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.
In recent days I've mentioned this Texas team seems pretty similar to Kansas State teams of the past. The offense isn't explosive (though there is big play ability) and the team is physical and mentally resilient for the most part. They want to win wars of attrition and in recent weeks that approach has worked.
AUSTIN, Tx -- As members of the same conference, Texas has one win at Kansas State. That win occurred 16 years ago when Texas was out-gained but not outscored by a Wildcat offense that had Ell Roberson and Darren Sproles leading the way.