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Kansas State 23, Texas 0: Longhorns shut out for the first time since 2004

Posted October 25th, 2014

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IT’S OVER.

Mercifully, in Manhattan.

Kansas State has beaten Texas, 23-0.

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It’s the Longhorns’ first shutout loss since the 12-0 loss to Oklahoma, back in 2004. And it continues Texas’ long-running issues with playing in Manhattan. The Longhorns, who now are 6-9 all-time vs. Kansas State, are 1-6 in Manhattan.

Next up for Texas (3-5 overall, 2-3 in the Big 12)? At Texas Tech, next Saturday. Kickoff time has not yet been announced.

Next up for No. 11 Kansas State (6-1, 4-0)? Oklahoma State, at home.

Texas’ final four games are at Texas Tech, at home vs. West Virginia, at Oklahoma State, and at home vs. TCU. The Longhorns need three wins in those final four games to get to a bowl game.

The Longhorns had 10 drives on the day: 8 of them ended in punts, one ended with a lost fumble, one ended with a turnover on downs.

Final stats:

Total yards: Kansas State 367, Texas 196

Rushing yards: Kansas State 143, Texas 90

Passing yards: Kansas State 224, Texas 106

First downs: Kansas State 22, Texas 12

Penalties: Texas 7-66, Kansas State 3-25

Sacks: Texas 2, Kansas State 2

Turnovers: Texas 1, Kansas State 0

Time of possession: Kansas State 39:14, Texas 20:46

Passing: Kansas State — Jake Waters 19-30-224, 0/0; Texas — Tyrone Swoopes 13-25-106, 0/0

Rushing: Kansas State — DeMarcus Robinson 16-50-1, Charles Jones 13-49-1, Joe Hubener 5-46; Texas — Swoopes 8-31, Johnathan Gray 10-24, Malcolm Brown 6-21, D’Onta Foreman 3-14

Receiving: Kansas State — Tyler Lockett 8-103, Deante Burton 4-55, Curry Sexton 4-38, Kody Cook 2-25, Zach Trujillo 1-3; Texas — Jaxon Shipley 4-25, John Harris 3-42, Geoff Swaim 3-18, Marcus Johnson 1-21, Armanti Foreman 1-1

Earlier updates …

FOURTH QUARTER.

There’s 9:31 left.

It’s Kansas State 23, Texas 0.

Kansas State, which has been controlling the clock all day, has effectively put this game out of reach with Charles Jones‘ 1-yard touchdown run.

It was a 10-play, 86-yard drive that started at K-State’s on 14 off the failed fourth-down play on Texas’ last drive. It took 3:41 off the clock.

The big question now: Can Texas avoid a shutout loss?

Earlier upates …

THIRD QUARTER.

There’s 13:12 left.

It’s still Kansas State 16, Texas 0.

The Longhorns’ latest — and possibly last — chance to get back into this game just came and went without points. A promising Texas drive that reached Kansas State’s 15-yard line sputtered with a failed fourth down.

Two nice pass plays from Tyrone Swoopes to Marcus Johnson (21 yards) and Jaxon Shipley (15) keyed the drive, as well as a 12-yard gain from Swoopes on a designed quarterback keeper down to Kansas State’s 23.

Johnathan Gray carried for 5 yards, down to the 18. Swoopes had a nice play fake on the next play, but his rollout pass to Geoff Swaim netted only 3 yards. On third-and-2 from the 15, Gray leaped over the line but was stopped short.

That led to fourth-and-1 — and Texas’ first timeout, with 13:17 left in the game — at the 14.

On it, Gray was popped at the line, spun and leaned forward. The ball was spotted just short of the first down, though it did appear that he’d stretched the ball over.

The spot was reviewed and upheld.

Earlier updates …

THIRD QUARTER.

There’s 2:48 left.

It’s Kansas State 16, Texas 0.

And Texas’ third-quarter woes continue.

After going 0 for 6 on first-half possessions, all of which ended with punts, the Longhorns’ first drive of the second half appeared to be clicking until freshman running back D’Onta Foreman fumbled a reverse handoff — or, rather, a pitch, which was the problem — that Kansas State recovered near midfield.

It was Texas’ first turnover of the game. First turnover for either team, actually.

Kansas State turned the mistake into points — a 38-yard field goal from Matthew McCrane, his third kick of the day (19, 30, 38)

Earlier updates …

IT’S HALFTIME.

Kansas State leads Texas, 13-0.

Texas is struggling offensively to generate drives.

The defense is keeping the Longhorns in the game, however. Sound familiar?

Kansas State, ranked No. 11 nationally, is having its issues as well. The Wildcats had to settle for field goals on two early drives, thanks to Texas’ defense tightening up inside the 5.

