The running back room for the Texas football program was in the worst shape it had been in recent memory this week. Texas was missing three of its top four running backs on the depth chart heading into Week 2. And those three running backs look to miss action in Week 3 against the Rice Owls at NRG Stadium in Houston.
However, most of the pressure in this game to make the Longhorns ground game excel fell on the shoulders of sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram. But this might’ve been the worst outing the Longhorns ever saw from Ingram in the past year or so. He had an egregious drop in the first quarter on a pivotal fourth down play.
(This is the only clip we could find of it on Twitter.)
Converted true freshman dual-threat quarterback Roschon Johnson did actually look pretty good in the past two weeks. He’s pretty much served as the backup to Ingram since fellow true freshman rusher Jordan Whittington went down with a torn adductor injury that required surgery last week.
Roschon is about the only redeeming quality for the Texas running backs in this game. There wasn’t much to boast about heading into this game, and the results weren’t inspiring. Eliminate Ehlinger’s production on the ground and Texas only managed 61 rushing yards on slightly over three yards per carry for no touchdowns.