One of the comments I’ve seen popping up in season previews of the Texas Longhorns is that they are looking forward to having Kansas State back on the schedule.
Writers have dubbed the game, which will be played Nov. 6 at Snyder Family Stadium, a revenge match. The Wildcats defeated the Longhorns in each of their past two meetings, and were the only Big 12 team Colt McCoy was unable to beat during his stellar career.
So I’m sure there are some on Texas’ roster who want the chance to knockoff K-State. But not as many as you might think.
With a two-year gap in between meetings, most of the players that took part in the 2007 game, which K-State won 41-21 in Austin, are now gone. McCoy included.
“I’ve never played Kansas State,” said Kheeston Randall. “It’s like a totally different team from those past years.”
And the sting of that defeat, combined with a 45-42 loss to K-State in 2006, has been taken away.
Every now and then, Randall may hear Oklahoma, Texas A&M or Alabama mentioned on the practice field as a team Texas is keying on. But never K-State.
For that reason, Texas players say revenge is not on their minds.
“We really aren’t looking forward to that, or any other, game,” said Kyle Hix. “We’re concentrating on Rice in our first game and we’ll move on from there.
“Kansas State is a great program, and I’m sure when we get to that point in the season it will be a very exciting time. But right now, we’re not thinking about that.”