Social media, fans react to Texas football’s narrow win over Iowa State

Quinn Ewers, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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A controversial ending to a very close game between No. 22 ranked Texas football and the Iowa State Cyclones on Oct. 15 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian came up with the win over head coach Matt Campbell and Iowa State by a narrow three-point margin in a game that ended by a score of 24-21.

This was the fourth straight loss for the Cyclones, all of which came by a slim one-possession margin. Iowa State has now lost its last three games by a combined margin of seven points. Meanwhile, Sark and the Longhorns got the third straight win with this three-point triumph over the Cyclones this weekend.

Texas got its slimmest margin of victory on the season so far with this win over Iowa State.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers wasn’t as sharp as we saw in the last few games. This Iowa State defense came as advertised and really muddied the waters for Ewers and the Longhorns in this one.

It took a late touchdown on a fourth-down play from Ewers to star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy to get the lead in the fourth quarter.

However, the significant play in this game will wind up being the hit by Texas senior safety Anthony Cook on redshirt sophomore Iowa State quarterback Hunter Dekkers with less than three minutes to go that forced a fumble. Campbell was fired up after that play since there wasn’t targeting called on Cook and Dekkers was clearly hurt.

Yet, after further review, the ruling on the field was upheld that Dekkers fumbled the ball. And since there was no targeting flag on the play originally, and the booth didn’t call for a review, every part of this play was upheld.

Here’s a look at some of the reactions on social media from fans after the Longhorns top the Cyclones on Oct. 15.

Reactions on social media to Quinn Ewers and Texas football’s win over Iowa State

I would agree with this take. College football, Iowa State, and Texas Twitter are all yelling at each other about this.

I partially agree with this take. While Ewers has looked good throughout most of the season, this was not his strongest game.

All in all, this is a big win for Texas that is going to be marred in controversy thanks to a lack of clarity for the targeting call. But some bounce your way and some don’t. Texas came out on the right side in this one.

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Following this three-point win over Iowa State, Texas is now sitting on a record of 5-2 (3-1 Big 12). Sark, Ewers, and the Longhorns have matched the win total from last season in the first seven games of this year. Meanwhile, Iowa State is now sitting with a record of 3-4 (0-4 Big 12).