MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder tried to console his Texas counterpart on Saturday after the 77-year-old wizard finished conducting a masterclass in organized football. “We both tried to give it away,” Snyder told Charlie Strong after the Longhorns stumbled their way through a 24-21 defeat. “Good luck to you. Just hang in there. I mean this from the bottom of my heart, you’re the guy. You are the guy.” Texas administrators may not feel so fortunate after watching the Longhorns (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) suffer their fifth straight loss in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. In fact, Texas athletic director Mike Perrin wanted nothing to do with reporters afterward. “No talking,” he said. At this point, there’s not much left to say. Texas is simply a bad football team. In the first half, Kansas State had 19 first downs while Texas had 19 plays, plus a meaningless kneel-down to go into the locker room trailing 21-7. The Wildcats (4-3, 2-2) certainly tried to give it away, as Snyder indicated. Texas benefited from two fumbles and Edwin Freeman’s 33-yard … Read more

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas is not sound, but was beaten soundly

MANHATTAN, Kan. — On the heels of an inspired win at home over Big 12 basement dweller Iowa State, Texas faithful came into this road game looking for a well-coached, well-prepared team and found one. Wearing purple. Bill Snyder’s bunch, as usual, played its customary disciplined, focused football. At least … Read More

Sophomore linebackers Freeman, Wheeler unable to carry Texas

MANHATTAN, Kan. — For Edwin Freeman, an interception and a fumble recovery ended up being a consolation prize. Texs forced three turnovers in its 24-21 loss to Kansas State on Saturday. Freeman recorded his first career interception and his first career fumble recovery, but he wasn’t in the mood to … Read More

Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas-Kansas State

WHY TEXAS (3-4, 1-3) LOST: Well, it was a total team effort — offense, defense, even special teams. Yes, the defense forced three turnovers and pretty much shut the Wildcats down in the second half, but the slow, sluggish start lowlighted by missed tackles in the first half literally proved … Read More

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Kansas State 24, Texas 21 final recap: UT’s loss was a real team effort this time

It’s over in Manhattan. Kansas State has beaten Texas, 24-21. Maybe that’s not too big of a surprise. The Longhorns struggle in Manhattan like few other places in the country. They’re now 1-7 all-time there, the lone win coming 16 years ago. In fact, Texas just hasn’t been a road … Read More

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Texas vs. Kansas State: Horns up, Horns down, and our plays of the game

Horns up Held in check the entire first half, Texas found one thing that worked other than D’Onta Foreman when Shane Buechele connected with Devin Duvernay for his third long-distance touchdown pass in as many games, an 80-yard strike on a wheel route. Linebacker Ed Freeman had two spectacular plays, … Read More

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Staff tweets from Texas-Kansas State postgame

Texas suffered a 24-21 setback to Kansas State on Saturday, the Longhorns’ fifth-straight loss at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium since 2002. Texas coach Charlie Strong and his players addressed the media after the loss, and American-Statesman reporters Brian Davis, Danny Davis and Kirk Bohls were there. Here’s … Read More

Texas vs. Kansas State: Our four pregame questions — answered

On Saturday morning, we asked four questions about the Texas-Kansas State matchup. Here’s how they played out: 1. DID TEXAS’ DEFENSE CONTINUE TO TREND UPWARD? No. And now it’s trending downward. Wasn’t offense supposed to be Kansas State’s weakness? Not so much on Saturday. The Wildcats had been … Read More

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Texas vs. Kansas State: A box score’s story

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Kansas State 24, Texas 21: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Kansas State 7, Texas 0: Thanks to three offsides call and a defensive holding penalty, Kansas State went up 7-0 on the first drive of the game. Texas has started every game this season on defense; the Longhorns have yielded four opening-drive touchdowns. The clock-chewing Wildcats allowed Texas … Read More