Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Their stats are not gaudy and they did not dominate this game by any means, but the running backs played a very good game despite sub-par blocking from the offensive line.
In the biggest game of the season, freshman Johnathan Gray went out and had the best game of his young Longhorn career in leading the team in rushing yards against Oklahoma State.
Gray's quickness and agility allowed him to hit holes the team's other backs simply could not. His running on Texas' second-to-last drive was instrumental in getting Joe Bergeron into the end zone to put Texas back on top.
Speaking of Bergeron, he was not too shabby himself. His 3.2 yards per carry are not very impressive, but his three touchdowns and 72 total yards of offense were huge for this team. His game-winning touchdown run may be questionable, but it's in the box score and that's all that matters.
Ryan Roberson and Jeremy Hills also got into the action, coming up with seven receptions for 47 yards between them. Those numbers do not look like much, but those receptions paid serious dividends and helped keep big drives alive.
In total, this group gave the 'Horns 187 yards and two touchdowns without coughing up the rock. And in a game where literally every yard mattered and the blocking was not there, that is a great effort.