Texas’ football woes got dealt an ever bigger blow Monday.
Longhorns’ coach Steve Sarkisian announced that star running back Bijan Robinson will miss the remainder of the season with a dislocated elbow.
Robinson has been one of Texas’s few bright spots in an otherwise underwhelming season. The sophomore has 1,127 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground in 10 games so far this season, to go along with 295 yards and four touchdowns in the air.
In the Longhorns’ last game, a 57-56 overtime loss at home, Robinson had 14 carries for 70 yards and three catches for 48 yards and a touchdown. That loss was Texas’ fifth straight, the first time the Longhorns have lost five in a row since 1956 and their first home loss to Kansas ever.
With his season over, Robinson currently ranks third in the Big 12 in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns and ninth nationally in yards. Last year, he led the conference and was third nationally in yards per attempt with 8.2.
Texas sits at 4-6, needing to win out against West Virginia and Kansas State to become bowl eligibile in Steve Sarkisian’s first year at the helm. The last time the Longhorns failed to qualify for a bowl was in 2015 when Charlie Strong led them to a 5-7 record in his final season in Austin.
The Longhorns have also made numerous headlines for off-the-field situations — most notably when a pet monkey belonging to the girlfriend of special teams coach Jeff Banks allegedly bit a child at a Halloween party and again last week when defensive line coach Bo Davis got caught going on a expletive-laden tirade after Texas’ loss to Iowa State.
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