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3-4, 7th in Big 12
Who's coaching seat is hotter: Strong or Helfrich? (1:30)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Snyder explained today the words of encouragement he shared with Texas coach Charlie Strong after Kansas State beat Texas 24-21 on Saturday. Snyder said he likes Strong and the job that he's doing to rebuild the Longhorns. He recognizes, though, that Strong is embattled as he tries to avoid a third straight losing season. "I think college football has gotten out of hand," said Snyder, the longtime KSU coach, "and it's no longer about young people."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong is 3-4 for the third straight season. An honest assessment from him on Monday: "We've worn that cliche out that we're so close."

In-season firing list hits four, will Strong be No. 5? (1:34)
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Will Charlie Strong finish this season?

Texas fell to 3-4 (1-3 vs. Big 12) after losing 24-21 at Kansas State, marking the Longhorns' fourth loss in the past five games. Texas is trying to avoid its third consecutive losing season under Strong, whose record is 14-18 at UT. GameDay Final

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

The seven undefeated teams all play on the road this week, and five lost to their Saturday opponent in their last meeting. Second-ranked Michigan and No. 7 Nebraska are on three-game losing streaks to Michigan State and Wisconsin, respectively. The undefeateds (and their fans) might want to make it through this weekend before thinking playoff.

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Big 12 expansion candidates 'disappointed'

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says expansion candidates were disappointed by league's decision to remain at 10 members.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's hard," Texas quarterback Shane Buechele said, "just to see things you could have done." The Longhorns had plenty of chances today at Kansas State, losing 24-21, but the outcome was no different than in its other three road games this year. The loss puts Texas under .500 for the first time this season, an all too familiar spot in this third season under coach Charlie Strong.

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Kansas State's win was its fifth in a row at home against Texas. That is tied for the all-time longest home winning streak for any team against Texas (Texas A&M from 1985 to 1993).

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong: "We knew what type of game it was going to be." It's maybe the most frustrating aspect of today for the Longhorns after this 24-21 loss to Kansas State. The Wildcats did nothing to Texas that it didn't expect.

Postgame Breakdown of Kansas State's 24-21 victory over Texas (2:01)
Charlie Strong disappears into crowd after Texas falls to Kansas State (0:19)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong disappeared into this crowd after Texas fell to 3-4 with a 24-21 loss at Kansas State, UT's fifth consecutive defeat in Manhattan. The Longhorns failed to capitalize on three K-State turnovers in the second half.

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder discusses his team's defensive success and the quarterback Jesse Ertz's performance (0:35)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Touchdown Texas with 46 seconds to play. It sure could have used that field goal on the previous possession. The Longhorns, down 24-21, will need to get the onside kick, obviously.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

A total mess for Texas in the red zone. Given an opportunity, the Longhorns made way too many mistakes, capped by a botched field-goal attempt. K-State holds on to its 10-point lead with four minutes to play.


Texas backup QB rushes for score

Tyrone Swoopes takes it himself for an 8-yard TD. At the start of the fourth quarter, Kansas State leads Texas 24-14 on ESPN2.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Touchdown, Texas, on the 8-yard Tyrone Swoopes keeper in the final minute of the third quarter. His touches today have been limited -- along with the rest of the Texas offense. Perhaps too little, too late for the Longhorns but if UT gets the ball back still down 24-14, it would be well served to use Swoopes in a bigger role.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Now a three-score deficit for Texas at Kansas State, 24-7 after the Wildcats atoned for their lone red-zone mishap of the season by stopping the Longhorns on fourth down and driving for a 35-yard field goal by Matthew McCrane. There's not much hope at this point for Texas -- in this game and potentially this season (and the Charlie Strong era) if UT can't generate a lot more energy in a hurry with Baylor up next in Austin.

Team Stats

Passing Yards255.444th
Rushing Yards222.129th
Points For36.1Tied-29th
Points Against32.6Tied-98th

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