There will be no question on the Forty Acres this week about who will get the first-team reps at quarterback as No. 22 Texas heads into its regular-season finale Saturday against No. 17 Baylor in Waco.
Sophomore Case McCoy is listed atop the team's depth chart over freshman David Ash. McCoy started Thursday in the Longhorns' 27-25 victory against Texas A&M, his first start since Oct. 8 against Oklahoma.
"We didn't have any turnovers at the quarterback position. He managed the game well," Texas offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin said.
"Anyone can plan on first or second down. Third down is where you make your money. He makes things happen in that situation."
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McCoy was 16 of 27 for 110 yards and posted 25 yards on seven carries against the Aggies.
Another change to the Longhorns' depth chart included freshman Miles Onyegbule (Arlington High) being listed as a co-starter at wide receiver alongside junior DeSean Hales, who had received the starting nod the past several weeks.
Baylor coach Art Briles said on Monday that quarterback Robert Griffin III would be ready on Saturday. Griffin suffered a head injury in Baylor's 66-42 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday and didn't play in the second half. Griffin left the game after a hit from Red Raiders cornerback Cornelius Douglas late in the second quarter on a scramble towards the goal line and returned two plays later to score on a 3-yard run to put Baylor up 31-21.
Not on their watch
Texas linebacker Keenan Robinson said the Longhorns defense has no intentions of allowing Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III a Heisman moment.
"It's not going to happen. We're not going to let it happen," Robinson said. "It's not a guarantee. He can still win it, based on whatever he does. All I'm saying is that, as far as our defense goes, we have a great expectation for the level of play we have to play up to."
Players of the week
Offense: Baylor running back Terrance Ganaway (school-record 42 rushes for 246 yards and two touchdowns in 66-42 victory over Texas Tech).
Defense: Texas defensive back Carrington Byndom (six tackles, including one for loss, three pass breakups and a 58-yard interception return for touchdown in 27-25 victory over Texas A&M).
Special teams: Texas kicker Justin Tucker (hit a 40-yard field goal as time expired in win over Texas A&M. Also had a 23-yard FG).
"I got criticized because someone like you would call it 'politicking.' I thought it was standing up for your team. I guess that's not a popular thing to do... If it comes up again, I'll stand up for our team again." Texas coach Mack Brown on publicly pushing for a team to be in the BCS national title game or a BCS bowl, as Brown did in 2004 and 2008.
By the numbers
28Punts for Baylor this season, lowest in the nation.
21Interceptions for Oklahoma State's defense, second in the country. The Cowboys are also tied for sixth in the nation in fumble recoveries with 16 but are ranked 107th of 120 in total defense.
2.08Field goals per game for Texas A&M kicker Randy Bullock, best in the nation. Bullock, a Groza Award finalist and national placekicker of the week, has connected on 25 of 29 attempts and is 11 of 14 from 40-plus yards. He was 4 of 4 against Texas on Thursday (49, 52, 29 and 32 yards).
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