Through 3 Quarters
Only one more quarter stands between the Texas Longhorns and the win they were favored to collect going into this day. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Kansas State Wildcats 66-31.
Texas has been led by RB Bijan Robinson, who so far has rushed for three TDs and 172 yards on nine carries in addition to catching three passes for 51 yards. Robinson has put himself on the highlight reel with a 75-yard TD scramble in the third quarter. The squad has gotten extra help from defensive menace DB Chris Brown and his ten tackles.
RB Deuce Vaughn has led the way so far for K-State, as he has rushed for two TDs and 108 yards on nine carries.
This is the most points the Longhorns have had yet this year going into the fourth quarter.
Texas @ Kansas State
Current Records: Texas 5-3; Kansas State 4-5
What to Know
The Kansas State Wildcats haven’t won a game against the Texas Longhorns since Oct. 22 of 2016, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Saturday. K-State and Texas will face off in a Big 12 battle at noon ET at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. These two teams are looking to take out their frustrations on one another after having lost close ones recently.
The Wildcats had victory within their grasp but couldn’t quite capture it last week as the squad lost 32-31 to the Baylor Bears. RB Deuce Vaughn put forth a good effort for the losing side as he rushed for one TD and 102 yards on 19 carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD.
The K-State defensive unit accumulated seven sacks. It was a group effort with five guys contributing.
Texas lost a heartbreaker to the Iowa State Cyclones when they met last November, and they left with a heavy heart again last Friday. Texas fell just short of Iowa State by a score of 23-20. Despite the loss, the Longhorns got a solid performance out of QB Sam Ehlinger, who passed for one TD and 298 yards on 29 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 65 yards.
The Wildcats are expected to lose this next one by 7.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 4-2 against the spread when expected to lose.
The losses put K-State at 4-5 and Texas at 5-3. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: K-State is stumbling into the contest with the 13th fewest yards per game in the nation, having accrued only 326.2 on average. To make matters even worse for K-State, Texas ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to passing touchdowns, with 25 on the season.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium — Manhattan, Kansas
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $54.00
The Longhorns are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Texas have won four out of their last five games against Kansas State.
- Nov 09, 2019 – Texas 27 vs. Kansas State 24
- Sep 29, 2018 – Texas 19 vs. Kansas State 14
- Oct 07, 2017 – Texas 40 vs. Kansas State 34
- Oct 22, 2016 – Kansas State 24 vs. Texas 21
- Oct 24, 2015 – Texas 23 vs. Kansas State 9