WATCH: Texas football RB Bijan Robinson dominates K-State in first half

Bijan Robinson, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
Bijan Robinson, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports /

The first half in a critical game between head coach Steve Sarkisian and No. 24 ranked Texas football against head coach Chris Klieman and the No. 13 ranked Kansas State Wildcats didn’t go as expected. It looked like Texas was running into a really tall task this weekend to try and beat a hot Kansas State team at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan on Nov. 5.

But it was anything but difficult for the Texas offense to get going against Kansas State. From the start of this game, star junior running back Bijan Robinson had his way with the Kansas State defense. The same could be said for senior running back Roschon Johnson and star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy.

Bijan was the one that sparked the first-half outburst for the Longhorns, though.

He finished up the first half with a career-high (in the first half) 161 rushing yards on 15 carries (10.7 yards per carry), one rushing touchdown, and 21 receiving yards on one catch. And a good portion of those 161 first-half rushing yards came on two carries.

One of those went for 68 yards when Bijan found a lane to the left behind offensive guard Hayden Gonner. Bijan nearly took that one to the house but was chased down within the 10-yard line in Kansas State territory.

Bijan Robinson gives Texas football big play after big play in the first half vs. Kansas State

But the really big play from Bijan in the first half came on an insane 36-yard rushing score where he broke multiple tackles on his way to the end zone.

We’re continuing to see Bijan dominate this Kansas State defense almost every time he touches the football.

During his true freshman campaign in 2020, Bijan went for more than 170 rushing yards and multiple rushing scores on a single-digit number of carries.

And he’s now up over 300 career rushing yards on roughly two dozen carries against Kansas State through about five or six quarters of football.

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Texas went into the locker room at halftime up by a commanding score of 31-10. Bijan and Worthy, combining for nearly 250 yards and three scores, were a big reason for that. We’ll see if Bijan and the Longhorns can hold onto this second-half lead on the road to snap a five-game road losing streak.