For the first time in the Mack Brown era, the Texas Longhorns enter Big 12 conference play with a losing record, having not started the season with a 1-2 record since Coach Brown's 1998 debut season in Austin. But the Longhorns game against the Kansas State Wildcats feels less like 1998 and more like 2010 deja vu. We'll get to the deja vu in a couple of slides.
Kansas State is Mack Brown's kryptonite—Brown is just 2-7 against K-State with his last win happening a decade ago in 2003. (Note, the teams played two years on and two years off when the Big 12 had 12 members. Mack Brown is 0-5 against K-State since 2003.) In years where Brown's Longhorns played in BCS bowls (2004, 2008) and the BCS National Championship (2005, 2009), Texas did not play Kansas State.
This Saturday, the Longhorns have more to prove than just their ability to beat the Wildcats. A win against Kansas State could be the shift in momentum Texas needs in order to turn around the season.
Can Texas show up Saturday night and break the five-game losing streak to K-State? Let's take a look...
When: Saturday, September 21, 8 p.m. ET
Where: Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
Austin Radio: KVET 98.1/1300
SiriusXM Satellite Radio: XM 117; Sirius 202; Internet 969; Spanish 970
Spread: Texas (-5.5), per VegasInsider.com
The Last Meeting: December 1, 2012, Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas
The Last Outcome: No. 7/7 Kansas State 42, No. 21/23 Texas 24