Taking off from the 18 on a designed run, David Ash ran straight toward the end zone until he couldn’t run any further. From the two-yard marker, the Texas sophomore quarterback hurdled himself forward at the same moment three Oregon State defenders converged at the goal line, bounding over the dam of Beavers and into the end zone to pull Texas within a field goal, 20-17, in the third quarter of Saturday’s Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
As Longhorns teammates patted him about the helmet in jubilation, Ash — with the ball still in hand — spiked it hard against the turf in front of him and let out a guttural scream filled with both adrenaline and emotion.
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