Kansas State football vs. Texas Longhorns live score updates: Texas leads 17-16 after three quarters

Arne Green
Topeka Capital-Journal

AUSTIN, Texas — Follow along here as Kansas State (7-4, 4-4 Big 12) closes out the regular season looking to snap a four-game losing streak in the series against Texas (4-7, 2-6), while the Longhorns bring a six-game overall losing streak into their last game of the season:

Texas regains the lead with field goal

Texas kicker Cameron Dicker gave Texas the lead back, 19-17, on a 39-yard field goal with 1:52 left in the third quarter, then forced a K-State three-and-out as the period ended.

The Texas scoring drive covered 61 yards in 12 plays and ate up 6 minutes, 54 seconds.

K-State, Texas exchange field goals and Wildcats lead 17-16 at halftime

Kansas State freshman kicker Chris Tennant drilled a career-long 51-yard field goal with 1:56 left in the first half that extended the Wildcats' lead to 17-13, but Texas came right back with a 62-yard drive.

Cameron Dicker, who earlier missed an extra points, kicked a 24-yard field goal as time expired, cutting K-State's lead to 17-16 at the break.

The first-half statistics were nearly even, with K-State totaling 191 yards and Texas 207 in the half. Will Howard rusghed for 76 yards and a touchdown in the half and Deuce Vaughn rushed for 70 and a score for K-State.

Roschon Johnson had 82 rushing yards and a score to lead Texas.

Will Howard's legs put Kansas State on top

It didn't take Kansas State long to answer as quarterback Will Howard broke free up the middle, raced to the sideline and outran Texas' secondary to the end zone for a 71-yard touchdown.

Chris Tennant kicks the extra point to give the Wildcats their first lead, 14-13, with 12:50 to go in the half.

Texas regains the lead

Texas answered Kansas State's touchdown with a methodical 13-play, 73-yard drive to go back in front, 13-7.

Casey Thompson hit tight end Cade Brewer in the back right corner of the end zone for the 10-yard touchdown, but Cameron Dicker's point after is no good.

First quarter score: K-State 7, Texas 7

Both teams put together impressive first-quarter drives, so Kansas State and Texas are tied at 7-7.

Roschon Johnson had a 9-yard run for Longhorns and Deuce Vaughn a 9-yarder for the Wildcats.

TJ Smith interception sets up K-State's first score to tie it at 7-7

After doing nothing on its opening drive, K-State gets the ball back on a TJ Smith interception and promptly marches 68 yards in seven plays with Deuce Vaughn scoring from 9 yards.

We're tied at 7-7 with 4:44 left.

Roschon Johnson gets Texas on the board first

Texas went with running back Roschon Johnson in the wildcat for much of the opening drive, which covered 75 yards in 10 plays. Johnson scores from 9 yards out with 10:12 left in the first and the Longhorns grab the early 7-0 lead.

Texas gets the ball first

Kansas State won the coin toss and elected to defer. Texas will receive the opening kickoff.

Looks like Will Howard at quarterback

Senior quarterback Skylar Thompson, who left last week's game against Baylor with a leg or ankle injury, is suited up and went through pregame warmups, but backup Will Howard took snaps from first-string center Noah Johnson while Thompson stood to the side.

Howard started both games that Thompson missed earlier this season.