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Saturday, Nov. 19, the Texas Longhorns take on the Kansas Jayhawks. The game, to be played at Memorial Stadium, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Texas vs. Kansas preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Texas wins the matchup between the two teams 91.3% of the time. The spread also favors the Longhorns.
Spread: Texas -24
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Channel: ABC/ESPN 2
Texas vs. Kansas preview:
Texas continued its up and down season last weekend in a loss to West Virginia. The loss brought the Longhorns to an even 5-5 on the season in which many thought the Longhorns of old were back. Texas opened the season with two straight wins, but then lost three in a row to erase the hype. The Longhorns then found wins against Baylor and Texas Tech in back-to-back games, before stumbling against the Mountaineers.
Kansas is terrible. The Jayhawks are 1-9 on the season, and have lost nine straight games, including seven straight against Big 12 teams. The 24 points Kansas scored in its last game against Iowa State are the most the team has scored since its season opener, a 55-6 win over Rhode Island.
The Longhorns and Jayhawks have played 15 times in history, with the Longhorns holding a 13-2 advantage.
Texas vs. Kansas prediction:
Yes, Texas has struggled this season. Yes, the Longhorns have an abysmal defense.
But guess what?
Kansas' defense is even worse.
The Longhorns should cruise to a victory against the Jayhawks and become bowl eligible in the process. Despite its defensive woes, the Longhorns offense is solid. Led by freshman quarterback Shane Buechele, Texas should be able to put up a healthy plethora of points.
Texas 45, Kansas 20