SB Nation's Big Orange Nation laments the sorry state (again) of the Texas run game:
It wasn't that long ago when the Tech game rolled around on the schedule and you could easily pin a 200-plus-yard rushing performance. This thing is a looooong way from being threatening to opposing defenses.
At this point, it's safe to say that this running game is worse than last year's. Aside from a lot of single-back sets from under center, there's no measurable improvement. After three games last season, Texas had 525 total rushing yards. This year: 458. The average yards per rush this year is at 4.1 compared to 4.2 last year.
The problem starts with the offensive line, who keeps crumbling instead of getting good push. The holes and running lanes just aren't forming enough. And the defensive lines aren't going to get much easier.