Coordinators Todd Orlando and Tim Beck met with the press Wednesday to discuss the state of Texas’ defense and offense following their disappointing performance against Kansas. Looking forward to the next game, Beck and Orlando continued to guide their players to success for the upcoming matchup with Texas Christian University.
Only 1:11 remained in the game after Kansas completed a two-point conversion that put the Jayhawks up 48-47. Longhorn fans watched the final 48-yard kickoff that put Texas on its own 25-yard line and wondered if junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger would be able to lead the Longhorns down the field and into field goal range.
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.