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.


Texas forces fumble near goal line

Kansas State's Charles Jones fumbles before reaching the end zone and Texas recovers for a touchback. The Longhorns trail 21-7 in the third quarter on ESPN2.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas opened the third quarter with possession, badly in need of something good to happen -- and showed little creativity in handing twice to D'Onta Foreman, who got 4 yards before a broken-play scramble by Buechele came up short. Hard to believe that's what the Longhorns devised in the locker room at halftime. They seem out of ideas.

Texas head coach Charlie Strong talks about how to get his offense on the field more in the second half vs. Kansas State (0:13)

K-State extends lead before halftime

Jesse Ertz throws a strike to Byron Pringle for an 8-yard TD with nine seconds left before halftime. Kansas State leads Texas 21-7.

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder talks about his team's 1st offensive performance vs. Texas (0:27)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Deflating drive for Texas, which had life after Duvernay's touchdown, then allowed K-State's very mediocre offense to go 75 yards in nine plays and score on Jesse Ertz's 8-yard strike to Byron Pringle. The Wildcats have accumulated 244 yards. (They average 342 this season.) K-State leads 21-7 at halftime.


Texas on the board with 80-yard TD pass

Shane Buechele goes deep down the sideline to Devin Duvernay for an 80-yard TD. Kansas State leads 14-7 on ESPNU.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin Duvernay ran straight past Duke Shelley for an 80-yard touchdown catch from Shane Buechele. That could not have looked easier for Texas, which has cut Kansas State's lead in half at 14-7 with four minutes left in the first half.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

In its three losses this year, Texas has scored 114 points. Today in Manhattan, the Longhorns appear to be in for a struggle to get much more than 114 yards after K-State linebacker Charmeachealle Moore stuffs D'Onta Foreman for a loss on third and 1 to end Texas' second drive.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas' defense is regressing again. The Longhorns have no answer for Kansas State's Jesse Ertz early on in Manhattan. The biggest critique opposing coaches of Texas is positioning and fundamentals. The Longhorns are talented enough to make plays but aren't in the right place often enough.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The first quarter in Manhattan featured nine Kansas State first downs and just 3:28 of offense for Texas. The Wildcats lead 7-0 and, of course, possess the ball to start the second quarter. QB Jesse Ertz has stayed primarily out of danger. Whatever plan Bill Snyder drew up before the game, it could not have looked much different than this.


Kansas State strikes first against Texas

QB Jesse Ertz fakes the pitch and keeps it for a 6-yard TD run. Kansas State leads Texas 7-0 in the first quarter on ESPN2.

Watch: Texas at Kansas State

Kansas State seeks its fifth straight win at home over Texas. The Wildcats would tie the all-time longest home winning streak for any team against Texas with a win (Texas A&M, 1985-93), per Elias Sports Bureau. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Jesse Ertz gets the start at QB for Kansas State. Will be interesting to watch his arm strength.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

This man does his homework. With less than 30 minutes until kickoff, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is still scouting the Longhorns. He is taking notes as he watches the Texas receivers.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

D'Onta Foreman, the Big 12's leading rusher, faces a challenge today against the top rushing defense in the league. Foreman has run for 130 yards or more in every game has has played this season

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Longhorns getting loose for kickoff at Kansas State.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

K-State QB Jesse Ertz appears ready to give it a try today against Texas. He suffered a shoulder injury last week in the Wildcats' loss at Oklahoma.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Great hospitality and a lot of breakfast served outside of Bill Snyder Family Stadium this morning ahead of the Longhorns' visit.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal QB Davis Webb has six 4-TD pass games this year, most in the nation. Texas Tech's Pat Mahomes, who replaced Webb as the Red Raiders starter, is the only other QB with four such games. (ESPN Stats and Info)

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