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

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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.