RGIII says Texas football RB Bijan Robinson should be a Heisman finalist

Bijan Robinson, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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An important matchup to conclude the regular season for No. 23 ranked Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian saw the rushing game come alive in the second half against head coach Dave Aranda and the stingy Baylor Bears. Sark put the ball in the hands of star junior running back Bijan Robinson and senior Roschon Johnson more in the second half than he did in the first half.

And that looked to be a good decision given some of the struggles that redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers dealt with throughout this game. On the first drive of the game, Ewers got called for intentional grounding on a throw out of the end zone that resulted in a safety.

In the second half, we see another costly mistake from Ewers when he had the ball knocked out of his hands when he was evading the pocket. That fumble resulted in a scoop and score for Baylor. And then, the Bears were able to get the two-point conversion to go up 27-24 in the third quarter.

As a result, it made sense that the Longhorns would rely more on the duo of Bijan and Roschon late in this game. Bijan and Roschon really found a spark in the second half.

In the third quarter alone, Bijan rushed for more than 100 yards. That happened after he managed just 29 rushing yards on seven carries in the first half.

Robert Griffin III says Texas football RB deserves to be a Heisman finalist this season

Thanks to his sparkling start to the second half, Bijan drew a lot of praise from the announcers. Former Baylor Heisman-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III (one of the announcers for this game) even went to the lengths of saying that he feels like Bijan should be in New York this year as a Heisman finalist.

That’s a big statement from a former Heisman winner in RGIII. There are some running backs having massive seasons around the college football landscape, including Michigan’s Blake Corum and Illinois’ Chase Brown.

But it’s clear that Bijan is deserving of Heisman considering, so I don’t think what RGIII stated during this game was all that outlandish.

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Bijan easily went over the 1,500-rushing yard mark in this game, which is one of the reasons why RGIII could’ve mentioned his name among the real contenders to be a Heisman finalist at the end of the regular season.