Ash, Texas rally to stun No. 15 Oregon State

Ash, Texas rally to stun No. 15 Oregon State
December 29, 2012, 10:28 pm
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Texas' Jaxon Shipley (8) misses a pass as Oregon State's Ryan Murphy (25) defends during the first quarter of the Alamo Bowl NCAA football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) David Ash threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, the last a 36-yard strike to Marquise Goodman 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 Goodman scored his second touchdown on a deep post pattern, just a play after Texas converted a fourth-and-1 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-win season since 2006.

The victory was a dose of much-needed good news for Texas after coming into the game under a cloud of questions following the suspensions of two players.