No. 11 WVU players give 'props' to elusive Texas RB Foreman

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wants his defense to have plenty of bear hugs ready for Big 12 rushing leader D'Onta Foreman of Texas.

Some TLC?

More like TFL — tackles for loss.

Holgorsen figures the best way to limit the 249-pound Foreman's yards on Saturday will be making sure he's brought down not long after he's handed the ball.

"You've got to get him on the ground, and that's easier said than done," Holgorsen said. "He's a big, powerful, bruising back. I think everybody says that's what he is, but then he gets out in the open. He turns the corner on people and outruns people as well. So getting him down early in the run I think is incredibly important."

Good luck.

Foreman used a mix of long runs and short, punishing ones to compile 341 yards and three touchdowns against Texas Tech last week, giving him 1,446 yards this season. His 181 yards per game leads the nation.

"Those numbers are crazy," said West Virginia defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu. "I don't really know what's going on. I don't know if it's their line or if it's just him or what it is. But props to him."

Foreman can tie Earl Campbell's 1977 school record of 11 straight 100-yard games on Saturday when the Longhorns (5-4, 3-3) host No. 11 West Virginia (7-1, 4-1).

Whether Foreman can lead Texas to victory remains to be seen. The Longhorns want this one in order to become bowl eligible. West Virginia wants this one to stay in contention in the Big 12 title race heading into a showdown with first-place Oklahoma next week in Morgantown.

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