Texas LB Jefferson leaves game, evaluated for head injury

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas middle linebacker Malik Jefferson has been taken out of Saturday's game against No. 11 West Virginia to be evaluated for a head injury. School officials say the sophomore won't return.

Jefferson left early in the first quarter. His inspired play - 17 tackles and two sacks the previous two weeks - had helped the Longhorns win consecutive games against Baylor and Texas Tech.

He had three tackles, including one for a loss, and a quarterback hurry against the Mountaineers before leaving the game Saturday.

West Virginia leads at halftime 17-13.

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