As if things weren’t bad enough for the football team in Austin, Texas, they will now reportedly be without the services of their starting quarterback as they go on the road this weekend.
Injury update from UT Head Athletic Trainer for FB Kenny Boyd (ISU game): QB David Ash (head) & OT Josh Cochran (shoulder) are out;…
— MBTexasFootball (@MBTexasFootball) October 2, 2013
The @MBTexasFootball Twitter account doubles as the official account for the Texas football program, and there is no better source of information than directly from the horse’s mouth. David Ash has actually been quite effective this season, achieving a 61% completion percentage in route to 760 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions in 3 starts. However, the team is just 2-2 through 4 games, and with a road trip to Ames to take on the ISU Cyclones, this is a bad spot to be going to a backup QB.
Case McCoy, brother of former starting QB Colt McCoy, is likely to get the ball for the Longhorns, and he does have 330 yards passing in just north of 1 game played this season. The offense hasn’t been the issue in Austin this season, but any slight downgrade could cost them a win that is much needed in order to save Mack Brown’s job.
David Ash isn’t exactly a Heisman Trophy candidate at this stage, but the loss will probably hurt the offense a bit, and that should bring even more attention to a game that Texas can’t afford to lose.