Texas appears to be set at running back for seasons to come with Chris Warren, Kirk Johnson, and D'Onta Foreman

And that doesn't even include freshman Tristan Houston, who Texas is going to redshirt this season. He's the fastest running back on UT's roster.

USA TODAY Sports

Chris Warren got the first start of his career in Thursday's contest.

He tallied 276 yards rushing for the most by a freshman in program history. His 276 yards also rank sixth all-time for Texas. The previous record for rushing yards by a freshman was 213 by Cedric Benson on 28 attempts against Kansas in 2001.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound wrecking ball became the first Longhorns runner to reach the 200-yard mark since Jamaal Charles recorded 290 yards against Nebraska back on Oct. 27, 2007.

Warren broke a 91-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. It was his first career touchdown and ranks as the fourth-longest rush in program history and the longest by a freshman.

He also scored on runs of 21, 23, and 8 yards. 

Freshman Kirk Johnson had a 32-yard run before he suffered a leg injury in the second half and did not return.

Sophomore D'Onta Foreman did not play due to a finger injury and neither did senior Johnathan Gray [toe].

Foreman leads Texas in rushing this season with 681 yards and his five rushing TDs are the most of any UT running back. 

USA Today

D'Onta Foreman


Horns Digest Top Stories