4 overreactions from Texas football’s gritty win over UTSA

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Bijan Robinson will only continue to get better from here

Another one of the highest-graded rushers in the Power Five in Week 3 was star junior Texas running back Bijan Robinson. After breaking off multiple long runs and making the UTSA defenders look stupid at times this weekend, Bijan returned to his classic form.

While Bijan was technically the second-highest-graded running back for the Longhorns in Week 3, I firmly believe that he was the MVP of this game. And that shouldn’t be something that is viewed as a hot take by any means.

It’s worth noting that Bijan just became the first player to rush for at least 150 yards in a game against UTSA since the start of the 2020 season. UTSA has one of the toughest run defenses in the Group of Five. And Bijan managed to pick them apart, especially in the second half.

Bijan finished up this game with 20 carries for a season-high 183 rushing yards, and a whopping three rushing scores. He also added one catch for 19 yards and no touchdown catches.

This insane outing from Bijan should not only put him back in Heisman contention, but it should also serve as a warning to the rest of the Big 12 with the start of conference play just around the corner.

Bijan definitely put himself back in the Heisman race with this performance in the win over UTSA. He ranks in the top 10 in the Power Five through three weeks this season in total yards (443), tied for second in total touchdowns (six), and is tied for third in rushing touchdowns (five).

As long as Bijan is able to stay healthy throughout the conference slate, it looks like he’s ready to continue to prove why he is the best running back in the country. He’s got a more effective offensive line blocking in front of him and Sark continues to get him involved in multiple phases of the game.