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Texas continued its on-again, off-again relationship with being a decent football team on Saturday, getting a needed win over Texas Tech.
The Longhorns bounced back from a string of dismal performances in recent weeks to put together a solid all-around performance in Lubbock.
Quarterback David Ash shook off his struggles of a week ago versus Kansas to complete 11 of 19 passes for 264 yards and 3 touchdowns. His favorite target: “Magic” Mike Davis, who repeatedly beat the Red Raiders on deep balls. Davis finished the day with 4 receptions for 165 yards and a pair of scores.
Touted freshman Johnathan Gray also had possibly his best game of his rookie season. Gray carried the ball 20 times for 106 yards and proved to be the Longhorns’ most consistent threat against the Tech D.
Tech QB Seth Doege did his best to keep the Red Raiders in business. The resourceful senior field general went 26-of-44 for 329 yards and 1 TD. Too often, however, he led drives that finished with field goals instead of crossing the goal line.
It certainly wouldn’t qualify as Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz’s best effort, but his D did manage to stiffen up whenever Tech got within shouting distance of the end zone.
While Tech’s once-promising season is starting to unravel, the ‘Horns somehow find themselves in the middle of a three-game winning streak. That may be of little consolation to those close to the Texas program who don’t dig any losses. Yet, given how poorly Texas has played for stretches this season, Mack Brown can probably rest a little easier – for the next week.
BEST OF MAXIM
A week after being removed Texas quarterback David Ash threw for three touchdowns as the Longhorns defeated No. 20 Texas Tech. The Longhorns withstood the offense of the Red Raiders to claim a 31-22 win. Texas Tech was a 7.5 point favorite entering the game.
The win was the third consecutive win for Texas as they moved to 7-2 overall. (4-2 in Big-12) The loss dropped Texas Tech to...
Say what you will about the 2012 Texas Longhorns, but more often than not, they've found a way to come through in the clutch.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- David Ash threw for three touchdowns and 264 yards to lead Texas to a 31-22 victory against No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday.
Mike Davis had a career-high 165 yards on four catches, one a 75-yarder from Ash in the second quarter for the Longhorns (7-2, 4-2 Big 12). It was the third straight win for the Longhorns and keeps them alive in the Big 12 race.
David Ash threw for three touchdowns and 264 yards to lead Texas to a 31-22 victory against No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday.
Mike Davis had a career-high 165 yards and a career-best two touchdowns on four catches, one a 75-yarder from Ash in the second quarter for the Longhorns (7-2, 4-2 Big 12). It was the third straight win for the Longhorns and keeps them alive in the Big 12 race...
The Texas Longhorns are feeling good again.
They've won three in a row, quarterback David Ash is coming off his best game of the season and fan discontent with coach Mack Brown has cooled a bit with a 31-22 win at Texas Tech.
Even the much-maligned defense has a shot of confidence.
How long will it last? Next up for No. 19 Texas (7-2, 4-2 Big 12) is Iowa State (5-4, 2-4),...
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Good- Jonathan Gray and Carrington BynumIn his first start at running back, true freshman Jonathan Gray totaled 147 total yards. He was key in both starting the Longhorn offense, with 61 yards on the first drive of the game, and in helping to pick up first downs and run out the clock in the 4th quarter. On defense, Carrington Bynum was tremendous not only in coverage but on special...