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Longhorns outlast Kansas State in double overtime, 40-34

Sophomore running back Kyle Porter ran for just 13 yards on seven carries, but two of those yards came on a pair of one-yard touchdown runs in the Longhorns' 40-34 victory over Kansas State (photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — The finish of Texas’ 40-34 double-overtime win Saturday over Kansas Statebefore a crowd of 90,462 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium may come, once the smoke clears on the 2017 season, to epitomize the sticktoitiveness and dogged attitude that provides the turnaround for the Longhorns’ program.

Maligned and often miscast running back Chris Warren carried the pile two yards for the deciding touchdown as the Longhorns found a way to out-physical Kansas State and remain one of just two teams that heads to the second weekend in October undefeated in Big 12 Conference action.

Warren was stopped at the 3-yard line on his

 

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 .