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Alamo Bowl: Washington 27, Texas 20

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

By RAUL A. FLORES
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO - Michael Penix, Jr. threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and No. 12 Washington held off No. 21 Texas 27-20 in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Texas scored 10 late points, pulling within seven on Bert Auburn's 26-yard field goal with 1:40 remaining, then failed on an onside kick try. The Longhorns (8-5) stopped the Huskies (11-2) on the ensuing possession and took over on their own 16 with 32 seconds and got to the Washington 40 on the final play of the game.

Penix finished the season with 4,641 yards passing to break the 20-year-old Washington season mark of 4,458 set by Cody Pickett.

Penix led back-to-back scoring drives of 75 and 90 yards in the second half to stretch the Huskies' lead to 17. He was 32 of 55, completed passes to eight receivers, and connected with Taj Davis and Jalen McMillan for scores.

Texas had cut a 10-point halftime deficit to 13-10 on 34-yard pass play from Quinn Ewers to Jonathon Brooks on the opening possession of the second half.

Texas was without star running back Bijon Robinson, and rushed for just 51 yards. Robinson, who led the Longhorns with 1,580 yards and 18 TDs, skipped the game to prepare for the NFL draft.

Washington, which lost out on tiebreakers for a spot in the Pac-12 championship game after a 7-2 league mark, finished on a seven-game winning streak with its second straight bowl victory.

Texas was in its first bowl game under second-year coach Steve Sarkisian.

OPTING OUT

In addition to Robinson, Texas senior running back Roschon Johnson and senior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown opted out to prepare for the NFL draft. No Washington players opted out.

REDEMPTION AT THE ALAMO

The Huskies are 1-1 in the Alamo Bowl. In 2011, Washington - coached by current Texas coach Sarkisian - lost to Baylor 67-56 in the highest-scoring edition of the game.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Texas, which traveled 90 miles from Austin, saw its winning streak in San Antonio come to an end. The Longhorns, playing in their third Alamo Bowl in the last four years, beat Colorado 55-23 in 2020 and Utah 38-10 in 2019.

December 29, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TexWash
Wash FG 11:44 Peyton Henry 46 yard field goal 0 3
Tex FG 7:52 Bert Auburn 30 yard field goal 3 3
Wash TD 3:17 Wayne Taulapapa 42 yard TD run (Peyton Henry Extra Point) 3 10
Second Quarter TexWash
Wash FG 0:00 Peyton Henry 23 yard field goal 3 13
Third Quarter TexWash
Tex TD 12:31 Jonathon Brooks 34 yard TD pass from Quinn Ewers (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 10 13
Wash TD 6:44 Taj Davis 6 yard TD pass from Michael Penix Jr. (Peyton Henry Extra Point) 10 20
Fourth Quarter TexWash
Wash TD 13:08 Jalen McMillan 8 yard TD pass from Michael Penix Jr. (Peyton Henry Extra Point) 10 27
Tex TD 9:50 Jonathon Brooks 3 yard TD run (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 17 27
Tex FG 1:40 Bert Auburn 26 yard field goal 20 27
Team Stats
  Texas Washington
First downs 20 25
  Rushing 2 9
  Passing 16 16
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 6-15, 40% 11-20, 55%
4th down efficiency 2-3, 67% 2-3, 67%
Rushes-Yards 18-51 28-158
Passing Yards 369 287
Return Yards 40 11
Completions-Attempts-Int 31-47-0 32-55-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-12 0-0
Punts 4 3
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-45 7-45
Texas Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Q. Ewers 31 47 369 1 0
Washington Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Penix Jr. 32 54 287 2 1
Texas Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Robinson 8 27 3.4 0
J. Brooks 6 18 3.0 1
Q. Ewers 4 6 1.5 0
Washington Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
W. Taulapapa 14 108 7.7 1
R. Newton 11 44 4.0 0
M. Penix Jr. 3 6 2.0 0
Texas Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Cain 4 108 27.0 0
X. Worthy 7 84 12.0 0
J. Whittington 5 44 8.8 0
K. Robinson 6 40 6.7 0
J. Brooks 2 37 18.5 1
J. Sanders 5 36 7.2 0
G. Helm 1 19 19.0 0
S. Red 1 1 1.0 0
Washington Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. McMillan 8 58 7.3 1
R. Odunze 5 57 11.4 0
J. Polk 3 45 15.0 0
J. Westover 4 32 8.0 0
T. Davis 4 32 8.0 1
D. Culp 4 29 7.3 0
W. Taulapapa 3 17 5.7 0
Q. Moore 1 17 17.0 0
Texas Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Thompson 1 0
Washington Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Texas Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Trejo 3 145 48.3
Washington Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. McCallister 3 117 39.0
Texas Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Worthy 1 0 0
Washington Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Perryman 1 0 0
Texas Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Robinson 2 40 20.0
Washington Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Brown 1 -1 -1.0
G. Jackson 1 12 12.0
Texas Missed FG
Player Length
Washington Missed FG
Player Length




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