Jeremy Smith #31 of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys drags linebacker Jordan Hicks #3 of the Texas Longhorns in the fourth quarter on October 15, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Oklahoma State beat …
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The No. 12 Texas Longhorns will be without two starters on defense Saturday night against Oklahoma State, the highest-scoring team in the nation.
Texas trainer Kenny Boyd said Friday that linebacker Jordan Hicks is out with a hip injury and defensive tackle Brandon Moore is sick with a virus.
Neither made the trip to Stillwater, Okla., for the game.
Hicks is the Longhorns' leading tackler.
Texas (3-0) also is still without transfer kicker Anthony Fera, who has not played this season because of a groin injury. Fera transferred from Penn State and was expected to take over the starting role.
Starting kicker Nick Jordan is 3 of 7 on field goal attempts.
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