It should have been all good for head coach Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns Saturday night. The Longhorns snapped a two-game losing streak with a 31-21 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats. It was the first time they have defeated the Wildcats in 10 years. The much-maligned Longhorn defense held the Wildcats to 21 points, 14 of which came in the fourth quarter with the game pretty much in hand. The Wildcats had just 390 total yards and only 115 on the ground.
Things should have been quiet in Austin for at least a week or so.
However, Texas lost one of their most important players in the victory. Junior linebacker Jordan Hicks is out for the season after rupturing his left Achilles tendon. He will undergo surgery to repair the injury, reports Max Olson of ESPN.com. This is the second consecutive season Hicks has had his season cut short due to injury. Last year, Hicks played in only three games last season after being injured in a win over Ole Miss.
Hicks is currently the Longhorns’ leading tackler with 41 and has 2.5 tackles for loss.
The Longhorns have a bye this week. They’ll next be in action when they travel to Ames to take on Iowa State on Thursday, September 3.