Turning point: Faced with a third-and-14, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein found Sheldon Smith on 24-yard completion to the Texas 23. It was the longest play of the half by either team and allowed the Wildcats to set up the game's only touchdown just before the half.
Stat of the half: Kansas State, which has the third best rush offense in the Big 12 behind Missouri and Texas, was held to 3 rushing yards on 19 attempts in the first half.
Quarterback Collin Klein, who was averaging 101 rushing yards per game, had minus-4 yards on 13 attempts.
Best player in the half: Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho picked up where he left off a week ago and led the defense in tackles. Acho had seven tackles, a tackle for loss, a pass breakup and helped out on a sack of Klein. In the first quarter, Acho had six tackles. His teammates had eight.
Worst move: Texas facing a fourth-and-inches at its won 41 elected to go for it. But Tray Allen jumped offsides before the snap and Texas was forced to punt. Allen had been rotating with Josh Cochran at that position through the first half. Cochran had played the two previous series.