Ash to remain out for Texas, McCoy to start against OU

Texas quarterback David Ash won’t be making his return against Oklahoma next week.

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.