5 overreactions to Texas football’s contentious win over Iowa State

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A hard-fought win that ended on a controversial play late in the fourth quarter saw No. 22 ranked Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian top head coach Matt Campbell and the gritty Iowa State Cyclones at home on Oct. 15 by the final score of 24-21. This was the closest win of the season to date for Texas. It is also the closest scoring margin of any game that ended in regulation this season for the men in burnt orange.

Texas got it done thanks to a late push that saw redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers find star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy for a short touchdown pass on fourth down within the five-yard line. That late fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Ewers to Worthy gave the Longhorns a 24-21 lead.

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And then, the Longhorns would seal the win on a play that ended in controversy within the final three minutes of the fourth quarter. Redshirt sophomore Iowa State quarterback Hunter Dekkers was hit by senior Texas safety Anthony Cook, causing the ball to come out, and the Horns would recover the fumble.

After a review, the fumble was upheld and Texas got the ball back to seal the win. But that hit from Cook on Dekkers had Campbell and the Cyclones irate since there was no targeting foul on the play. This is sure to be a call that is talked about for a while between the Texas and Iowa State faithful.

Nonetheless, Texas came out with the win in the end, giving this team its third victory in a row. Here’s a look at five overreactions from Texas’ contentious win over Iowa State in Week 7.