When Texas lost to Oklahoma , it was sort of to be expected. When Texas lost to Iowa State , it was an upset. When Texas lost to Baylor , it looked like a big day for Baylor. But now Texas is losing to Kansas State , by a lot, and there's not a lot to take from that other than that Texas is just plain bad this year.
Kansas State leads 24-0, and the Wildcats have taken and maintained this lead without a single yard through the air. KSU quarterback Collin Klein is 0-2 on the entire day, but for KSU, that's not much of an aberration; the Wildcats are 90th in the NCAA in passing yardage, utilizing a traditionally run-to-set-up-the-run-to-set-up-ano
-probably-another-run offense. And run they have, logging 161 yards on the ground.
But the real story is Texas' ineptitude; Garrett Gilbert has thrown three interceptions, including one in the KSU end zone. Texas also ran a comical fake punt option on 4th and 10; the play logged 6 yards. WAIT, LET'S MAKE THAT FOUR; on the first play from scrimmage in the second half, Gilbert threw a terrible pass into double coverage that was deflected and picked.
[UPDATE, 10:08 p.m. KSU has turned that interception into another touchdown. 31-0, KSU. Seriously.]
Texas also had a long touchdown called back on a holding call, and obviously, the Longhorns would not turn the drive into points.
It's to the point where one has to wonder what opponents Texas could be favored against down the stretch. Texas will obviously be expected to beat Florida Atlantic , but Oklahoma State ? No way. Texas A&M ? Um... And if Texas doesn't pull an upset on either of those teams, it will miss a bowl game for the first time since 1997. It's at once stunning and completely logical.