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Third-quarter surge, improved defense push UT football past hapless Iowa State, 27-6

Running back D'Onta Foreman piled up 136 rushing yards on a career-high 30 carries in the Texas football team's 27-6 victory over Iowa State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Running back D'Onta Foreman piled up 136 rushing yards on a career-high 30 carries in the Texas football team's 27-6 victory over Iowa State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — It’s OK. Just take a deep breath. There, now isn’t that better?

The sound emanating from the throng of 96,851 fans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium around 8 p.m. or so Saturday evening easily could have been mistaken for a huge exhale as the Longhorns finally found their stride, and scored two touchdowns in eight minutes, on the way to a 27-6 win over hapless Iowa State.

That’s when freshman quarterback Shane Buechele passed for 196 of his 296 yards, leading the theretofore moribund Longhorns on back-to-back-to-back scoring drives that helped propel them to the lead and, ultimately, the victory.

In the process, Texas (3-3 overall, 1-2 in games against Big 12 opponents) snapped

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 .