Longhorn Nation, meet rock bottom.
Coming into its Week 9 matchup with Texas, Iowa State was 2-5 and had given up 156 points during its three-game losing streak. After 60 minutes of football in Ames, the final score was the Cyclones 24, the Longhorns 0.
Whitewashed by a team that was 103rd in the country in scoring defense at 33.9 points per game? Yep, rock bottom can be the only place the Longhorns find themselves late Saturday night after that display of offensive ineptness (204 yards of offense)… and defensive deficiency (422 yards given up) against a team that fired its coordinator earlier in the week.
Or is it as far as the ‘Horns can tumble?
The loss snapped a modest two-game winning streak for 3-5 UT that included an upset of then unbeaten Oklahoma and had given hope to a fan base in desperate need of it. With the loss, that base is back to desperation… and panic… and myriad questions as to just where the hell Charlie Strong has this once-proud program headed in the midst of his second season in Austin.