Running back Malcolm Brown's 14-yard run on third-and-eight allowed the No. 24 Texas Longhorns to take a couple of knees to close out a 17-16 win over the BYU Cougars on Saturday night in Austin, Texas.
The Longhorns' offense struggled, with starting quarterback Garrett Gilbert completing just 2-of-8 pass attempts for eight yards and two interceptions before giving way to David Ash and freshman Colt McCoy, the younger brother of Longhorn legend and current Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. Ash and McCoy combined to complete 9-of-11 pass attempts for 92 yards, with Ash adding nine carries for 36 yards.
Texas had 166 yards on the ground, led by Browns' 68 yards with Cody Johnson adding a pair of second-half touchdown runs, including a four-yard run with 8:46 to play that turned out to be the game's deciding points.
Cougars sophomore quarterback Jake Heap was 22-of-38 for 192 yards and a touchdown on the night, but was intercepted twice. Heap's first interception came late in the first half and led to a Longhorn's field goal, and again on BYU's final offensive possession of the game.