AUSTIN, Tex. -- California redshirt senior running back Daniel Lasco -- a native of The Woodlands, Tex. -- will not play for the Golden Bears against the Texas Longhorns.
Earlier this week, head coach Sonny Dykes said that Lasco "pulled a muscle – kind of a strange muscle – in his hip. It’s one that, typically, that’s a groin pull or something. It’s not really a muscle that you use that much."
Lasco spent the entire pregame warm-up period on the sidelines, wearing a jersey and sweatpants, while his teammates readied to face the Longhorns for the first time since 2011.
Lasco was redshirting that year when the Bears lost, 21-10, to Texas in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, Calif.
The nephew of Sammy O'Brient -- a defensive lineman and part of the Texas A&M Wrecking Crew defense -- had special motivation to play the Longhorns, but after sustaining a hip injury in the fourth quarter last week against San Diego State, did not practice this week.
Lasco rushed 19 times for 123 yards against the Aztecs.
Vic Enwere -- another Texas native -- will take over for Lasco as the starting tailback. Last week, Enwere rushed six times for 33 yards and one touchdown.
He will be backed by Khalfani Muhammad, who's rushed 12 times for 102 yards over the past two games.