The Longhorns will have their starting quarterback behind center once again this week, as David Ash was cleared to play and will start against Kansas State on Saturday, Texas announced Friday.
Ash suffered a concussion and an injury to his right shoulder during the Longhorns' 40-21 loss to BYU. He did not play during Texas' 44-23 defeat to Ole Miss the following weekend.
The junior quarterback tied a career with four touchdown passes in the season opener against New Mexico State, going 20-for-28 with 343 passing yards and 91 more yards and another score on the ground. Ash took a step back in his next game, completing 19 of 34 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game in the fourth quarter against BYU.
Ash practiced Wednesday for the first time since suffering those injuries and will face Kansas State for the second time in his career. As a true freshman two seasons ago, Ash struggled in a 17-13 home loss to the Wildcats, completing only seven of 16 passes for 39 yards and two interceptions.
He missed last year's regular season finale against Kansas State, a 42-24 loss, with a rib injury.
Others who were questionable heading into this week -- wide receiver Mike Davis (ankle), offensive guard Mason Walters (knee), offensive tackle Josh Cochran (shoulder) and linebacker Dalton Santos (leg) -- will be game-time decisions.