Flipping the script: Assalley kicks Iowa State past No. 19 Texas Longhorns

The Texas offense mustered a season-low 54 rushing yards, half of which came from quarterback Sam Ehlinger (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AMES, Iowa — For those who believe in the law of averages, the Texas Longhorns' last-second 23-21 loss to Iowa State on Connor Assalley’s 36-yard field goal on the game’s final snap was well past due ... as a loss for the Longhorns and a win for the Cyclones.

But that is little solace to the Longhorns, who walked off the chilly field at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa to the reality that there now is no chance to play for the Big 12 championship. That they let a winnable game, and a crucial one at that, get away from them in the final minutes.

Texas [habeabk]

Steve Habel

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .

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