How it all happened Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium:
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 kicked a 57-yard field goal against Rice in September, missed from 55 on UT’s first drive. Texas was outgained 159-56.
K-State: Malik Knowles 70-yard pass from Skylar Thompson (Blake Lynch kick, 13:26)
K-State: Wykeen Gill 19-yard pass from Thompson (Lynch kick, 5:18)
Halftime: Kansas State 14, Texas 7. For the second time this season, the Longhorns scored on a flea-flicker. It was Collin Johnson’s first touchdown since the season opener. Texas converted a fourth down on the drive. Two Kansas State drives that reached into UT territory were snuffed — Brandon Jones forced a fumble and a B.J. Foster/Ta’Quon Graham sack on third down took away a possible field goal try.
Texas: Collin Johnson 21-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Dicker kick, 12:03)
Texas 17, Kansas State 14. The Wildcats were shut down in the third, managing only 29 yards and no points.Texas, meanwhile, put up 10 points and could have had more had Ehlinger not thrown an interception into triple coverage in the end zone.
Texas: Keaontay Ingram 34-yard run (Dicker kick, 13:17)
Texas: Dicker 36-yard field goal (9:02)
Final: Texas 27, Kansas State 24. Jones’ 53-yard punt return set the Horns up at Kansas State’s 21-yard line, which Ingram converted into a touchdown three plays later. But that 24-14 lead was short-lived; the Wildcats took the ensuing kickoff 98 yards to make it 24-21. The Wildcats tied it up 24-24, but a pair of key Ehlinger-to-Devin Duvernay completions helped the final drive turn into the game-winning drive. The Horns worked the clock at the end and let Dicker win it.
Texas: Ingram 12-yard run (Dicker kick, 12:17)
Kansas State: Joshua Youngblood 98-yard kickoff return (Lynch kick, 12:03)
Kansas State: Lynch 45-yard field goal (6:45)
Texas: Dicker 26-yard field goal (:00)
First downs: Texas 24, Kansas State 17
Rushes-yards-TD: Texas 36-214-2, Kansas State 26-51-0
Comp.-Att.-Int.: Texas 22-29-1, Kansas State 17-27-0
Return yards: Kansas State 109, Texas 53
Punts-Avg.: Texas 3-43.7, Kansas State 5-43.6
Fumbles-Lost: Texas 0-0, Kansas State 2-1
Penalties-Yards: Kansas State 2-20, Texas 9-85
Time of possession: Texas 31:19, Kansas State 28:41
PASSING: Texas — Ehlinger 22-29-263, 1/1. Kansas State — Thompson 17-27-253, 2/0
RUSHING: Texas — Ingram 16-139-2, Ehlinger 14-40, R. Johnson 5-37; Kansas State — Burns 8-26, Trotter 4-21, Brown 7-4, Thompson 7-0
RECEIVING: Texas — Duvernay 9-110, C. Johnson 7-110-1, Eagles 2-21, Ingram 2-4, Epps 1-11, R. Johnson 1-7; Kansas State — Schoen 5-68, Knowles 3-94-1, Gill 3-40-1, Brooks 2-25, Youngblood 1-11, Lenners 1-9, Brown 1-8, Barta 1-(-2)