"After the injury, Colt experienced shoulder weakness and neck pain," Longhorn athletic trainer Kenny Boyd said. "When evaluating injuries, we look for return of normal strength and a reduction of pain before putting a player back into the game. Colt wasn't released to play because his symptoms, including strength, did not improve."
McCoy had completed all four of his passes for 51 yards and led UT on a 14-play, 80-yard scoring drive that consumed 6:53 off the clock to open the game. He sustained the injury during a one-yard TD run that put the Horns on top, 7-0. The score was the 29th that McCoy has accounted for this year and is now third on the Texas' all-time single-season list. He trails only Vince Young (35 in 2005) and Chris Simms (30 in 2002).
Lombardi Award finalist OG/T Justin Blalock also suffered an injury to his left knee during the second half and did not return. He was, however, able to walk off the field without assistance
He also will continue to be evaluated as Texas prepares for its annual rivalry game with Texas A&M on Fri., Nov. 24 (11 a.m. CST). A win in that game would secure a spot in the Big 12 Championship game against North Division champion Nebraska on Sat., Dec. 2, in Kansas City.
"I'm really pleased with how hard the guys fought and never gave up on the game," Texas coach Mack Brown said. "We've been a little unfortunate with injuries this year, but we can't use that as an excuse. When Colt went down, Jevan (Snead) didn't even blink. He came in and did a terrific job."