College Football
Texas at Kansas State
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 22, 2016
Where: Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas

The Big 12 Conference's top running back will faces the league's top run defense when Texas visits Kansas State on Saturday. Longhorns junior D'Onta Foreman is ranked second nationally with 146.2 yards and has scored at least one touchdown in each of his past seven games.

"He is a very powerful runner ... but can bounce the ball out as well and has got speed to go along with it," Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said of Foreman during Tuesday's press conference. "There has been a great deal of consistency, and he is durable. They give it to him a ton of times and he still comes back for more." The Wildcats will try to stop Foreman and a Texas offense that has recorded four 500-yard games this season. Kansas State leads the Big 12 - and is ranked fourth nationally - in run defense (90.3 yards), and it is second in the league in total defense (343.5) despite allowing 510 yards to Oklahoma in a 38-17 loss last week. The Wildcats have won five straight at home while Texas is looking for its first road victory of the season and first win at Kansas State since 2002.

TV: Noon ET, ESPN2. LINE: Kansas State -3

ABOUT TEXAS (3-3, 1-2 Big 12): Freshman quarterback Shane Buechele has thrown for 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns to lead the balanced Longhorns attack. Freshman receiver Devin Duvernay has stood out in the past two games, recording seven catches for 177 yards, including 63- and 75-yard TD receptions. The much-maligned Texas defense (34 points, 444.3 total yards) recorded eight sacks, 14 tackles for loss and an interception against Iowa State as the Longhorns snapped a three-game skid with a 27-6 win last weekend.

ABOUT KANSAS STATE (3-3, 1-2): Snyder expects quarterback Jesse Ertz (756 yards, five TDs, two INTs) to play Saturday after missing the second half of the Oklahoma game with a shoulder injury. The Wildcats' top three backs - Charles Jones, Ertz and Dalvin Warmack - are each averaging at least five yards per carry. Elijah Lee leads the tough defense with 51 tackles while Jordan Willis has a league-high six sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss.


1. Foreman's streak of seven straight 100-yard rushing games leads the FBS and is second in school history behind Earl Campbell's 11 in 1977.

2. Kansas State is perfect in its 28 red-zone attempts this year and has scored in its last 53 red-zone attempts dating back to last year - the longest active streak in FBS.

3. Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes needs 84 rushing yards to become the third Longhorns quarterback (joining Colt McCoy and Vince Young) with 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in his career.

PREDICTION: Texas 31, Kansas State 24
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Texas 3-3 W1 38.7 34.0 3-0 0-3 0-1 0-0 1-2
Kansas State 3-3 L1 31.3 21.0 3-0 0-3 0-2 0-0 1-2
Last Meeting
Texas Kansas State
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
10/24/15 KSU 9 TEX 23 373 274 99 242 135 107
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Texas J. Heard 66.7 99 0 0
Kansas State J. Hubener 45.5 97 1 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Texas J. Gray 18 103 5.7 0
Kansas State C. Jones 18 122 6.8 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Texas D. Johnson 6 41 6.8 0
Kansas State D. Burton 5 39 7.8 0
Touchdowns Player TD
Texas T. Swoopes 3
Kansas State D. Heath 1
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Texas S. Buechele 63.7 1500 13 5
Kansas State J. Ertz 49.6 756 5 2
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Texas D. Foreman 117 731 6.2 8
Kansas State C. Jones 64 321 5.0 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Texas J. Heard 17 220 12.9 3
Kansas State D. Heath 19 271 14.3 3
Touchdowns Player TD
Texas D. Foreman 8
Kansas State W. Dimel 6
Quickchart Matchup
Texas Texas Off vs  Kansas State Kansas State Def
Texas 499.8 yards
Kansas State 343.5 yards
Texas 4.8 yards/rush
Kansas State 3 yards/rush
Texas 7.8 yards/attempt
Kansas State 7.8 yards/attempt
Kansas State Kansas State Off vs  Texas Texas Def
Kansas State 342.7 yards
Texas 444.3 yards
Kansas State 4.8 yards/rush
Texas 3.7 yards/rush
Kansas State 6.3 yards/attempt
Texas 9.1 yards/attempt