3 takeaways from Texas football’s exhaustive road win over Kansas State

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Steve Sarkisian, Texas football
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There are still concerns about Steve Sarkisian’s team in the second half

This might be the most obvious takeaway on this list coming out of the win over Kansas State. But we have to talk about how Sark and the Longhorns are still finding a way to keep these games close in the second half when it looks like this team is running away with wins in the first 30 minutes.

It was almost obscene seeing Texas come close to blowing a 21-point second-half lead against a Kansas State team that was reeling after the first half.

Kansas State beat Texas 17-3 in the second half, but the defense was able to hold up down the stretch to deliver the win.

But the fact of the matter is that the play calling and the total team effort and execution from the Longhorns in the second halves of these games has to be better. You can’t blame anyone else but the man at the top by now.

Texas wasn’t going back to the passing game when it was working in the first half to keep the offense balanced. And that was something that Kansas State was clearly picking up on, loading the box as a result down the stretch in the second half.

However, I must say that I am happy to see Sark and the Longhorns finally locking up a road win. And hopefully, this is the marquee win for Sark that finally can get the road monkey off his and Texas’ back for good.

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