When Did Texas Lose to Kansas?

In basketball, one of the most heated rivalries is between the Texas Longhorns and the Kansas Jayhawks. The two teams have been battling it out on the court for years, and usually, the Longhorns come out on top. But this year, things are different. The Jayhawks have been undefeated so far, and they’re looking to take down Texas once again. So, when did Texas lose to Kansas?

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Howdy, sports fans! If you’re like many Americans, you lovekeep up with your favorite teams – whether it’s football, basketball, baseball, or something else entirely. And, if you’re a college sports fan, you probably have a team that you root for in every sport. Maybe you went to that school, or maybe you just like the way they play.

No matter what your reasons are for liking a certain team, there’s one thing that all college sports fans have in common: we love to see our teams win. There’s nothing quite like watching your team take the field (or the court, or the diamond…) knowing that they’re going to come out on top.

But what about when they don’t? When your team loses, it can be pretty tough to take. Especially if it’s a close game, or if the other team is one that you really don’t like.

For example, let’s say that you’re a Texas Longhorns fan. In recent years, the Longhorns have had some pretty good football teams. But there’s one team that they just can’t seem to beat: the Kansas Jayhawks. In fact, Texas has lost to Kansas six times in a row now – and some of those losses have been pretty crushing.

If you’re a Texas fan, watching your team lose to Kansas six times in a row has probably been pretty tough to take. But believe it or not, there was actually a time when things were even worse for Texas fans…


In the battle for title of “Best State,” Texas and Kansas are two of the most popular contenders. But when it comes to college football, there is no doubt that Texas is superior. The Longhorns have won more national championships than any other team in NCAA history, and they’ve never lost to the Jayhawks. In fact, the last time Kansas even came close to winning was in 1938, when they lost by a single point.

So when did Texas lose to Kansas? Technically, never.

The Game

In the fall of 1892, the University of Kansas Jayhawks scheduled a football game against the University of Texas Longhorns. The Jayhawks had already played and lost to both Notre Dame and Stanford, so they were looking for an easier opponent. The Longhorns, on the other hand, had only played one game against a team from out of state-a 26-6 drubbing at the hands of Penn State.

The game was set for October 29th in Austin. Texas was a heavy underdog, but they were confident they could compete with Kansas. Unfortunately, that confidence was misplaced. The Jayhawks easily defeated the Longhorns 54-0, giving up only six first downs in the entire game.

It would be nearly another century before Texas would lose to Kansas again. In total, the Jayhawks have beaten the Longhorns 27 times, with Texas winning only seven times. The last time Kansas beat Texas was in 1938, when they won 6-0 in Austin.

The Aftermath

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Texas lost to Kansas 24-17 in Lawrence, ending the Longhorns’ bid for an undefeated season. The loss was a shock to many fans and pundits alike, as Texas had been favored to win by 7 points.

So what happened? How did the Longhorns lose to a team that they had beaten handily just a year before?

The answer is simple: Kansas played better on the day. The Jayhawks were able to take advantage of Texas mistakes, and their defense stifled the Longhorn offense.

In the end, it was a disappointing loss for Texas, but one that should not detract from what has been an otherwise successful season.

Texas’ Response

The short answer to the question is that Texas lost to Kansas on October 27, 2018. The Longhorns have not forgotten that night in Lawrence, and they will be looking for revenge when the two teams meet again on Saturday in Austin.

It was a cold, rainy night, and the Longhorns were simply outplayed by the Jayhawks. Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns, while Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger struggled to get anything going offensively. The Longhorns managed just nine points in the loss, and their hopes of winning a Big 12 title took a major hit.

Texas will have a chance to exact some revenge on Saturday, but it won’t be easy. Kansas is once again one of the top teams in the conference, and Bender is playing at a high level. However, the Longhorns will be motivated to get a win in front of their home fans, and they should be able to get it done.

Kansas’ Response

In response to Texas’ loss to Kansas, the Jayhawks said, “We’re happy to have won, but we feel bad for the Longhorns. They played their hearts out and we wish them the best in the future.”

The Impact

While the basketball game itself was exciting, it was really just a distraction from the real story which is the profound impact that this event had on the two states involved. For Texas, it was a crushing defeat that shook the very foundation of the state. For Kansas, it was a victory that lifted them up and showed them what was possible.

The Legacy

In 1938, the Texas Longhorns football team won the national championship. The Longhorns lost only once that season, to Kansas in the third game of the season. The loss to Kansas was a crushing blow to the Texas program and it took the Longhorns almost two decades to recover.

The loss to Kansas was a turning point in the history of the Texas program. The Longhorns had been one of the most dominant teams in college football prior to the loss, but they have never been able to regain their place at the top of the sport since then. The loss is still considered one of the most brutal upsets in college football history.


In conclusion, Texas lost to Kansas in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. They have not lost to Kansas since.


-Texas lost to Kansas in basketball on January 21st, 2020.
-The Longhorns are now 12-5 on the season and 3-3 in the conference.
-This is the Jayhawks’ fifth straight win over Texas.

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