Texas Football: 5 thoughts after huge win over Kansas State

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5. Keaontay Ingram is back on top

Texas football didn’t have much going on the ground against Kansas State outside of a huge day from sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram. As long as Texas keeps getting huge contributions from one of any of the three weapons they have on the ground, it’ll be fine against teams like Kansas State.

Freshman running back Roschon Johnson was held to just five carries on the day for 37 rushing yards. While that’s not too shabby in terms of efficiency, Johnson just didn’t play much of a role in the Longhorns nabbing the win. Johnson didn’t get much of a chance to make an impact in the passing game either.

But the real production on the ground came out of Ingram, who finished up with 139 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries. His efficiency and overall production were both through the roof and came at a great time for this offense. Roschon and junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger combined for less than 80 combined rushing yards and no touchdowns.

Ingram is a much-needed piece of this running back room that can keep the offense balanced and allows Herman to scheme up various other looks to get the passing game rolling. A steady dose of Ingram, who averaged 8.7 yards per carry, gave the Longhorns a huge boost. His steady production will be a game-changer if it sticks around moving forward (his longest run on the day was just 34 yards).