AUSTIN, Texas —
FINAL: TEXAS 50, KANSAS 48
Well, that was a close one. Kansas gave Texas everything it had, and in the end, it still wasn't enough. Texas could not stop Pooka Williams on the ground nor the big plays in the passing game from Carter Stanley. The Texas offense bailed out the Longhorns in this one. Sam Ehlinger played much more like the Heisman candidate that Texas fans are accustomed to seeing, throwing for 399 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for another 91 yards.
Keaontay Ingram and Roschon Johnson also pitched in key performances on the ground, rushing for 101 and 46 yards, respectively.
Texas could never seem to get Kansas on the ropes. The Jayhawks never backed down and took their shots downfield in the passing game, while also gashing the Texas defense for chunks of yardage on the ground. Williams contributed 190 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns for the Jayhawks. Stanley went toe-to-toe with Ehlinger in the passing game, too. Stanley threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter.
In a fourth quarter fireworks show that was arguably the most entertaining Longhorns game of the season thus far, Texas found a way. This will be a wake up call for the Longhorns moving forward. You cannot sleep on any team in Power 5 conferences.
Texas will improve to 5-2 overall and go on the road in its next game against TCU.
TEXAS 50, KANSAS 48
TEXAS (Own 25):
Sam Ehlinger completed a five-yard pass to Collin Johnson, but it was wiped by an ineligible man downfield penalty. Ehlinger completed a pass over the middle to Johnson for 16 yards to the 36-yard line. Ehlinger completed a check down pass to Ingram for four yards to the 40-yard line. Texas called its second timeout of the game with 40 seconds left in regulation. Ehlinger's pass was batted down at the line. Ehlinger ran up the middle for eight yards and a first down. Ehlinger took a shot for Johnson downfield, but the pass fell incomplete. Ehlinger completed another pass to Johnson for a first down. Ehlinger spiked the ball on the Kansas 32-yard line with 14 seconds left in regulation. Ehlinger completed a 10-yard pass to Johnson to the Kansas 21-yard line. Texas used its final timeout of regulation. Ehlinger completed a six-yard out route to the Kansas 15-yard line with five seconds left. Cameron Dicker made the 33-yard field goal to win the game as time expired. Texas wins 50-48.
KANSAS (Own 25):
Carter Stanley completed a one-yard pass to Stephon Robinson for one yard. Stanley completed a seven-yard slant to Kwamie Lassiter. Kansas used its first timeout of the second half. On third and two, Pooka Williams picked up the first down on a four-yard run up the middle. Stanley threw a back shoulder pass down the left sideline, which fell incomplete. Robinson was handed the ball on a jet sweep, which was stopped for no gain. Kansas used its second timeout of the second half. Texas took its first timeout of the second half. On third and 10, Stanley completed a check down pass to Williams for five yards. On fourth and five, Stanley completed a pass to Lassiter for 36 yards to the Texas 22-yard line. On the next play, Stanley hit Lassiter again for a 22-yard touchdown with 1:11 left in regulation. Kansas went for two. Stanley completed the two-point conversion to Daylon Charlot. Kansas leads 48-47 with 1:11 left in regulation.
TEXAS (Own 35):
Keaontay Ingram was tackled for a loss of three yards on a run to the right side. Sam Ehlinger has pressure in his face and threw a screen pass intended for Ingram incomplete. On third and 13, Ehlinger found Collin Johnson for a gain of 14 yards and a first down. Ehlinger found Cade Brewer over the middle seam for a big gain of 51-yard catch. Ingram punched it in from three yards out to give Texas the lead again, 47-40.
