Sep 14, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray (32) runs for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during the first half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Game Prediction: Texas Longhorns Vs. Kansas State

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It’s gameday for the Texas Longhorns, so will the Longhorns right the ship or let it sink? Let’s break it down in today’s game prediction.

When Texas has the ball. 

The Wildcats defense isn’t the dominant force they were last year, but they are still very good. David Ash is back as the starter but how effective will he be? The offensive line is a mess and the running backs (sans Johnathan Gray) are ineffective. I have no faith in Major Applewhite’s ability to get the ball in playmakers hands like Jalen Overstreet. So until I see differently, the advantage goes to Kansas State.

Advantage: Kansas State

When Kansas State has the ball. 

Daniel Sams is one of the best running quarterbacks in the Big 12. John Hubert is one of the best Big 12 running backs. No further explanation needed.

Advantage: Kansas State

Prediction

The matchups don’t favor the Texas Longhorns, only the intangibles. This game will determine the outlook for the rest of the season. If the Longhorns can dominate the game, maybe the season isn’t lost. If they win a close game, maybe a hope for an 8 win season. If they lost by 1 or 100, it’s the end of the season. The Longhorns don’t have another home game until November so if they lose this game, all hope is gone. They need this win. They need to have some momentum into an 12 day layoff before they play Iowa State. Time to step up.

Texas wins 35-31.

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