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McCoy to start at QB for Texas against Kansas State

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Texas is making a change at quarterback as Case McCoy will make his first start of the season in place of injured David Ash in Saturday's regular-season finale against Kansas State.

Texas coach Mack Brown announced the decision on Monday.

Ash injured his rib in last Thursday's 20-13 loss to TCU, and McCoy replaced him in that game.

Ash is listed as questionable for the Kansas State game, and might be able to play, but Brown has decided to name McCoy his starter against the Wildcats, who need to win the game to assure themselve of at least a share of the Big 12 title and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl.

If Ash cannot play, punter Alex King probably would become the Longhorns' backup quarterback.

Ash was just 10-of-21 for 104 yards with a pair of early interceptions against TCU before he left.

McCoy led the Longhorns on a nine-play, 82-yard drive in the fourth quarter to bring Texas within a touchdown. But Texas was unable to score again and was officially eliminated from a chance at the Big 12 title.

McCoy's last start was the final regular-season game of last season.

The passing numbers for Ash and McCoy are similar this season. Ash has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions, while McCoy, who has played in seven games, has completed 66.7 percent of his passes with four scores and one interception.
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