Trestan Ebner’s confidence came shining through before and after Baylor’s recent 37-34 Big 12 win over Kansas State.
“We have one of the top offenses in the country,” Ebner told the Winchester News Gazette. “If we don’t beat ourselves, then we don’t think anyone can stop us.”
The Bears (4-2, 2-1) looked the part against KSU, with the 5-foot-11, 203-pound Ebner leading the charge.
After having only played sparingly in the team’s first five games, the Henderson High grad stepped in with two running backs lost to injury to rush for nearly six yards per carry and 100 overall to pace the Bears’ offense.
The moment was a long time coming for Ebner, who had rushed for just 70 yards on 13 carries over the Bears’ first five games.
“I thought the best thing about Trestan is he had some physical runs, he had some runs where he ran through contact, fought for first downs,” Baylor coach Matt Rhule told CenTex.com.
Ebner’s career day marked the first time a Baylor back has rushed for more than 100 yards in a game since backs JaMycal Hasty and John Lovett both topped the mark in the team’s season-opening 55-27 win over Abilene Christian.