Staff forecasts for week 12

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and Texas Football have their final away game of the regular season on the afternoon of November 19th. Texas will travel to Lawrence in Week 12 to face head coach Lance Leipold and the Kansas Jayhawks at David Stand Kansas Memorial Stadium.

This is the first time the Longhorns have faced the Jayhawks on the street in Lawrence since the 2018 season. The 2020 matchup between Texas and Kansas was canceled due to COVID-19 issues.

Texas also has an opportunity to win against the Jayhawks for the first time since 2019.

Sark and the Longhorns come into this game after a sluggish 17-10 home loss to the No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs on Nov. 12. Losing to TCU gives Texas a record 6-4 (4- 3 Big 12) en route to this matchup against Kansas.

Meanwhile, Kansas goes into this game with a record of 6-4 (3-4 Big 12) after suffering a convincing 43-28 on-road loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Nov. 12. Kansas has lost four of its last five games in Week 12.

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas have a 77.0 percent chance of beating Kansas in this game.

Here’s a look at the Hook’em Headlines staffing predictions when Texas will take on Kansas on the road in Lawrence on November 19, with the kick-off time set for 2:30pm CT.

Hook’em Headlines staff picks for Texas Football vs. Kansas

Andreas Mueller

I made my pick for the game earlier this week. This is a game that should challenge the Longhorns depending on how the quarterback situation plays out for the Jayhawks. Texas bounces back with a narrow one-point win on the road.

Result Prediction: Texas-28, Kansas-24

Shane Black

Although we’ve thrown a lot around that term this season, I genuinely believe Saturday’s game in Lawrence is a must for Coach Steve Sarkisian and this Texas program.

Ending the season 8-4 (possibly 9-4 with a bowl win) is a perfect catapult into the third year of the Sarkisian era. Despite their recent offensive struggles, I expect Texas to be able to move the ball with consistency against the Jayhawks.

Kansas was vulnerable in the big game, giving fans hope that Quinn Ewers’ deep connection to Xavier Worthy will come home on Saturday.

I think the Jayhawks, led by running back Devin Neal, will be able to move the ball in this Texas defense. That being said, unless we see some very random turnover luck, I expect the Horns to win this game by two points.

Result Prediction: Texas-37, Kansas-24

Tarik LaCour

Result Prediction: Texas-28, Kansas-17

Connor Ferrill

Result Prediction: Texas-28, Kansas-17