The reason Matt Trissel did not play was because "he was sick," Brown said.
With even less detail, Brown said Tuesday that "a bunch of guys are banged up on offense. Weve got to get more guys out to practice and get some other guys healthy."
For the first time this season, UT trainers did not issue an injury report on either Sunday or Monday.
On Tuesday, Brown told reporters that there has been no particular emphasis on improving the ground game other than scheming for Kansas State.
The difference between winning and losing in Dallas, the head coach said again, wasnt so much the ground game but the teams overall inability to convert third downs.
"We were ahead for three quarters," Brown said. "If we convert in the third quarter and early fourth quarter, we still win the ball game. Weve got to go back and do a better job with third downs."
Cedric Benson had 22 carries against OU while true freshman RB Selvin Young carried once for a one-yard loss. Just a few weeks ago, the talk was that Benson would get close to 30 carries while Young would get about one-third of the totes.
"If you dont convert on third downs, you only have the ball 61 times," Brown said. "And when you get down two touchdowns and youre running out of time, thats when we threw the ball more often than not. We just didnt keep the ball in the third quarter. The third and fourth quarters were really disappointing. Offensively, we played pretty well in the first half."
Relatively speaking, of course.
Here are Texas offensive team totals for rushing and passing by quarter in the OU game:
RUSHING: 18 in the first; 47 in the second; 2 in the third; (-14) in the fourth
PASSING: 66 in the first; 10 in the second; 19 in the third; 61 in the fourth
Despite the emphasis on the running back (from the medias line of questioning at least), the buzz phrase throughout the Greg Davis era is "two-dimensional". Statistically, this roughly translates into about 250 yards rushing (god, wouldnt that be sweet!) and about 250 passing.
The K-State defense, ranked fifth nationally, presents very few weak spots but may be susceptible to the long ball because of its man-to-man coverage (and that has more to do with its style of play than its personnel).
"They invite you to take some chances," Davis said. "Because they play so much man-for-man, there are some opportunities for one-on-one situations. I think theyll play man most of the game. Thats what they believe in. They are predominantly a man-to-man team and, after six games, people usually do what they do."