3 injured Texas football players that should be available vs. Kansas State

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On the night of Nov. 5, No. 24 Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian will battle head coach Chris Klieman and the No. 13 ranked Kansas State Wildcats. Texas will both be looking to end its woes on the road, as this team dropped five straight road games dating back to last season.

Meanwhile, Sark and the Longhorns could make a statement to the rest of the Big 12 that this team is nothing to mess with down the stretch this season. If Texas can get the win over Kansas State on the road on Nov. 5, that would be the first true road win for Sark as this team’s head coach since the victory over the TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth early last season.

Yet, this win won’t come easy for the Longhorns, no matter how you spin it. Kansas State looked incredibly good last weekend in a dominant win that shocked the entirety of the college football landscape over a top-10-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys team. Kansas State absolutely demolished Oklahoma State by the final score of 48-0.

This is the same Oklahoma State team that beat the Longhorns by seven points in Stillwater on Oct. 22.

Moreover, one factor for both teams in this game will be a few injury concerns. Kansas State is still working through some injuries in its quarterback room while Texas has some notable bumps and bruises in the secondary.

Ryan Watts and the injured Texas football players that could be available vs. Kansas State

Here’s a look at three injured Longhorns players that should be available vs. Kansas State in Week 10.

Ovie Oghoufo, EDGE

Although senior edge rusher Ovie Oghoufo came up injured in the loss to Oklahoma State a couple of weeks ago, he was able to make it through the rest of the game without issue. At least from what it looked like on the field in Week 8, Oghoufo was seemingly not held back by much in the way of injury issues in the second half.

But Oghoufo did have to be helped off the field against Oklahoma State with what looked like an upper-body injury. He went down with another Texas defender on the same play.

Joe Cook of Inside Texas tweeted in the midst of the Texas-Oklahoma State game that Oghoufo “isn’t even heading to the locker room”. Instead, it sounds like he went to the medical tent and got treatment there.

And from everything we’ve heard coming out of the bye week, there’s no reason to believe that Oghoufo will be limited or out against Kansas State this weekend.