Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas
Starting with Texas running back Jonathon Brooks. Brooks ended up tearing his ACL during the Longhorns’ 29-26 win in Fort Worth against TCU.
Brooks started the season as a backup but took the starting job and had 1,139 rushing yards with 10 rushing touchdowns before going down with an injury. Luckily for Texas, they have a great running back room, with the likes of freshman CJ Baxter and sophomore Jaydon Blue being behind Brooks.
Baxter has 390 yards on the ground with three touchdowns, while Blue has 167 yards on the ground with a touchdown. It is very hard to replace a 1,100-yard rusher, but Texas will have to find a way to do it.
The way they would do it is to use the other side of the offense and take advantage of the passing game. The Longhorns have the 28th-best passing offense in the country, while they have the 33rd-best rushing offense. Quinn Ewers will be the difference-maker on this Texas team.