KANSAS (Texas 36):
Pooka Williams was stopped for no gain on the first down rush. Carter Stanley took a shot for the end zone intended for Andrew Parchment in one-on-one coverage, but Parchment dropped the pass. On third and 10, Stanley scambled and fired a pass over the middle that fell incomplete. On fourth and 10, Stanley fired a shot down the right sideline, which was caught by Daylon Charlot for 23 yards to the Texas 13-yard line. The play was sent to the booth for further review. The ruling on the field of a complete pass stood as called. On first an 10 from the Texas 13-yard line, Williams ran around the left end for a gain of two yards. On second and eight from the Texas 11-yard line, Stanley threw a back-shoulder fade to Parchment for an 11-yard touchdown. Kansas tied the game, 40-40, with 4:25 left in regulation.
TEXAS (Own 25):
Roschon Johnson was tackled for a loss of two yards on a run to the left. Sam Ehlinger completed a shallow cross to Jake Smith, who then fumbled and Kansas recovered at the Texas 36-yard line. The call of a fumble recovered by Kansas was reviewed by the replay booth. After review, the call on the field stands, and the Texas crowd erupted into "boos."
KANSAS (Own 25):
Carter Stanley completed a pass to Stephon Robinson for a gain of nine yards. Pooka Williams converted the first down with a one-yard run to the left. Stanley picked up a huge chunk of yardage with a 36-yard run on a quarterback keeper to the Texas 28-yard line. Stanley threw a wheel route to Robinson, which fell incomplete. Stanley rolled to his right and threw his second down pass out of bounds. On third and 10, Stanley took a shot down the left sideline, but it fell incomplete. Liam Jones hit the 46-yard field goal. Texas leads 40-33.
TEXAS (Own 35):
Keaontay Ingram rushed for four yards. Ingram lost one yard on the next run. On third and seven, Sam Ehlinger converted the first down with a 19-yard scramble. On the next play, Ehlinger threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Devin Duvernay. Texas leads 40-30 with 8:32 remaining in regulation.
KANSAS (Texas 16):
Pooka WIlliams scored on the first play of the drive. The extra point was blocked by Texas and returned for a two point conversion. Texas avoided the 31-31 tie, but instead lead 33-30.
TEXAS (Own 9):
Sam Ehlinger threw an interception on the first play of the drive. Kansas takes over in Longhorns territory.
KANSAS (Own 25):
An offsides penalty moved the drive up to the 30. Pooka Williams lost three yards on a run to the left. Carter Stanley completed a pass to Jack Luavasa for five yards. On third down, Stanley converted with a completion over the middle to Stephon Robinson. Back-to-back carries from Williams went for no gain. On third and 11, Stanley took a shot down the right sideline, but it fell incomplete. A defensive pass interference penalty moved the chains, however. Stanley was sacked for a loss of two yards. Back-to-back incomplete passes from Stanley killed this Kansas drive. The Jayhawks punted the ball to the Texas nine-yard line.
Roschon Johnson leaped over a defender on his way to a first down. Sam Ehlinger completed a screen pass to Devin Duvernay for a gain of 12 yards. Duvernay capped off the drive with a 14-yard touchdown catch. Texas leads 31-24.
TEXAS 24, KANSAS 24
TEXAS (Own 21):
Sam Ehlinger's first pass of the drive was complete to Devin Duvernay for a gain of 13 yards. Roschon Johnson rushed up the middle for one yard. Ehlinger completed a pass over the middle to Brennan Eagles for eight yards. On third and one, Ehlinger scrambled for a first down, but the conversion was nullified by a holding penalty. On third and 11, Ehlinger couldn't find an open receiver and converted the third down again on a scramble. Ehlinger threw a screen pass to Duvernay for four yards. Ehlinger's screen pass intended for Duvernay was overthrown. On third and six just passed midfield, Ehlinger scrambled again for a gain of four yards. On fourth and two, Roschon Johnson converted the first down with a four-yard run. This ended the third quarter. Texas and Kansas enter the fourth tied 24-24.
KANSAS (Own 25):
Pooka Williams ran for eight yards on a sweep to the right sideline. Carter Stanley's second down pass fell incomplete. Williams converted on third down with a 20-yard run. Stanley rushed for six yards, but the play was wiped by a holding penalty. Stanley completed a screen pass to Velton Gardner for a gain of three yards. Stanley threw a swing pass to Williams for one yard. On third and 16, Stanley was sacked by the Texas defense for a loss of seven yards. This was Texas' first sack of the game. Kansas punted the ball to the Texas 21-yard line.
