Texan football’s woes were hit hard on Monday.
Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian has announced that running back Bijan Robinson will miss the remainder of the season with a dislocated elbow.
BREAKDOWN: Bijan Robinson is out the rest of the season with a dislocated elbow.
Josh Thompson is also out for the remainder of the season with a fractured fibula.
– Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) November 15, 2021
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Robinson was one of the few bright spots for Texas in an otherwise disappointing season. The sophomore has 1,127 yards and 11 touchdowns in 10 games so far this season, in addition to 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. The loss was Texas’ fifth in a row, the first time the Longhorns have lost five in a row since 1956 and their first loss at home to Kansas.
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With his season over, Robinson currently ranks third in the Big 12 for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns and ninth nationally for yards. Last year he led the conference and was third nationally in yards per attempt with 8.2.
Texas are 4-6, defeating West Virginia and Kansas State to become bowl eligible 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.
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The Longhorns also made headlines for off-court situations – most notably when a pet monkey owned by special teams coach Jeff Banks’ girlfriend allegedly bit a child at a Halloween party and again last week when defensive line coach Bo Davis caught him throwing a curse-laden tirade after Texas’ loss to Iowa State.