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 in San Antonio last 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 alive.
Storm Woods ran for 118 yards and scored two TDs 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 backup quarterback Case McCoy and injured linebacker Jordan Hicks.
Arizona State 62, Navy 28: Taylor Kelly threw four TD passes and ran for a fifth score to lead Arizona State to its first bowl win in seven years in the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.
Offensive MVP Marion Grice ran for 159 yards and two TDs for the Sun Devils (8-5), who used their fast-paced spread offense to score touchdowns on their first nine possessions.
The Midshipmen (8-5) have lost five of their last six bowl games. Among the few highlights for Navy were Keenan Reynolds' 3-yard TD pass to Matt Aiken in the first half and a 95-yard kickoff return for a TD by Gee Gee Greene in the third quarter.
Rice 33, Air Force 14: Freshman Driphus Jackson threw for 264 yards in relief of injured starter Taylor McHargue, including two touchdown passes to Jordan Taylor, in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jackson's first series after taking over for McHargue ended with a bad pitch for a fumble near the goal line only 2 seconds before halftime, when the Owls (7-6) trailed 14-7.
But Jackson made up for it after halftime, when Rice scored 26 straight points. Taylor caught nine passes for 153 yards, with a 16-yard TD pass from McHargue in the first quarter. McHargue left because of an apparent head injury after a helmet-to-helmet collision with about 5 minutes left in the first half.-- AP