Texas football dominated the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan on Saturday afternoon. What’d we learn from the Big 12 battle?
Games like these are usually the Sam Ehlinger show, but the running game led the day for the Texas Longhorns as they blew the doors off of the Kansas State Wildcats this afternoon 69-31.
Bijan Robinson led the way with 172 yards and three touchdowns, and his backfield mate Roschon Johnson added 139 yards and three touchdowns of his own in the blowout.
The Kansas State Wildcats were thoroughly dominated from start to finish in this game. The ‘Horns got out to a 17-0 lead and never looked back. The Longhorns were up 31-17 at halftime; it was a 35-point third quarter that blew the game open for Texas.
Robinson got things going for the Longhorns with a 75-yard touchdown. After Kansas State answered, D’Shawn Jamison ran the Kansas State kickoff back 98 yards to the one.
That led to a run of 24 unanswered points for the Longhorns. The win is Texas’ third in a row. Here are three takeaways from this afternoon’s game.
3. Miscues hurt Wildcats
Skylar Thompson’s injury was a huge blow for the Wildcats. Kansas State lacks dynamic playmakers outside of Deuce Vaughn and Thompson helped give the offense some stability. Not only that, but the Thompson injury also meant the Wildcats would have to play a true freshman at quarterback.
Will Howard struggled against Texas throwing two interceptions and fumbling once. Howard’s miscues led to 14 points for Texas. Those are miscues you cannot have when your opponent is scoring at the rate that the Longhorns were scoring. Though they were not many punts, the Wildcats mistakes often resulted in touchdowns for Texas.