Texas suspended quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks on Friday and sent them home on the eve of the Alamo Bowl, hours after police said they were investigating a report of a sexual assault at a San Antonio hotel.
Coach Mack Brown did not identify the players, but he referred to a television report that police were investigating two unidentified Texas players in the alleged assault.
McCoy, the younger brother of former UT standout and current NFL quarterback Colt McCoy, is a backup to David Ash this season. The junior passed for 722 yards and six touchdowns.
Hicks, also a junior, started three games this year before sustaining a hip injury that caused him to sit out the next eight contests. "We had a couple young men that broke team rules last night. They have been suspended from the team and they will be sent home," Brown said. A heavily redacted San Antonio police report says a 21-year-old woman told police she believed she was assaulted about 2 a.m. Friday after inviting two men to her hotel room. The report shows only that the men are students and that one is 21 and the other is 20. The woman told police that she had had several drinks when she invited the men to her hotel.
Police said they observed bruises on the woman's right knee and left bicep.
After talking to police, the woman was taken to a San Antonio hospital, where she was seen by a sexual assault nurse examiner, according to the report. The two suspects also were taken to the hospital and examined, the report says.
Ben Turner, acting general manager at the Holiday Inn on San Antonio's Riverwalk, said police were summoned to the hotel between 2 and 3 a.m. Friday to investigate an alleged sexual assault.
Texas (8-4) plays Oregon State (9-3) in Saturday's game at the Alamodome.
Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14 - The final pass of Tyler Tettleton's dizzying early-game onslaught was perfect - a 68-yard touchdown heave to Chase Cochran over two defenders.
Bobcats coach Frank Solich couldn't have designed a better beginning to a football game. And the end result - a dominant victory over the Warhawks (8-5) in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. - wasn't too bad, either.
Tettleton's early heroics staked the Bobcats (9-4) to an early 14-0 lead and Louisiana-Monroe was never really able to gain its footing. During the two early touchdown drives, Tettleton completed all five of his passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns.
Big shoes to fill. St. John's (Minn.) has hired assistant Gary Fasching to replace John Gagliardi, the all-time college football leader in coaching victories. Gagliardi, who ran the Johnnies for 60 seasons retired with a record of 489-138-11.