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*****GAME THREAD: Texas Longhorns vs.Kansas State Wildcats*****

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The Texas Longhorns (5-3, 4-3) own a three-game winning streak against the Kansas State Wildcats (4-5, 4-4), but Saturday’s game in Manhattan, Kansas could prove to be a challenge regardless of Texas being favored by seven points.


The Longhorns have historically had trouble winning in the Little Apple.  Sam Ehlinger threw for 207 yards and one touchdown and Texas squeaked out a 19-14 win in 2018. Other than that, the last time Texas won in Manhattan was 2002.  Before that? 1926.

While the Longhorns have had their share of struggles in an otherwise disappointing season, Kansas State has lost their last four games.  The Wildcats lost starting quarterback Skylar Thompson for the season due to an injury suffered in Kansas State’s 31-21 win over Texas Tech on October 3rd. Freshman quarterback Will Howard took the reins and won his first two starts but has struggled since.

The Longhorns will be missing several key players at kickoff as well.  Safety Caden Sterns and offensive lineman Sam Cosmi announced their decisions to opt out of the remainder of the season in preparation for the NFL Draft.  Center Derek Kerstetter is nursing an injury and may not play against the Wildcats.

True freshman running back Deuce Vaughn leads Kansas State in rushing and receiving yards, and is the only player in the Big 12 to lead his team in both categories.

What: Texas Longhorns (5-3, 4-3) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (4-5, 4-4)
When: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Time:  11:00 AM CST
Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Television: FOX
The Line: Texas -7

Last Meeting Between the Two Teams: Texas defeated Kansas State 27-24 (November 9, 2019, Austin, Texas)
All-Time Series Record: Texas and Kansas State are tied 10-10-0

The Coaches

Kansas State Wildcats

Head Coach:  Chris Klieman
Head Coaching Experience: 8th year as a head coach
Years as Head Coach at Kansas State:  2
Career Record:  84-23
Career Record at Kansas State:  12-10

Texas Longhorns

Head Coach:  Tom Herman
Head Coaching Experience: 6th year as a head coach
Years as Head Coach at Texas:  4
Career Record:  52-22
Career Record at Texas:  30-18

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15 minutes ago, Aaron Carrara said:


Tyler Owens (is he at S or LB), Jerrin Thompson, Montrell Estell, and Kitan Crawford you're up.


Gotta start Josh Thompson, Jamison at CB; Adimora at NB, Brown and Estell at S, imo.  However, have Jerrin Thompson ready to go.  I would say Owens, but i have no idea where he has been slotted to play.

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what has been noticeable about Sam from the time he was a freshman are just the simple throws you expect from an elite QB like the fade to Schooler earlier. He just misses throws you need to make to win those games against elite competition and I guess I was spoiled by McCoy. I really thought that Sam would progress to a better passer but I dont think thats the case.  When McCoy threw the ball down field, it got to the point that you just KNEW it was going to be to an open receiver or right on the money. It wasn't very often he missed.

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8 minutes ago, UT1983 said:

Texas actually playing football.  That, or KSU is really that bad.  

Kansas St is just bad and making everyone look like conference champions. This game will give Tom and others a false sense of accomplishment and that they are on the right path....or at least thats what hes going to say.

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