On Saturday, a report surfaced that Texas Longhorns senior quarterback Case McCoy would start in Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma Sooners.
McCoy filled in for starter David Ash and guided the Longhorns to a 31-30 win over the Iowa State Cyclones Thursday night. The 6’2, 200 lb. senior was 26-of-45 for 244 yards with a touchdown.
Ash, the usual starter, will again be out because of concussion-like symptoms when the Longhorns and Sooners get together in the Red River Rivalry.
Although McCoy didn’t see any meaningful time against the Sooners last season (he was 5-of-8 for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns in garbage time of a 63-21 loss), he’s grown up watching the rivalry. In fact, his brother Colt, now with the San Francisco 49ers got a few big wins over the Sooners in his college career.
“This is a game that I could be remembered for the rest of my life,” McCoy told ESPN.com. “I’m preparing and [practicing] for a game I’ll be remembered for forever.”
By growing up around the rivalry, McCoy knows just how much this game means.
“We’ve got to beat them,” McCoy said. “That’s something you’re known for when you come here. Now that we don’t play A&M anymore, one of the questions everyone asks is, ‘What’s your record against OU?’ That’s become a pride issue for a lot of us, for us seniors. … This is a game we need to go and win.”
The Longhorns and Sooners will kick off from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas at noon EST Saturday.