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Texas Longhorns Hold Off Kansas State In Overtime

Kansas State v Texas

Bert Auburn #45 of the Texas Longhorns kicks a field goal in the fourth quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 04, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Photo: Tim Warner / Getty Images Sport / Getty Images

The Texas Longhorns held off Kansas State for a thrilling 33-30 overtime win on Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Longhorns are now 8-1 to start the season for the first time since 2009. 

After holding a comfortable 27-7 lead late in the third quarter, Texas found themselves in a thriller as Kansas State stormed back to tie the game at 30-30 and force overtime.

Bert Auburn kicked a game-winning 42-yard field goal in the first overtime period and the Texas defense got a fourth down stop to secure the win.


  • Mitchell hauled in a 37-yard touchdown reception to give Texas an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter. The touchdown was QB Maalik Murphy's longest touchdown pass of his career.
  • Early in the second quarter, Baxter broke free for a 54-yard touchdown run to give Texas a 17-0 lead. It was his third career touchdown and his longest career rush. 
  • Michael Taaffe kicked off Kansas State quarterback Will Howard in the third quarter to record his third consecutive game with an interception. 
  • Brooks found the end zone for the eighth time this season in the third quarter to give Texas a 24-7 lead.
  • Bert Auburn made all four field goals, including two of 40-plus yards. He extended his made field goal streak to eight.


Texas will travel to Fort Worth to take on TCU on Saturday, Nov. 11.

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