Kansas State linebacker Tre Walker drew attention in Monday’s opening session of the Big 12 media days by saying that Texas “laid down” in the fourth quarter of the Wildcats’ 42-24 victory last season in Manhattan, Kan.
Walker said: “Texas laid down against us. It’s what they do.”
A pair of Longhorns responded today.
“We’re Texas. We don’t quit,” said offensive guard Trey Hopkins. “We don’t have a reputation for being quitters.”
Safety Adrian Phillips said: “Everybody’s entitled to their opinion. They won the game. If he thinks like that, then that’s just his thought. It’s a new season, so when that game comes around, we’ll just have to see.”
The teams meet Sept. 21 in Austin. Kansas State has won the last five meetings between the schools.
_ Jimmy Burch