Texas avoided catastrophe Saturday, escaping with a 50-48 win in one of its worst defensive performances of the season. The Longhorns left relieved, but acutely aware of the issues they need to fix — specifically on defense.
The Jayhawks offense and Longhorn defense make a perfect pair — Kansas came into Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium as the second worst total offense in the Big 12. Together they dismantled the 21-point spread that favored the Longhorns and made way for the 50-48 shootout that crowned Texas victorious.
All of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium had its hands above their heads in angst. A week after losing to its rival, Texas had returned home — hoping to get a boost from the crowd and gain a win to counter the loss column.
On Saturday, the struggling Kansas Jayhawks will provide the Longhorns with a great opportunity to add another game to their win column, but a star running back might stand in Texas’ way. Here are four Kansas players to watch against Texas this weekend:
The Longhorns look to redeem themselves against the Kansas Jayhawks (2–4) this Saturday following last week’s loss to Oklahoma. Considered 21-point favorites in the matchup, this game will give Texas an opportunity to shake off last week’s performance.