Texas vs. Kansas Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Texas vs. Kansas fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas (4-5) vs. Kansas (1-8) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Game Time: 6:00 pm ET
Venue: Royal Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
No, Texas. You really, really can’t lose to Kansas again.
The answer to a trivia question – Kansas beat who? – the 2016 Longhorns inexplicably didn’t get the job done against the Jayhawks last year, and that was effectively it for the Charlie Strong era.
At 5-5, all Texas had to do was hit the layup, and it would’ve been bowl eligible. It got stuffed, lost to TCU, and that was it.
This year’s team is 4-5. Beat Kansas, then split – at least – against West Virginia and Texas Tech, go bowling.
Lose, and then … oh no.
Kansas is having a nightmare of a season, and it’s only going to get worse with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to close. Just getting a touchdown or two would be nice.
One Reason Why Kansas Will Win
As miserable as Kansas has been, it’s terrific at getting into the backfield with a Big 12-leading 68 tackles for loss. It hasn’t necessarily helped the overall cause – the offense has been just too awful – but the the Jayhawks should be able to screw things up from time to time.
Joe Dineen is having an All-Big 12-caliber season, and Daniel Wise and Dorance Armstrong are doing an okay job on the line.
The Texas offensive line has been fine, but it hasn’t been anything amazing since a slew of injuries hit. The Longhorns have problems keeping defenses from making big plays in the backfield, and this week won’t be any different. However …
One Reason Why Texas Will Win
All that pressure hasn’t mattered much for the Kansas pass defense.
The Jayhawks have been getting killed by anyone who even thinks about throwing the ball deep. They’re allowing over nine yards per throw, with TCU, Kansas State and Baylor allow roaring past the ten-yard mark.
Against a secondary that hasn’t picked off a pass since early October, Texas will be more than happy to take a few shots. Shane Buechele threw for 254 yards against TCU, but now things are about to be a whole lot easier.
No, really, how bad is the Kansas pass defense? Opposing quarterbacks are connecting on 69% of their passes this year with 24 touchdowns and three picks.
What’s Going To Happen
It’s not going to come down to a fourth down play this year for the Longhorns. Texas will throw at will, the defense will have no problems against a punchless Jayhawk offense, and the team will get redemption – at least somewhat – for last year’s disaster.
Texas vs. Kansas Prediction
Texas 41, Kansas 6
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