Fans could be in for a shootout this weekend when Texas hosts Kansas State on Saturday. These two programs are trending in opposite directions, but that could change very soon.
This season has been somewhat disappointing for the Longhorns. Sam Ehlinger and the offense continue to put up prolific numbers, yet the defense has cost them several games.
Despite entering this season with championship expectations, Texas already has three losses on the year. In order to avoid losing out on an appealing bowl game, the Longhorns need to take care of business against the Wildcats.
Kansas State is riding a three-game winning streak – which includes an upset victory over Oklahoma. The key to success for Chris Klieman’s team is their ability to run the football with ease.
Dual-threat quarterback Skylar Thompson is doing an excellent job of avoiding turnovers and capitalizing on red-zone opportunities. In fact, he’s totaled seven rushing touchdowns just over the past two games.
Here are the details for this showdown between Texas and Kansas State:
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Spread: Texas -7
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
The Longhorns have struggled mightily on defense over the past month, but they’ll receive a much-needed boost to their secondary. Sophomore safety Caden Sterns will be active for the first time since September.
Perhaps the return of Sterns will allow Texas to make a few stops on defense for the first time in weeks.
A win over Kansas State on Saturday wouldn’t just help Texas get back in the win column, it’d keep the program’s hopes of making the Big 12 Championship alive.