Recap: Texas vs. Kansas State
Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Johnathan Gray rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns as the Texas Longhorns earned a 31-21 win in the Big 12 opener against the Kansas State Wildcats at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
David Ash completed 14-of-25 pass attempts for 166 yards and a touchdown for Texas (2-2, 1-0 Big 12). Kendall Sanders caught Ash's lone touchdown pass and finished with three catches for 80 yards. Marcus Johnson had five receptions for 70 yards.
Tyler Lockett hauled in 13 passes for 237 yards for Kansas State. Jake Waters threw for 275 yards on 19-of-30 passing and also scored a touchdown on the ground. John Hubert picked up 41 yards and two scores on 12 carries.
It was all Texas in the first half. Anthony Fera connected on a 27-yard field goal attempt midway through the first quarter. The field goal finished off an 18-play drive.
The Longhorns didn't need as many plays to score a second time. On their next possession Ash threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Sanders on just the third snap of the drive.
Gray scored on a 21-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter, as the Longhorns' lead grew to 17-0.
Kansas State was able to keep the Longhorns within range before the break, as Hubert tallied a 15-yard touchdown run with just over a minute left in the second quarter.
The second half started off well for the Longhorns. On their first drive of the third quarter, Gray scored on a 15-yard touchdown run, to push the Longhorns to a 24-7 advantage.
Hubert scored for the second time in the game with a four-yard touchdown run early on in the fourth quarter.
Just over four minutes later the Longhorns found the end zone again when Malcolm Brown scored on a one-yard touchdown run.
After forcing a three and out, Texas had a chance to extend the lead but Fera missed a 45-yard field goal attempt.
On the ensuing drive, Kansas State cut the deficit to 10 points with a one-yard touchdown run from Waters. However, the Wildcats would get no closer.
Texas finished with 452 yards of total offense and converted on 9-of-18 third down attempts. Texas had four sacks in the game while Kansas State had just one. Both teams were guilty of eight penalties in the contest.Game Notes