The Texas Longhorns will likely be without starting quarterback David Ash for another game, paving the way for Case McCoy to start on Thursday night against the Iowa State Cyclones.
Chip Brown from OrangeBloods reports on Twitter that his sources confirm Ash will not be playing in the game.
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownOB) October 2, 2013
A college football injury list from DonBest confirms that as of 10:33 AM (likely Eastern time) today Ash was “downgraded to expected to miss” and McCoy was now “expected to start.”
Ash suffered a concussion against BYU and didn’t play in the loss to Ole Miss. He started against Kansas State, but even after a bye week he’s still feeling effects from the concussion.
McCoy has played in all four games of the season at some point. He’s completed 36 of 57 total passes for 330 yards and one touchdown. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, McCoy isn’t mobile and lose their dynamic threat at quarterback with McCoy starting.
In the 44-23 loss against the Rebels, McCoy went 24 of 36 passing for 196 yards. He hasn’t been bad taking over at quarterback and has a 63.2 passing completion rate. But if the Longhorns want to run on the Cyclones, they’ll probably look to both Johnathan Gray, Joe Bergeron, and Malcolm Brown in a more conventional offense. All three running backs have the most carries and have collected 511 yards and five touchdowns combined in their first four games.