- The defense did the heavy lifting in rough playing conditions, holding Kansas State to nine points and only 242 yards of offense. The Horns also sacked K-State quarterbacks five times for 33 yards in losses. Texas has 11 sacks over its last two games.
- Nick Rose placed a perfect pooch kickoff between two Kansas State return men and the ball bounced backwards into the arms of a hustling Kevin Vaccaro.
- Punter Michael Dickson felt the wrath of Longhorn Nation when he dropped snap at the end of the Oklahoma State game, but the Aussie frosh averted a bad situation early in the fourth quarter when he recovered a bad snap and uncorked a 33-yarder under duress.
- Deep snapper Kyle Ashby had a rough afternoon. In addition to the snap over Dickson’s head, he also misfired on an extra-point snap in the first quarter, which prevented Texas from even getting off an attempt.
- The coaching staff eschewed a 39-yard field goal attempt to go for it on a fourth-and-5. The decision wasn’t so bad, but the play call — a quarterback draw — was too conservative.
- Safety Dylan Haines dropped what should have been an interception — possibly a pick six — in the third quarter. The Wildcats converted the drop into three points.
OFFENSIVE PLAY OF THE GAME
- Johnathan Gray burst threw K-State’s front seven for a 46-yard run in the second quarter, setting up a touchdown. Gray finished with 103 yards, the first time he has topped the century mark in 11 games, dating back to last season.
DEFENSIVE PLAY OF THE GAME
- With K-State driving for the tying score in the last five minutes, Haines held on to the pick that counted most. His interception near midfield helped seal the win.