LSU's student newspaper, The Daily Reveille, first reported Friday that Robinson -- who is listed as a starting cornerback -- did not travel with the No. 13 Tigers to Houston for the game. The Baton Rouge Advocate later reported that Robinson is suspended for the game and that Dupre sprained his ankle in practice and also would not play.
"We're not going to make a comment on who traveled or who didn't travel until game time," LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette said Friday afternoon.
Tigers coach Les Miles was scheduled to meet with reporters at NRG Stadium on Friday afternoon, but it was canceled.
Miles has played coy throughout the preseason when asked about Robinson and safety Jalen Mills, who was suspended throughout the summer following his arrest for allegedly knocking a woman unconscious in May.
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