Kansas State's Charles Jones runs for a first down against Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson during the third quarter of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas LB Malik Jefferson, Patrick Vahe not starting against Baylor

Posted October 29th, 2016

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Rumors swirled before Saturday’s game against Baylor that star linebacker Malik Jefferson and left guard Patrick Vahe would not start, and those rumors were validated when the Longhorns took the field.

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Tim Cole took the field at linebacker, alongside Edwin Freeman.

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Jefferson has started 16 games in his first two seasons at Texas. The state’s No. 1 recruit coming out of high school, he is still second on the team in tackles but has fallen off from his freshman form.

On offense, sophomore Jake McMillon started in place of Vahe.

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