The Texas Longhorns are a team in flux.
After losing to the Iowa State Cyclones to miss out on a berth in the Big 12 Championship game, the Longhorns saw Samuel Cosmi, Caden Sterns and Keaontay Ingram all opt out of the remainder of the season. So now, as they head into Manhattan, the Longhorns will have a few new starters to break in as they try to keep a disappointing season from becoming an unmitigated disaster.
The Kansas State Wildcats head into the season on a four-game losing streak, thanks in-part to losing quarterback Skylar Thompson early in the season. Before the injury, the Wildcats knocked off the Oklahoma Sooners, so a win over both Texas and OU in a single season would be a way to salvage an otherwise frustrating season.
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“Any season in which you take down both the Horns and Dirt Burglars is a tolerable campaign. (Man, I wish we’d gotten to play both of you every year back in the good old days.)”
Like most offensive line coaches, Hand opts not to substitute out his starters in normal game flow and excellent injury luck this season means that none of the inexperienced backups have played in 2020 outside of the season-opening blowout against UTEP. In fact, the backups simply haven’t played much at all in their Texas careers.
- Freshman WR Troy Omeire (knee) — out
- Sophomore LB Ayodele Adeoye (shoulder) — out
- Redshirt freshman OL Isaiah Hookfin (shoulder) — out
- Junior CB Jalen Green (ankle) — out
- Freshman CB Jahdae Barron (back) — out
- Junior S BJ Foster (hamstring) — out
- Senior OL Derek Kerstetter (ankle) — questionable
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Odds: Texas -7
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