As if things weren’t going bad enough for Steve Sarkisian in Year 1 of his tenure at Texas, they got a lot worse on Monday.
Star running back Bijan Robinson is now out for the rest of the season with a dislocated elbow. Robinson is ninth in the nation in rushing yards (1,127) and 14th in attempts (195).
The second-year freshman has 11 rushing touchdowns and a 5.8 yards-per-carry average. Robinson also has 26 catches for 295 yards and four TDs.
In 2020 as a true freshman, Robinson had 703 rushing yards, four TDs and a stellar 8.2 YPC average. He also caught 15 balls for 196 yards and two TDs.
Texas (4-6 straight up, 4-6 against the spread) has lost five consecutive games both SU and ATS, including Saturday’s humiliating 57-56 overtime loss to Kansas as a 31-point home ‘chalk.’
Robinson ran for 70 yards on 14 carries and had three receptions for 48 yards and one TD.
Starting cornerback Josh Thompson is also out for the rest of the year. Thompson fractured his fibula in the loss to KU.
The fifth-year senior CB had 34 tackles in nine games. He had a pick-six in a 70-35 home win over Texas Tech. Thompson also contributed one tackle for loss, two passes broken up and one QB hurry.
If Texas wants to get bowl eligible, it will have to win Saturday at West Virginia and then beat Kansas St. at home next Friday in its regular-season finale.