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No. 22 Texas football will need more of the same this week at Iowa State

Running back Keaontay Ingram had a 12-yard touchdown run to help lift the Texas football team past Kansas State Saturday (photo by Don Bender / Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Longhorns had just about all of their proverbial ducks in a row Saturday when they beat No. 16 Kansas State, 27-24, to stay alive in the Big 12 championship picture, and they had to do so to win.

It’s a beautiful thing when a plan comes together, and the Longhorns' ability to produce a game in which the offense, defense and special teams worked together, at least for one game, made followers harken back to the beginning of the season and the promise of a step forward and into the sun for the Texas program.

Texas coach Tom Herman was

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 .