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No. 23 Texas atop Big 12, a precarious perch for Longhorns given a spate of injuries


Texas' Peter Jinkens (19), Antwuan Davis (24), Johnathan Gray (32), M.J. McFarland (85) and John Harris (9) celebrate in front of their fan section after the team's 47-40 win in overtime over West Virginia during an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson) (The Associated Press)

No. 23 Texas has lost leading rusher Johnathan Gray for the season to a torn Achilles tendon.

He had rushed for 780 yards, the third-most in the Big 12, and four touchdowns this year. He was hurt Saturday in an overtime win at West Virginia.

Senior defensive tackle Chris Whaley also suffered a season-ending injury in the 47-40 win.

Junior Malcolm Brown is expected to take over as the featured running back.

Texas (7-2, 6-0 Big 12) hosts No. 12 Oklahoma State (8-1, 5-1) this Saturday.