According to CBSsportsline.com, The Texas Longhorns are six point favorites over the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday September 21. It’s surprising that Texas would be picked to win after all of the turmoil the past few weeks. In any case, the Longhorns need a valiant effort on both sides of the ball if they are to be victorious over Kansas State. On Friday it was confirmed that David Ash will play for Texas.
Kansas State vs. Texas Longhorns
When: Saturday, September 21, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Darrell K Royal- Texas Memorial Stadium
All of the renewed confident swagger by the Texas Longhorns has been smack down in consecutive weeks. The combination between lack of tackling and lack of desire, the defense has been as bad as its ever been. Texas is giving up 308 yards rushing per game. There’s no way to sugarcoat it.
Although Kansas State has had the tremendous start on the ground, their philosophy is rooted in running the ball. They will sure test the Texas front seven early and often.
The Texas pass defense is strong right now, but that could be by choice. The numbers are so staggering on the ground, why would teams attempt to pass often against Texas?
Even with that said, look for Kansas State to play action pass to catch some big plays through the air.
If you thought the seat hot was before, just imagine Texas losing this game. Mack Brown might not be in his office come Monday.
Still, it’s important for Greg Robinson to get this defense to play to its capability, but it may be up to David Ash on offense. Ash must be a leader on Saturday. He must show composure, and make all the necessary throws to beat Kansas State.
The Verdict: Kansas State has had Texas’ number lately. Their passing game will be the difference at the end of the day. Texas will be more ferocious up front. We should see the best of the Longhorns, if they have any fight left.
Kansas State 34