Originail story: Kansas State fans fired up the grills extra early Saturday morning outside Bill Snyder Family Stadium in anticipation of a Big 12 showdown with the visiting Texas Longhorns.
But if the Wildcats (3-3, 1-2) has one thing going for them, it just may be that they have the best run defense in the conference. Buechele fell on the ball, but Trent Domingue shanked a 35-yard field goal on the next play, failing to reduce K-State's edge to one score. Then they knocked the ensuing onside kick out of bounds, preventing them from having a chance to kick a tying field goal. Once again, Texas head coach Charlie Strong looks to be in need of a big win to save his job. We were able to bounce back there in the second half - it's just that we've got to learn from it, got to move on.
Kansas St took another loss at the hands of Oklahoma last week and now they come home to face the Longhorns who ended a 3 game losing streak with a home win against Iowa St. last week. "We've just got to get ourselves back together". Jesse Ertz passed for 171 yards and a touchdown and added 78 yards and a pair of scores on the ground to lead the way. Perine has 43 career rushing touchdowns, which is the most among Power 5 running backs in the last three seasons.
A 2-0 start has now become a severely underwhelming 3-4 effort and Strong's Longhorns are amid a rapidly spinning downward spiral.
Four-down territory: Iowa vs. Wisconsin
Everything from how there seasons have gone to what is going on at the quarterback position couldn't be more different. There will be a DJ and the tailgate opens at 8 a.m., with the Big Ten Tailgate starting at 9:30 a.m.
The result was the Wildcats' fifth straight home win over Texas.
After an Ertz interception, Texas quarterback Shane Buechele was sacked on third down and was fortunate to recover a fumble. Longhorns junior D'Onta Foreman averages 146.2 yards per game scoring a touchdown in his last seven consecutive contests. The Longhorns have piled up at least 500 yards of offense four times, more than the past two seasons combined. This will be Texas' most challenging game of the season.
Texas cornerback John Bonney (24) interferes with Kansas State wide receiver Isaiah Harris (2) as he attempts to catch a pass deep in the end zone during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. Following a three-and-out on Texas' first possession, the Wildcats marched down to the Longhorns' 3-yard line. Jones fumbled just as he was about to score in the third quarter, cornerback Duke Shelley was burned on the long TD pass and special teams were shaky much of the afternoon.
Texas will return to Austin next week to host Baylor. Alex Delton has also played this season but he's primarily a run-first threat, and Kansas State would prefer to keep some offensive balance.