Jayhawks Head South to Face No. 2 Texas

Nov. 8, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Fresh off back-to-back home wins over Missouri and Nebraska, the University of Kansas (5-4, 2-4 Big 12) football team hits the road for the final time of the regular-season as the Jayhawks travel to Austin, Texas, for a showdown with No. 2 Texas (9-0, 6-0 Big 12). Kickoff for today’s game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. from Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium and will be broadcast by ABC.

“When you watch Texas on tape, they don’t have a weakness,” said KU Head Coach Mark Mangino at his weekly press conference. “They are good at every position on the field. Vince Young is the best college football player in the country. I don’t have a vote for the Heisman, but if I did, I would definitely vote for him.”

The Jayhawks, who feature the top rush defense in the NCAA (64.1 yards allowed per game), enter the contest against Texas looking to post their sixth win of the season to become bowl eligible. The Jayhawks are 0-2 all-time against the Longhorns in Austin and 2-5 versus Texas all-time.

The undefeated Longhorns enter the game against the Jayhawks looking to improve to 10-0 on the season. Texas leads the Big 12 and ranks second nationally averaging 48.3 points per game. Only once this season have the Longhorns failed to score at least 42 points in a game (25 at Ohio State).

Kansas – Texas Series Notes
…This year’s game marks the eighth meeting all-time in a series which started in 1901.

…Texas has won all five meetings since the formation of the Big 12 Conference.

…KU is 0-2 all-time against the Longhorns in Austin, Texas.

…The Longhorns won last year’s meeting 27-23 in Lawrence, scoring the winning touchdown with 11 seconds remaining in the game on Tony Jeffrey’s 21-yard touchdown reception.

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