Texas RBs pile up 311 yards, 6 TDs, clobber K-State 69-31

Texas running back Bijan Robinson (5) breaks free for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Robinson scored three touchdowns in the game. Texas defeated Kansas State 69-31. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Texas running back Bijan Robinson (5) breaks free for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Robinson scored three touchdowns in the game. Texas defeated Kansas State 69-31. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

(AP) – Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson combined for 311 rushing yards and six touchdowns and Texas beat Kansas State 69-31 on Saturday afternoon.

Coming into the game, Johnson had two touchdowns all season and Robinson hadn’t scored in his career. Robinson scored on runs of 12, 30 and 75 yards Saturday.

“I knew it would take time to learn to get a feel for the game,” Robinson said. “It feels good to play so free and comfortable out there. The college game is a different speed and such good athletic ability it took some time to progress.”

The Longhorns (6-3, 5-3 Big 12) scored seven times on the ground, three apiece by Johnson and Robinson and one from Jor Whittington. It’s the most rushing touchdowns allowed in a game in school history by the Wildcats.

“There’s a thousand bad habits that a freshman has to fix and he has,” Texas coach Tom Herman said. “We found a way to have fun and to play to the joy of football and for each other. I was really proud to see that today.”

Sam Ehlinger was 20 of 27 for 274 yards and two touchdowns. Kansas State’s Will Howard went 16 of 27 for 174 yards and a pair of touchdowns and two picks. Howard threw an interception for the ninth time this season and for the fifth straight game.

Deuce Vaughn continued his impressive season breaking the school record for rushing yards by a freshman (517). In the finale, he scored twice and gained 125 yards.

“I feel like I had a lot of fun this year,” Vaughn said. “There are things I can do better and I need to attack this offseason and come back next season ready to go.”