Capping yet another disappointing regular season, the Texas Longhorns dropped their second in a row, falling 42-24 to Bill Snyder and his No. 7 Kansas State Wildcats. This loss, like so many from these past three seasons, was a telling tale of the state of this Texas program.
To their credit, the 'Horns played a very good first half in Manhattan, Kan. that gave them a 10-7 lead to start the second half. But Snyder was able to make the correct adjustments and Heisman-candidate Collin Klein looked every bit the part in dismantling Texas for the final two quarters.
Now the Longhorns find themselves in an unfortunately familiar place. They have no idea who their quarterback will be going forward, they are not going to earn a BCS bid for the third time since going to the national championship game and they are looking at their second-consecutive eight win season.
While there are still some very obvious positives with this team, the loss to the Wildcats makes one wonder exactly how far away this team is from being good again. Here are those positives as well as the areas where Texas comes up short in this look at the game's winners and losers.