With junior quarterback David Ash still recovering from concussion symptoms, Texas football officially declared Case McCoy its starting quarterback for the Longhorns’ Week 7 tilt against Oklahoma.
Senior Case McCoy will make the start at quarterback for the Red River Rivalry game.
— MBTexasFootball (@MBTexasFootball) October 5, 2013
McCoy went 26-of-45 for 244 yards with a touchdown in Texas’ Week 6 defeat of Iowa State. The Longhorn offense loses much in the passing game from Ash to McCoy, however, evident in the latter’s 5.4 yards per passing attempt Thursday.
Despite a tumultuous start to the season, Texas is 2-0 in Big 12 Conference play and technically alone in first place. However, undefeated Oklahoma boasts a three-game winning streak in the Red River Rivalry, most recently decimating the Longhorns in last year’s installment, 63-21.
Texas lost Ash during its Week 2 loss at BYU. He sat out the Ole Miss game, but returned against Kansas State. Ash was 14-of-25 with a touchdown in the Longhorns’ defeat of the reigning Big champion Wildcats, but that was his last outing of the season.
Ash has seven passing touchdowns on the year.
McCoy’s Hail Mary touchdown throw before halftime Thursday was just his second score of the season, though McCoy has been turnover-free. Oklahoma has six interceptions through its first four games, including three of Notre Dame’s Tommy Rees a week ago.