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