Only 10 games into the Steve Sarkisian era at Texas, the Longhorns matched a historic low on Saturday night with a 57-56 loss first Kansas during overtime. This is Texas’ 5th consecutive loss, marking the first time the Longhorns have dropped 5 games in a row since… 1956! Meanwhile, Kansas took its first Big 12 win since 2008.
The last time Texas lost five games in a row in 1956, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, “The Ten Commandments” was the biggest movie in the world, and the Longhorns’ only season win was on the road against Tulane – an SEC program at the time. The last time Texas lost to Kansas in football was 2016, and coach Charlie Strong was fired at the end of that season.
Kansas scored 21 unanswered points in a confused 85 seconds at half-time thanks to a hit and picked six from the freshman defender Hudson Card, one of two quarterbacks Longhorn used against the Jayhawks.
Texas bounced back from a 49-35 deficit in the fourth quarter to force the game and force overtime thanks to some heroes from the quarterback Casey Thompson. The seniors threw a touch down to Cade Brewer with 22 seconds left to force overtime and complete an 8-yard pass for Marcus Washington in the first hour of overtime. However, Kansas midfielder Jalon Daniels had an unbelievable play when converting two points to win.
Daniels excelled in his 2021 debut for the Jayhawks, hurling 202 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Run back Devin Neal dashed for 143 yards and three touchdowns of his own to keep up with the Longhorns. Texas defenders Thompson and Card add up to four turns.
At the end of the fourth quarter, Kansas fans chanted “SEC” at the Longhorns, loud enough to be heard on the broadcast.
The loss was just the low end of Sarkisian’s miserable first season at 40 Acres. The troubles began when Texas took a 21-point lead Oklahoma, the largest inflated deficit in the history of the Red River Disaster. The Longhorns will continue to have a double-digit second-half lead in each of their next games against the 10 Oklahoma State and the number 13 Baylor. This week, start receiving Joshua Moore chose to leave the team and enter the transfer portal, and a secret video of Texas assistant Bo Davis berating players on the team bus after the Baylor loss went viral.
Kansas moves to 2-8 after winning the first FBS game of the season. The Jayhawks’ only other win was against FCS South Dakota. Texas moves to 4-6 and must win on the road against West Virginia and stay at home against Kansas State just to make a bowl game.
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