24 Sep

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Longhorns’ recent success won’t mean much when they get to Manhattan

Texas head coach Tom Herman was a bit happier when he met with the media Monday following Texas win over TCU (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Herman, Horns Happy With Win, Want That Feeling Again and Again

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — The surging Texas football team has played quite well in toppling two ranked teams the past two weeks at home.

Those victories won’t give the Longhorns a leg up on anything when they travel to Manhattan, Kan., Saturday to square off against always-dangerous Kansas State.

The Longhorns, now 3-1 on the season and ranked 18th in the latest Associated Press poll, haven’t won in Manhattan since 2002.

"Since (Texas safety) Caden Sterns was 2 years old,” Tom Herman said Monday in his regular media availability.

Growing up by the game

The Longhorns' head coach was happy and smiling following the recent run of success, but made sure to remind the media what he has told his team since the win over the Horned Frogs.

“I told our team yesterday, ‘they're not going to spot us seven points in Manhattan because we beat TCU,’” Herman said. “What happened against TCU, what happened against USC — for that matter what happened against Maryland — is inconsequential to how we play and how Kansas State plays against us in Manhattan.”

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 .