While the Oklahoma State Cowboys will be without linebacker Jordan Burton for the second half, their opponents in the Texas Longhorns will officially be without one of their top running backs for the rest of the afternoon. One-half of their dynamic running duo in Chris Warren has been ruled out for the final two quarters for the Longhorns as they look to mount a comeback down 37-25 at the break.
The Texas sophomore will not make his return today as the Longhorns officially announced at halftime that the running back is out with a knee injury. It is an injury that will shut Warren down after he was dominant in the first half against the Cowboys’ defense with a 106-yard performance on just 10 carries.
Warren has been half of a dynamic power back duo with D’Onta Foreman so far this season for the Longhorns, a unit that has rushed for well over 200 yards per game in 2016 thanks to the tandem. The Texas power scheme that has been so successful over the opening month of the season is now in doubt as Warren has a knee injury that could force him out of action beyond the remainder of Saturday’s game against the Cowboys in Stillwater.
Texas will now rely on Foreman as the Longhorns will be left with half of a duo for the rest of the day at the minimum. Foreman has had similar success in the Texas offense this season, so we will see how he does without Warren as the Longhorns are now forced to rely solely on a workhorse back.