"I thought it was the best team win we've had all year," Brown said. "Defense played so hard and so well and came up with the blocked field goal at the end."
David Ash threw for three touchdowns and 264 yards to lead Texas to its fourth road win of the season, 31-22 against No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday.
"I'm really proud of David today," Brown said. "He came back and played a really good football game. No turnovers on offense, again."
Mike Davis had a career-high 165 yards and a career-best two touchdowns on four catches, one a 75-yarder from Ash in the second quarter for the Longhorns. It was the third straight win for the Longhorns and keeps them alive in the Big 12 race.
""If you look back, Mike makes the big catch at Oklahoma State, Kansas last week and then he makes the big catch today," Brown said. "I think we're seeing him do this week-in and week-out."
Ash agreed with Brown on the team coming together in the win.
"Each win gets us in a better bowl and really, the goal is 'every week get better,' " he said. "If we keep improving we've got a chance."
Seth Doege completed 26 of 44 passes for 329 yards for one touchdown for Texas Tech.
Freshman Johnathan Gray got his second straight 100-yard rushing game for Texas, with 106 yards on 20 carries.
Penalties hurt Texas Tech, including a touchdown being called back in the fourth quarter for holding. Once in the red zone, the Red Raiders had trouble getting touchdowns. They settled for field goals tries four times.
Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said the Red Raiders got in their own way.
"We shot ourselves in the foot," he said. "Made too many mistakes against a good football team. The last two weeks we've done that, so hopefully we can correct that."
Ash found Davis twice for big gains in the first half, once on a deep post route for a 54-yard gain to the Red Raiders 2. Joe Bergeron scored on the next play from 2 yards out to put the Longhorns up 14-7. On the first play of the next Longhorns possession, Ash hit Davis again on a deep route over the middle and he ran it in for a 75-yard touchdown to put Texas up 21-10.
NO. 6 OHIO ST. 52, ILLINOIS 22: Carlos Hyde rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and Braxton Miller burnished his Heisman Trophy credentials by passing for two scores and running for one for the host Buckeyes. Ohio State, which is ineligible for the Big Ten title game or a bowl because of sanctions, kept its upper hand in the Leaders Division heading into a bye week. "I've been fortunate to have a couple of top-five teams; this probably has more holes than those other ones," said coach Urban Meyer, in his first year at OSU after winning two national championships in six seasons at Florida. "However, there were also some great performances (today)."
NO. 14 OKLAHOMA 35, IOWA ST. 20: Landry Jones threw for 405 yards and a season-high four touchdowns and Brennan Clay ran for a career-best 157 yards for the visiting Sooners. Steele Jantz threw for 191 yards for the Cyclones, who lost their 21st straight home game against the Sooners dating back 52 years.
NO. 15 STANFORD 48, COL. 0: Kevin Hogan threw for 184 yards and ran for 48 in just two quarters against the nation's worst defense as Colorado was shut out at home for the first time in 26 years, a 150-game span.
NO. 22 LA. TECH 51, UTSA 27: Colby Cameron passed for 348 yards and Kenneth Dixon scored three touchdowns for the Bulldogs, who won a record ninth consecutive WAC game on homecoming. Texas-San Antonio played its first game against a ranked I-A team.
TCU 39, NO. 23 West VIRGINIA 38, 2OT: Corey Fuller caught a 25-yard touchdown and Trevone Boykin threw to Josh Boyce for the two-point conversion, lifting the visiting Horned Frogs. In becoming bowl eligible, TCU snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 3-1 on the road in the Big 12 with a freshman-laden team.
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MICHIGAN 35, MINNESOTA 13: Devin Gardner replaced Denard Robinson (elbow injury) in a surprise quarterback switch right before kickoff and had two touchdowns passing and one throwing for the visiting Wolverines. Minnesota hasn't beaten Michigan at home since 1977 and has lost 38 of the past 41 in the Little Brown Jug trophy game.
INDIANA 24, IOWA 21: Cameron Coffman threw for 315 yards on 21-of-33 and three touchdowns to lead the host Hoosiers who, despite a 2-3 Big Ten record, can tie Wisconsin in the Leaders Division when they host the Badgers next week. Along with unbeaten Ohio State, the second-place team in the Leaders, Penn State, is also ineligible for the Big Ten title game.
PENN STATE 34, PURDUE 9: Matt McGloin passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns for the visiting Nittany Lions, who clinched no worse than a .500 record in a year where they can't play in the postseason, the result of NCAA sanctions connected to the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
UTAH 49, WASHINGTON ST. 6: Reggie Dunn returned a kickoff 100 yards for the third time in two weeks and John White rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns for the host Utes. The loss was the sixth straight for Washington State, assuring coach Mike Leach of his first losing season.
BAYLOR 41, KANSAS 14: Nick Florence threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns and running back Lache Seastrunk had 194 total yards for the host bears, who led 20-14 at halftime before pulling away.
WASHINGTON 21, CAL 13: Bishop Sankey ran for a career-high 189 yards and two TDs as the Huskies earned their first road win in 13 months, ending California's bowl hopes late Friday.
E. CAROLINA 48, HOUSTON 28: Shane Carden threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns and Vintavious Cooper rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown for the host Pirates, who had their highest point total this season.