Texas Football: 4 lessons learned from the win over Texas Tech

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4. Roschon Johnson could be the best running back

The question for the Texas football program went back and forth all season as to whether true freshman Roschon Johnson or sophomore Keaontay ingram was the best running back on the roster.

The former four-star dual-threat quarterback recruit that was converted to running back worked out great for the Longhorns so far.

Roschon wound up getting a much bigger workload in the win over Texas Tech in Week 14. But Ingram was rolling heading into last weekend’s loss to Baylor. Ingram did leave just before halftime in the 24-10 loss to Baylor, though. And he got just two carries in this 25-point win over Texas Tech.

However, the focal point kept to Johnson here as he raked in 105 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries. It wasn’t the most explosive day ever from Johnson, but he was steady and eventually wore down this Texas Tech defense. He was the perfect running back to lock down this game in the second half for the Longhorns.

The regular season capped with 758 total yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns for Johnson. Compare that to nearly 1,000 total yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns for Ingram, and it’s hard to pick apart who was better than who. The bowl game could be key to determining who the top dog is at running back next season (if Roschon doesn’t convert back to quarterback).