Big 12 streaks: Texas has now won 16 consecutive Big 12 games, and the Longhorns have now won seven consecutive Big 12 openers at home. The 16 straight league wins is a school record. The win against Iowa State was also the 24th straight league victory at home for Texas. Texas last lost a home conference game in 1999, a 35-17 defeat at the hands of 13th-ranked Kansas State.
Injuries: Defensive end Brian Robison left the field on a cart with a leg injury with 5:40 left to play in the second quarter. When the cart pulled away, he drew a large cheer when he flashed a ‘Hook'em Horns' sign, and clapped toward his defensive teammates. Texas officials later described Robison's injury as "not serious." Robison returned to the field after the weather delay, sporting crutches. Tight end Neal Tweedie suffered a concussion in the ballgame, and safety Michael Griffin sprained an ankle. Jamaal Charles fought calf cramps, and Selvin Young left the game in the second quarter with a rib injury. Marcus Griffin also appeared to be suffering from an ankle injury. Both Griffins returned to the game following their injuries.
Wide open: Texas opened the game offensively with five receivers and no running backs. One of those "receivers" was running back Young, who took a quick pass from Colt McCoy and gained 17 yards.
Picky, picky: McCoy's second interception of the year came with 12:54 left in the second quarter. McCoy was attempting to hit Myron Hardy on the right sideline, but floated the ball a bit too much, resulting in an interception by Chris Singleton. The Cyclones responded to the interception by driving 65 yards in 7 plays, scoring on a six-yard touchdown pass from Bret Meyer to Todd Blythe. Needless to say, McCoy more than made up for this miscue, completing 18 of 23 passes in the game for 212 yards and touchdown passes to Limas Sweed and Jermichael Finley.
Good reception: Sweed caught seven passes for 105 yards and a touchdown, but he was far from the only effective pass catcher. Eight Longhorns caught passes in the ballgame, with Billy Pittman having the second-best game, statistically, with three catches for 44 yards. Charles event got into the act with three catches for 35 yards.
Run ‘D' good again: Texas held Rice to -12 yards rushing last week, and Iowa State didn't fare too much better with 27 attempts for 21 yards – a paltry 0.8 yards per-carry average.
Quan the QB?: Receiver Quan Cosby took a handoff on a reverse in the first quarter and flung it to Sweed for a gain of 34 yards. The play was the biggest gainer of a 53-yard touchdown drive that ended with a one-yard Young run for the score. The former professional baseball player played some quarterback in high school.
Bad Henry – good game: Running back Henry Melton made his earliest entry into a game this year, jogging onto the field with 8:09 left to play in the second quarter after the rib cage injury to Young. Melton finished the game with 66 yards rushing and a touchdown on eight carries.
Blythe passes century mark: Blythe passed the 100 career reception mark against Texas. He entered the game with 99 receptions, and caught six balls for 69 yards.
UT undefeated vs. Iowa State: Texas has now won all six matchups with the Cyclones.
No kick returns for touchdowns…again: The Longhorns have gone 62 games without allowing a kickoff return for a touchdown, and no opponent has returned a punt for a score in 89 games.
Opening drive streak intact: The Longhorns have now held their opponents scoreless on the opening drive in the last 20 consecutive games.
The kicking game: Johnson had successfully booted 43 straight extra points entering the game against the Cyclones. He made all five of his attempts against Iowa State, pushing his streak to 48 for all of you who are mathematically challenged.
Runs = wins: Texas is 74-1 when outrushing opponents in the Mack Brown era.