Texas's #33 D'Onte Foreman carries the ballduring the second half in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, November 19, 2016. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Texas notebook: Move over, Jamaal Charles, Earl Campbell and Cedric Benson

Posted November 19th, 2016


Lawrence, Kan. — D’Onta Foreman ran past Earl Campbell on Saturday. Twice.

Foreman twice passed Campbell in the Texas record books during the 24-21 overtime loss to Kansas. A 250-yard afternoon gave him his 12th straight 100-yard performance, which broke a record that he had shared with Campbell. Foreman also scooted past Campbell’s fourth-place high mark on the school’s single-season rushing charts.

Foreman had 61 yards at halftime, and hit the 100-yard mark on his eighth carry of the third quarter. Campbell had 11 straight 100-yard efforts in his 1977 Heisman Trophy season, but Foreman’s 19-yard run separated the Texas running backs.


Foreman, who was last held under 100 yards by Iowa State on Oct. 31, 2015, passed Jamaal Charles (1,619 yards in 2007), Campbell (1,744 yards in 1977) and Cedric Benson (1,834 yards in 2004) on Texas’ single-season rushing list on Saturday. With 1,863 yards, Foreman now trails only Ricky Williams’ 1,893- and 2,124-yard seasons in 1997 and 1998.

Foreman scored twice against Kansas and had 51 carries, which broke Hodges Mitchell’s school record of 45. Foreman, however, lost a fumble at the Kansas 18 on his record-setting 46th rushing attempt. He also coughed up the football at midfield during the first half.

Down and out: Sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson did not play. He left last week’s 24-20 loss to West Virginia with a head injury, and was evaluated for a concussion throughout the week. The Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the year, Jefferson is second on the team with 60 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Left guard Jake McMillon (knee) and center Zach Shackelford (ankle) also missed the game. Patrick Vahe and Elijah Rodriguez started in place of the injured linemen. Texas surrendered four sacks.

Family feud: Junior linebacker Naashon Hughes had three tackles, but his brother collected the biggest statistic. Chris Hughes, Naashon’s younger brother, is a freshman defensive tackle at Kansas. He did not play, but the victory should give him some bragging rights at home.

Odds and ends: Sophomore linebacker Edwin Freeman recorded an interception and a sack. A second-half pick was the second of his career as he also logged an interception during last month’s trip to Kansas State. … Senior receiver Jacorey Warrick scored on a 75-yard touchdown catch on the game’s first offensive play. It was the longest play of his career, besting a previous long of 41 yards. … Sophomore Jerrod Heard, who had three catches over his previous three games, logged a team-high four receptions.