When the Kansas State Wildcats (2-2, 0-1) traveled south to Austin, Texas to take on the Texas Longhorns (2-2, 1-0) in the first conference game of the year for both teams, Kansas State had to have envisioned a much different scenario than a 31-21 loss.
Texas was reeling from two straight starts against teams that flat out ran over them. The Longhorns had surrendered over 800 yards rushing in those two games. The Wildcats, who had won their last five meetings with the Longhorns, were coming off their best rushing game against UMass.
The truth is, the two schools the Wildcats have beaten, Louisiana-Lafayette and UMAss, are not near as good as the two teams Texas lost to, BYU and Ole Miss.
Let’s take a look at how the Wildcats graded out in their second loss of the season.