Texas football opens as a one-score favorite vs. No. 25 Kansas State

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 /

No. 7 Texas football could be facing its biggest test of the regular season at home at the friendly confines of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin next weekend against the No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats. Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian must defeat head coach Chris Klieman and the Wildcats to stay on a favorable path to earning a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game in Arlington in early December.

Texas heads into this matchup at home in Week 10 against Kansas State after winning two straight games in the last two weekends. The Longhorns handily defeated head coach Kalani Sitake and the BYU Cougars at home at DKR in Austin on Oct. 28 by a score of 35-9. Texas heads into the Kansas State game next weekend with a record of 7-1 (4-1 Big 12).

Kansas State comes into Week 10 red hot after defeating the Houston Cougars and TCU Horned Frogs in the last two games by a combined margin of nearly 80 points. The Wildcats dominated the same Houston team that pushed the Longhorns to the brink at TDECU Stadium on Oct. 21 by a score of 41-0 in Manhattan on Oct. 28.

The shutout victory over Houston gives Kansas State a record of 6-2 (4-1 Big 12) heading into this matchup against Texas on Nov. 4.

Here’s a look at the opening betting odds as No. 7 Texas hosts No. 25 Kansas State for the last time as Big 12 foes at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin on Nov. 4, with the kickoff time set for 11 a.m. CT.

The kickoff time for the Texas-Kansas State game was announced on the morning of Oct. 29 to be at 11 a.m. CT. The set of FOX Big Noon Kickoff will also be in Austin next weekend for this high-stakes Texas-Kansas State matchup at DKR.

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

Texas opens as a 5.0-point favorite over Kansas State in Week 10 (per Caesars Sportsbook). The over/under opens up at 51.5 points.

According to the ESPN matchup predictor, Texas has a 66.7 percent chance of beating Kansas State.

Texas is 4-4-0 against the spread this season. The Longhorns covered the -20.5 spread pre-game with the 29-point victory over BYU this weekend. Texas is also 2-2-0 against the spread in home games this season.

Kansas State is 6-2-0 against the spread this season. The Wildcats have covered the spread for three straight games, including easily covering the -17.5 pre-game spread against Houston in Week 9. Kansas State is 1-2-0 against the spread this season as the away team.

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