Texas Football: Collin Johnson Doubtful for Baylor Game
Texas (6-4) will likely have to prepare for 9-1 Baylor without top wide receiver Collin Johnson.
The senior missed last week's 23-21 loss to Iowa State with a tweaked hamstring suffered two weeks ago in a 24-21 victory over Kansas State.
Johnson underwent "aggressive treatment" all last week, according to Herman and the staff to rehab the injury, but was not ready to go by kickoff. He has played in just six of the team's ten games so far this year, catching 35 passes for 495 yards and seven touchdowns.
He was coming off back-to-back 100-yard receiving games prior to the injury.
The Longhorns go into the weekend showdown in Waco needing a win to keep their faint Big 12 title hopes alive. Texas would need a victory over Baylor and a Bears loss to Kansas in the final week of the season, plus a few tiebreakers to go their way to have a mathematical chance at a berth in the title game.
John Burt and Malcolm Epps both rotated in an attempt to replace Johnson against Iowa State.
Epps caught two passes for 17 yards including a touchdown to help bring the Texas offense to life in the fourth quarter of the loss to the Cyclones in Ames.
Texas and Baylor are scheduled for a 2:30 kick in Waco on Saturday. The Bears are coming off their first loss of the season - a heartbreaking 34-31 defeat at the hands of Oklahoma in which Baylor held a 28-3 lead in the first half.