Texas Longhorns Football: Horns Look to Bounce Back Against Texas Tech

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The Texas Longhorns Football team looks to bounce back from its 23-0 loss at Kansas State when it travels to Lubbock, Texas, Saturday for a meeting with Texas Tech. The Red Raiders lost 82-27 at TCU last Saturday, but downed Kansas, 34-21, two weeks ago at home. The Texas-Texas Tech game will begin at 6:30 p.m. Central and be shown nationally on FOX Sports 1 from sold-out Jones AT&T Stadium. Longhorn Network airs a pregame show beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Longhorn IMG Radio Network broadcast, including flagship KVET (1300 AM/98.1 FM) in Austin, begins at 10 a.m. The game can also be heard online at TexasSports.com. Longhorn fans traveling to the game can listen to the radio broadcast on 87.9 FM in Jones AT&T Stadium. Tickets are available for all games through TexasSports.com or by calling (512) 471-3333.

Horns Fall at Kansas State: The Longhorns were handed a 23-0 defeat by No. 11/11 Kansas State Saturday as Wildcats quarterback Jake Waters went 19 of 30 for 224 yards and directed five scoring drives. A week after racking up 512 yards of total offense in a win over Iowa State, Texas was held to 196. Tyrone Swoopes completed 13 of 25 passes for 126 yards and was the team's leading rusher with just 31 yards. The Longhorns possessed the ball for just 20:46 and were unable to turn any of their 10 drives into points. K-State dominated the time of possession by keeping the ball for 19:20 in the first half and 19:54 in the second. After K-State converted a 38-yard field goal that made it 16-0 with 2:49 left in the third quarter, Texas put together its longest drive of the day, going 57 yards in 10 plays to get to the Wildcats' 14-yard line. On a fourth-and-1, however, Johnathan Gray was stopped short of a first down on a rush up the middle. K-State then drove 86 yards for a touchdown and put the game out of reach.

The Texas Tech Series: Texas and Texas Tech are meeting for the 64th time in series history. UT has won 13 of the last 15 matchups, including the last five, and holds a 48-15 lead in the all-time series that began in 1928. The Horns are 18-10 against the Red Raiders in Lubbock, 30-5 in Austin, and 40-14 against them in all-time conference matchups (14-4 Big 12/26-10 SWC).

Series Trends: The Longhorns and Red Raiders have met on a yearly basis since 1960 with the series dating back to 1928. UT holds a 18-7 lead in the last 25 meetings. Prior to that, the Longhorns had won seven of the previous 10 matchups. The winning team has scored at least 33 points in 13 of the last 16 meetings. Texas won the 1928 meeting in Austin by a score of 12-10. UT won the first seven games and 15 of the first 16 overall.

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James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.

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