TEXAS (Own 25):
Sam Ehlinger started the drive with a five-yard run around the right end. Ehlinger looked to pass but then tucked it and ran for 17 yards. Ehlinger looked for Collin Johnson, but overthrew him. Ehlinger hit Devin Duvernay for a 13-yard screen pass. Keaontay Ingram picked up 14 yards on a run up the middle. Johnson missed out on a screen pass thrown his way. On second and 10 from the Kansas 26, Ehlinger was sacked for a loss of six yards. On third down, Ehlinger found Johnson for a gain of 15 yards, but it was short of the first down. Cameron Dicker hit the 39-yard field goal. Texas tied the game at 24-24.
KANSAS (Own 25):
Pooka Williams started the second half with a two-yard rush. Carter Stanley completed his first pass of the second half to Kwamie Lassiter for a gain of 14 yards. Stanley took a shot downfield for Ben Miles, head coach Les Miles' son, but it fell incomplete. Stanley tested the Texas defensive back group again with a deep shot down the right sideline, and the pass was broken up despite the wide receiver having a step on the Longhorns defender. Stanley converted on third and 10 with a pass over the middle to Daylon Charlot. Williams lost a yard on a run up the middle. Stanley completed an out route to Andrew Parchment for a gain of 22 yards. Stanley kept the ball on a zone read and ran out of bounds after picking up seven yards. Stanley completed a pass to the flat to Miles with the Longhorns pass rush bearing down on him. On third and one, Stanley picked up the first down with a quarterback sneak. Stanley was rushed on the play and hit as he threw, forcing him to overthrow his receiver. Williams made a Longhorns defender miss in the backfield and ran around the left end for a gain of nine yards. On third and one, Williams converted the first down on an iso run play out of the I-formation. A false start penalty backed up the Jayhawks five yards to the Texas nine-yard line. Stanley finished the drive with a nine-yard touchdown pass over the middle to Stephon Robinson Jr. Kansas leads 24-21.
HALFTIME: TEXAS 21, KANSAS 17
Sam Ehlinger has led the Longhorns offensively with two touchdowns in the first half, but a lack luster Texas defensive performance in the run game has allowed Kansas to stay in it. Pooka Williams has gashed the Longhorns defense for multiple big gains, including a 65-yarder that set up a touchdown a few plays later. Williams performed well against Texas in last season's match up, too. Williams rushed for 113 yards on 16 carries in 2018 against UT. This time around, he's already eclipsed that mark by halftime. Williams has 129 yards on 11 rushes and a touchdown. Texas will need to find an answer for Williams to keep this game out of reach. The 1969 Texas National Championship team was also honored at halftime.
Sam Ehlinger: 15-for-21, 146 yards, two touchdowns
Keaontay Ingram: nine rushes, 84 yards
Brennan Eagles: four catches, 56 yards, one touchdown
Carter Stanley: 10-for-18, 115 yards, one touchdown
Pooka Williams: 11 rushes, 129 yards, one touchdown
Andrew Parchment: one catch, 50 yards
TEXAS 21, KANSAS 17
TEXAS (Own 12):
Roschon Johnson carried the ball up the middle for a gain of four yards. This ended the first half. Texas leads 21-17 at halftime.
KANSAS (Own 25):
Carter Stanley's pass to Pooka Williams picked up eight yards. Stanley called his own number on a run for two yards. A false start penalty backed up the Jayhawks five yards. Stanley's pass sailed incomplete. Stanley completed a pass over the middle to Daylon Charlot for 13 yards. On third and two, Pooka Williams almost took it to the house, but was called out of bounds at the 32-yard line. Williams' run picked up 25 yards instead of a 57-yard touchdown. Stanley's pass intended for Andrew Parchment fell incomplete. Stanley completed a screen pass to Williams for a gain of 11 yards to the Texas 21-yard line. Stanley completed an eight-yard out route to the Texas 19-yard line with 35 seconds left in the first half. Texas took its second timeout of the first half. Stanley's pass intended for Parchment was called incomplete. On third and eight, Stanley threw a prayer into the end zone, which fell incomplete. Texas took its final timeout of the half to try and ice the kicker. Liam Jones' 37-yard field goal was blocked. Texas leads 21-17.
