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Texas football outlasts hapless Kansas, 42-27

Sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele passed for 249 yards and a touchdown to lead the Texas football team to within a game of bowl eligibility in a 42-27 victory over Kansas (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — There’s little doubt that, as Texas coach Tom Herman reminds anyone who will listen, winning is hard.

Likewise, nobody who is familiar with college football is going to argue that the grind of a season that can stretch more than four months can take its toll, especially when you’re fielding a team, like the Longhorns, that’s trying to rebuild.

But those understandings don’t explain UT's level of difficulty in beating hapless Kansas, which went toe to toe with the bigger, stronger and more talented

 

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 .