A look back at how it all happened Saturday night:
Texas 28, Kansas 7. The Jayhawks opened the game with some trickery — an onside kick — but John Burt scooped it up. On Texas’ first snap, Shane Buechele hit Lorenzo Joe for a touchdown just 9 seconds into the game. (Last year, Buechele threw a 75-yard touchdown on Texas’ first play, too.) Carter Stanley was picked off twice; one was a pick-six, the other set up a Longhorns touchdown. Daniel Young and Toneil Carter showed some flash and Sam Ehlinger got into the game and threw a touchdown.
Texas: Lorenzo Joe 49-yard pass from Shane Buechele (Mitchell Becker kick, 14:51)
Texas: Antwuan Davis 16-yard interception return (Becker kick, 8:05)
Kansas: Steven Sims Jr. 5-yard pass from Stanley Carter (Gabriel Rui kick, 527)
Texas: Toneil Carter 23-yard run (Becker kick, 3:42)
Texas: Cade Brewer 8-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Becker kick, 1:55)
Halftime: Texas 35, Kansas 17. Mitchell Becker, taking over kicking duties from Joshua Rowland, missed his first field goal attempt from 44 yards. Texas promptly abandoned its kicking game, twice going for it on fourth down inside field goal range. Those gambles paid off, though as Lil’Jordan Humphrey converted that second fourth down and then scored on back-to-back wildcat snaps. Texas is 3 of 3 on fourth downs. Davis had his second pick of the game — in the end zone, snuffing out a KU scoring threat — and also recovered a muffed punt. That turnover led to Humphrey’s score.
Kansas: Earl Bostick 8-yard pass from Stanley (Rui kick, 13:11)
Kansas: Rui 36-yard field goal (12:12)
Texas: Lil’Jordan Humphrey 1-yard run (Becker kick, 4:49)
Texas 35, Kansas 20. The Longhorns’ offense stalled in the third quarter. Texas mustered only 81 yards and narrowly avoided two near-turnovers in its three drives. Texas also failed on two fourth-down attempts inside the Kansas 40. Linebacker Gary Johnson and wide receiver Dorian Leonard both left with injuries.
Kansas: Rui 32-yard field goal (5:11)
Final: Texas 42, Kansas 27. Buechele was picked off when he threw into triple coverage, but the defense stopped the Jayhawks on their last real shot at getting back into the game when Malik Jefferson stuffed Taylor Martin for a 3-yard loss on fourth-and-2 from Texas’ 29 with 10:47 left and KU trailing by 15. Warren’s touchdown iced the game; the Jayhawks added a final-minute touchdown.
Texas: Chris Warren III 1-yard run (Becker kick, 5:34)
Kansas: Chase Harrell 18-yard pass from Stanley (Rui kick, :11)
First downs: Kansas 21, Texas 18
Rushes-yards: Kansas 35-96, Texas 40-113
Passing: Kansas 268, Texas 258
Comp-Att-Int: Kansas 27-43-3, Texas 24-34-1
Return Yards: Kansas 56, Texas 99
Punts-Avg.: Kansas 6-37.66, Texas 4-43.0
Fumbles-Lost: Kansas 3-1, Texas 2-1
Penalties-Yards: Kansas 5-45, Texas 9-73
Time of Possession: Kansas 30:23, Texas 29:37
RUSHING: Kansas, Stanley 11-43, Martin 12-37, D.Williams 3-11, Herbert 9-5. Texas, Young 21-67, Carter 3-34, Porter 5-8, L.Humphrey 3-4, Buechele 6-4, Warren 1-1, (Team) 1-(minus 5)
PASSING: Kansas, Stanley 27-43-3-268. Texas, Ehlinger 2-2-0-9, Buechele 22-32-1-249
RECEIVING: Kansas, Sims 9-53, Fairs 7-104, B.Johnson 3-36, Harrell 2-25, Ke.Johnson 1-29, Bostick 1-8, Booker 1-5, Schadler 1-4, Martin 1-3, Herbert 1-1. Texas, C.Johnson 6-63, Joe 5-98, J.Burt 4-33, L.Humphrey 3-24, Carter 1-9, De.Duvernay 1-9, Brewer 1-8, Leonard 1-6, Foreman 1-4, Young 1-4
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Texas, Becker 44
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