Getting back to the Big 12 Championship Game and winning out are the two biggest looming tasks for Texas football down the stretch.
With a much needed strong response after the upset road loss to the TCU Horned Frogs on Oct. 26, the Texas football program got the best of the No. 16 ranked (College Football Playoff Rankings) Kansas State Wildcats on Nov. 9. The bye week really did come at the perfect time for head Texas football coach Tom Herman after the loss to TCU.
Kansas State and Texas appeared to be headed in opposite directions heading into Week 11. It seemed as if Kansas State was on the up and up after pulling off the gigantic upset at the hands of the previously undefeated Oklahoma Sooners at home on Nov. 2. That knocked the Big 12 out of the College Football Playoff picture for the time being.
But anyone in the Big 12 beating Oklahoma is never a bad thing for Texas fans.
However, Texas will exit this game with a record of 6-3 (4-2 Big 12), while Kansas State now also has three losses on the season. Texas is still very much alive in the race to land a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game. They’ll be slotted alongside the Baylor Bears and Oklahoma on the path to a potential spot in the Big 12 Championship Game come December.
This game did have to give Texas fans a scare. Kansas State hung around all game long until Herman’s squad was finally able to lock the win away with a 27-24. In vintage Herman fashion, Texas took it right down to the wire. It was just nice to come away with the win this time.
Here’s a look into our five thoughts for the Texas Longhorns football program after they knocked off the Kansas State Wildcats on Nov. 9 at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.