If someone told me that David Ash would outperform Zach Maynard before the Holiday Bowl, I wouldn't believe them. I was surprised David Ash got the start. Most people thought that Case McCoy (Colt's little brother) would get the starting nod since he's thrown three times as many TDs than Ash and only half the INTs, but head coach Mack Brown let Ash start instead. Both defenses showed up early in the ballgame as the Longhorn rushing attack was stifled in the first half, while Cal put up only a FG. Texas drew up an end-around where WR Jaxon Shipley (Jordan's little brother) threw a 4-yard TD to Ash. The Golden Bears would finally break out of their offensive slumber as Isi Sofele scored a TD, but Texas would pull away with two more TDs and the Longhorns left with the Holiday Bowl trophy.