Case McCoy and David Ash were named the co-starters at quarterback Monday. Garrett Gilbert, who started all 12 games last year and both games this year, was demoted to third string. Texas trailed BYU, 13-0, Saturday before Gilbert was replaced by McCoy, who completed seven of his eight passes for 57 yards while leading an eight-play, 52-yard touchdown drive that gave the Longhorns a 17-16 lead that they would not relinquish. Meanwhile, David Ash went 2-for-3 for 35 yards, ran for 39 yards, and had a 23-yard reception late in the fourth quarter.
“I thought Case and David did exactly what we needed them to do and provided a spark,” said co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin. “You talk to your backup quarterback about being as prepared as the starter going into the game and you never know but I thought Case, coming in, knew exactly what we wanted to do. He was right on and stayed focused the entire game.”