Texas Football: 4 takeaways from Bijan Robinson’s decimation of Kansas

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A result that no one was really anticipating came about for head coach Steve Sarkisian and Texas football in an important game on the road in Lawrence against head coach Lance Leipold and the Kansas Jayhawks on Nov. 19. Texas took control of this game from the very beginning, and never really looked back.

Sark and the Longhorns relied heavily on star junior running back Bijan Robinson to carry the load, and more, for this team in this dominant win by multiple scores in Week 12. Bijan had himself a career day against a helpless Kansas run defense.

He went off for 243 rushing yards on 25 carries (9.7 yards per carry) with a whopping four rushing touchdowns. That was good for career-bests in terms of rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in a single game for Bijan.

The entire Texas ground game was on point for the Longhorns in this one.

Bijan was clearly the catalyst for the ground game. But sophomore running back Jonathon Brooks was also great late in this game for the Longhorns.

The defense also deserves a lot of credit for this win. Texas held Kansas without any points in the first half. And most of the movement for Kansas’ offense came in the second half once most of the starters were out of the game for Texas.

Bijan Robinson leads Steve Sarkisian, Texas football to a dominant win over Kansas

Here’s a look at three takeaways from Texas’ big 55-14 win over Kansas on Nov. 19.

Texas’ rushing attack is in good hands for the future with Jonathon Brooks

Texas ran the ball all over the Jayhawks in this game. Bijan’s career day was just part of the damage that Texas did to the Kansas run defense throughout.

So much of the credit for the big day on the ground that Texas had end to end on this day is due to Brooks, who had the best game of his career to date. Brooks took 11 carries for a whopping 108 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.

A good portion of the production that Brooks had on the day came on the long 70-yard rushing score in the fourth quarter. He absolutely turned on the burners to pull away from the Kansas defense for the longest rushing score of his career.

All in all, I must say that I feel good about the future of the Texas ground game in the hands of Brooks and the elite five-star Texas running back commit/Edgewater (FL) product Cedric Baxter Jr.