AUSTIN, Texas - It's been nothing but big yards and touchdowns for Texas running back Jamaal Charles.
The junior tailback needs just 134 yards in the next two games
to join Ricky Williams, Earl Campbell and Cedric Benson as the only
Longhorns to rush for 1,500 yards in a season.
Charles has averaged 215 yards the past three games. At that
rate, he could reach the mark Friday when Number 13 Texas plays
rival Texas A&M in their annual showdown.
Charles' late charge has helped him forget the biggest busted
play of the season for the Longhorns.
Tied with Oklahoma early in the third quarter, Charles was
running for the end zone when an OU linebacker stripped the ball
and recovered it at the 5. It was a huge mistake that became even
worse in the fourth quarter when Charles let a pass slip through
his hands for an interception.
Texas left the field with a 28-21 loss and has been playing
catch-up to the Sooners in the Big 12 South ever since.