In the most anticipated matchup within the Big XII this weekend, the Texas Longhorns got the better part of the Kansas St. Wildcats. Avoiding the 1-3 start, Mack Brown and his crew beat the Wildcats 31-21 marking the first victory over KSU since 2003.
David Ash returned to the action after suffering from a concussion. Again, he would be forced to sit out the second half with a new head injury as Case McCoy took over. While the backup led the team on two scoring drives, it would be Johnathan Gray who stole the show. During the third quarter, the Longhorns appeared to be solidly in control as Gray dashed into the endzone and a 24-7 lead.
With poor defensive performances for UT heading into tonight, nothing seemed to change as Tyler Lockett racked up 237 yards on 13 catches. John Hubert punched in two touchdowns on the ground as the Wildcats came roaring back in the fourth. With the game set at 14-24 and KSU driving, hopes were squandered as Jake Waters fumbled on the Texas 6.
One one final possession, a great return set up Kansas St. inside the 15 yard line. However, the Longhorns came up with two sacks and another forced fumble to seal the win.