Know Your Enemy: What Texas must do to beat Kansas

Freshman quarterback Ryan Willis has played in six games for Kansas, starting four, completing 56.2 percent of his passes for 160 passing yards per game and five passing touchdowns (photo courtesy of

By Adam Sweeney

2023 Texas Longhorns Football Season Tickets

Change comes in fits and starts, and the Texas Longhorns learned the hard way that progress takes time. The Longhorns' 24-0 loss to Iowa State reminded the team just how much work has to be done for them to return to the ranks as a national title contender. Saturday's matchup against 0-8 Kansas provides a small stepping stone because teams like Texas have to beat lesser opponents before taking aim at better opposition. The lingering question of the 2015 season is, "who are the Texas Longhorns?" We will hopefully get some answers against the Jayhawks. Texas currently sits as a 28.5-point favorite. It sounds crazy to call this a must-win, but it certainly feels that that is the case. I can't stress this enough; Texas can not lose this game if  [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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