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Saturday, November 6, 2010
Longhorns nightmare refuses to end

By David Ubben

It's hard to see it getting much worse for Texas.

Garrett Gilbert threw an interception in the end zone to end the half, squandering the Longhorns best chance to get on the scoreboard.

Kansas State, despite not completing a pass in the first half, leads 24-0 at halftime.

Texas also has three turnovers, all Gilbert interceptions.

His best play of the half, what would have been a long touchdown pass to James Kirkendoll over the top of the defense, was called back for holding. Kansas State is built to hold leads like this, and it wouldn't be shocking to see them finish off the Longhorns without completing a pass.

What's the point of allowing Texas' experienced, ball-hawking secondary -- even without Aaron Williams, who's back in Austin (and tweeting) with a concussion -- a chance to snatch a ball and make a game-changing play for the Longhorns?

This game is firmly on Daniel Thomas, William Powell and Collin Klein's legs.