Longhorns defense handed big blow with Overshown injury

Horns Report

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Longhorns linebacker DeMarvion Overshown left Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State with a concussion.

Overshown left the game after a hard collision on the final play of the first quarter. The senior was helped off the field and was seen on the sideline in street clothes during the second quarter. He wasn’t on the field for the Longhorns’ first defensive series of the third quarter.

The linebacker leads the team in tackles with 52.

Texas is fairly thin at linebacker, meaning Ovie Oghoufo, Ray Thornton and Jaylan Ford were tasked with stopping OSU’s ground attack. Oklahoma State finished the game with 220 rushing yards.

Sarkisian said the team felt Overshown’s absence, but was initially pleased with Ford’s performance.

“DeMarvion is obviously a great player. He’s an impactful player for us on defense and special teams. He has playmaking ability, that’s for sure. I thought Jaylan Ford did a nice job. We’ve got to look at the tape and see how it all played out. I thought Jaylan stepped in and made some big plays, but hopefully we can get DeMarvion back.”

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