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Texas WR Isaiah Neyor, OL Junior Angilau Out for Season

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Isaiah Neyor #18 of Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown during the Orange-White Spring Game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

A team needs to have a potent offense to win the Big 12, and Texas’ took a big hit this weekend with injuries to wide receiver Isaiah Neyor and offensive lineman Junior Angilau.

Both players suffered knee injuries in practice Saturday and will miss the upcoming season, according to Geoff Ketchem of Orangebloods, Rivals’ Texas site.

Texas owns the second-shortest odds to win the conference behind Oklahoma. The Longhorns are priced as short as +230 (Caesars) and as long as +300 (DraftKings).

Neyor, a transfer from Wyoming, was essentially the entire Cowboys passing offense last season.

His 44 grabs were more than double that of the next-closest player (21) and he also paced the team with 878 yards — no other Cowboy reached 300.

Neyor’s 12 touchdowns were also 10(!!!) more than the next-closest player on the roster, giving him an electric 49.2% weighted dominator rating, which accounts for a receiver’s share in yards/touchdowns (80/20 split).

Texas still has some skill-position studs for quarterback Quinn Ewers, including Bijan Robinson, whose +2541 consensus odds to win Heisman are the shortest for any running back in the country (view all odds here).

There’s also wide receiver Xavier Worthy. All he did was go off for 62-981-12 as a true freshman, finishing tops in the nation for first-year receivers in both reception yards per team attempt and weighted dominator rating.

Angilau, meanwhile, was the most experienced offensive lineman on Steve Sarkisian’s roster. The fifth-year senior had 34 career starts under his belt.

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Texas opens the season with UL-Monroe. Call it a tune-up if you want: The Longhorns are -38.5.

The big headliner is the week after, as Texas draws Alabama. The Crimson Tide are laying 15.

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