The Texas Longhorns are piling up the injuries. Both players, freshmen Malcolm Brown (turf toe) and Joe Bergeron (hamstring), warmed up prior to the Texas vs. Missouri game, but did not get playing today against Missouri.
To make matters worse, senior back Fozzy Whittaker suffered an awkward-looking knee injury early in the first quarter. It appears to be an ACL and/or MCL injury. Whittaker knee buckled, when he planted his right leg. He was immediately taken out of the game. For Whittaker, this was a tough blow. He as been one of the MVP’s of the season. This was the first time in his career that he seemed to be healthy.
This forced offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin to change his playbook for 4th, 5th and 6th string, Jeremy Hills, D.J. Monroe and Cody Johnson. You cannot forget that wide receiver Jaxon Shipley is out with a knee injury. Texas had rushed for an average of over 400 yards rushing over the past two games. They had to rely a lot more on freshman quarterback David Ash.
But University of Texas’ injuries and overall offensive ineffectiveness cost them the game, as Mizzou beat Texas and Mack Brown 17-5.