Texas running backs D’Onta Foreman and Chris Warren III did to Oklahoma State what they do to just about everyone; ran right over them.
The Cowboys defense struggled to find an answer on Saturday as both “Smash Brothers” racked up over a 100 yards on the ground before being sidelined due to injury.
With Texas’ leading two rushers out of the game, the Oklahoma State defense stiffened, and the Pokes controlled much of the second half, winning 49-31.
After the game, Foreman said he suffered an abdomen injury on his 62-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He tried to come back in, but immediately took himself out of the game one play later. However, he expects to be back against Oklahoma.
That’s good news, because if the Horns are to have any success against the Sooners, they’ll need at least one of their big-bodied, bruising backs in order to help extend drives and control the clock.
Chris Warren III’s injury, sustained in the second quarter, is not as clear. Warren said after the game he took a hit to his knee, and coach Charlie Strong said Warren will need to be further evaluated.
Warren finished Saturday with 106 yards on just 10 carries. Foreman got 17 attempts and ran for 148 yards and two scores.