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
Radio: Longhorn Radio Network, XM 202