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Kansas roars back to beat Longhorns in overtime, 24-21

Texas running back D'Onta Foreman rushed for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns on a program-record 51 carries in the Longhorns' 24-21 loss at Kansas (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Texas running back D'Onta Foreman rushed for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns on a program-record 51 carries in the Longhorns' 24-21 loss at Kansas (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

LAWRENCE, Kansas — A funny (not "ha-ha" funny) thing happened to the Texas football team Saturday when it traveled north to the cold plains of the Sunflower State with a sixth win of the season and bowl eligibility in the balance against hapless Kansas, a team that hadn’t won a Big 12 Conference game since 2014.

The Longhorns were expecting a walkover, but instead found themselves in a tussle that went down to the final minute ... and then to overtime. Then it got worse.

Kansas kicker Matthew Wyman nailed a chip-shot 25-yard field goal in overtime to hand the Jayhawks an unlikely, nee unfathomable, 24-21 victory over Texas

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .