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 only one drive in the quarter.
Kansas State: Jesse Ertz 6-yard run (Matthew McCrane kick), 9:23
The drive: 9 plays, 68 yards, 5:37
The key play: Breckyn Hager was flagged for offside on third-and-1 at the 15.
Halftime: Kansas State 21, Texas 7: Sandwiched in between the Wildcats’ two touchdowns was a Texas “drive” that lasted all of 20 seconds. One week after he caught a 75-yard touchdown, Devin Duvernay burned the Wildcats for an 80-yarder down the right sideline. The freshman has now caught scores in three straight games. Those touchdowns have covered 218 yards of combined real estate.
Kansas State: Ertz 19-yard run (McCrane kick), 13:32
The drive: 16-80-7:23
The key play: Bill Snyder went for it on fourth-and-1 at his own 29. And it worked. Ertz got the short conversion.
Texas: Devin Duvernay 80-yard pass from Shane Buechele (Trent Domingue kick), 4:03
The drive: 2-90-:20
The key play: The score was it. But it should be noted that Sterlin Gilbert called for a nifty fake receiver screen on the play; the Wildcats bit on it as an open Duvernay streaked down the sideline.
Kansas State: Bryon Pringle 8-yard pass from Ertz (McCrane kick), :09
The drive: 9-75-3:54
The key play: Bryce Cottrell was flagged for a late hit on Ertz. The touchdown pass came on the very next play.
Kansas State 24, Texas 14: The Longhorns dodged a bullet when Anthony Wheeler stripped Charles Jones of the ball mere inches before Jones crossed the goal line. That would have made this a 28-7 game. The defense bent, but did not break, holding Kansas State to a field goal. And Texas got back into the game thanks to the 18-Wheeler.
Kansas State: McCrane 35-yard field goal, 4:30
The drive: 7-56-3:08
The key play: Justin Simon’s 25-yard run, complete with a spin move or two, brought the Wildcats into field goal territory.
Texas: Tyrone Swoopes 8-yard run (Domingue kick), :31
The drive: 12-75-3:59
The key play: A rare third down conversion kept things going when Buechele found Collin Johnson for 5 yards on third-and-3.
Final: Kansas State 24, Texas 21. Is Manhattan the Longhorns’ least favorite place to play in the entire country? Maybe. Texas fell to 1-7 all time at Kansas State, a real team effort of a sputtering offense, a slow-starting defense and a big field goal miss late in the game. Bring on Baylor. Momentum’s in the rearview.
Texas: Dorian Leonard 6-yard pass from Buechele (Domingue kick), :46
The drive: 7-57-2:07
The key play: D’Onta Foreman ran through tackles on an important third-and-6 carry. He gained 7 yards, across midfield.
First downs: Texas 20; Kansas St. 27. Rushes-yards: Texas 38-122; Kansas St. 51-234. Passing: Texas 222; Kansas St. 171. Comp-Att-Int: Texas 17-24-0; Kansas St. 20-27-1. Return Yards: Texas 40; Kansas St. 58. Punts-Avg.: Texas 4-40.2; Kansas St. 3-33.0. Fumbles-Lost: Texas 1-0; Kansas St. 2-2. Penalties-Yards: Texas 10-72; Kansas St. 8-75. Time of Possession: Texas 21:33; Kansas St. 38:27.
Passing: Texas, Buechele 17-24-0-222; Kansas St., Ertz 20-27-1-171.
Rushing: Texas, D. Foreman 24-124, Swoopes 2-11, Porter 1-1, Buechele 9-(minus 3), Team 2-(minus 11); Kansas St., C. Jones 12-81, Ertz 18-78, Silmon 11-58, Barnes 4-17, Hubener 1-9, Heath 1-2, Warmack 1-(minus 2), Dimel 1-(minus 3), Team 2-(minus 6).
Receiving: Texas, , C. Johnson 4-22, Leonard 3-27, Warrick 3-19, A. Foreman 2-17, D. Duvernay 1-80 , Oliver 1-23, D. Foreman 1-20, Heard 1-7, Joe 1-7; Kansas St., Heath 7-41, Burton 4-53, Pringle 4-42, C. Jones 2-14, Zuber 2-9, Dimel 1-12.