Houston will be without two O-line starters Saturday.

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The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Houston will be without offensive line starters Kevin Forsch and Ralph Oragwu. Joseph Duarte of the Chronicle reported that the two suffered apparent leg injuries in last week’s loss to Louisiana Tech. Bryce Redman will start in place of Forsch at center, and DeAnthony Sims will replace Oragwu at right tackle, Houston coach Tony Levine told the Chronicle. The Cougars undoubtedly will be thin on the line and become vulnerable with inexperienced linemen. pass protection will suffer for Houston quarterback David Piland, who made 77 pass attempts last week. He completed 53 of those passes for 580 yards in the 56-49 loss. The inexperience on the line now means that veterans like UCLA’s Datone Jones could potentially have another big day. Cassius Marsh and Owa Odighizuwa could follow suit, too.