No. 7 Texas survived a late upset attempt from No. 23 Kansas State for a 33-30 overtime win. The Wildcats opted to go for a touchdown on fourth down from the 4-yard line, but the ball ultimately fell incomplete as Texas maintained its College Football Playoff hopes.
Kansas State stormed back from a 24-7 deficit to tie the game at 27 in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats whiffed on a field goal that would have tied the game earlier in the quarter, but kicker Chris Tennant nailed a 45-yard field goal in the remaining moments of regulation to force overtime in Austin, Texas. Kansas State coach Chris Klieman decided to take the late chance for the win in overtime, but it did not pay off.
Texas quarterback Maalik Murphy started 7 of 9 for 162 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter but unraveled down the stretch. Murphy completed just 12 of his next 28 passes for fewer than 3.3 yards per attempt and threw two picks. In overtime, Texas put the ball in Murphy's hands twice, but he was unable to convert for a score.
With the win, Texas stays in control of its Big 12 and College Football Playoff destiny at 8-1. The Wildcats now have a tough road ahead to get back into the conversation.
- Kansas State quarterback Will Howard threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns, with most coming after he threw a second half interception.
- The Wildcats sold out to stop the run, but Texas managed to rush for 230 yards, including 112 yards from Jonathon Brooks.
- Kansas State ran for just 33 yards on 29 carries as the Wildcats' offensive line failed to keep pace with a physical Texas defense.
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