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Dawg Recap: Texas Stops K-State's Comeback Bid in Overtime

A game that was dominated by Texas until the end of the third quarter ended up being a nailbiter into overtime. The score was 27 to 7 in Texas' favor until the last few seconds of the third quarter then K-State started forcing turnovers and scoring in bunches. At the 12:37 mark in the fourth quarter Kansas State tied it up 27 to 27 with a pending PAT to take the lead. Then the snap was botched, and Texas escaped with the tie. A Bert Auburn field goal gave Texas the lead then K-State had a chance to take the lead or tie but ended up missing the field goal. The Wildcat Defense stood up and got the ball back with 1:30 to go in the game and the offense got into field goal range to tie it up as time expired with a 45-yard field goal. Texas was able to kick a field goal in overtime and the Texas defense was able to stop K-State on fourth and goal from the four-yard line to hold on for the win.

Game MVp(s)

Texas front seven on the defense. Held a Kansas State rushing attack that came into this game averaging 226 yards per game to 33 in this game. Also forcing three sacks in the game and forcing a fumble that set up Texas' only touchdown in the second half.

Big 12 Championship implications

This loss for Kansas State has made a return to the Big 12 Championship Game a tall task. With losses to both teams atop the Big 12 standings now. The win for Texas put them in a position to control their own destiny to keep them in a two-way tie with Oklahoma State for the top of the conference and those two programs do not play each other in the regular season.

What is Next: K - State

Kansas State welcomes Baylor to Manhattan for a 2 PM central kick on ESPN+.

Texas travels to TCU to face the horned frogs at 2:30 or 6:30 PM on ABC.


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