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Final: Texas Longhorns escape Kansas Jayhawks upset with late field goal

Texas defensive back D’Shawn Jamison (5) reacts after intercepting a pass in the second half against West Virginia at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, W.V., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The visiting Longhorns won, 42-31. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images/TNS)
Texas defensive back D’Shawn Jamison (5) reacts after intercepting a pass in the second half against West Virginia at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, W.V., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The visiting Longhorns won, 42-31. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images/TNS) TNS

The No. 15 Texas Longhorns escaped an historic loss at home to the Kansas Jayhawks with a game-winning, last-second field goal for a 50-48 win Saturday in Austin.

The Jayhawks (2-5, 0-4 in the Big 12) were 0-8 all-time in Austin and 3-15 against the Longhorns. KU upset Texas 24-21 in Lawrence in 2016. Last year the Horns escaped 24-17. The meetings in Austin, however, had not been close.

Texas was coming off a 34-27 loss to No. 5 Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown.

Kansas was coming off a bye week after losing to Oklahoma 45-20 on Oct. 5.

Follow all of the scores, updates and news right here from the Longhorns’ reporters on the scene.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.
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