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Kansas State Game Report Cards
IT's Coaches Corner Moderator Mike Venable grades the Longhorn performances in the 45-42 loss to Kansas State.

Game Observations
Strange calls, shifting momentum, injury updates, movie references and more. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his obvservations from the Longhorns' loss to Kansas State...and one observation he got standing too close for comfort.

Poll Report: Seismic Shifts

BCS title train is now passing Longhorns by
Austin American-Statesman
Jerry Palm is dead to me. At least it feels that way. The BCS prognosticator does a good job, but he has become irrelevant in Austin.

UT QB McCoy has time to heal
Dallas Morning News
Texas redshirt freshman quarterback Colt McCoy was sidelined by pinched nerves in his neck and shoulder area, an injury known as a stinger, in the first quarter of the Longhorns' 45-42 loss at Kansas State on Saturday.

McCoy's stinger gets time to heal
San Antonio Express-News
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a stinger injury to his neck and shoulder in the No. 11 Longhorns' 45-42 loss at Kansas State on Saturday, UT officials said Sunday. McCoy's status for UT's game Nov. 24 against Texas A&M remains in doubt, though early signs are promising. The type of injury McCoy incurred — a pinched nerve, in layman's terms — is considered to be minor, and he will have nearly two weeks to heal.

Horns, Trojans pass each other on BCS stairway
San Antonio Express-News
One team that played for the national championship last season kept getting breaks that seemed to be paving its way to a repeat trip to the Bowl Championship Series title game. Just two weeks ago, the other team's hopes for a repeat trip seemed dashed after a loss. Now, Texas and Southern California are heading in different directions with three weeks left in the regular season. And the way it appears, the Trojans will be the ones still standing to meet the Ohio State-Michigan winner for the national championship.

Wacky weekend blurs bowl picture
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Take one injured quarterback (Colt McCoy) and mix in a stunning upset (Kansas State over Texas) to tighten the Big 12 title chase. Add a team on the rise (Oklahoma), a perennial power chasing a conference championship (Nebraska) and lots of rivalry games over the next two weeks. Bake on high emotional heat, making sure to stir the home crowds into a fever pitch. What have you got? A recipe for last-minute chaos on the bowl front...

McCoy hopes to face Texas A&M
Houston Chronicle
Quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a stinger in his neck and shoulder area that sidelined him early in Saturday's 45-42 loss to Kansas State, Texas athletic trainer Kenny Boyd said Sunday.

Unmade in Manhattan
Daily Texan
His uniform discarded, Colt McCoy stood with his dad on the sideline as the final seconds ticked away. When the clock reached zero and fans started swarming onto the field, the score read: Kansas State 45, Texas 42. Texas' wild comeback bid came up just short, their national title hopes demolished. And there wasn't a thing McCoy could do about it.

Wildcats surge past Longhorns
Daily Texan
They focused on stopping the run and the pass, but the Longhorns didn't react well against the sucker punch. Kansas State used a pair of trick plays midway through the third quarter to jump-start a 21-point scoring burst that broke the tie for good.

Texas emerges from tunnel for school song while fan sattempt to uproot goal posts
Daily Texan
As the clock ran out on Texas, there wasn't much time to consider the big picture. Kansas State fans jumped the railing and formed a crush of purple at midfield. The Longhorn players managed to find one another and slowly headed for the locker room. As players turned to watch the celebration, the significance couldn't have completely sunken in. First conference loss in 21 games. First loss on the road in 17 games. Most points given up in three years. At a point in the season when teams are grooming themselves for the postseason, the timing didn't help either.

Football recruiting:

Bright Future for Al Owens
Springtown junior Al Owens has a bright future in front of him. His size, speed and aggressiveness make him one of the most sought after safety prospects in the state of Texas. Owens talked about how his recruiting has been going as of late.


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