An­other round of talks set for to­day

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - Com­piled from wire re­ports RODOLFO GON­ZA­LEZ / AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN Con­tact Mark Ros­ner at 445-3958. Twit­ter: @Markros­neraas

There were no for­mal ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween the NHL and play­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tion Sun­day, but the union said a ses­sion was set for to­day. The NHL wants to open the sea­son Jan. 19 with a 48-game sched­ule. seven for touch­downs, in 50 games.

Be­fore the Alamo Bowl, Good­win had made just four catches in his pre­vi­ous five games.

Over the years, there were al­ways glimpses of Good­win’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties: a 95-yard kick­off re­turn for a touch­down at Texas A&M as a fresh­man; an 80-yard touch­down with a Case McCoy pass last sea­son at Bay­lor; his per­for­mance at Mis­sis­sippi this sea­son.

Good­win scored on a 69-yard run against Ole Miss. He teamed with Ash for a 55-yard touch­down re­cep­tion and made a 47yard re­cep­tion to set up an­other touch­down.

Af­ter that game, Good­win’s big­gest im­pact on the reg­u­lar sea­son was dur­ing one fourthquar­ter drive that en­abled the Longhorns to win 21-17 at Kansas. Good­win tied the game with an 11-yard touch­down run that he helped set up by tak­ing a shovel pass from McCoy for 41 yards.

Then Good­win fin­ished his Longhorn ca­reer dra­mat­i­cally.

On his 64-yard run, he took the ball from tail­back Johnathan Gray and burst through a huge hole on the Longhorns’ left side.

“Parted like the Red Sea,” Good­win said.

On the fi­nal touch­down, the one cov­er­ing 36 yards, Good­win was on the right side and beat de­fen­sive back Sean Martin.

“Bit on a dou­ble move,” Good­win said. “Ash threw a great ball.”

Applewhite called the same play in the first quar­ter, to the left side, but Ash’s pass sailed over Good­win, who could not lo­cate the ball.

“I think it got caught in the lights,” coach Mack Brown said.

Applewhite went to the deep ball when the Longhorns needed a touch­down for vic­tory.

“Ex­act same play,” Applewhite said. “We needed to get down­field, ver­ti­cal.”

All sea­son, Brown and Harsin spoke of try­ing to make bet­ter use of the speed of Good­win, se­nior D.J. Mon­roe and fresh­man Daje John­son.

Applewhite, new to call­ing plays for the Longhorns, seems in­tent on con­tin­u­ing that quest next sea­son, although he no longer will have Good­win or Mon­roe.

“I don’t want to cre­ate the war anal­ogy too much, but if you have weapons, use them,” Applewhite said. “If (op­po­nents) find ways to take it away from us, then we have to find more ways to get it back in their hands. When you get those guys that have ex­cep­tional speed, they can do things out­side of the de­sign of the play, so you don’t have to be per­fect.”

The last play, Ash to Good­win, was per­fect, and then the re­ceiver was gone, through the end zone and out of a work­ing re­la­tion­ship that was far too short for the man now as­signed to call plays.

Texas se­nior wide re­ceiver Mar­quise Good­win pulls in the win­ning touch­down pass with 2:24 left in Satur­day night’s Alamo Bowl for a 31-27 Longhorns vic­tory over Ore­gon State.

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