When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Royal-Memorial Stadium, Austin
Records: KU 5-5, 1-5 Big 12; UT 10-0, 6-0
Radio: KFH, 1240-AM, 98.7-FM
TV: KAKE, Ch. 10
Online: Check Kansas.com afterward for postgame coverage
What's at stake
The Jayhawks' psyche headed into the Border War game next weekend. The Jayhawks should be able to compete with the Tigers for a chance at their sixth win and a bowl berth. If they can just not get embarrassed against Texas — the last time KU played at Texas, the Longhorns won 66-14 — they will have better morale heading into the Missouri game.
Cheers if ...
Kansas comes within two scores of the Longhorns. Yes, that's where the Jayhawks are as a team after five straight losses. Throw in the distractions stemming from the athletic department's investigation into KU coach Mark Mangino, and this season is a train wreck.
Jeers if ...
KU quits. The Jayhawks, no matter what has been going on behind closed doors, have never quit on Mangino. With a national audience watching on ABC, Saturday night would not be a good time. Kansas' seniors have a chance to show the nation what they're made of.
Three things about Texas
1. The Longhorns, (10-0), have extended their nation-long streak of 10-win seasons to nine.
2. With 42 wins, McCoy is currently tied with former Georgia quarterback David Greene atop the NCAA all-time wins list for a starting quarterback.
3. Texas' group of 22 seniors has amassed a 42-7 record.
Kansas' offensive line against Texas' defensive line. Week in and week out, it's the same question. Can the Jayhawks' offensive front protect Todd Reesing and open holes for the running backs? Last week was undoubtedly KU's best game up front, and it will need a Herculean effort to fare as well against Texas.
J. Brady McCollough's pick: Texas 44-17
Facing an undefeated team with a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback is no way to end a five-game skid. KU will be overmatched from the start.