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A&M loses running back Corbin to a hamstring injury; Auburn game will be on CBS

A&M loses running back Corbin to a hamstring injury; Auburn game will be on CBS

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Texas A&M sophomore running back Jashaun Corbin suffered a season-ending hamstring injury against Clemson on Saturday.

The 207-pound Corbin had 13 carries for 34 yards in the 24-10 loss to the top-ranked Tigers.

Corbin will be replaced in the starting lineup by true freshman Isaiah Spiller with sophomore Jacob Kibodi, sophomore transfer Cordarrian Richardson and redshirt freshman Deneric Prince also in the mix.

“We’ll just keep it in the same rotation,” said A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher at his Monday weekly press conference, adding that Kibodi will be back this week after missing the Clemson game for an undisclosed injury.

Spiller is second on the team in rushing with 130 yards on 14 carries (9.3 avg.) along with two catches for 22 yards.

“He’s played pretty well, and he can catch,” Fisher said. “He has all those skill sets and so does Kibodi. He can catch the ball very well. All our backs have really good hands, none of them can’t do that. Obviously, Jashaun was doing it at a higher level and more consistent because he was the starter, he’d been there. But those guys are very capable and can do that well.”

Corbin had six catches for 16 yards with a touchdown. Richardson has been the only other running back to touch the ball, with two carries for 12 yards. Fisher said the plan is to keep a two- or three-man rotation.

Corbin, who last season was the backup to Southeastern Conference rushing leader Trayveon Williams, had 346 yards rushing as a freshman on 61 carries with a touchdown. He added 10 receptions for 85 yards. Corbin also had 14 kickoff returns for 422 yards and a touchdown to make the All-SEC freshman team. Corbin had one kickoff return for 19 yards this season. Junior Roshauud Paul, who returns punts, also returned four kickoffs last season for 67 yards.

Corbin, who had 102 yards rushing on 13 carries in the season-opening 41-7 victory over Texas State, made the All-SEC coaches’ preseason second-team at return specialist and was AP’s third-team preseason all-purpose player.

Corbin’s last time to touch the ball at Clemson was a 4-yard reception on A&M’s second possession of the third quarter.

A&M had previously lost true freshman Baylor Cupp (broken ankle) to an injury.

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