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Game Day: #14 Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks

With a win over Kansas, the Longhorns will play for the Big 12 Championship

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Since losing back-to-back games against Oklahoma State and West Virginia, the Texas Longhorns have won two straight and find themselves in position to play for the Big 12 Championship. A win over the Kansas Jayhawks today would solidify Texas’ spot next week against the winner of the Oklahoma vs. West Virginia game, which takes place on Saturday evening. The Longhorns aren’t looking past Kansas, who upset the Longhorns in their last trip to Lawrence 24-21 (11/9/2016).  Kansas has lost three straight and seven of their last eight games, but showed well offensively against Oklahoma last week.

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is likely to start against Kansas despite a shoulder injury sustained in the Iowa State game last Saturday. Ehlinger has thrown this week and fully participated in the team’s final practice before heading to Lawrence on Thursday. The Longhorns are also dealing with injuries to several players, including running back Tre Watson, defensive back Kris Boyd and defensive tackle Chris Nelson.

A win over the Jayhawks would mark the first 9 win season for Texas since 2009, which was the last time the Longhorns played for the Big 12 crown.

 


What:  Texas Longhorns (8-3, 6-2 Big 12) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (3-8, 1-7 Big-12)
When:  Friday, November 23, 2018
Time:  11:00 AM CST
Venue:  David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Television: FS1
The Line: Texas -15.5
Last Meeting: Texas defeated Kansas 42-27 (11/11/2017 – Austin, TX)
All-time series record: Texas leads Kansas 14-3-0

THE COACHES

Kansas Jayhawks

Head Coach:  David Beaty
Head Coaching Experience: 4th year as a head coach
Years as Head Coach at Kansas:  4
Career Record:  6-42
Career Record at Kansas:  6-42

Texas Longhorns

Head Coach:  Tom Herman
Head Coaching Experience: 4th year as a head coach
Years as Head Coach at Texas:  2
Career Record:  37-13
Career Record at Texas:  15-9

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Aaron Carrara is the founder and publisher of HornSports and has covered University of Texas athletics since 2011. Aaron is a member of the Football Writer's Association of America and the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association and is a proud father to three boys.

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