Saturday, December 3, 2011
Texas surviving without missing RBs
By David Ubben
Fozzy Whittaker is out for the season. Joe Bergeron was declared out for Saturday's game on Friday.
Malcolm Brown, a game-time decision, isn't expected to play.
After going down early to Baylor, Texas' offense has fought back without its top three rushers.
Jeremy Hills and Cody Johnson have combined for 66 yards on 11 carries, and the Longhorns tied Baylor at 14, aided by a 78-yard catch-and-run from Case McCoy to Jaxon Shipley.
The Longhorns tied it on the next play with a tricky throw to the unbalanced side, where Luke Poehlmann was an eligible receiver and wide open.
The last time Texas had to play without Bergeron and Brown, it scored five points, held without a touchdown against Missouri for the first time since 2004.
Baylor's defense isn't quite as good, but this game's looking significantly different thus far.