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Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown reacts after defeating the Oregon State Beavers in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Texas beat Oregon State 31-27. Photo: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports
The score was very close to what many people were predicting but I’m sure this game was played out unlike many had predicted. After and abysmal first half, the Longhorn offense woke up as David Ash rallied the group to a late score on a touchdown pass to a streaking Marquis Goodwin. Though it was ugly in the beginning, this win was important for the Longhorns in order to show improvement from last season and enter the off-season on a positive note.
1. David Ash says “What QB Competition?”: This quarterback has been a guy that has been a roller coaster to watch all season long. He messes with my brain and I don’t like it. Ash has physical tools that allow him to have success at the college level. But the knock on Ash is his inconsistent mentality and confidence. When it’s there, he plays well: ...
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In his first game as play-caller for the Texas offense, Major Applewhite notched a HUGE win. Photo: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports
SAN ANTONIO — Texas’ quarterback David Ash had a rough first half in the Alamo Bowl.
But he left the Longhorn faithful something to remember in the second half.
He threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and the Longhorns rallied to beat the Oregon...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- 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, just a play after Texas converted a fourth-and...
For the first three quarters of the 2012 Alamo Bowl, the Texas Longhorns appeared to be nothing more than a sluggish team who played as if they were extremely poorly coached. Texas showed no creativity on offense, very little ability on defense and looked as if they would once again finish the college football season on a down note.
And then, David Ash did the improbable. In a huge...
Who: Oregon State Beavers (9-3) vs Texas Longhorns (8-4)
When: Saturday, December 29th, 6:45 PM EST
Line: Oregon State by 3.5
If you just line up athletes in this one, Texas should be a no brainer pick. But Texas has had a tough time turning all of their talent into wins. They also have had a tough time beating good teams. They are...
Art Briles was asked a peculiar question following Baylor's Holiday Bowl win on Thursday night, when one reporter wanted to know what his interest level was in the Texas head coaching job...You know, assuming it came open in the off-season.
Now to Briles’ credit, the Baylor coach handled the situation about as well as anyone could (by literally giggling at the mere idea...
SAN ANTONIO — Texas quarterback David Ash accounted for three second-half touchdowns and the Longhorn defense held tight as No. 23 Texas defeated No. 13 Oregon State 31-27 in the Valero Alamo Bowl Saturday.
The 19th edition of the Alamo Bowl features an intriguing matchup between the Big 12 and the Pac 12, as the Texas Longhorns (8-4) look to topple the Oregon State Beavers (9-3) in San Antonio, Texas. Texas has underachieved this season despite being one of the most talented teams in all of the college, looking unimpressive throughout the 2012 season. Meanwhile, their opponents have...
Saturday is an important day for the Pac-12 and Big XII conferences as well as the armed forces teams. Three of the nine Big XII teams are in action against three different conferences which should give them an opportunity to improve on their 2-0 record thus far in the post season. The Pac-12 has had a rough time in the early bowl games with Arizona escaping against Nevada with two...
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, just a down after Texas converted a fourth-and-1 play to keep its chances...
Heading into the Valero Alamo Bowl, many thought Oregon State was on the rise, while Texas was on the decline. After watching what happened Saturday, it might be visa versa. Playing in front of their home state, the Texas Longhorns rallied back from two different 10-point deficits in the second half to beat Oregon State, 31-27. The Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas was the venue...
This season was a history-making turnaround for the No. 15 Oregon State Beavers.
But in the final 10 minutes of it, everything turned on them.
Oregon State began the fourth quarter of the Alamo Bowl cruising toward its first 10-win season since 2006, but that opportunity unraveled when Texas quarterback David Ash shook off a rocky start to throw two late touchdowns passes, carrying...
#23 Texas vs. #13 Oregon State
AlamoDome, San Antonio, TX
Saturday, December 29th, 6:45 PM on ESPN
Unlike its other pre-New Years brethren the Alamo Bowl has maintained its name for twenty years, despite frequent sponsorship changes, so it feels like a more classic game to college fans under thirty or so. The game's Big 12 and Pac 12 tie-ins, and previous deals with...
Today’s Bowl Picks – Happy New YearReports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. After a slow start on Saturday, I was excited to see Oregon State leading Texas by 10 for most of the game. Somehow, Mack Brown and his staff dominated Mike Riley in the fourth quarter. UT QB David Ash played out of his mind and Riley inexplicably refused to pull Cody Vaz. I was now 1-3 on...
No. 23 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 13 Oregon State Beavers
Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m., ESPN
AlamoDome (San Antonio, Texas)
Line: Oregon St. -3.5
Talk about the haves versus the have-nots. Texas has more resources and built-in advantages than any other program in the nation. Oregon St. may be the most anonymous AQ-level program going.
Yet, it's Mike Riley's resourceful Beavers...