Kansas State


2:30 pm November 9th, 2019

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin



November 9, 2019

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: With its season on the line, Texas boots Kansas State behind its leaders

Congratulations go out to the Texas Longhorns. Tom Herman’s crew just became the fourth team from the state of Texas to become bowl- eligible. Saturday’s had-to-have-it 27-24 win over the scrappy Kansas State Wildcats wasn’t beautiful. It wasn’t a work of art. But the Longhorns got the desired result. Because … Read More


Texas 27, No. 16 Kansas State 24: Nothing comes easy, but ‘Don’t Stop Believin’

Forget “The Eyes of Texas.” The Longhorns’ new anthem might as well be “Don’t Stop Believin.’” The sound folks have totally ruined the memory of last year’s magical Iowa State moment by playing Journey’s 1981 smash hit on an endless loop, especially during night games at … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas rebounds against Kansas State but hard-ly ever wins easy

Nine games into its season, there’s one immutable fact about the Texas football team. The Longhorns don’t do easy. Winning, as Tom Herman constantly reminds us, is hard. Really, really hard. So hard, in fact, he really should get T-shirts printed up that declare Texas Does Hard. Even after everything … Read More


Texas-Kansas State notebook: Brandon Jones bounces back in wild win

Saturday’s 27-24 win over Kansas State featured a touchdown off a flea-flicker and a 26-yard field goal with no time left, but Texas safety Brandon Jones also got on the highlight reel. With Kansas State leading 14-7 in the second quarter, Jones forced Wildcats fullback Mason Barta to fumble the football … Read More


Texas 27, Kansas State 24: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s Kansas State game. How they played out:   1. Did Brennan Eagles make up for last game’s suspension? No. The sophomore wide receiver, who was suspended for the TCU game because he had missed a team practice, … Read More


Texas 27, No. 16 Kansas State 24: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium:   First quarter Kansas State 14, Texas 0. Skylar Thompson entered this game with only seven touchdown passes in eight games, averaging 167 yards per contest. In the Wildcats’ first two drives, he had two scores and 135 yards. Cameron Dicker, who … Read More


Dicker the kicker saves the day again; Texas knocks off Kansas State 27-24

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which was a 7-point favorite today but 0-2 vs. ranked teams this year, has beaten No. 16 Kansas State, 27-24. The Longhorns, their season admittedly “on the ropes,” looked sluggish for two quarters before waking up at halftime, holding the Wildcats to only … Read More


It’s halftime, and Texas is trailing No. 16 Kansas State 14-7

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which is a 7-point favorite today but 0-2 vs. ranked teams this year, is trailing No. 16 Kansas State, 14-7. And the Longhorns should consider themselves lucky to only be down by one touchdown. The Wildcats are producing some big gainers and chunk plays, … Read More


November 8, 2019


The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Saturday’s Longhorns-Wildcats game

The Longhorns host 20th-ranked Kansas State on Saturday (2:30 p.m., ESPN). The eyes of Texas will be upon … Da’Quan Patton, Kansas State linebacker Patton’s name may sound familiar to Austin-area football fans since he was an all-state honoree at Vista Ridge High in 2014. After graduating … Read More


Texas vs. Kansas State: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-Kansas State game to keep your eye on Saturday: Kansas State RB James Gilbert vs. Texas RB Keaontay Ingram Kansas State entered this season without a single non-quarterback who had recorded a rushing attempt for the Wildcats in 2018. Enter Gilbert, a graduate transfer from … Read More


Crumbling at the close: Texas finds itself in precarious position due to fourth-quarter lapses

Like Tom Herman said this week, Texas is a team on the ropes. “You can do one of two things,” Herman said Monday. “You can fight your way off the ropes or you can tell your trainer to throw in the towel.” Saturday’s … Read More


November 7, 2019

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Veterans renewing push to remind Longhorns fans it’s more than ‘DKR’

Thursday marked the seven-year anniversary of Darrell K Royal’s death, and there are some who have a humble request of all Texas fans: Please stop referring to the football stadium flippantly as “DKR.” You’ve done it. I’ve done it. We’ve all done … Read More


Texas’ notable number: Icing the opposing kicker under Tom Herman — and the number 2

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 2 — the jersey number assigned to freshmen Roschon Johnson, a quarterback-turned-running back, and cornerback Kenyatta Watson II. Only two Longhorns (Brandon Jones and Joseph Ossai) have … Read More


November 6, 2019


Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando sticking with three-man front despite struggles

Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said he still has complete faith in the Longhorns’ defensive scheme and three-man front despite this shaping up as the worst unit statistically in school history. “Yeah. Oh, yeah. There’s no doubt about it,” Orlando said after Wednesday’s practice. Read More


Their season on the ropes, Texas players think the seniors must lead the way out

Collin Johnson figured he finally was past this sort of thing. At least the Texas wide receiver hoped so, anyway. After all, the Longhorns had beaten a by-God SEC team, No. 6 Georgia, in the Sugar Bowl. They were ascending, weren’t they? So sure, Johnson is frustrated with the Longhorns’ … Read More