Longhorns Limp into Kansas

Banged up team prepares for Big 12 road game

All-white road uniforms will conceal just how black and blue the No. 4 Texas Longhorns will be Saturday when they play at Kansas.

The UT offensive and defensive lines are banged up.

Quarterback Colt McCoy says his body is sore.

Texas (9-1, 5-1 Big 12) is using its third string center after Chris Hall went down with a sprained knee in practice.

Even kicker Hunter Lawrence is battling a sore leg and had his first two misses of the season last week.

But coach Mack Brown says bumps and bruises just come with the territory when a football season reaches November.

McCoy has taken enough of a beating that he acknowledged this week that it was a big reason why he didn't run more in last week's 45-21 win over Baylor.

McCoy is also taking antibiotics for an infected cut on his lip suffered two weeks ago against Texas Tech.

Center Chris Hall is out Saturday, a big blow to the depth on the line. Hall sprained his left knee in practice on Tuesday, leaving true freshman David Snow to play in his place.

Snow was third-team two weeks ago until backup Buck Burnette was dismissed after posting a racial slur about President-elect Barack Obama on a Web site.

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