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

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Steve Sarkisian, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Steve Sarkisian had a winning gameplan that was pretty simple

Sark shouldn’t overcomplicate the playcalling against some of the more beatable defenses in the Big 12, such as the unit that Kansas brought in Week 12.

When you have the type of weapons at your disposal that Sark does this season, simple game planning and playcalling can still win the day. And that was on full display in this game considering how successful Texas was feeding Bijan and Brooks.

Sark drew up a simple game plan that saw redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers attempt just 21 passes, good for 107 passing yards on a dozen completions, one passing touchdown, and no interceptions. And the one passing touchdown on the day for Ewers came via a 15-yard screen toss to redshirt junior running back Keilan Robinson.

It feels like Sark finally recognized the insane amount of depth and talent he has at the skill positions in this game. He utilized the versatility of guys like Keilan and redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Whittington in various roles they’ve thrived in all season.

Keilan was solid for Texas in limited touches on the ground and through the air. Meanwhile, Sark was able to draw up some plays where Ewers found Whittington underneath to help keep this offense balanced and on schedule.

But Whittington’s main contribution in this game came as a blocker. Whittington continued to show his grit and effectiveness blocking on the outside. Brooks and Bijan were both able to break some long runs thanks to the blocking from the likes of Whittington and tight ends Ja’Tavion Sanders and Gunnar Helm.

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Sark showed in Texas’ road wins in the last few weeks over Kansas and the Kansas State Wildcats that he can draw up simple game plans that can help this team come out on top. It’s fine for him to get some nice plays with extra motion concepts and/or pre-snap wrinkles to help get his talented skill players in space, but simplicity is going to ultimately win the day with the plethora of weapons that Sark has at his disposal.