Inside the Numbers: Texas Versus Kansas State

  • 2003 -- The last time the Longhorns beat Kansas State in football, having now lost the last three games. Mack Brown is now 2-5 against the Wildcats.
  • 3 -- Weeks in a row Texas has gained more total yards than their opponent, but still lost the game. Texas gained 412 yards and gave up 270 to Kansas State. The discrepancy in total defense and scoring defense continues.
  • 53 -- Seconds it took Kansas State to score a touchdown, following a 62-yard return on the opening kickoff. At that point, the game was effectively over.
  • 5 -- Turnovers by the Longhorns, five interceptions thrown by Garrett Gilbert, tying a school record.
  • 3 -- Consecutive interceptions thrown by Gilbert, the first coming with the Longhorns deep in Wildcat territory trying to put points on the board before the half. Gilbert then threw interceptions on his first two passes of the second half.
  • 9 -- Total passing yards by Kansas State. Gilbert's 272 represented 30 times the yardage the Wildcats gained through the air. The Wildcats set a school record for fewest pass attempts in a game with four and tied a school record for fewest completions with two.
  • 38 -- Minutes expired in the game when Collin Klein completed his first pass. 
  • 31-0 -- Kansas State lead when Klein completed that four-yard pass to Daniel Thomas.
  • 14 -- Meaningless points scored by Texas in the fourth quarter with the outcome long since decided. In other words, all of them.
  • 96 -- Rushing yards for Garrett Gilbert, a career high once again.
  • 11 -- Receptions for Mike Davis, setting a freshman single-game record. Davis needs three more catches on the season to set the Texas freshman record.
  • 14 -- Interceptions on the season for Gilbert. He has thrown only seven touchdown passes for a 1:2 touchdown to interception ratio.
  • 88 -- Percentage of Kansas State offense generated by Klein and Thomas, who accounted for all but 31 yards for the Wildcats.
  • 5.9 -- Yards per carry for Thomas, who picked up 106 yards on 18 carries, despite the Texas defense knowing that Kansas State was going to run the ball virtually every play.
  • 5.1 -- Yards per carry for Klein, who picked up 127 yards on 25 carries, despite the Texas defense knowing that Kansas State was going to run the ball virtually every play.
  • 95 -- Career rushing yards for Klein entering the game.
  • 2 -- Penalties on Kansas State, a well-coached, disciplined football team that came into the game committing only 5.3 penalties per game, good for 18th in the country.
  • 120 -- Kansas State's ranking nationally against the run, last in the country.
  • 22 -- Minutes into the game that Texas abandoned the run against the worst run defense in the country, down 17-0.
  • 22 -- Consecutive pass plays called by Greg Davis after a 22-yard run by Garrett Gilbert to start a drive midway through the second quarter.
  • 3.7 -- Yards per carry for the Longhorn running backs before going to the pass almost exclusively, picking up 37 yards on 10 carries. Of that yardage, 25 came on two runs from Fozzy Whittaker on a drive that stalled when James Kirkendoll committed a 15-yard pass interference penalty when he thought a called pass play was a running play. At least he was trying to block someone.
  • 2 -- Number of times Texas failed to convert 3rd and 2 before abandoning the run. Both plays netted only one yard on runs by Tre' Newton and Cody Johnson.
  • 50% -- Percentage of the 'Horns' four penalties that extended drives -- one a personal foul on Jordan Hicks after an incomplete pass on third down and a roughing the kicker penalty on Marquise Goodwin that gave Kansas State an extra possession.
  • The average starting field position for Kansas State was their own 45.
  • Three of the five touchdowns for Kansas State came on two plays or less.
  • 0 -- Touches for DJ Monroe.
  • 2 -- Wins needed to become bowl eligible.
  • 0 -- Percent chance of beating Oklahoma State or Texas A&M playing like the Longhorns did in Manhattan.
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