The junior quarterback from Belton began the season in promising fashion. Statistically, few Longhorn quarterbacks have reached the kind of production David Ash delivered in the three games he started. Despite a loss to BYU in the second game of the season, a loss chalked up to porous defense, Ash completed over 60 percent of his passes, threw for seven touchdowns, and had a quarterback rating of 156.3. To put this in perspective, Longhorn fans hadn’t seen that kind of production since Colt McCoy’s Heisman-worthy junior season (even McCoy’s senior season had a lower QB rating than Ash’s 156.3).
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