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Longhorns survive gut-check against Kansas State, looks toward Oklahoma

Texas football coach Tom Herman stopped of declaring whether freshman Sam Ehlinger (11), who passed 380 yards and rushed for 107 more for the Longhorns against Kansas State, would retain the starting quarterback position once Shane Buechele is healthy, adding that he would prefer that the Oklahoma Sooners feel the need to prepare for both of them (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — After watching the video of his team’s 40-34 overtime win over Kansas State last week, Texas coach Tom Herman said he is excited about where the program is heading, especially in light of how the Longhorns beat the Wildcats and have improved through the first five game of the season.

Texas (3-2 overall, 2-0 against Big 12 opponents) will take a lot of momentum and good measure of swagger into this Saturday’s AT&T Red River Showdown game in Dallas against No. 12 Oklahoma (4-1 overall, 1-1 in Big 12 games), and it was earned after the Longhorns battled toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s toughest, most physical and most disciplined teams.

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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 .