Two Longhorn starters will miss Saturday's game

September, 7, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin


Texas starting guard Michael Huey and starting middle linebacker Jared Norton both will miss the Longhorns' game Saturday at Wyoming because of injuries.

Texas coach Mack Brown told reporters Monday that Tray Allen, who played defensive tackle in the Longhorns' opener against Louisiana-Monroe, will move back to left guard for their game against the Cowboys. Huey was carted off the field after he was injured against the War Hawks.

And Norton, who contributed five tackles from his linebacker spot in the Longhorns' opener, also will the upcoming game after tweaking his ankle against Louisiana-Monroe. He would be replaced by junior Dustin Earnest, although the Longhorns could start the game in a nickel or dime package of five or six defensive backs because of Wyoming coach Dave Christensen's heavy reliance on passing.

Losing two starters so early isn't a good start to the Longhorns' gameweek preparations. It will be their first game at Wyoming in school history.

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