What We Saw: Kansas 24 Texas 21

Holy s**t. Still baffled how Texas lost this one, not just in a four quarters, Texas guys vs. Kansas guys sense, but in a football universe cosmic sense. That's it for Charlie Strong. He can't survive this. 

Here's what we saw...

Who knew that what would fail them in the end would be...

The offense. After all the plane rides, late night negotiations, early season success, Texas offense couldn't muster more than three scores vs. Kansas. Shane Buechele, for all his early season promise, hit a wall today. Three picks and one touchdown in Lawrence. Buechele took a big hit early in the game and took a trip to the locker room but came back. Maybe he wasn't right, but it was a rough day for Buechele. For all D'Onta Foreman's success, and he's been great, this offense was one dimensional today. 

How did Kansas stick around...

Turnovers. UT's offense handed the Jayhawks the ball six times. We don't care who you are, if you're giving away six turnovers, that game is tighter than it should be. That's how Kansas has a chance with 58 second in regulation to tie the game. At that point it just seemed that Kansas, destiny, the hot seat, and dumb luck were going to sink the Longhorns and at the same time snap KU's 19 game Big 12 losing streak. 

It was over when...

Literally the game floated with Buechele's overtime pass into the waiting arms of a Kansas team that didn't so much win the game, as accept it, gift wrapped from Texas. They seemed to have no choice. Texas wanted someone to put the last dagger in. Kansas happened to have it land in their lap. 

Texas plays TCU next. We have no idea what the environment will be like at DKR, but it'll be the last time Strong leads a team out of the tunnel. 

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Posted on November 19, 2016 and filed under Southwest Round-Up, Texas.