Know Your Enemy: What Texas Football Must Do to Beat Kansas State

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Water-logged turf at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium could force the Longhorns and Kansas State Wildcats to rely heavily on the ground game (photo courtesy of texassports.com).
Water-logged turf at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium could force the Longhorns and Kansas State Wildcats to rely heavily on the ground game (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Adam Sweeney

Halloween has come early for the Texas Longhorns, who know that there is nothing scarier than the sight of the Kansas State Wildcats. For some reason, this team has the Longhorns' number. The Wildcats are the kryptonite to UT's Superman, the on-line ticket sales to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Kim Kardashian to anybody who has good taste, the ... well, you get the idea.

Texas head coach Charlie Strong probably still has royal purple nightmares of last year's 23-0 shutout at the hands of Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder's team. Personally, I still wake up at night yelling gibberish like, "Josh Freeman! Colt McCoy can't be hurt! Come on, Jevon Snead!" Chants from the Kansas State faithful of "We own Texas" rained down on a Longhorn team uncertain of its identity, and many of us were left wondering why we can't seem to handle the team from Manhattan. But that was a season ago and neither team resembles its 2014 edition.

Texas comes off a bye and welcomes a Kansas State squad that got manhandled in a 55-0 loss to Oklahoma. That's the Oklahoma team that UT dominated [article-offer]

James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.

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