Christopher Smith

Ash Remains Out, McCoy To Start For Texas

Created on Oct. 02, 2013 6:26 PM EST

Texas starting quarterback David Ash will miss another game due to lingering concussion issues.

Case McCoy will start for the Longhorns (2-2, 1-0) at Iowa State (1-2) on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

The school confirmed Wednesday that Ash will miss the game, and although Texas hasn't explicitly used the word "concussion," the school did rule out Ash and offensive tackle Josh Cochran (shoulder) for Thursday's game. Receiver Mike Davis (ankle) is a game-time decision.

Ash suffered an apparent concussion in a Week 2 loss to BYU, then sat out the following game against Ole Miss, another loss. Ash suffered another head injury in the first half against Kansas State on Sept. 21 and did not return for the second half.

The junior starter has completed 60.9 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns against two interceptions.

McCoy, his replacement, completed 24 of 36 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown in a 44-23 loss to the Rebels. He's played limited snaps otherwise, throwing 21 passes while appearing in the three other games. McCoy, a senior, is 3-4 in his career as a starting quarterback.

True freshman Tyrone Swoops is expected to back up McCoy, though signs point to coach Mack Brown wanting to preserve Swoops' redshirt.

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