It was feared that Ash had fractured his wrist, which would have forced him to miss at least a few weeks. However, the injury was revealed to be a deep bruise, and Ash was back on the field in an effective manner on Saturday. In other Texas injury news, offensive lineman Donald Hawkins (ankle) and linebacker Jordan Hicks (hip) sat out Saturday's game, and are listed as questionable for the Longhorns' Oct. 27 matchup against Kansas.
Elsewhere, Houston Cougars quarterback David Piland suffered a concussion in the team's 72-42 thrashing at the hands of SMU on Thursday. and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Texas-El Paso. Piland threw for 180 yards on 15-of-25 passing, but also threw two of the Cougars' six interceptions in the game. Linebacker Lloyd Allen was sidelined with a leg injury, and is also questionable for Saturday.