For the second week in a row, the Texas Longhorns were able to narrowly escape disaster in beating the lowly Kansas Jayhawks 21-17 after Case McCoy's game-winning touchdown to D.J. Grant.
There is ugly, there is really ugly, and then, there is what took place on Saturday in Lawrence. David Ash regressed back to his 2011 form, and the defense had trouble stopping the most one-dimensional offense in the Big 12 with missed tackles continuing to pile up for Manny Diaz's defense. In short, there are few reasons for optimism heading into the final weeks of the regular season.
But, it was not all bad as the Longhorns are now bowl-eligible and have guaranteed that this season will not be quite the embarrassment that was 2010. Still, a performance like that against a team that has no business competing with Texas is enough to scare even the staunchest of fans with games against Texas Tech and Kansas State looming.
In any event, here are the winners and losers from Texas' gut-wrenching win over the Jayhawks.