Texas vs. Oklahoma State 2012: David Ash stars as Longhorns avoid upset bid

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The Texas Longhorns survived an upset bid in Stillwater on Saturday night, escaping with a 41-36 win thanks to a late drive by David Ash and the Texas offense.

The Texas Longhorns survived an upset bid in Stillwater on Saturday night, escaping with a 41-36 win over Oklahoma State, thanks to a late drive by David Ash and the Texas offense. Ash was tremendous in the game, completing 30 of 37 passes for 304 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

The excitement of this Texas win, and the play of Ash in particular, had at least one writer over at SB Nation's Longhorns blog Burnt Orange Nation writing in the wee hours of the morning:

Before we even start in on the messy details of evaluating the entire team, I want to take a moment to enjoy tonight's big win and to celebrate the brilliant performance by David Ash to slay the defending conference champs on their field and improve the Longhorns to 4-0. For a fan base that experienced Vince Young and Colt McCoy back-to-back, it's all too easy to take for granted... but wins and performances like we saw tonight are special, not commonplace -- and among the central joys of fandom with which we should never fall out of touch.

Perhaps the hour of the evening led to this bit of praise, comparing some of Ash's last-minute heroics on Saturday to great Texas signal callers of the past:

But Ash delivered. Oh did he ever: 30 of 37 passing for 304 yards and three touchdowns, including a game-winning drive that featured two throws that immediately enter the Mack Brown era pantheon of unforgettable completions like Colt-to-Quan in the Fiesta Bowl and VY-to-Sweed in the Horseshoe.

Texas will host No. 9 West Virginia next Saturday. The Mountaineers put up 70 points in their defeat of Baylor this weekend.

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