Defensive backs Davante Davis (neck), Brandon Jones (ankle) and Kris Boyd (ankle) were hurt against Maryland, and their status for Saturday’s home opener against Tulsa is up in the air.
Texas head coach Tom Herman said it’s too early to know if any or all of the players will be available Saturday.
Davis’ injury forced him from the game in the second quarter. He also missed time during fall camp with hamstring issues. During his absence in August, Kobe Boyce and Anthony Cook were used in place of Davis.
Jones, who also doubles as the Longhorns’ No. 1 punt returner, was injured while returning a punt prior to Texas’ final possession; Herman did not say when Boyd was injured, but the senior was on the field on Maryland’s final meaningful possession.
Texas is also without speedy wide receiver John Burt, who has been out of action since the last week of preseason camp with a sprained foot.
“If we were in the NFL right now (and following injury report protocol), Kris Boyd would be probable,” Herman said. “Both Davante and Brandon would be questionable, and wide receiver John Burt would be out. Probably not going to see John Burt for another week.
“It’s Monday of game week. Obviously those (Davis and Jones) are starters, so we’re going to continue to evaluate them throughout the week.”
–Steve Habel (@stevehabel), Field Level Media