Early in the first quarter Texas Longhorns' star tailback Foswhitt Whittaker went down with a serious leg injury. Whittaker was unable to put weight on the leg after trainers helped him up to take him off the field. With Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron also on emergency duty status, all of a sudden the Longhorns' depth chart looks extremely thin.
The Longhorns scored on a 12-play, 78-yard drive early in the first quarter. The drive culminated into a 27-yard field goal by Justin Tucker.
Both offenses have struggled thus far to get in rhythm thus far, with much of the credit given to the defenses of both Big 12 squads.
With a win, the Missouri Tigers would become bowl-eligible. For the Longhorns, a win would put them at 7-2 overall.