Kansas State Hangs On Over Texas, 17-13

A victory over the Wildcats would put the Longhorns in the driver's seat for the Cotton Bowl, a loss would send them tumbling down the Big 12's bowl order.

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Texas Vs. Kansas St.: Longhorns Turn To Case McCoy, See Quick Results

David Ash struggled against Missouri a week ago, and once Mack Brown determined that the offense was not going to move with Ash under center, he substituted Case McCoy. McCoy was unable to turn things around, and the Longhorns settled for a five-point output.

Fast forward one week. Ash had just thrown his second poorly thrown interception and had accounted for just three points late in the third quarter. Brown once again opted for McCoy, but the immediate results have been much better.

Kansas State had added a second touchdown early in the third, so McCoy entered the game facing a 14-point deficit. On his first drive the run game spotted him 30 yards, moving the ball to midfield. McCoy took it from there, though, hitting Marquise Goodwin and Mike Davis and then scrambling and finding Blaine Irby behind the defense for a 36-yard TD strike.

Kansas State then went three-and-out, setting up McCoy at his 40.

Current score: Kansas State 17, Texas 10 – 1:55 remaining in the 3rd quarter


Texas Vs. Kansas St. Halftime Score: Wildcats Take 10-3 Lead To Half

Kansas State scored just before the half to take a 10-3 lead over Texas in a first half that had been dominated by defense. The Wildcats took the lead early after an interception of Longhorns QB David Ash set them up inside the red zone. Unable to punch it in, they settled for a short field goal. Texas evened the score early in the second quarter on a 48-yard field goal by Justin Tucker, after slanted field position provided them with a drive start at the K-State 44.

Four consecutive punts later, the Wildcats took over at their 46 with 3:07 remaining in the half. Collin Klein led them on an eight-play, 54-yard drive that chewed up all but nine seconds of the clock, punching in a back breaking drive with a 16-yard TD pass to Chris Harper.

Texas outgained Kansas State 100-56 in the conservative half, but Ash completed just six of 14 passes for only 29 yards. Texas won the ground battle 71-2 in the half but trails on the scoreboard, 10-3.


Texas Vs. Kansas State Score Update: David Ash Interception Leads To First Score

Mack Brown wanted to give freshman QB David Ash some easy throws early to settle him down, but Ash misfired on three of his first five and saw the fifth tipped and intercepted in Texas territory.

The return gave Collin Klein and the Wildcats the ball at the Longhorns 16. After converting a 4th-and-short on a Klein QB sneak, Kansas State was held inside the five and had to settle for a 20-yard Anthony Cantele field goal.

Score: Kansas State 3, Texas 0, 7:10 remaining in the first quarter


Kansas State Vs. Texas Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Texas Longhorns have historically struggled under Mack Brown against the Kansas St. Wildcats. This weekends game will probably fall in the same category. Texas is a 9.5-point favorite over Kansas State but Texas is also likely going to be without running backs Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron with injuries and with the Texas quarterback play questionable that line seems large.

Over at Burnt Orange Nation they go into some detail about Texas' struggles against Kansas State:

The point here is that Kansas State owns Texas. Absolutely and unequivocally. Kansas State fans know it. Texas fans know it.

The numbers tell the story -- the Wildcats are the only team in the Big 12 to hold an all-time edge in victories of the Longhorns and one of only three teams overall.

During his tenure at Texas, Mack Brown is 2-5 against Kansas State, including two losses to Ron Prince. Think about that -- if Ron Prince could have played Texas every game, he not only would still have a job, but he would be the best coach ever. And undefeated. Ron Prince. Take a moment to let that sink in. But not so far that it makes your head explode, because I don't want to be responsible for that.

The Longhorns haven't won against the Wildcats since 2003, even though it feels longer. Much longer. At three games, the losing streak isn't even particularly long, but it feels longer.

Date, Time: Saturday, November 19, 7 p.m. CT

Location: Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas


RadioLonghorn Radio Network, XM 202

For the most up-to-date information on Texas football, check out Burnt Orange Nation, and for a comprehensive look at their opponent this week, head on over to Bring On The Cats.


Texas Football Injury Update: Malcolm Brown, Joe Bergeron's Status Uncertain

With Texas' offense sputtering after Fozzy Whittaker's season-ending injury against Missouri last Saturday, the injury status of their two injured freshmen RB -- Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron -- is even more crucial for their home game against Kansas State Saturday.

However, in a press conference this week, head coach Mack Brown could give fans no re-assurance on Brown's turf toe or Bergeron's hamstring: "We can't plan on [Brown and Bergeron] being ready on Saturday," Brown said. "We've got a mess we've got to figure out this week."

Jeremy Hills, the Longhorns fourth-string RB, is 15 pounds lighter than the two punishing freshmen, and he was unable to get on track against the Tigers, rushing for 35 yards on 11 carries.

Both Brown and Bergeron are listed ahead of Hills on the depth chart for the Kansas State game, but that might be a bit of gamesmanship from the Texas staff. 

The news is worse for star freshmen WR Jaxon Shipley, who hasn't played since injuring his knee against Kansas three weeks ago. Shipley is listed behind junior WR DeSean Hales, the same position on the depth chart he was in last week when he didn't even make the trip to Columbia.

However, Mack Brown was more optimistic about star LB Keenan Robison, who left the Tigers game with an injured thumb, saying that he will likely play with a cast on against the Wildcats.

For the most up-to-date information on Texas football, check out Burnt Orange Nation, and for a comprehensive look at their opponent this week, head on over to Bring On The Cats.


Texas Vs. Kansas State Odds: Struggling Longhorns Remain Heavy Favorites

Texas faces a huge turning point in their rebuilding season when they host Kansas State on Saturday.

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