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College Football: Longhorns Score Comeback in Holiday Bowl - 2001-12-29


U.S. college football's ninth-ranked Texas Longhorns have come back from a 19 point deficit late in the third quarter to beat the number 20 Washington Huskies, 47-43, at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California.

Texas scored the winning touchdown with just 38 seconds remaining, after Washington took a three point lead little more than a minute earlier.

Texas quarterback Major Applewhite amassed 473 yards in passing, completing 37 of 55 attempts - breaking his own school records in all three categories. Applewhite overcame three interceptions in the second quarter by tossing four touchdowns in the Longhorns' biggest comeback in school history.

The thrilling game gives Texas a season record of 11 wins against two losses. The Huskies are 8-4.

Earlier Friday, college football's second leading rusher led the unranked Boston College Eagles to a 20-16 upset over the number-19 Georgia Bulldogs in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee.

William Green ran for 149 yards, including the seven-yard game winning touchdown with just under five minutes remaining. He set up an earlier score with a 75-yard run.

Georgia turned the ball over to Boston College four times. Both schools finish the season with eight wins and four losses.

In Houston, Texas, the Texas A&M Aggies beat the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs for the 24th straight time with a 28-9 victory in the Galleryfurniture.com Bowl.

The Aggies' dominating defense was led by freshman Byron Jones with three pass interceptions. Running back Joe Weber scored two touchdowns.

Texas A&M finishes the season with eight wins and four losses after dropping their last three games of the regular season. Texas Christian is 6-6. Neither team is ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation.

The college football post season continues through January 3, when the University of Miami Hurricanes take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the national championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

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