Texas vs. Kansas State prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen in Saturday’s battle between the Longhorns and Wildcats.
Kansas State is a 1.5-point favorite, and I’ll gladly take the Longhorns with the points. D’Onta Foreman will be the star in this one despite going up a solid Wildcats run defense. I’m putting him down for a pair of rushing TDs to help Texas pull out a 10-point victory.
If Kansas State could rewind time and bring back Collin Klein, okay, sure, it would have a shot. But I’d sooner open up a gelato shop in hell (Hell-ato?) before I went against D’Onta Foreman and Shane Buechele. Foreman got very little love going into this season, and he’s going to hit the 1,000-yard mark within the next week games. He’s going to gash the Kansas State defense, and Buechele will sprinkle in some deep balls to balance things out in a Texas win.
The Longhorns put together their finest defensive effort of the year last week, so Charlie Strong’s squad will be looking to keep up the momentum. That shouldn’t be a problem this week against a Wildcats squad that is inconsistent on offense. K-State quarterback Jesse Ertz has a shoulder injury, so Joe Hubener could get the start. It won’t matter, though. The K-State defense is strong, but the ‘Horns will get enough production from quarterback Shane Buechele and running back D’Onta Foreman, and the defense will not have too much of a problem with a Wildcats offense that has too many question marks.
As CBS’ college football studio analyst Brian Jones told me, Texas fans need to “calm the hell down” about Charlie Strong and him being on the hot seat. It’s only been two and a half years, and he is in the process of making the Longhorns relevant again. Texas will win this one, but it will be close. The Eyes of Texas are upon you, all the live long day.