Texas vs. Kansas State Preview and Prediction

The Texas Longhorns face a tough test as they go on the road to face Kansas State. The Wildcats come into play as the #11 team in the nation and sit atop the Big 12 standings.

Texas is looking for an upset victory to gain some momentum heading into the stretch run.


Texas: 3-4 (2-2 Big 12)

Kansas State: 5-1 (3-0 Big 12)

Last Meeting: Texas won 31-21 in 2013

Key Stat: After putting up 54 combined points in their previous four games, Texas has scored 74 points in their last two games as part of their offensive improvement.

Texas Outlook: The Longhorns got back in the win column with a shootout victory over Iowa State last week.

While Texas has been up and down this year, the offense is coming together as they try to support a defense that has played a lot of snaps this season.

Tyrone Swoopes has thrown for 1,389 yards and eight scores since taking over for David Ash.

Kansas State Outlook: The Wildcats have rolled since their loss to Auburn, knocking off former #11 Oklahoma last week to claim that spot for their own.

Averaging nearly 40 points per game, the offense has found its stride behind quarterback Jake Waters, who leads the team in passing and rushing yards thus far.

What to watch for: The Longhorns have figured some things out on offense, so this game may not be as lopsided as it could have been a few weeks ago.

Look for Tyrone Swoopes to be the deciding factor for the offense, as he has been streaky with his play recently. A good performance could keep Texas relevant even in a hostile environment.

What they're saying - Texas:

As a runner, Swoopes starting to figure it out (Austin Statesman)

QB Jerrod Heard getting significant practice reps (Burnt Orange Nation)

What they're saying - Kansas State:

Hayes makes transition to new spot on o-line (Topeka Capital -Journal)

With K-State surging, Walters remains mentally, physically strong (The Collegian)


Texas -20, Kansas State - 35

The Wildcats are rolling and should continue to do so hosting Texas. The Longhorns have been improved the past few weeks, but the offense still doesn't have enough to keep up with a Kansas State attack that has scored nearly 40 points a game.

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