When the Texas Longhorns attempted to take the field at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan on Saturday before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats, the team was faced with a problem — the home team was using the entire field to warm up.
Kansas State players using the entire field for warmups. Texas players are looking for some room. pic.twitter.com/xEtr7vk31F— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) September 29, 2018
Predictably, the situation soon escalated, as Kansas State continued to keep Texas players from having any space to go through their normal pre-game activities.
Looks like the competitive juices are flowing. Several Texas players got into a skirmish with Kansas State players after Kansas State began warming up on Texas’ side of the field.— HornSports.com (@HornSports) September 29, 2018
Video quickly surfaced with showed some mild shoving between Texas senior tight end Andrew Beck and several Kansas State players who refused to retreat to the other side of the field, as is common during warmups — one team gets one side of the field and the other team gets other.
A Wildcats player touched Beck, who threw a football at his opponent. A Texas staffer separated the two while the Kansas State player yelled at Beck.
Because Kansas State players refused to allow Texas players to warmup on their side of the field, a fight between TE Andrew Beck and another player nearly ensued. pic.twitter.com/GzjCXPMgZy— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) September 29, 2018
Towards the end of the video, it appeared that other Longhorns staffers intervened to deescalate the situation by getting the Wildcats players to retreat to the other side of the field.
Note the contrast to this behavior by Kansas State players before the game in violation of college football norms compared to the outrage from certain quarters last week when Texas put the TCU band in the upper deck in order to give students priority seating.