Kansas State vs. Texas preview, odds, prediction, TV channel, live stream

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 07: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns runs past the tackle by Denzel Goolsby #20 of the Kansas State Wildcats in the first quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 07: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns runs past the tackle by Denzel Goolsby #20 of the Kansas State Wildcats in the first quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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Texas travels to Manhattan to face Kansas State and here is everything you need to know about this Big 12 showdown including how to bet and watch online.

The Texas Longhorns will make their way to the “Little Apple” to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. The Longhorns are coming off back-to-back wins over ranked opponents in USC and TCU. The Wildcats, however, are looking to regroup after losing two of their last three games. This is the second Big 12 game for both teams.

After a very rocky start in which they lost to unranked Maryland and barely got by Tulsa, Tom Herman has the Longhorns back in the Top 25 this week and looking like the real deal. A dominant 37-14 win over the USC Trojans and a 15-point victory over TCU has Texas sitting at 3-1 and in a prime place to try to make a run at the Big 12 title. Sam Ehlinger has also emerged the last two weeks, directing an offense that is averaging 31.3 points per game and 411 yards per game so far.

Under head coach Bill Snyder, Kansas State has enjoyed tremendous success since he returned. However, this year the Wildcats have struggled mightily through the first four weeks. After squeaking by South Dakota, an FCS school, they were dominated by ranked Mississippi State 31-10.

A blowout win over UTSA helped get the Wildcats back over .500, but a 35-6 loss at West Virginia last week has fans worried. Kansas State’s rushing offense has sputtered so far this season. Running back Alex Barnes only has 277 yards and one touchdown so far for a running game that is averaging just 156 yards through four games.

Running up against a stingy Longhorn defense that so far is allowing just 117 rushing yards per game is not ideal.

Saturday afternoon’s game will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and can be streamed using the FOX Sports Go app. As an alternative, fans can also stream this one on Fubo TV with a paid subscription.

Details for Saturday’s Texas-Kansas State game

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 29
  • Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Manhattan, KS
  • Stadium: Bill Snyder Family Stadium
  • Spread: Texas -8.5
  • TV info: FOX Sports 1
  • Live Stream: FOX Sports GoFuboTV

While Texas could certainly run away with this one, Kansas State has a reputation for getting hot at the right moment during conference play. Will we see the Wildcats finally kick their season into gear or will Texas continue to prove they are true contenders in the Big 12?

Prediction: Texas wins and covers the spread.