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Texas football face Kansas State in matchup that is critical for both teams

The Texas defense will have its hands full Saturday against Kansas State, which has 25 rushing touchdowns this season, including 11 in the last two weeks (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — In a season full of crucial football games, this Saturday’s dustup between up-and-down Texas and No. 20 Kansas State at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium has become the most important of the campaign for the Longhorns.

How well the Texas players understand that will go a long way toward determining the outcome.

After they lost two of the past three outings, and

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 .