Texas’ Sam Ehlinger isn’t the only quarterback entering his senior season in the Big 12. Kansas State signal-caller Skylar Thompson, who emerged from both a depth chart battle and a head coaching change as QB1 in Manhattan, has one more year under Chris Klieman to ascend the record books, get his first win versus the Longhorns and contend for a conference title.
Texas head coach Tom Herman was asked Monday what his team was capable of doing in the final month of the season. In typical fashion, Herman responded with a blunt “going 1-0 against Kansas State.” His myopic goal for his team could become more attainable with the return of several players who have missed games due to injury.
After Texas plays LSU, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma over the course of six weeks, which could be the three toughest games they play all year, things really slow down for the Longhorns. The next three games include a home date with Kansas the week after the Red River Shootout, a road trip to the Fort to play TCU, and then back to Austin to host Kansas State.
Texas did what it needed to do in Manhattan on Saturday with a 19-14 win. It was the first victory over Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium since 2002 and its first 4-game winning streak since 2013. The grades are in.
It wasn't pretty, but football in Manhattan, Kansas rarely is. Texas jumped out to a commanding 19-0 lead, then held on down the final stretch for the 19-14 win at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday. Here are my Five Quick Thoughts following UT's win over Kansas State.