TEXAS (Own 16):
Keaontay Ingram started the drive with a 32-yard run right up the gut. Sam Ehlinger spun in the back field with immediate pressure, but evaded the defenders and picked up five yards to cross midfield. Ehlinger threw a swing pass to Duvernay, which was dropped. On third and five, Ehlinger scrambled for 24 yards. Ingram ran around the right end for three yards. Ingram ran up the middle for four yards. On third and three, Ehlinger rolled out to his left and found Duvernay for a first down. Ehlinger took a shot for the end zone in Brennan Eagles' direction, but the pass was broken up. On second and goal from the 10, Ehlinger ran a speed option to his right, pitched the ball to Ingram and he picked up five yards. On third and goal from the five, Ehlinger completed a five-yard touchdown pass to Eagles. Texas leads 21-17.
KANSAS (Own 41):
Carter Stanley completed a five-yard screen pass to Velton Gardner. A false start penalty backed up the Jayhawks offense five yards. Stanley completed a pass to Stephon Robinson Jr. for five yards on an out route. On third and five, Stanley's pass intended for Andrew Parchment was broken up. Kansas punted the ball to the Texas 16-yard line.
TEXAS (Own 25):
Roschon Johnson picked up one yard on the first down carry. Johnson got only two yards on his second down rush. On third and seven, Sam Ehlinger was sacked by the Kansas defense for a loss of 10 yards. Texas punted the ball to the Kansas 41-yard line.
KANSAS (Own 40):
Carter Stanley started the drive with a 50-yard bomb to Andrew Parchment to the Texas 10-yard line. Pooka Williams ran around the left end but was tripped up after gaining two yards. Torry Locklin ran up the middle for a gain of one yard. Stanley capped off the drive with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Takulve Williams. Kansas leads 17-14.
TEXAS (Own 17):
Keaontay Ingram ran up the middle and picked up 16 yards to start the drive. Ingram ran up the middle again for five yards. On a third straight carry, Ingram picked up four yards. On third and one, Ingram got his fourth straight carry, picking up 10 yards to midfield. A false start penalty backed up the Texas offense to the 45-yard line. Ehlinger completed a pass to Brennan Eagles to bring the Longhorns offense to Kansas' 46-yard line. Ehlinger's pass intended for Eagles fell incomplete. On third and eight, Ehlinger's pass on a shallow cross to Jake Smith picked up six yards. On fourth and two, Texas went for it and Ehlinger's pass fell incomplete. Texas is now 0-for-2 on fourth down conversions in this game. Kansas will take over from its own 40.
Carter Stanley pulled the ball on the zone read look and picked up 15 yards for a first down. Pooka Williams took a handoff up the middle for a gain of seven yards to the Texas 10-yard line. Stanley called his own number and ran around the left end for eight yards to the Texas two-yard line. A false start penalty backed up the Jayhawks offense five yards to the seven-yard line. On first and goal, Williams capped off the drive with a seven-yard touchdown run up the middle. Texas leads 14-10.
TEXAS 14, KANSAS 3
A pitch to Pooka Williams picked up four yards. Velton Gardner ran for no gain. On third and six, Carter Stanley completed an out route to Stephon Robinson Jr. for seven yards and a first down. Stanley's pass over the middle for Robinson was dropped. Stanley completed a pass to Kwamie Lassiter for seven yards. This play ended the first quarter. Texas leads 14-3.
TEXAS (Own 13):
Roschon Johnson opened the drive with a two-yard run around the right end. Sam Ehlinger's pass was completed on a shallow cross to Devin Duvernay, which picked up 11 yards. A facemask penalty tacked on 15 yards to the end of Duvernay's catch and run.
