By Chris Palmquist
LUBBOCK, Texas--For the second straight week, Iowa State lost by a single possession to a Big XII team from Texas.
Last Thursday it was the Longhorns and Saturday, Texas Tech downed the Cyclones 42-35.
The loss dropped the Cyclones to 1-4, which is their worst start to the season since Gene Chizik's first year in 2007.
Even though the final score was close, the Cyclones were lucky to be in this game. They gained only 311 yards of total offense while the Red Raiders racked up 666.
Despite another loss, Head Coach Paul Rhoads said his team was right in it.
"Five games, they've all been sixty-minute football games," Rhoads said. "We had an opportunity at the very end and couldn't grasp on to an oval-shaped object to give us an opportunity to win."
The road doesn't get any easier for the Cyclones as they travel to Baylor next Saturday. The Bears lead the country in scoring at 63 points per game.