AUSTIN — Why do the Longhorns consistently struggle in Manhattan, Kansas at the Bill Snyder Family Stadium?

“They do a great job of defending their land,” said University of Texas defensive back P.J. Locke.

The Texas Longhorns have lost five consecutive games against Kansas State dating back to 2002.

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Is it bad luck or is it truly a thing? It's a magnified home-field advantage when the Longhorns are in town.

“I think it’s a real thing and it affects others differently than it affects well-coached and grounded teams," said Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger.

Ehlinger was 4-years-old when Mack Brown led the University of Texas to the program’s last win in the Big Apple.

The Longhorns are currently favored to win Saturday's game against Kansas State by seven points.

Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.