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No. 24 Kansas and No. 3 Texas square off in a battle of Big 12 unbeatens


No. 24 Kansas (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) at No. 3 Texas (4-0, 1-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Line: Texas by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Series record: Texas leads 17-4.


The matchup of two of the last three undefeated teams in the Big 12 is another big chance for a program-elevating win for Kansas and coach Lance Leipold. The Jayhawks stunned the Longhorns in Austin in overtime in 2021 and have been on the rise since. It is the first of consecutive games for Texas against ranked opponents. Texas plays arch rival Oklahoma next.


Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels vs. the Texas defensive line. Daniels is the best quarterback Texas has faced this season and brings a combination of poise, passing and mobility that makes him a unique challenge to defend. He'll need confidence to make quick decisions against a Texas defense that has 13 sacks.


Kansas: Jayhawks running back Devin Neal averages 99 yards per game, including an impressive 6.9 yards per carry, and has five touchdowns. A big game from him is vital for the Jayhawks to keep Texas' up-front pressure off of Daniels. Texas has allowed just 87 yards per game and one rushing touchdown this season.

Texas: Tight end Ja'Tavion Sanders is the not-so-secret weapon in the Texas passing attack, yet he still seems to get lost in the secondary for big catches. Sanders has elite hands and averages a whopping 22 yards per catch with two 100-yard games already this season. He is the first Longhorns tight end with multiple 100-yard games in a career.


Kansas has started 4-0 in consecutive seasons for the first time in 108 years. Texas is 4-0 for the first time since 2012 ... The Longhorns and Jayhawks defenses both already have six interceptions ... Texas fumbled two punts and a kickoff last week against Baylor, turning it over twice .... The Jayhawks scored two defensive touchdowns last week against BYU on fumble and interception returns.


AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-football-poll