AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With all the attention paid to the competition to be Texas' starting quarterback, it was easy to overlook the Longhorns' wealth of talent at running back.
Texas opens the season at home Saturday night against Wyoming with its deepest backfield since Ricky Williams pretty much did it all by himself to win the Heisman Trophy in 1998.
Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron are bruising runners who combined for 1,205 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.. Freshman Johnathan Gray brings a blend of speed and power that that saw him score a national high school record 205 career touchdowns.
Texas quarterback David Ash says he'd be just as happy handing the ball off to a running back all season instead of throwing it as long as it means winning.