No. 23 Texas (8-3, 5-3 Big 12) at No. 7 Kansas State (10-1, 7-1), 8 p.m. (ABC)
Line: Kansas State by 10½.
Series Record: Kansas State leads 7-5.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Kansas State can claim its second Big 12 title and earn the league's automatic BCS bowl berth by beating the Longhorns, something they've done four straight times. In fact, the Wildcats could have both wrapped up by kickoff if Oklahoma loses to TCU earlier in the day. Texas, meanwhile, is playing for pride — and a better bowl destination — after losing to the Horned Frogs last week.
Kansas State QB Collin Klein against the Texas defense. Klein should have plenty of Heisman Trophy voters watching one of the final games of the regular season. He'll be out to prove that a disastrous performance in a loss to Baylor two weeks ago, which knocked Kansas State from the BCS title game, was merely an aberration during a remarkable senior season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Texas: QB Case McCoy, who started five times last season, is getting his first start of the year in place of David Ash, who is listed as questionable with a rib injury. McCoy has come on in relief of Ash twice this season, including last week in a 20-13 loss to the Horned Frogs.
Kansas State: LB Arthur Brown will be among the seniors playing his final home game. The native of Wichita started his career at Miami before transferring to Kansas State, and has become one of the nation's best inside linebackers.
FACTS & FIGURES
Kansas State has won six of the last eight meetings with Texas, and is 3-1 against the Longhorns in Manhattan. The Wildcats are the only Big 12 opponent with an overall winning record against Texas. ... The Wildcats have only won two previous conference championships: the 2003 Big 12 title and the 1934 Big Six title. ... The Longhorns had won four straight before losing to TCU, and have won five straight on the road. ... Kansas State is a nation-leading plus-19 in turnover margin. ... Texas allowed an average of 35 points its first seven games. It's allowed 16.5 over its past four games. ...Klein holds school records for career rushing touchdowns (53) and total touchdowns (81). He can tie Ell Roberson for the second-most wins (22) by a starter under coach Bill Snyder by beating the Longhorns. ... WR Tyler Lockett is second nationally with a 34.5-yard average on kickoff returns. ... Texas DE Alex Okafor and Kansas State DE Meshak Williams are the only two players in the Big 12 with at least eight sacks and three forced fumbles. ... Texas is 70-24 on the road since the 1999 season.