Texas football vs. Iowa State full injury report for Week 12

Keilan Robinson, Texas football
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In Week 12, No. 7 Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian will travel to Ames to face head coach Matt Campbell and the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium in primetime on Nov. 18. Texas has a chance to lock up a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game this week with a win over Iowa State and a couple of other second-place teams in the conference losing (Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and/or Oklahoma).

Iowa State is looking for its first win over a ranked opponent this season. The best win on the season for Iowa State came over Oklahoma State in Week 4. Campbell and the Cyclones enter Week 12 with a record of 6-4 (5-2 Big 12).

Texas needs a win this weekend to keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive and to still have a clear path to a spot in the Big 12 title game in Arlington on Dec. 2. Sark and the Longhorns enter Week 12 with a record of 9-1 (6-1 Big 12).

Outside of one key injury for Sark and the Longhorns entering Week 12, both Texas and Iowa State have pretty clean injury reports. Texas was pretty banged up in the middle of the season, missing key players such as redshirt sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers, senior offensive tackle Christian Jones, redshirt junior cornerback Ryan Watts, and sophomore edge rusher Ethan Burke for one or more games.

Iowa State has also been dealt a pretty fortunate hand regarding injury issues recently. The Cyclones haven’t missed many starters due to injuries in the last few games.

Here’s a look at the full injury report as No. 7 Texas faces Iowa State on the road at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Nov. 18, with the kickoff time set for 7 p.m. CT.

Texas football injury report vs. Iowa State

Jalen Catalon, S (Probable)

Keilan Robinson, RB (Probable)

Jonathon Brooks, RB (Out)

Most of Texas’ injuries this week are in the backfield. Redshirt sophomore running back Jonathon Brooks will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in last week’s win on the road in Fort Worth over the TCU Horned Frogs.

This is unfortunate for Brooks and the Longhorns since the third-year back was having a career season. Brooks reached 1,000 rushing yards and double-digit rushing touchdowns in a season for the first time in his career this year. He was also close to reaching 1,500 total yards from scrimmage before suffering the knee injury last week against TCU.

True freshman running back CJ Baxter Jr. and sophomore Jaydon Blue must step up to shoulder the load in the backfield with Brooks out for the rest of the season. Redshirt senior running back Keilan Robinson and sophomore Savion Red will also take some of the additional reps out of the backfield with Brooks out.

Robinson missed Texas’ last game due to an undisclosed injury. Inside Texas reported on Nov. 17 (paid content) that Robinson should be good to go for the Longhorns this weekend against Iowa State after missing last week’s win over TCU.

Robinson has been limited by injury this season, keeping him to a career-low 48 offensive snaps and just seven carries for 49 yards and no touchdowns.

In a press conference last week, Sark said senior safety Jalen Catalon would be available for the Longhorns against TCU. But Catalon missed his fourth consecutive game due to a leg injury. Catalon originally suffered the leg injury in the Red River Rivalry game in Dallas on Oct. 7 against the Oklahoma Sooners.

Catalon reportedly showed in practice this week that he’s the healthiest he’s been since suffering the lower-body injury in Week 6 against Oklahoma.

Iowa State injury report vs. Texas

DeShawn Hanika, TE (Out)

Jeremiah Cooper, S (Probable)

While senior tight end DeShawn Hanika is technically listed on the injury report for Iowa State this week, he is ineligible to play this season since the NCAA ruled him ineligible following an alleged sports gambling incident.

The biggest injury the Cyclones have dealt with recently was to sophomore breakout safety Jeremiah Cooper. The Big 12 leader in interceptions missed the last two games for Iowa State due to an injury he suffered in their Week 8 win over the Baylor Bears.

Campbell said this week that “he’s anticipating” Cooper to return to the lineup for Iowa State this weekend against Texas.

Despite missing the last two games due to an injury, Cooper leads the Big 12 in interceptions (five) and ranks in the top 10 in pass breakups (six). He’s also the highest-graded cornerback in coverage in the Big 12 this season.

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