Beavers Upended by Texas at Alamo Bowl
Dec. 29, 2012
SAN ANTONIO (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 Valero Alamo Bowl marked the Beavers' 16th bowl game and OSU is 10-6 all-time in them - 5-2 under head coach Mike Riley. The dean of Pac-12 Conference coaches engineered one of the top turnarounds in the nation in 2012, with the Beavers improving to a 9-4 mark after finishing the 2011 campaign at 3-9.
The six-win improvement tied Ohio State and Middle Tennessee for the best win improvements from last season.
Markus Wheaton ended his Oregon State career at the Alamo Bowl, catching three passes for 37 yards - he leaves as the program's all-time receptions leader with 227 and is sixth with 1,244 yards.
Another senior playing in his final game for the Beavers, Jordan Poyer, was tied for third on the team with five tackles, including a sack.
Linebacker Michael Doctor was the team leader with 11 tackles.
Oregon State found itself up 20-10 at halftime and 27-17 entering the fourth quarter but two late Texas touchdowns sealed the come-from-behind win for the Longhorns. Ash found Johnathan Gray from 15 yards out with 8:18 remaining and followed that up with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Goodwin with just 2:24 left in the game.
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