SAN ANTONIO – 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-1 play to keep its chances alive.
Storm Woods ran for 118 yards and scored two touchdowns for Oregon State (9-4). The Beavers thought they would have their first 10-win season since 2006.
SYRACUSE 38, WEST VIRGINIA 14: In New York, Prince-Tyson Gulley ran for 217 yards and had three touchdowns, Syracuse scored twice on safeties and the Orange bid a snow-covered farewell to the Big East.
Syracuse (8-5) will enter the Atlantic Coast Conference on a roll after finishing this season with six wins in its last seven games, capped by its second postseason victory at Yankee Stadium in the last three years.
The Orange leaned on their running game to plow through former Big East rival West Virginia (7-6) and the snow. Jerome Smith added 158 yards rushing.
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was 16 for 26 for 197 yards in the final game of his career.
Armed Forces Bowl
RICE 33, AIR FORCE 14: In Fort Worth, Texas, freshman quarterback Driphus Jackson threw for 264 yards in relief of the injured starter as the Owls (7-6) scored 26 straight points after halftime.
Jordan Taylor had nine receptions for 153 yards and three touchdown, two from Jackson and a 16-yarder from starting QB Taylor McHargue (concussion) in the first quarter.
Rice, which had to win four in a row just to get bowl eligible, has won both of its bowl games under sixth-year coach David Bailiff.
Air Force (6-7) was held to a season-low 214 total yards.
Fight Hunger Bowl
ARIZONA STATE 62, NAVY 28: In San Francisco, Taylor Kelly threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score to lead the Sun Devils to their first bowl win in seven years.
Offensive MVP Marion Grice ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns for the Sun Devils (8-5), who used their spread offense to score touchdowns on their first nine possessions.
The Midshipmen (8-5) have lost five of their last six bowl games.
TEXAS TECH 34, MINNESOTA 31: In Houston, D.J. Johnson returned an interception 39 yards and Ryan Bustin made a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give the Red Raiders the comeback victory.
The Red Raiders (8-5) got their third straight bowl win to wrap up a month that began with coach Tommy Tuberville’s abrupt departure for the job at Cincinnati.
Texas Tech has hired Kliff Kingsbury to replace him, but interim coach Chris Thomsen led the team against Minnesota (6-7).