Ash to remain out for Texas, McCoy to start against OU
OCT 05, 2013 12:21p ET
Case McCoy will start at quarterback against the Sooners because Ash is still suffering from "lingering effects" of a head injury, the school announced Saturday.
McCoy completed 26 of his career-high 45 passes for 244 yards in a 31-30 win over Iowa State on Thursday. He didn't have an interception, and his lone touchdown was a 44-yard Hail Mary at the end of the half. His one-yard touchdown sneak in the final minute proved to be the game-winner for the Longhorns.
Texas coach Mack Brown alluded to a possibility of playing true freshman Tyrone Swoopes after giving him more practice reps in recent weeks, but Swoopes has yet to play a snap and is still eligible for a redshirt.
McCoy is 62-of-102 for 574 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions this season.
Texas junior cornerback Sheroid Evans will also miss the season with a torn ACL suffered in the win over Iowa State. The third-year reserve had played in 25 games and was one of Texas' fastest players. He made three tackles against the Cyclones to give him 17 for the year.