By The Numbers: Kansas State

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Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes is playing some of the best football we’ve ever seen from a Longhorn quarterback. He’ll need to continue his hot play to upset Kansas State.

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84-27-3: Texas’ all-time record in its eighth game of the season, winning 73.7 percent of those contests.

6-2: Texas’ record when entering a game at 3-4, a win percentage of 75 percent.

8-6: The series record between Texas and Kansas State, in the Wildcats’ favor. Kansas State leads the series 7-3 since the formation of the Big 12. The Longhorns are 1-5 against the Wildcats on the road.

26-24: The average score of games in the series, in Texas’ favor. But, the average score is 34-18 in Kansas State’s favor when the Longhorns are on the road and 32-21, in favor of the Wildcats, in Big 12 conference contests between the two schools.

24: The Longhorns have sacked opposing quarterbacks 24 times this season, tied for the conference lead and ranked seventh nationally. Kansas State, on the other hand, has recorded only seven sacks, fewest in the Big 12 and tied for 117th in the nation.

100.8: Rushing yards per game allowed by Kansas State so far this season, the fewest in the conference and ninth-best nationally. The Longhorns are only averaging 144.43 yards on the ground per game, ninth in the conference, but are coming off a season-best 191 yard performance against Iowa State.

800: Sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes has accounted for a total of 800 yards of offense over Texas’ past two games. Only former quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Vince Young have accounted for higher totals in back-to-back games in school history.

11: The number of passes the Longhorns have intercepted in their first seven games of 2014, one more than their 2013 interception total. The defense has 10 picks in the three victories, while only one has come in the four losses.

5: In the win over Iowa State, Swoopes became the fifth quarterback in program history to throw for 300 or more yards in back-to-back games. Of the five to do so, only James Brown and Colt McCoy accomplished the feat at least twice in their careers.

77.8%: The conversion percentage of Kansas State’s opponents in the red zone, the lowest percentage in the Big 12. The Longhorns are allowing opponents to score in 80 percent of their trips to the red zone, which is tied for second lowest in the conference.

371: The number of rushing yards on the season by Kansas State’s senior quarterback Jake Waters, the most in the conference by a non-running back. Waters enters this weekend only 25 rushing yards behind Texas’ leading rusher, senior running back Malcolm Brown, despite playing one less game.

6-2: The record of Shawn Watson, Texas’ quarterbacks coach and play caller, when calling plays against Bill Snyder, Kansas State’s head coach. Watson’s record against Snyder was 4-2 when he called plays for Colorado from 2000-05, and his 2009 and 2010 Nebraska teams went 2-0.