No. 3 Texas football and the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners both come into the Red River Rivalry game on Oct. 7 with relatively clean bills of health. Texas did suffer a couple of key injuries in its sizable 40-14 win over the No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks at home last weekend. But Texas has done well to avoid major injuries for the most part this season.
Oklahoma is also a much healthier squad coming into the Red River Rivalry game this season compared to last year. The Sooners were most notably missing starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel against the Longhorns in Red River last season.
This is the first time the Longhorns and Sooners come into Red River undefeated since 2011. It is also the first time a ranked OU team has faced a top-three-ranked Texas squad in the AP Poll since 2009.
Texas and Oklahoma both sport undefeated 5-0 (2-0 Big 12) records heading into the most anticipated Red River matchup in at least a half decade.
Here’s a look at the full injury report for Week 6 between No. 3 Texas and No. 12 Oklahoma for the Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas at the Texas State Fairgrounds on Oct. 7, with the kickoff time set for 11 a.m. CT.
Texas football Week 6 injury report vs. OU
- Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE (Probable)
- Ryan Watts, CB (Questionable)
- Kris Ross, DL/EDGE (Doubtful)
- Cole Hutson, IOL (Doubtful)
The two most significant injuries Texas is dealing with heading into Red River are junior tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders and redshirt junior cornerback Ryan Watts. Sanders suffered an ankle injury against Kansas last weekend. Sark said in his Thursday press conference on Oct. 5 that Sanders will be “good to go” against Oklahoma this weekend.
Sanders is listed as “probable” but unless circumstances change in a major way, he will be active against OU.
Watts’ status is more of an unknown compared to Sanders’. Watts suffered a lower-body injury in last weekend’s win over Kansas. He didn’t return to the game in the second half after suffering this injury.
The other two Longhorns players dealing with injuries are sophomore interior offensive lineman Cole Hutson and edge rusher/defensive lineman Kris Ross. Hutson and Ross suffered injuries in Texas’ Week 3 win over the Wyoming Cowboys.
The original timeline for Hutson and Ross’s return was three to four weeks, which likely means they’ll be back after the bye week barring any setbacks.
Oklahoma injury report Week 6
- Justin Harrington, DB (Out)
- Jayden Rowe, DB (Out)
- DJ Graham III, WR (Out)
- Davis Beville, QB (Questionable)
- Phil Picciotti, LB (Out)
- Kade McIntyre, TE (Questionable)
- Kaden Helms, TE (Out)
The most significant injury update for the Sooners this week was Venables announcing that defensive back Justin Harrington will miss the rest of the season due to an ACL tear. Harrington reportedly underwent ACL surgery this week.
Quarterback Davis Beville is questionable heading into Red River with a knee injury. And tight end Kaden Helms is questionable as he’s dealing with an undisclosed injury.