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Texas Gets Injury Boost Ahead Of Big 12 Championship Game

A flag being held during a Texas Longhorns with the team's logo on it.

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 25: A flag for the Texas Longhorns waves at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Against a high-octane offense like Oklahoma, the Texas Longhorns will need all of their defensive starters in place for the Big 12 Championship Game. Fortunately for Texas, the team just received a big injury boost that may go a long way towards stopping the Sooners.

Ahead of the Big 12 Championship Game on Saturday, Texas head coach Tom Herman announced that safety Brandon Jones would be "good to go." The caveat was that there would be no setbacks to the recovery from his head injury.

Jones recorded seven tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in Texas' win over Kansas last week.

Prior to last week, Jones had not played a game for the Longhorns since late-October due to a combination of head and ankle injuries.

Jones' addition to the Longhorns lineup is a boon for a defense looking to stop Oklahoma's No. 1 offense in the nation.

In the last meeting between Texas and Oklahoma, Jones recorded nine tackles and an interception in the Longhorns' 48-45 win.

The Sooners have scored at least 50 points in five of their final six games, so Texas can use all the help it can get ahead of this rematch.