Ehlinger was sacked for a loss of eight yards. Ehlinger threw a pass over the middle to Malcolm Epps, which was dropped. On third and 18, Ehlinger completed a pass to Brennan Eagles for a gain of 16 yards. On fourth and two near midfield, Texas went for it and were stopped short on a direct snap to Jake Smith. Kansas takes over at the 50.
KANSAS (Own 21):
A swing pass to Pooka Williams picked up three yards. Williams gashed the Texas defense for a 65-yard run to the Texas 11-yard line.
Carter Stanley pulled the ball on a zone read and trucked his way for a four-yard gain. Stephon Robinson Jr. picked up two yards on the carry. On third and four, Stanley's pass sailed out of bounds. Liam Jones hit the 23-yard field goal. Texas leads 14-3.
TEXAS (Own 28):
Sam Ehlinger completed a short stop route over the middle to tight end Cade Brewer for a gain of six yards. Keaontay Ingram picked up a first down with his first carry. Ehlinger rolled to his left and found Brewer over the middle for a 12-yard pass. Ehlinger pulled the zone read look and picked up six yards to the Kansas 41-yard line. Ehlinger completed a pass to the outside to Collin Johnson to the Kansas 27-yard line. Ehlinger followed with a check down pass to Ingram. A screen pass to Johnson picked up another first down at the Kansas 15-yard line. Ehlinger's pass intended for Johnson in the end zone fell incomplete. Ehlinger threw a swing pass to Jake Smith for a gain of five yards. On third and five, Ehlinger hit Smith again, he made a defender miss and scored a 10-yard touchdown. Texas leads 14-0.
KANSAS (Own 25):
Pooka Williams started the drive with a run up the middle for one yard. Carter Stanley took a shot deep down the left sideline, which got a defensive pass interference call on Texas. The ball was spotted at the Kansas 41. Williams ran up the middle for four yards, and a defensive hands to the face penalty moved the chains. Williams took a sweep around the left end for a gain of 12 yards. On third and nine, the snap was fumbled and picked up by Williams, who lost one yard on the run. Liam Jones missed the 46-yard field goal. Texas leads 7-0.
TEXAS (Own 35):
Sam Ehlinger opened the drive with a six-yard run up the middle on a zone read. Ehlinger banged up the middle again for a first down. Ehlinger's first pass of the game was complete to Collin Johnson for six yards on a slant. Roschon Johnson ran up the middle on a wildcat formation for a first down conversion. Ehlinger hit Brennan Eagles over the middle for a gain of 28 yards. Roschon Johnson capped off the drive with a 14-yard touchdown run up the middle. Texas leads 7-0.
After losing to Oklahoma 34-27 in the AT&T Red River Showdown, Texas returns to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the first time in nearly a month to host the Kansas Jayhawks.
The last game played at DKR this season was Sept. 21 against Oklahoma State, where the Longhorns pulled out a 36-30 victory. Since then, Texas has gone through a bye week, went on its first true road game against West Virginia, and tangoed with the arch rival Sooners.
Kansas does not pose much of a threat to the Longhorns, according to the spread and ESPN analytics. Vegas has placed a 21-point spread in favor of the Longhorns and ESPN's Football Power Index projects a 96% chance UT wins the game.
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Texas will come out with a new look in this game against Kansas, too. On Tuesday, the team announced it would wear special throwback uniforms to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 National Championship team.
As far as the history of this game is concerned, Texas holds a promising record against Kansas. 14 of the last 15 match ups have been won by the Longhorns, with the sole loss coming in Lawrence in 2016.
Texas will have to stop a potent rushing attack from the Pooka Williams, who ranks fourth in the Big 12 in rushing yards this season. Williams picked up 113 yards on 16 carries against Texas last season.
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Texas kicks off against Kansas at 6 p.m. and the game will be aired on the Longhorn Network.
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