Saturday was a nightmare in Stillwater for the Texas Longhorns as they fell to 2-2 with a loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. It also became a game that created another bitter pill to swallow for the Longhorns as they lost both of their dynamic running backs to injury in the defeat.
Chris Warren left the game for Texas in the first half with a knee injury that forced him out for the remainder of the outing. His partner in crime in D’Onta Foreman joined him on the sidelines in the second half and also did not return. The absence of the rushing tandem became big factor in the Longhorns’ loss as they dropped a second consecutive game after a 2-0 start to the season.
While Warren’s status is still in question, Foreman is confident that he will be back next Saturday for what will be the biggest game of the season for the Longhorns. A Red River Rivalry meeting with the Oklahoma Sooners is the final opportunity for Texas to bounce back and have a successful season.
Foreman told ESPN’s Jake Trotter that he thinks he will be back for the Oklahoma game. This is big news for a Longhorns’ offense that needs at least one of their two power running backs to function.
Texas has averaged over 200 yards per game on the ground with Foreman and Warren leading the way, production that would be gone for the rivalry game against Oklahoma if Foreman is ruled out. For now, Foreman is confident that he will be able to play as the Longhorns still have the hope of one of their two talented backs playing against the Sooners come next Saturday.