Texas vs. Kansas fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas vs. Kansas Broadcast
Date: Saturday, October 19
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
Network: Longhorn Network
Texas (4-2) vs. Kansas (2-4) Game Preview
Why Kansas Will Win
Just how much does Texas have in the tank?
It can still win the Big 12 Championship, and there’s still a whole lot to play for, but the College Football Playoff is gone, and losing to Oklahoma is a big stinger no matter what happens going forward.
Kansas is the week off … supposedly.
The Jayhawks are going to need a while under Les Miles – like, a few years – before they can consistently hang with the better Big 12 teams, but they have a nice group of skill parts who can at least move the ball a bit, the offensive line isn’t totally horrible, and there’s just enough in place to let it rip.
Texas isn’t playing any D – at least it’s not doing much in the secondary – ranking dead last in the conference in total defense. There’s a solid chance that Kansas makes this a bit of a shootout.
Why Texas Will Win
Kansas doesn’t do anything to control the tempo and it can’t do much of anything to take over games with any big plays.
Mock the David Beaty era if you must – and you must – but there were times when his defenses were able to come up with takeaways in bunches.
This Jayhawk D can’t force a takeaways, with the interception of Jalen Hurts in the loss to Oklahoma two weeks ago the only turnover forced against an FBS team this year and the the first in five games.
The will and effort are there, but the Kansas defense just isn’t good enough to hang around if the Texas offensive line can pound away early on.
There might have been problems in pass protection against Oklahoma last week, but the line should be able to pound away against a D that’s allowed 11 rushing scores in the last three games.
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What’s Going To Happen
Texas will be a little sleepy for about a quarter, and then the Sam Ehlinger will start running, the ground game will start working, and the Longhorns will take over with a big second quarter to put the game away at the half.
Kansas gave the Longhorns major problems last year in a 24-17 UT win – almost ruining its chance to close out with a bang. The Oklahoma hangover effect won’t last long enough for the Jayhawks.
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