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Multiple starters to miss first series of Oklahoma State game

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The Longhorns will be without three starters to begin the Oklahoma State game on Saturday.

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Texas Bethany Hocker-USA TODAY Sports

When the Texas Longhorns take the field in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday evening, they’ll do so without three starters in the mix, at least throughout the first series.

On Thursday during a media availability, head coach Tom Herman announced that senior cornerbacks Kris Boyd and Davante Davis will miss at least the first series of the Oklahoma State game due to a violation of team rules, as will junior wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey.

For Texas, this makes the task of slowing an Oklahoma State offense that ranks 22nd nationally in passing offense with 291.9 yards per game, and more specifically, the nation’s 11th-leading receiver, Tylan Wallace (718 yards), a bit taller.

In place of Boyd and Davis, the likely starters would seemingly be redshirt freshman Kobe Boyce and true freshman Anthony Cook.

Boyce has appeared in six games this season and played a considerable role at the front end of the season in place of an injured Davis, notching his first career start in a 28-21 win over Tulsa. Cook, on the other hand, is yet to see his first start, but the true freshman and former Under Armour All-American has appeared in all seven games this season, primarily on special teams.

On the offensive end, senior Jerrod Heard will see time in the slot in place of Humphrey.