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Benson shows no fear on -- or off -- the field

Originally Published: October 5, 2004
By Chip Brown | Special to ESPN.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas running back Cedric Benson is probably in some conversations about this season's Heisman Trophy -- and not just because he said he'd rather win the stiff-armed statue than beat Oklahoma, if given a choice.

Benson, however, can put himself squarely in the middle of any of those conversations Saturday with an average rushing performance against the Sooners. Average as in his current rushing average of 186.5 yards per game, which leads Division I-A. A Texas victory wouldn't ...

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