The No. 24 Texans survived a furious comeback attempt from No. 13 Kansas State to win 34-27 on the road thanks to a miraculous forced tumble by defensive line Condry Coburn. The Wildcats fell 31-10 behind in the first half but collected 17-3 in the second And the He regained the ball with 2:43 remaining two times with a shot to tie the match. However, Kansas State baseball Midfielder Adrian Martinez was stripped by Coburn while trying to throw in traffic. The Texans jumped on the loose ball, claiming their sixth win of the season.
The victory cuts a losing streak for five Longhorn Games dating back to October 2, 2021. The Texans lost decisions against both Texas Tech and Oklahoma State earlier this season, but with this win, it captures a critical tiebreaker over the Wildcats in the Big 12 Championship Game . The Longhorns are now tied with Baylor and Kansas State 4-2 in the Big 12 standings.
The Texans got off to a solid start behind some great running back from running back Began Robinson. The Longhorns scored in the first three rounds of the game while only taking eight times each. Quinn Ewers helped quarterback lead a 352-yard offense in the period, including 146 through the air. One of the game’s biggest twists came in the last round of K-State inning, as Martinez threw his first interception of the season to climb up late in the Texans to take the lead to 21.
Kansas State responded with significant adjustments in the second half. The Wildcats held the Texas State to just 114 yards and forced three rounds. Most importantly, Kansas State began taking Texas off the field in third, keeping the Longhorns to 3-of-8 after 5-of-7 in the first half.
Martinez put in a solid performance, going for 169 yards in the second half alone. He finished the game with 381 yards and three touchdowns per game. However, his transformations were cutting back. The Wildcats outnumbered the Texas 468-466 but failed to score on three major runs in the red.
Robinson had another stellar performance at the Longhorns, breaking the 200-yard mark for the first time this season and second time in his career with 209 yards on the 30 gigs. K-State’s Deuce Vaughn scored a speeding 73 yards, receiving 86 yards and landing.
“Alcohol enthusiast. Twitter ninja. Tv lover. Falls down a lot. Hipster-friendly coffee geek.”