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Replay: Beaten 57-56 by Kansas in overtime, Texas sinks to a fifth straight defeat

Texas' Longhorns and Kansas' Jayhawks will both be desperately searching for a victory at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.

Despite leading at halftime in each of its last four games, Texas (4-5, 2-4) has been dealt four straight losses. The Longhorns' last win was a 32-27 triumph at TCU on Oct. 2. Since it opened its season on Sept. 3 with a 17-14 win over South Dakota, Kansas (1-8, 0-6) has lost eight straight games.

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If UT fans want to place a bet on the Longhorns in this game, they should expect to give a lot of points. Texas is heavily favored. However, two of the last four games in this series — one of which was won by Kansas — have been decided by a walk-off field goal. Texas also recorded a 24-17 victory over Kansas in 2018.

It's over: Jayhawks roll the dice in overtime, shock Texas 57-56

Kansas, needing a touchdown in their first overtime possession, answered with Devin Neal's third touchdown of the game, this one from two yards out, to make it 56-55.

And the Jayhawks decided to roll the dice again. They called a time out and went for the win.

On the 2-point play, Daniels evaded Ovie Oghoubo's rush and floated a pass to fullback Jared Casey in the end zone for the win.

Texas has lost five straight games now, something that hasn't happened since 1956. The Longhorns play at West Virginia next Saturday.

First OT: Marcus Washington scores to put Texas up 56-49

Kansas won the overtime coin toss and chose to play defense first. Texas promptly has scored a touchdown on Washington's 8-yard catch. It was Casey Thompson's sixth score of the night.

But Washington was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for spinning the football on the ground in celebration. It sets Kansas up at the 15 to try to tie it.

The new overtime rules have both teams getting shots with offensive possessions starting at the 25. Then, if a second overtime is needed, touchdowns must be followed by 2-point conversions. Then, starting with the third overtime if it's needed, all ensuing OTs become alternating 2-point conversion plays until one side blinks.

Not so fast: Cade Brewer scores and this game is tied (4th, :22)

Casey Thompson's end-zone pick ended up not dooming Texas after all. After a three-and-out, Kansas got off a weak punt of 38 yards and D'Shawn Jamison returned it 25 yards down to KU's 34.

With 44 seconds left, Texas took over and tied the game 49-49 on Thompson's 25-yard touchdown pass to Cade Brewer down the right sideline.

Casey Thompson throws a pick, and it looks like it's over (4th, 1:10)

Thompson's 22nd pass to Xavier Worthy proved costly, as O.J. Burroughs picked off the pass in the end zone.

It was Texas' fourth turnover of the night.

Texas stops Jayhawks on a fourth down gamble (4th, 2:34)

On third-and-8, Devin Neal came up one yard short on a pass out of the backfield, forcing a fourth-and-1 at Kansas' 34. It set up one one of the potentially biggest moments of the game:

After a time out, the Jayhawks lined up as it to go for it but clearly were trying to just call the Longhorns offside. They called their final timeout — and then lined up again quickly out of a bunched-together huddle; quarterback Jalon Daniels tried to sneak it across but was stopped short.

Texas, needing a touchdown, took over in Kansas territory.

Casey Thompson, Xavier Worthy keep Jayhawks within Longhorns' reach (4th, 4:39)

A chance for a comeback still exists for Texas after Casey Thompson threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Worthy. After Thompson's third touchdown toss to Worthy, the Longhorns trail by a score of 49-42.

There is 4:39 left on the clock. Texas has all three of its timeouts left.

— Danny Davis

Longhorns running out of time as Kansas goes back up by 14 points (4th, 8:47)

A touchdown pass by Jalon Daniels has pushed the Kansas lead to 49-35 in the fourth quarter at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Coming out of a timeout, Daniels found Kwamie Lassiter II for the score on a 3rd-and-goal attempt.

Kansas last scored this many points in a Big 12 game during a 52-45 win over Colorado in 2010.

— Danny Davis

Two touchdown passes and a blocked punt put Texas in a position to rally (end 3rd)

Down by 21 points at multiple points of the third quarter, Texas narrowed that deficit to 42-35 on Casey Thompson's 25- and 7-yard touchdown passes to Bijan Robinson and Xavier Worthy. Robinson has now scored 15 times this season. Worthy has caught 10 touchdown passes.

Worthy's score with 1:21 left in the third quarter was set up by Marcus Washington's blocked punt. Kansas, which has ended its last two possessions with punts, will open the fourth quarter facing a third down at the KU 31.

Robinson, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards this season, exited the game with an injury in the third quarter's final minutes. Robinson grabbed his wrist after he was  stopped on a run near the Kansas goal line.

— Danny Davis

Kansas, Devin Neal respond to UT's half-opening touchdown drive (3rd, 8:59)

The Texas defense failed to capitalize on any momentum gained by its offense at the beginning of the second half. After Texas trimmed the Kansas lead to 14 points on a post-halftime touchdown drive, UT let the Jayhawks march right back down the field.

On a drive in which he broke loose for a 58-yard gain, Devin Neal scored on a 10-yard run to give Kansas a 21-point advantage. With 8:59 left in the third quarter, Neal has rushed 12 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns. He also has a 19-yard touchdown catch.

Texas has allowed a 100-yard rusher in each of its last six games.

