By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On November 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm EST
1938. That was the last-time the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Texas Longhorns.
That was prior to World War II. Now all those years of misery were wiped away with a 24-21 win in overtime over the Longhorns on Saturday night.
Matthew Wyman made a 25-yard field goal to end the game. It’s the first Jayhawks win over an FBS school since Nov. 8, 2014, as they had lost 23 straight coming into this game.
This loss is also damaging to Charlie Strong and any hopes that he had left of keeping his job. Strong has had a roller coaster season and it appeared like he had kept his job following a win over the #8 Baylor Bears earlier this year.
Now, this loss changed their minds. On Saturday, ESPN published a story saying the Longhorns boosters are pressuring the athletic department administration to hire Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman, who can basically take any job he wants.
Wyman also tied the game with 21 with 12 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. The Jayhawks cut the lead to 21-16 when Khalil Herbert scored on a one-yard touchdown. Then, Steven Sims Jr. converted on a two-point conversion.
D’Onta Foreman had two short-yardage touchdowns in the second half.
The Jayhawks led 10-7 at halftime. Wyman made a 36-yard field goal.
Brandon Stewart picked off Longhorns freshman quarterback Shane Buechele and returned it for a 55-yard touchdown. The Longhorns took a 7-0 lead when Buechele hit Jacorey Warrick for a 25-yard touchdown.
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