Texas quarterback David Ash out vs. BYU due to concussion symptoms

Monday September 1st, 2014

Texas quarterback David Ash will not play in Saturday's game against BYU because of concussion-like symptoms, Texas coach Charlie Strong said at a press conference Monday

Ash played just three games last season due to concussions.

Ash was 19-of-34 for 190 yards and a touchdown and ran for another touchdown in the Longhorns' 38-7 victory over North Texas on Saturday. Strong said Ash is being evaluated by the team's medical staff after he experienced headaches and dizziness late Saturday night. Ash sustained the injury on the first hit he took on Saturday.

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According to Strong, Ash's family and the team's medical staff will discuss whether the quarterback should retire from football.

Tyrone Swoopes will start at quarterback and freshman Jerrod Heard will backup Swoopes. The Longhorns will also be without starting center Dominic Espinosa, who is sidelined with a broken ankle.

Texas's game against the Cougars is a rematch from last season. BYU won 40-21 after Texas allowed a school-record 550 yards rushing. 

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