The extra week to heal wasn’t enough for Texas Longhorns junior running back Keaontay Ingram to recover enough from his high ankle sprain to face off against the Iowa State Cyclones on Friday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
On Monday, head coach Tom Herman listed Ingram as questionable for the big game, but on Friday morning, he told Longhorn Network that Ingram will not appear against the Cyclones.
The 6’0, 222-pounder suffered the injury early in the game against Oklahoma State last month and scored his only rushing touchdown of the season on the next play, but then left and did not return. With 250 rushing yards on 53 carries, Ingram now ranks third on the team in rushing.
The top running back now is freshman Bijan Robinson, who recorded the first 100-yard performance of his young career in the last game against West Virginia and now has 294 yards on 51 carries.
Robinson is listed as the co-starter with sophomore Roschon Johnson on this week’s depth chart, but could receive his fourth start of the season on Friday.