Texas

Longhorns

vs.

Kansas State

Wildcats

6:00 pm October 7th, 2017

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

Texas 40, Kansas State 34 (2OT): Longhorns pushing their way to Big 12 forefront

Anyone who missed the double-overtime nail-biter against USC got another chance Saturday night to chomp on their cuticles against Kansas State. Watching a team grow up isn’t easy, and this Texas team can sure make it difficult. Another backup quarterback ran wild inside Royal-Memorial Stadium and UT’s wildly inconsistent kicker missed a potential game winner in regulation. But this time, in double-overtime, things were different. Instead of fumbling on the goal line, quarterback Sam Ehlinger delivered a devastating lick on Wildcats defensive back Denzel Goolsby. Instead of leaving things to chance, the coaches used 250-pound battering ram Chris Warren III. Half the offensive line helped Warren bully his way into the end zone and capture the 40-34 win. But let’s be honest. The entire coaching staff, a roster full of believers, the 90,462 fans in the stands and everyone watching at home were all shoving Warren into the south end … Read more

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Sunday

October 8

Texas 40, Kansas State 34 (2 OT): 5 key plays

There were 153 snaps taken in Texas’ 40-34 double-over win over Kansas State on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: Kansas State defensive back D.J. Reed (2) intercepts a pass intended for Texas’ Lorenzo Joe (14) on Oct. 7, 2017. Texas quarterback … Read More

Texas 40, Kansas State 34 (2OT): Longhorns pushing their way to Big 12 forefront

Anyone who missed the double-overtime nail-biter against USC got another chance Saturday night to chomp on their cuticles against Kansas State. Watching a team grow up isn’t easy, and this Texas team can sure make it difficult. Another backup quarterback ran wild inside Royal-Memorial Stadium and UT’s wildly inconsistent kicker … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas has physicality, toughness and momentum heading into Red River Rivalry game

Texas out-Bill Snydered Bill Snyder. The Longhorns can’t say that very often, but they stood toe-to-toe with a Kansas State team Saturday night that has come to personify a coal miner’s toughness and matched the Wildcats’ physical play in a game that may go a long way in defining this … Read More

Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas 40, Kansas State 34

A deeper look inside Texas’ 40-34 double-overtime win over Kansas State: Why Texas (3-2, 2-0 Big 12) won This time, things went right in overtime for the Longhorns. Texas continues to struggle with the running game, though the running backs did feature prominently into the final score without producing much … Read More

Saturday

October 7

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ following dramatic double overtime win over Kansas State

Shane or Sam? After Texas beat Kansas State 40-34 in double overtime on Saturday night, the debate raged on over who should be the starting quarterback for the Longhorns moving forward. Freshman Sam Ehlinger got the start over Shane Ehlinger, who sprained his ankle the week prior against Iowa State. Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas beat Kansas State 40-34 in double overtime

Texas earned its second straight victory in dramatic fashion on Saturday, finishing off Kansas State 40-34 in double overtime on a 2-yard run by Chris Warren III. Afterward, Longhorns coach Tom Herman spoke to the media about how his team was able to pull out the win. Here’s some of … Read More

Our 4 Texas-Kansas State pregame questions — answered

Saturday morning, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with Kansas State. Here’s how they played out: 1. Which running back got the most touches? Again, the end result was negligible. The technical answer is Chris Warren III, who had eight touches — seven … Read More

Texas 40, Kansas State 34: The expanded boxscore

A statistical and scoring breakdown of Texas’ win over Kansas State: First quarter Kansas State 3, Texas 0. Sam Ehlinger, making his third start, was intercepted on the game’s first play. Texas then went three-and-out on its second possession. The third time Texas got the ball, Ehlinger guided the … Read More

Texas has to work overtime (again) but downs Kansas State 40-34

It’s over here at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas has beaten Kansas State 40-34 in double overtime. It was a wild night. Sam Ehlinger got his third start of the season, and he first rallied the Longhorns in the second quarter to take a 21-17 halftime lead, then willed the team to … Read More

WATCH: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger finds RB Chris Warren III for 33-yard touchdown

After a sluggish start, the Texas offense found its footing during the second quarter Saturday against Kansas State. Freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger found running back Chris Warren III wide open for a 33-yard touchdown pass that cut the Wildcats lead to 17-14 with 3:25 remaining in the first half. Kansas … Read More

Ricky Williams, Cory Redding get emotional upon receiving T-Rings prior to Kansas State game

Ricky Williams and Cory Redding had been waiting for Saturday for a long time. Not for the game between Texas and Kansas State, necessarily, but for a priceless memento they received prior to the game from Longhorns athletic director Mike Perrin. Perrin surprised the Texas football legends on the set … Read More

Football

Social reaction: Fans return to Royal-Memorial Stadium as Texas takes on Kansas State

It’s been a long four weeks without football on the 40 Acres, but things got back to normal Saturday as Texas hosted Kansas State at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Despite ACL Fest in full swing across town, plenty of fans still showed up in burnt orange to root on the Longhorns. See … Read More

Thursday

October 5

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: By sticking with his teammates, Lorenzo Joe strengthens his UT family

No matter how strong you may be, none of us are ever really prepared for that phone call. Sometimes the news reaches us in the middle of the night. Other times it’s like a lightning bolt on a clear day. Losing a loved one is a body blow, one that … Read More

Wednesday

October 4

The Whys of Texas: Shane Buechele remains the starter, but why not even a little Sam Ehlinger?

The quarterback usually gets too much praise and, subsequently, too much blame. That goes with the territory of the most high-profile position on the field. In the Whys of Texas this week, a clear thread is emerging among the readers who sent in their thoughts. Most have minimal issues with … Read More

Tristian Houston shifts to quarterback as Texas prepares for Kansas State’s Jesse Ertz

On Kansas State’s roster, quarterback Jesse Ertz wears No. 16. He might as well be No. 1 on Texas’ scouting report. Ertz has completed 43 of his 82 passes this season, and he has supplied Kansas State with 706 passing yards and five touchdown tosses. Ertz is also the Wildcats’ … Read More