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Tom Herman Announces WR Collin Johnson Is Out vs. Oklahoma State

Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson hauls in a pass.

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 06: Collin Johnson #9 of the Texas Longhorns pulls in a pass against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first half of the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

When the Texas Longhorns battle the Oklahoma State Cowboys tonight, the Big 12 powerhouse will have to compete without its best wide receiver. Collin Johnson is going to be inactive due to an injury.

Texas has such a great offensive scheme that it should continue having success even without Johnson on the field. Tom Herman and Sam Ehlinger present one of the toughest coach-quarterback combinations to defeat.

In two games this season, the senior wideout has seven receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Herman told the media that Johnson is out for the Longhorns' Big 12 opener is because he's nursing a hamstring injury.

Since Texas won't have Johnson against Oklahoma State, it puts more pressure on Jake Smith and Devin Duvernay to make plays in the passing game.

Without Johnson on the field last Saturday, the Longhorns still managed to score 48 points.

Texas has struggled against Oklahoma State in recent years. The news of Johnson missing the game certainly won't make the fans in Austin feel very comfortable about their chances tonight.

Nonetheless, the Longhorns enter this matchup as the odds-on favorites to win this game.

Kickoff for the Texas-Oklahoma State game is at 7:30 p.m. ET from Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium.