Robison, Carter To Miss Baylor Game

Starting DE Brian Robison (right ankle) and starting FL Brian Carter (left knee) will not play when No. 2 Texas travels to Baylor Saturday, it was announced Thursday.

The Horns' gimpy backfield also took a hit when backup RB Chris Ogbonnaya (left ankle) will not suit up for the contest against the improved 4-4 Bears. The official UT trainer's report made no mention of RB Selvin Young, a starter the past three ballgames but who came up limping at Oklahoma State. SE Ramonce Taylor told Inside Texas earlier this week that he has worked exclusively in the backfield with the first-team offense, sharing reps with freshman Jamaal Charles.

"The good thing about Ramonce is that (RB) is all that he played in the spring," Brown said. "Sometimes we forget that he didn't take one snap at wide receiver. He's really growing as a wide receiver but he knows how to play tailback. He knows all the protections."

Taylor ran for 71 yards and two TDs on five carries against the Cowboys. He has 160 yards on 14 totes (11.4 ypc) this season. Charles has been slowed since injuring an ankle against Oklahoma. He is averaging 78.8 ypg despite logging just 17 carries during the last three games. His 7.8 ypc ranks fifth among the nation's Top 100 rushers.

"Jamaal is getting better every day," Brown said. "Jamaal limping off the field (at Oklahoma State) was totally cramps. There wasn't anything with the ankle this past weekend. I think we're seeing him get closer to the Jamaal we had before Oklahoma."

Sophomore Nate Jones and freshman Quan Cosby are both expected to sub for Carter, who has started all seven games this season.

"Nate Jones started last year and he played a lot of football," Brown said. "Quan Cosby is far enough along now to where he can play and not miss a beat. Tyrell Gatewood can play all three places so we feel like we've still got six guys who can step in and play."

Robison, who will miss his first start at DE in 20 games, is the biggest concern. He leads the team with 13 TFL (-71 yards) and six sacks. He also paces the down linemen with two forced fumbles and has posted 42 tackles on the season (fifth best on team). RS-freshman Brian Orakpo will likely log his first start. He has 17 tackles on the season, including a personal-best five stops in subbing for Robison against Oklahoma State.


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