The No. 16 Kansas State Wildcats (6-2, 3-2 Big 12) travel to Austin, Texas, to play the Texas Longhorns (5-3, 3-2 Big 12). A K-State victory would do a lot for the Wildcats: keep them in the chase for a Big 12 Championship Game appearance, confirm their win over Oklahoma two weeks ago wasn’t a fluke, improve their position for a major bowl game, and retake the driver’s seat in the rivalry after losing two in a row to the Longhorns.
The Wildcats took care of business last week against the Kansas Jayhawks, winning 38-10 while only allowing a touchdown in the final minute of the game when the results were already decided.
The Longhorns had last week off, but the week before they lost to TCU, 37-27, as Texas QB Sam Ehlinger had what was easily his worst game in burnt orange, completing a mere 46 percent of his passes and throwing four interceptions.
A year ago, despite having their worst season of the Snyder II era, K-State still remained competitive with a ranked Texas team, losing 19-14 to the Longhorns. Over the entire series, K-State holds a 10-9 advantage over Texas. No other team has a winning record against the Longhorns over as many games as the Wildcats. That winning record is in jeopardy today, though, and K-State risks its first ever three-game losing streak in the series.
Oddsmakers generally have Texas as the favorites by a touchdown, with an over/under of 57 or 57.5. That projects a 32-25 Texas victory.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Joe Jamail Field at Darrell K. Royal—Texas Memorial Stadium, capacity 100,119, in Austin, Texas. The weather forecast in Austin calls for a nice day, with a high of 69 degrees and winds around 5 mph.
Tickets are available on the upper level for as little as $40, in the lower level for as little as $77, and even a few club seats for $240 at Vivid Seats.
Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst), and Tom Luginbill (sidelines) will broadcast the game on ESPN.
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play), Stan Weber (analyst), and Matt Walters (sidelines) will call the game for the K-State Sports Network on the radio. In addition to terrestrial radio, the game will be carried on Sirius channel 137, XM Channel 200, and the TuneIn app.
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