Bijan Robinson is having one of the best seasons in college football so far this year, and if Mike Gundy has his way, their meeting on Saturday will be the second-to-last time he has to game plan for the outstanding Texas running back.
Gundy was talking about this Saturday’s game at Texas, and said about the Longhorns running back, “If I was him, I’d just stay one more year and leave.”
Robinson leads the Big 12 Conference with over 131 rushing yards per game, 14 more than TCU RB Zach Evans, who is second in the conference in that category. His eight rushing touchdowns are tied for the lead with Iowa State RB Breece Hall.
Robinson is a huge reason that Texas leads the Big 12 Conference in points per game, rushing yards per game and total offense. Steve Sarkisian is pushing all the right buttons with his star running back.
For Gundy, his rushing defense ranks third in the Big 12, giving up just 91 yards per game, while Texas as a team is piling up nearly 250 rushing yards per game. So something is going to have to give on Saturday in Austin.
Robinson could probably find success in the NFL in 2022, but he is not eligible to play in the league until he’s three seasons removed from high school, which won’t be until after the 2022 football season.
Needless to say, if Robinson keeps this kind of play up through next season, he won’t need Mike Gundy’s advice on whether or not to go to the NFL Draft.
Oklahoma State and Texas kick off at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Austin.