under the season average. Those 96 yards represent only 43% of the yardage normally allowed by Paul Rhoads' defense.
  • 3.3 -- Yards per carry for Texas. The Cyclones came into the game giving up 5.06 yards per carry.
  • 1 -- Carries for Fozzy Whittaker, the leading rusher for Texas entering the game.
  • 1 -- Touches for DJ Monroe, who picked up 10 yards on his only carry.
  • 120, 5 -- Total yards rushing and yards per carry for Iowa State running back Alexander Robinson, who also scored two touchdowns and repeatedly gashed the Texas defense. The 120 yards represents Robinson's highest output on the ground this season.
  • 105 -- Difference in yardage totals between the teams, in favor of Texas. The 440 yards gained by Texas were a season high.
  • 117 -- Yards on five catches for John Chiles, now seemingly healthy again. Those 117 yards are more than twice as many as his previous career high of 55, set in the UCLA game.
  • Justin Tucker's 70-yard punt was the longest by a Texas player since 2002.
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