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Texas QB Ash To Miss BYU Game

 AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, was injured again and will miss this week's game against BYU.

Ash took several hard hits in a 38-7 win over North Texas. Longhorns coach Charlie Strong says Ash didn't show any symptoms during the game, but that the coaching staff got a call later that night.

Strong did not detail what problems Ash was experiencing.

At his Monday press conference, coach Charlie Strong said he believed Ash was injured early in the game, in the first quarter, trying to recover a bobbled snap.

Strong said the game plan for playing against BYU without Ash is to rely on running backs Malcolm Brown and Johnathan Gray, and on the defense.

"We have a football team, and we have to go play," Strong said. "You have players and that's why you have scholarships. It's not all about one person. Other players have got to step up, other players have got to play. It can happen to any team at any second."

Ash ran for a touchdown and passed for another. But he also took several blows to the head, including a tackle when he bent low to pick up a fumble, and twice more when his helmet bounced off the turf.

Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will start for Texas (1-0) against the Cougars (1-0).

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The staff of CBSDFW.COM contributed to this report.)

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