3 takeaways from Texas football’s exhaustive road win over Kansas State

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Bijan Robinson keeps proving his Heisman worthiness

If anyone was in doubt about the status of star junior running back Bijan Robinson as a Heisman contender at this point of the season, take a second look.

Bijan just had another insane performance where he put the Longhorns on his back and carried this team to a win over a challenging foe in the Big 12. He was nothing short of tremendous in this game, making the Kansas State defenders look like wimpy high school tacklers throughout much of the first half.

And even when the competition dialed up on him in the second half, Bijan still picked up some key first downs for the Longhorns.

Bijan finished up this game with a whopping 209 rushing yards on 30 carries (7.0 yards per carry), one rushing touchdown, and two catches for 34 receiving yards. A good portion of his rushing yards came on a big 68-yard scamper, where he nearly got in the end zone, and a 36-yard rushing score in the first half.

Bijan has now surpassed his rushing yard total from last season in just nine games. He’s nearly at 1,500 total yards from scrimmage for the season already too.

I was already thinking before this game that there was a lot of national disrespect in terms of the lack of recognition for Bijan as a Heisman contender. His performance on this night should make a statement to the entire college football landscape that he is the best running back in the country.