The Austin faithful will undoubtedly bring the energy this weekend, as their beloved Texas Longhorns play host to the Kansas Jayhawks in Big 12 Conference action.
This season certainly got off to an auspicious start for Turner Gill and his Jayhawks, as they opened with back-to-back wins over inferior opponents. Since then, however, things have gone terribly wrong, as each of the last five games has resulted in a double-digit defeat, including four by 30 or more points. Last weekend, Kansas dropped a 59-21 decision to Sunflower State rival Kansas State in front of a deflated home crowd.
The good news for Texas is that it is 4-2, just one win shy of last season's total. On a down note, the Longhorns have suffered two consecutive defeats and are 1-2 in Big 12 play. They have been idle since a 38-26 loss to Oklahoma State on October 15.
Game date, time: 7:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 29th
Location: Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas.
TV channel: Longhorn Network
Spread: Texas favored by 27.
Series history: Texas leads, 8-1.
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