On Saturday, the 18th ranked Texas Longhorns (4-1, 2-0) went in to Manhattan, Kansas and defeated the Kansas State Wildcats (2-3, 0-2), 19-14.
This marked Texas’ first win in Manhattan since 2002 and just their second win there ever.
The Longhorns started the game out strong with a 90 yard punt return by freshman D’Shawn Jamison midway through the 1st quarter. This was the 4th longest return in Texas football history.
This gave the Longhorns a 7-0 lead.
On their very next drive, Texas moved down the field with ease, topping off the drive with a 4 yard TD pass from Sam Ehlinger to Collin Johnson. This marked Ehlinger’s 9th TD throw of the season and Johnson’s 3rd TD catch. The score now is 14-0 in favor of the Longhorns.
Following the Johnson TD, Kansas State was pinned at their own 9 following the kickoff. This lead to Texas defensive lineman Charles Omenihu sacking KSU QB Alex Delton twice, one going for a safety. 16-0 Texas.
On the ensuing possession, the Longhorns drove down the field, but had to settle for a 28 yard field goal by kicker Cameron Dicker. This marked the final points of the half and Texas went into the break up 19-0.
The 2nd half was a different story. Texas failed to score a single point and gave up two touchdowns to the Wildcats. The first was a 7 yard run by QB Skylar Thompson, who replaced struggling QB Alex Delton to start the 3rd quarter. The second was a 1 yard run by RB Alex Barnes. It was 19-14 Texas with 9:55 to go in the game.
The Longhorns ended up winning the game with a final score of 19-14. Kansas State did have a chance to get the ball back late in the game with a 3rd & 10 for Texas.
But Sam Ehlinger came up clutch and threw a 12 yard strike to Collin Johnson, which ultimately sealed the deal.
The Longhorns went on to win their fourth straight and are now 4-1 on the season. They will host the 6th ranked Oklahoma Sooners next week in a huge week 6 showdown.
The Wildcats fall to 2-3 and will travel to Waco next week to face the Baylor Bears.