Texas football vs. Kansas State: Opening odds for Week 10

Steve Sarkisian, Chris Klieman, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Sarkisian, Chris Klieman, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports /

A game of massive importance lies on tap for head coach Steve Sarkisian and Texas football coming out of the bye week. Texas will take on head coach Chris Klieman and the No. 14 ranked Kansas State Wildcats on the road in Manhattan on Nov. 5.

This will be an opportunity for Sark and the Longhorns to get back on the right track after a tough loss on the road on Oct. 22 at the hands of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and head coach Mike Gundy in Stillwater, by the final score of 41-34. That road loss to the Pokes last weekend gives Texas a record of 5-3 (3-2 Big 12) heading into this matchup against Kansas State.

Meanwhile, Kansas State’s last game also came against Oklahoma State. It was just a much different result for the Wildcats compared to the Longhorns in each respective team’s matchups against the Pokes.

Kansas State absolutely demolished the Pokes in Manhattan this weekend, by the final score of 48-0. Klieman and the Wildcats essentially turned Gundy and the Pokes into college football’s punching bag in Week 9.

The dominant win over Oklahoma State gives Kansas State a record of 6-2 (4-1 Big 12) heading into this matchup against Texas.

Here’s a look at the opening betting odds as Texas hits the road for the second consecutive game to face a Kansas State squad on the rise at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan on Nov. 5, with the kickoff time set for 6 p.m. CT.

Texas football vs. Kansas State: Opening betting odds for Week 10

Texas opens up as a 1.5-point favorite over Kansas State in this game (per FanDuel). And the over/under has yet to be released.

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas has a 61.8 percent chance to beat Kansas State.

Moreover, Texas has found plenty of success in the last half-decade or so against Kansas State. Texas has won the last five meetings between these two teams, dating back to the 2017 season.

Former Texas head coach Tom Herman held an undefeated record of 4-0 against Kansas State, including the program’s biggest road win over the Wildcats back in 2020, which came by a score of 69-31. Sark also has a record of 1-0 against the Wildcats as his Longhorns squad took down Kansas State in the regular season finale last year.

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This matchup against Kansas State on the road is the biggest challenge remaining for the Longhorns away from home during the regular season. Kansas State has yet to lose a Big 12 game at home this season, beating Oklahoma State and the Texas Tech Red Raiders by a combined margin of 57 points in Manhattan (most of which came this weekend against the Pokes).