News:Joe Bergeron only carried one time for three yards in Texas' loss at K-State on Saturday.
Analysis:Joe Bergeron had 13 rushing touchdowns by Halloween, but only found the end zone once after. The emergence up freshman stud Jonathan Gray is going to make it hard for Bergeron to have much fantasy relevance in 2013, unless Texas continues to use him in goal line situations.
UT's Bergeron Leads Team in Rushing Against Iowa State
News:Joe Bergeron carried 12 times for a team-high 86 yards in Texas's win against Iowa State on Saturday.
Analysis: This was the first time in four games that Joe Bergeron was kept out of the end zone.
News:Joe Bergeron carried five times for 14 yards and a touchdown in Texas' win at Texas Tech on Saturday.
Analysis: With the emergence of Jonathan Gray, Joe Bergeron doesn't get much work outside of the red zone.
News:Joe Bergeron carried seven times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Texas win at Kansas on Saturday.
Analysis: Jonathan Gray led the way with 19 carries, but Joe Bergeron continues to get the carries near the goal line.
News:Joe Bergeron carried 18 times for 114 yards and five touchdowns in Texas' win against Baylor on Saturday.
Analysis: When Texas gets inside the red zone, expect Joe Bergeron to take over. Bergeron's sandwiched a 1-yard performance against OU with a 4-TD game and 5-TD game.
News:Joe Bergeron carried four times for one yard in Texas's loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
Analysis: After scoring four touchdowns a week ago against West Virginia, Joe Bergeron was held to zero fantasy points. The Longhorns were behind big early, so the running game really never got a chance to get going.
News:Joe Bergeron carried 17 times for 45 yards and four touchdowns in Texas' loss against WVU on Saturday.
Analysis:Joe Bergeron really carried the load for the Longhorns in the red zone. It helped that fellow running back Malcolm Brown sat due to injury.
News:Joe Bergeron carried 14 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns in Texas' win at Oklahoma State on Saturday. He also caught three passes for 24 yards.
Analysis:Joe Bergeron now has five touchdowns in four games this season.
UT's Bergeron Likely to Play Against Oklahoma State
News:Joe Bergeron (shoulder) expects to play in Saturday's game at Oklahoma State, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Expect Joe Bergeron to slide back into his role as the complimentary back to Malcolm Brown.
News:Joe Bergeron injured his shoulder in the second half at Ole Miss, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Analysis: Texas has a bye this week, so Joe Bergeron should have enough time to be ready Sept. 29 against Oklahoma State.
News:Joe Bergeron carried 11 times for 48 yards and caught an 18-yard pass in Texas's win at Ole Miss on Saturday.
Analysis: He got his normal amount of touches, but Joe Bergeron was unable to find the end zone for the first time this season. Backfield mate Malcolm Brown had the big day on the ground for the Longhorns.
News:Joe Bergeron ran for 49 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in Texas' win over New Mexico on Saturday. He also caught two passes for 27 yards.
Analysis:Joe Bergeron was the only Longhorn to see double-digit carries. At this point, Bergeron is the back to have in this Texas offense.
News:Joe Bergeron ran 15 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Wyoming on Saturday.
Analysis:Joe Bergeron did most of his damage on a fourth quarter drive that he capped off with his second TD run. He almost had an even time split with Malcolm Brown, who carried 14 times.
Texas' Bergeron Competing For Starting Running Back Spot
News:Joe Bergeron and sophomore Malcolm Brown are currently splitting the carries in the Longhorns' backfield, MackBrown-TexasFootball.com reports.
Analysis: At this point it appears that there will be no clear-cut starter going into the opener. Joe Bergeron and Brown are both going to get their opportunities to impress early, but it's unknown if either can handle a large amount of carries.
News: Texas freshmen running backs Joe Bergeron and Malcolm Brown are both out for the game against Baylor today due to injuries.
Analysis: This leaves the Longhorns pretty thin at tailback. So far, Cody Johnson has gotten the bulk of the carries but Case McCoy has been winging the ball around quite a bit against a weak Baylor secondary.
News: Texas' freshmen running backs Joe Bergeron (hamstring) and Malcolm Brown (toe) both participated in warm ups and didn't appear to favor anything.
Analysis: This probably means both will play tonight against Kansas State and hopefully won't be limited. Now it just comes down to which receives the bulk of the carries.
News: Texas head coach Mack Brown said the team is preparing this week like it won't have either Joe Bergeron or Malcolm Brown for Saturday's game.
Analysis: And who does that leave? Juniors Jeremy Hills and D.J. Monroe. That's assuming neither Bergeron nor Brown can play, but my guess is that at least one will be able to give it a go.
News: Texas running back Fozzy Whittaker was knocked out early in the game against Missouri with a leg injury.
Analysis: The Longhorns are already very thin at running back with Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron nursing injuries of their own. We'll update when more information becomes available.
News: Texas running back Joe Bergeron has been deemed a "gametime decision" by the Longhorn Network as he's dealing with a hamstring issue.
Analysis: Start Bergeron at your own risk. Thanks for the heads up John.
News: With Missouri quarterback James Franklin's ability to take off running, running back Henry Josey's success, Texas wide receiver Jaxon Shipley being out and the flurry of talent in the Longhorn backfield, look for both teams to rely heavily on the ground game this Saturday.
Analysis: It's still uncertain if Malcolm Brown will suit up, but if he doesn't, it will probably be Joe Bergeron, a fellow freshman, getting the workload.
News: With the availability of running back Malcolm Brown still in question, Texas currently has Joe Bergeron and Fozzy Whittaker listed as co-starters, but co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite says there's a strong possibility Brown will go on Saturday.
Analysis: Not that it really matters who starts. The Longhorns have spread the wealth to multiple running backs over the course of the season. They have several viable options to carry the football. Still a lot to be decided in the next few days.
News: Texas running back Malcolm Brown will wear a walking boot when not at practice this week, according coach Mack Brown. "Some people might panic if they see him in it but it's standard now," said coach Brown.
Analysis: This doesn't rule him out this week, but he is clearly not fully healed and not a good fantasy play.
News: Texas running back Joe Bergeron pounded Texas Tech with 191 yards and three scores on 29 carries. Fozzy Whittaker also got into the mix with 83 yards and two scores on just 10 carries.
Analysis: Bergeron was the beneficiary of the late scratch to Malcolm Brown (turf toe). With Brown's status unknown, Bergeron and Whittaker could be the lead horses again next week against Missouri.
News: It was a good day to be a freshman running back for Texas. Joe Bergeron had 13 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns and Malcolm Brown was a workhorse, carrying the ball 28 times for 119 yards and two scores of his own in a win against lowly Kansas.
Analysis: The Longhorns rode their ground game to 441 yards and an easy win over Kansas, who only had 46 total yards. Bergeron came on in the second half and easily had the best game of his young college career, but don't expect him to contribute this much again tin 2011.
News: Texas offensive coordinator Major Applewhite said that the Longhorns' running back rotation isn't set yet so guys could receive playing time at any given moment.
Analysis: Last week, it just so happened that freshman Malcolm Brown got the looks in the second half, where he put up 86 yards on 16 carries. Fozzy Whittaker was the most productive fantasy back while Joe Bergeron received the least amount of work out of the three-man rotation.