— Danny Davis

Texas opens the second half with a score (3rd, 11:17)

Down by 21 points at halftime, Texas quickly got to work on narrowing that deficit. A short touchdown run by UT quarterback Casey Thompson capped a drive that began at the UT 35.

Thompson's touchdown run covered one yard. He also had key 14- and 24-yard completions to Xavier Worthy and Marcus Washington on the 10-play possession.

Texas currently trails 35-21.

— Danny Davis

Kansas takes a huge lead over Texas into the intermission (halftime)

After blowing halftime leads in each of its last four games, Texas will need to overcome a halftime deficit in order to avoid a fifth straight loss. Kansas leads 35-14 at halftime.

Kansas built a 21-point lead by scoring three times in the last two minutes and 25 seconds of the second quarter. The last touchdown was scored when Jacobee Bryant intercepted a Hudson Card pass and returned it 31 yards to the end zone.

If Texas mounts a comeback in the second half, it would be historic. In its history, UT has only won three games in which it trailed by at least 21 points.

— Danny Davis

Late fumble helps Kansas extends its lead before halftime (2nd, 1:14)

Kansas has taken a 28-14 lead in front of a stunned crowd at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Devin Neal scored on a 19-yard reception three plays after the Jayhawks recovered a fumble by Texas quarterback Hudson Card.

Texas has lost two fumbles tonight, and the Jayhawks have scored a touchdown after each turnover. Last week, two fumbles by Bijan Robinson resulted in two field goals for Iowa State.

— Danny Davis

Jayhawks retake the lead on a Jalon Daniels' touchdown run (2nd, 2:25)

A tie between Texas and Kansas lasted for all of six minutes and 23 seconds. Jayhawk quarterback Jalon Daniels' nine-yard touchdown run has put Kansas back up by a score of 21-14.

Kansas arrived in Austin with a scoring offense that ranked 127th among the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision-level schools. The Jayhawks were averaging 15.1 points per game. So far tonight, Kansas has ended three of its four offensive possessions with a touchdown.

— Danny Davis

Freshman receiver's 33-yard touchdown is Worthy of a school record (2nd, 8:48)

A 33-yard touchdown catch by Texas freshman Xavier Worthy has helped the Longhorns tie Kansas in the second quarter. With 8:48 left, both the Longhorns and Jayhawks have 14 points.

The touchdown catch was Worthy's ninth of the season. That is a new class record at Texas. Ahead of this game, both Worthy and legendary Longhorn Roy Williams had recorded eight touchdown catches during their freshmen years. Williams was a freshman at UT in 2000.

This week, Texas coach Steve Sarkisian told reporters that both Casey Thompson and Hudson Card would play against the Jayhawks. Sure enough, Card relieved Thompson and directed UT's third drive of the game. The touchdown pass was the fourth of Card's season.

— Danny Davis

Texas cuts the Kansas lead in half on Marcus Washington's touchdown (2nd, 12:14)

After a scoreless first quarter, Texas has recorded its first points of the evening. A 25-yard touchdown pass from Casey Thompson to Marcus Washington has made this a 14-7 game.

The touchdown catch was the second of Washington's three-year career at Texas. Last season, Washington and Thompson collaborated on a 17-yard score at the end of a season-opening rout of UTEP.

— Danny Davis

Kansas scores again, grabs control of the scoreboard (end 1st)

A 11-yard touchdown pass from Jalon Daniels to Mason Fairchild has given Kansas a 14-0 lead in Austin. Fairchild scored with 36 seconds left in the first quarter.

Texas ran only 10 plays in the first quarter, and a fumble by quarterback Casey Thompson ended the team's first possession. The Longhorns will open the second quarter with a second down at the Kansas 49.

Texas running back Bijan Robinson, who exited last week's loss at Iowa State with a neck strain, started for the Longhorns. He rushed three times for 22 yards.

— Danny Davis

 Kansas strikes first with a game-opening touchdown drive (1st, 7:58)

A short touchdown run by Devin Neal has given Kansas an early lead in Austin. Neal's fifth touchdownof the season was a 3-yard run.

After receiving the opening kickoff, Kansas drove 75 yards over 13 plays. Along the way, the Jayhawks used the legs of backup quarterback Jalon Daniels to pick up first downs on 3rd-and-7 and 3rd-and 1 attempts.

— Danny Davis

Texas running back Keilan Robinson to sit out against Kansas

Texas announced before Saturday's kickoff that junior running back Keilan Robinson will be sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols. Robinson had rushed for 194 yards this season, although 65 of those yards were picked up on a touchdown run against Rice. Robinson has also blocked a punt.

The loss of Robinson will likely only be notable if the two running backs ahead of him on the depth chart are limited by injuries. Bijan Robinson (neck) and Roschon Johnson (toe) were each listed as game-time decisions by Texas coach Steve Sarkisian this week. Bijan Robinson and Johnson both  through pregame warmups at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

— Danny Davis

Longhorns, Jayhawks and a pregame podcast

Texas last lost four straight games during the same season in 2010. The Longhorns haven't been saddled by a five-game losing streak since 1956.

Former Texas defensive lineman Roy Miller was Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden's guest this week on the On Second Thought podcast. Miller discussed the frustration that some of the football program's alumni have with the current state of affairs at UT.