|Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 28 November 2009 13:36|
With representatives of the Fiesta and Orange bowls watching on, the Cowboys (9-3, 6-2 Big 12) fell completely flat with their worst offensive performance of the decade.
Oklahoma State was shut out for the first time since 2005 by an Oklahoma (7-5, 5-3) defense coming off its worst outing of the year in a loss at Texas Tech last week.
Zac Robinson threw for only 44 yards on 9-for-21 passing after missing last week's game with injuries to his head and shoulder. He was pulled in the fourth quarter with his lowest passing total since taking over as the starting quarterback early in the 2007 season.
No. 4 TCU 51, New Mexico 10
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Andy Dalton matched a career high with four touchdown passes, two to Antoine Hicks in a 12-second span, as TCU wrapped up its first undefeated regular season in 71 years.
2-0, 8-0 Mountain West) a BCS buster, though they will have to wait another week to find out for sure whether they will get to go to one of the big-money games. Representatives from the Fiesta, Orange and Sugar bowls attended the game.
Dalton threw three of his TDs over 2 1/2 minutes early in the second quarter. He also ran for a score.
TCU went up 30-0 after Hicks made a 20-yard TD catch, which came immediately after New Mexico (1-11, 1-7) fumbled the kickoff following his 62-yard score when Dalton hit him in stride near the 30.
South Carolina 34, No. 15 Clemson 17
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Stephen Garcia threw three touchdown passes and South Carolina's defense slowed down Clemson star C.J. Spiller.
Spiller opened the game with an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, an NCAA record- setting seventh of his career. But the Gamecocks (7-5) bottled up Spiller and Clemson's high-scoring offense after that to end the Tigers' six-game win streak.
Clemson (8-4) had won two straight, six out of seven and 10 of 12 against the Gamecocks, who had only one victory over the Tigers in the last 10 games at Williams-Brice Stadium.
That changed against a South Carolina defense ranked third in the Southeastern Conference and fresh from a week off.
Clemson had just 260 yards of offense and Spiller finished with 18 yards rushing and 19 receiving.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Little-used backup quarterback Chris Relf accounted for three touchdowns, Anthony Dixon set the Mississippi State single-season rushing record and the Bulldogs earned an Egg Bowl upset.
Ole Miss (8-4, 4-4 SEC) couldn't stop the one-two combination of Relf and Dixon, who finished with 133 yards and a touchdown. Dixon has 1,390 yards in 11 games, breaking James Johnson's school record by seven yards.
The defense also came up with several big plays, including a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown by Corey Broomfield that sealed the victory.
Charles Mitchell added two interceptions for the Bulldogs (5-7, 3-5),.
Jevan Snead passed for 275 yards for the Rebels (8-4, 4-4).
North Carolina St. 28, No. 23 North Carolina 27
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes and Alan-Michael Cash blocked a field goal with about 5 minutes left to help North Carolina State upset North Carolina.
Wilson connected twice with Owen Spencer for scores, including the go-ahead 38-yard touchdown two plays into the fourth quarter that gave the Wolfpack (5-7, 2-6 ACC) a third straight win against its next-door neighbors and fiercest football rival.
T.J. Yates threw two touchdown passes to Jheranie Boyd for the Tar Heels (8-4, 4-4), while Johnny White scored on a 40-yard run that helped North Carolina take a 10-point halftime lead.