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Texas vs. K-State Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

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Looking for a Texas vs. K-State prediction and preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the pivotal Big 12 matchup.

Saturday, October 22, the Texas Longhorns (3-3) take on the Kansas State Wildcats (3-3). The game will be played at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS. Read on for our Texas vs. K-State prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Kansas State wins the matchup between the two teams 55.6% of the time. The spread suggests that the Wildcats are favored to win the contest.

Spread: Kansas State -3

Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN2

Texas vs. K-State preview:

The Longhorns started off the season with two straight wins, and were ranked No. 11 in the country entering a matchup with Cal. Texas dropped an offensive shootout against Cal, and then followed that up with two more losses to Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. The Longhorns got back on track last weekend with a 27-6 win over Iowa State.

Kansas State opened its season with a loss to then No. 8 Stanford, then won back-to-back games against Florida Atlantic and Missouri State. The Wildcats then lost to West Virginia, who remains undefeated and is the No. 12 team in the country according to the AP Poll. Kansas State then won a shootout against Texas Tech before dropping its third game against Oklahoma.

Texas and K-State have played 16 times in history, with the Wildcats owning a 9-7 advantage. 

Texas vs. K-State prediction:

Both Texas and Kansas State are in danger of not being bowl eligible by the end of the season. One of these two programs will leave this game with four losses on the season, making it an uphill battle for them to make past the regular season. Kansas State has the edge on defense, and the Longhorns have the edge on offense.

This one comes down to who wants the win more. Texas true freshman quarterback Shane Buechele has been a revelation for the Longhorns, and he will do just enough through the air to get the win.

Texas 35, Kansas State 31