Texas Football: 5 thoughts after huge win over Kansas State

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4. Collin Johnson finally returning to form?

The passing game for Texas football looked to run through just two wide receivers for most of the season. While there was a lot of excitement surrounding what wideouts like sophomore Brennan Eagles and true freshman Jake Smith could bring to the table, they still have a long way to go before they are regularly contributing at a high level.

This is where the Longhorns have to be pleased about what the senior star wide receiver duo of Colliin Johnson and Devin Duvernay did for them against the Wildcats. Ehlinger mostly looked toward them, and his only passing touchdown of the day went to the former.

Between the production from Johnson and Duvernay, the Longhorns got 220 receiving yards and one touchdown on 17 catches from their top two wide receivers. But most of the focus fell on Johnson since this could very well be his best individual performance of the season to date.

A nagging hamstring injury limited Johnson at the outset of Big 12 play. But he looked much healthier and like the matchup nightmare most expected him to be this season against Kansas State. If this is the version of him the Longhorns are going to get for the rest of the season, the rest of the Big 12 better watch out.