Texas beats Oregon State in Alamo Bowl | College football
David Ash threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, the last a 36-yard strike to Marquise Goodwin with 2:24 left, to give Texas a 31-27 comeback victory over No. 15 Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl.
The Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO — David Ash threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, the last a 36-yard strike to Marquise Goodwin with 2:24 left, to give Texas a 31-27 comeback victory over No. 15 Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl on Saturday night.
The Longhorns (9-4) never led before Goodwin scored his second touchdown on a deep post pattern, a down after Texas converted a fourth-and-one play to keep its chances alive.
Storm Woods ran for 118 yards and scored two touchdowns for Oregon State (9-4). The Beavers left stunned after looking as though they would wrap up their first 10-victory season since 2006.
"In the first half, we had a great style of football," Woods said. "In the second half, Texas made some adjustments and I guess they just wanted it more."
Down 20-10 at halftime, Texas coach Mack Brown had a message for his players.
"I told them this game was ours and we would win it," Brown said.
Ash was 21 of 33 for 241 yards. He sputtered until the fourth quarter, when he went 9 for 11 for 146 yards.
Oregon State quarterback Cody Vaz was 15 of 28 for 194 yards. The Beavers had minus-4 yards in the fourth quarter as they were muffled by a Longhorns defense that was led by Alex Okafor, who finished with 4 ½ sacks.