When the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns battle in the Red River Rivalry this year, Texas will once again have to play without their starting quarterback David Ash. Instead, Case McCoy will get his third start of the season.
Ash has missed the last two games after suffering a setback in his concussion recovery in the Longhorns win over the Kansas State Wildcats on Sept. 7. Ash was playing well before his injury, throwing for 760 yards and seven touchdowns with only two interceptions. With his concussion symptoms persisting, Ash didn’t even make the trip with the team to Iowa State on Thursday night when Texas squeaked out a 31-30 win.
Case McCoy, the younger brother of former Longhorns star Colt McCoy, won that game with Iowa State when he led Texas to the third fourth quarter comeback of his career. On the season, McCoy has 574 passing yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Who quarterbacks the Longhorns might not matter to the Oklahoma Sooners, who have won the past three Red River Rivalry games against Texas. In the past two seasons, OU won 55-17 and 63-21.
Last year, David Ash started the game but went down with an injury and Case McCoy came in during the fourth quarter and threw for 102 yards and two touchdowns, which was too little, too late. However, McCoy was the starting quarterback in the 2011 blowout loss.
The last time the Texas Longhorns beat the Oklahoma Sooners was 2010 when Colt McCoy was the starting quarterback.