No one thought Iowa State would give Texas much of a tussle. The Cyclones entered Saturday's game at Austin having been outscored, 120-27, in their two previous games.
But the Cyclones did the unthinkable by stunning the Longhorns, 28-21. The victory set off a wild celebration in the locker room that was highlighted by an emotional speech from coach Paul Rhoads.
If this looks familiar, you're right. A year ago Iowa State stunned Nebraska, 9-7 in Lincoln, and Rhoads was at his best while celebrating with his players.
Upon their return Saturday night to Ames, the Cyclones were greeted by about 2,000 fans. "If you saw the look on our players faces when they walked among you here tonight, you would have a full appreciation for how much they appreciate your support," Rhoads said.