Texas Loses 2 Players Ahead Of Alamo Bowl vs Utah
Texas lost 2 players ahead of its Alamo Bowl game vs Utah.
Tom Herman and the Longhorns desperately need a victory heading into Tuesday night, but they will be going into their bowl game shorthanded.
On Monday afternoon Texas announced that two linebackers were sent home before the bowl game. Freshmen David Gbenda and Byron Vaughns were sent away for “violations of team rules.” No further details were provided.
Texas announces Freshman LB’s David Gbenda and Byron Vaughns will not play in Alamo Bowl and have been sent home for violation of team rules. @KXAN_News
— Roger Wallace (@rwallacekxan) December 30, 2019
Although neither Gbenda nor Vaughns was a starter, both still served as valuable depth on the defensive side of the ball. Now Texas will head into the Utah game with two fewer weapons to stop running Zack Moss.
Texas came into 2019 with a lot of hype surrounding the program. Fans were hoping that Herman and Co. would build on a successful 2018 campaign and possibly challenge Oklahoma for the conference crown.
Instead, Baylor ended up having the sort of year everyone was anticipated the Longhorns would have.
And Texas, for all the chatter, finished an underwhelming 7-5.
On paper, the Longhorns seem to have more talent than Utah.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean much.
Will Texas ultimately be able to pull out a victory and finish the 2019 season off strong?
We’ll get our answer once and for all in less than 24 hours.