Texas gets win, but can't calm concerns

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Mack Brown was poised to hit rock bottom.

Make that Rock Chalk Jayhawk bottom. But backup quarterback Case McCoy saved the day. Not the season. Not even close.

Given how the Longhorns' 21-17 win transpired, they are a long way from doing that.

Sure, they won, but Texas always wins against Kansas. Everybody always beats Kansas. The Jayhawks have lost 18 straight to BCS AQ schools and allowed an average of 37 points. Texas had 21. Make that 7 until McCoy was inserted in favor of starter David Ash with Texas down and down to its final two drives.

"We just needed to move the ball," co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin said.

And McCoy, who was 5-of-7 for 68 yards, engineered two quick touchdown drives to get the Longhorns to bowl eligibility. What No. 23 Texas (6-2, 3-2) didn't do was move anybody off the fence about this team.

The Longhorns continue to be a team blessed with talent but bereft of soul. Against Kansas (1-7, 0-5) talent ultimately wins. Against Texas Tech, TCU and Kansas State it will take so much more.

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