First half stats:

Total yards: Kansas State 146, Texas 92

Rushing yards: Kansas State 61, Texas 52

Passing yards: Kansas State 85, Texas 40

First downs: Kansas State 11, Texas 7

Penalties: Texas 6-51, Kansas State 0

Sacks: Texas 2, Kansas State 2

Turnovers: Texas 0, Kansas State 0

Time of possession: Kansas State 19:20, Texas 10:40

Passing: Kansas State — Jake Waters 7-11-85, 0/0; Texas — Tyrone Swoopes 6-16-40, 0/0

Rushing: Kansas State — DeMarcus Robinson 10-56-1, Charles Jones 8-17; Texas — Malcolm Brown 5-18, Johnathan Gray 4-18, Swoopes 5-16

Receiving: Kansas State — Tyler Lockett 4-54, Curry Sexton 2-28, Zach Trujillo 1-3; Texas — John Harris 2-24, Jaxon Shipley 2-6, Geoff Swaim 1-11

It’s the third time that Texas has been shut out in the first half. The Longhorns lost those first two games — BYU and Baylor — by a combined score of 69-14.

Kansas State has won 43 straight games at home when leading at halftime.

The Wildcats will get the ball to start the second half.

Earlier updates …

SECOND QUARTER.

There’s 2:18 left.

It’s Kansas State 13, Texas 0.

DeMarcus Robinson‘s 3-yard cut-back touchdown run has given Kansas State a bit of breathing room in Manhattan.

It culminated the Wildcats’ first long scoring drive of the day — 12 plays, 85 yards and it took 5:52 off the clock. The Wildcats’ previous two drives had resulted in punts out of their own endzone.

It’s been a long first half for Duke Thomas, who’s drawn the assignment of covering Tyler Lockett. Thomas was flagged for a pass interference on Kansas State’s first drive, which set up the opening field goal. And he was flagged again on this drive, and also was beaten on a 29-yard pass that set up Robinson’s score.

Texas, meanwhile, is experiencing drive issues — as in putting one together. The starting position for the Longhorns’ last two drives: K-State’s 40 (no points) and Texas’ 45 (three and out, no points).

Earlier updates …

SECOND QUARTER.

There’s 10:07 left.

Both teams must be second-guessing themselves after their first drives of the quarter. Kansas State’s didn’t go anywhere; Texas’ couldn’t take advantage of great field position.

Texas’ looked like it would result in points. Tyrone Swoopes had a 12-yard keeper, then shook off a sack and ran for another first down. Johnathan Gray (2 carries, 4 yards) was plugged into the backfield in place of Malcolm Brown (3-13 so far).

Swoopes took a couple of shots toward the endzone, but both fell incomplete. And Perkins was flagged for holding on one of them, which led to a long third-and-19 play from the 26.

He was sacked, and it took Texas out of field goal range.

Kansas State’s first drive of the quarter didn’t go so well either. The Longhorns sacked Jake Waters twice on Kansas State’s first series of the quarter — one by Hassan Ridgeway, the next by Caleb Bluiett — to force the Wildcats’ first punt of the game. That set Texas up in great field position, starting at K-State’s 40.

Earlier updates …

FIRST QUARTER.

There’s 2:59 left.

It’s Kansas State 6, Texas 0.

The Wildcats have added their second field goal of the game, a 30-yarder from Matthew McCrane, who kicked one from 19 yards on Kansas State’s first drive.

Kansas State is 2 of 4 so far on third-down conversions. The Wildcats, who were converting 50 percent of their third-down opportunities, led the Big 12 in the category.

The Wildcats’ play selection, through two drives:

Earlier updates …

FIRST QUARTER.

There’s 7:14 left.

It’s Kansas State 3, Texas 0.

Each team has had one drive. Kansas State’s resulted in points. Texas’ went backward.

Matthew McCrane‘s 19-yard field goal has given Kansas State the early lead. The Longhorns, though, did hold them to a field goal with three tough defensive plays inside the 5-yard line.

How’d they get there? Jake Waters took a shot in the endzone to Tyler Lockett, but it was incomplete. Duke Thomas, however, was flagged for pass interference on the play, and it set the Wildcats up inside the 5.

Fullback Glenn Gronkowski — yes, Rob’s little brother — was stopped for a short gain. Charles Jones, in as a wildcat quarterback, was stuffed by Steve Edmond for a 1-yard loss. And Malcom Brown stopped Jones at the 2 on third down.

A 23-yard run by Marcus Robinson moved the Wildcats into Texas territory.

The Longhorns whiffed on their first drive, lowlighted by a failed play action pass on the first play of the game, an injury to a key member of the offensive line, two false start penalties and a third-down play that went backward.

On the second play, right guard Kent Perkins was injured. He was making his ninth career start. He was replaced by Darius James.

What you need to know:

Daje Johnson will not play. He still has a hamstring issue, and didn’t make the trip to Manhattan.

Desmond Harrison will not play. Still suspended. Still in Austin.

Steve Edmond is playing. In fact, he and punter Will Russ are today’s game captains.

Jason Hall may play. He made the trip and worked out during warmups, but was moving gingerly.

Kansas State won the toss, and chose to get the ball to start the second half.

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