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The Longhorns come to town, but do we still own Texas?

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Football

Kansas State looks for the first conference win of the season against #18 Texas today. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 PM and the game can be seen on FS1.

Here’s your all-important HOW TO WATCH post, courtesy of AMS.

Drew Schneider dropped in with a look at the Kansas State offense when Alex Delton has the reins. The news may not be all bad on that score. Then again, there’s TB kicking the tires and pouring cold water over whatever positive feelings we may have left about the 2018 season.

As has only been mentioned about sixty times this week, the Longhorns have not won a game in Manhattan since 2002, which is their lone road win in the series all-time. Texas is looking to end that streak of futility today (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle).

Texas’ task is made a bit easier by Kansas State’s current scoring woes and prolonged search for an offensive identity (Arne Green, Topeka Capital-Journal).

Then again, it’s not all doom and gloom for Kansas State. As the mothership reminds us, Kansas State has pretty much owned Texas, especially in Manhattan. And on that note, your pre-game rituals will not go amiss with a perusal of Barking Carnival’s Kansas State Pregamer.

Regardless of the outcome, this matchup is not especially momentous, unlike the 2012 matchup in Manhattan that ended with Kansas State winning the Big 12 championship. Fond memories indeed (Greg Woods, Manhattan Mercury).

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Soccer

The real football team is having a rough Big 12 season. Still looking for their first conference win this season, the Wildcats took on West Virginia in Morgantown last night and lost the match 4-0.

A strong first half effort with the Wildcats holding the opponent scoreless despite a 17-3 deficit in shots on goal, turned to naught as the’Eers turned on the afterburners and scored three goals in a short time frame in the second half. A final goal in the 85th minute sealed the blowout.

Kansas State is back home on Friday to take on Kansas in the first-ever Sunflower Showdown in soccer.

Tennis

Part of the Kansas State tennis team is currently taking on Indiana, Ohio State, and Marquette at the Hoosier Fall Classic in Bloomington, Indiana. For the Wildcats, Anna Turco was the lone bright spot, winning her singles match against the Hoosriers’ Olga Zavarotnaya 6-4, 7-6. She then teamed up with Ines Mesquita to win two rounds of doubles, beating Marquette 8-3 and Indiana 8-7. Play continues today in the event.

Meanwhile, Margot Decker and Maria Linares are in Pacific Palisades, California this weekend, representing Kansas State at the ITA All-America Championships.

Cross Country

The Wildcat men’s and women’s cross country teams are in Lawrence today for the Rim Rock Farm Collegiate Classic. The women’s 6K race begins at 9 AM, followed by the men’s 8K race at 10 AM.

This is the third meet of the season for the two teams. The runners last competed at the Vic Godfrey in Wisconsin, where the women scored 61 points and won the meet.