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Five Questions: Kansas

The Texas football has two chances left — starting with Saturday's game at West Virginia — to pick up its sixth win of the season, which would make the Longhorns bowl-eligible in Tom Herman's first year as the team's head coach (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — There’s little doubt that, as Texas coach Tom Herman reminds anyone who will listen, winning is hard.

Likewise, nobody who is familiar with college football is going to argue that the grind of a season that can stretch more than four months can take its toll, especially when you’re fielding a team, like the Longhorns, that’s trying to rebuild.

But those understandings don’t explain UT's level of difficulty in beating hapless Kansas, which went toe to toe with the bigger, stronger and more talented