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|Saturday, 04 October 2008 14:01|
Sam Bradford threw for 372 yards with two touchdowns, DeMarco Murray ran for two scores and four other Sooners got into the end zone in another lopsided victory over Baylor, 49-17 Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Bradford threw a 53-yard TD to Manuel Johnson only 70 seconds into the game for the Sooners (5-0), who built a 28-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The Sooners have never lost to Baylor (2-3), winning all 18 games in the series. The last five in Waco have been decided by an average margin of 36 points.
Murray, who ran 26 times for 96 yards, had TD runs of 2 and 1 yards. Mossis Madu (1 yard) and Chris Brown (3 yards) also had scoring runs.
No. 2 Alabama 17, Kentucky 14
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Glen Coffee rushed for 218 yards, Leigh Tiffin kicked a 24-yard field goal with 2:12 left and Alabama held on.
l. Tiffin, who had missed two earlier kicks, drilled this one for a 17-7 lead, and the points proved necessary.
Mike Hartline hit DeMoreo Ford streaking down the right sideline for a 48-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds left for the Wildcats (4-1, 0-1). The onside kick attempt went out of bounds to give Alabama the ball and the game.
The preseason No. 24 team survived three turnovers and a struggling passing game.
No. 6 Penn State 20, Purdue 6
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Evan Royster ran for 141 yards and a touchdown for Penn State, which outgained Purdue 422 to 241 in its last test before next Saturday's showdown at Wisconsin.
Royster also had 53 yards on four catches for the Nittany Lions (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten).
Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter finished 13-for-22 for 112 yards. He moved past Mark Herrmann into second place on the school's career yards passing list, but on a day in which the 10,000 career yards passing milestone was in reach, he fell short and was benched in the fourth quarter. The loss left Painter with an 0-9 record against ranked teams in his career.
Kory Sheets led Purdue (2-3, 0-1) with 59 rushing yards on 18 carries. He broke a tie with Mike Alstott to set a school record with 40 career rushing touchdowns.
No. 7 Texas Tech 58, Kansas St. 28
or career yards passing, leading the Red Raiders to an easy win.
Lyle Leong snared three touchdown passes from Harrell, who was 38-for-51 for 454 yards. Texas Tech (5-0, 1-0 Big 12), with its highest ranking in 32 years, scored on seven straight possessions and did not attempt a punt until late in the fourth quarter.
Michael Crabtree had nine catches for 107 yards and two TDs, and the Red Raiders rolled up 626 yards of total offense against the woeful Wildcats (3-2, 0-1).
The six TD passes tied the career-best for Harrell, who spread his passes around to 10 different receivers. The three-year starter ran his career total to 12,709 yards, erasing the record of 12,429 yards by Kliff Kingsbury from 1999-02.
No. 12 Florida 38, Arkansas 7
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes, and Jeffrey Demps ran for 103 yards and two long TDs as the Gators rebounded from an upset loss to Ole Miss.
The Gators led 17-7 late in the third quarter when Jerry Franklin picked off Tebow, snapping the Heisman Trophy winner's streak at 203 passes without an interception. The Florida defense held, and Tebow came back to lead his team on an 83-yard touchdown drive to put it away.
The Gators (4-1, 2-1) might be snapping out of their funk in time to host LSU next weekend in a huge Southeastern Conference matchup.
bama and Texas by a combined 77 points, but the Razorbacks wasted several chances in Florida territory. Michael Smith ran for 133 yards and a touchdown for Arkansas.
No. 16 Kansas 35, Iowa State 33
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Todd Reesing threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns, and the Jayhawks rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit.
Kerry Meier caught seven passes for 125 yards and two TDs for the Jayhawks (4-1, 1-0 Big 12), who tied the third-biggest comeback in school history.
Austen Arnaud threw for a career-high 268 yards and three touchdowns for Iowa State (2-3, 0-1), which blew a golden opportunity for its first win over a ranked team since 2005. The Jayhawks' comeback was their biggest since 1992, when they rallied from 26 down to beat the Cyclones 50-47.
No. 20 Virginia Tech 27, Western Kentucky 13
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Darren Evans ran for two touchdowns, quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw for another and the Hokies held on to beat the Hilltoppers.
Virginia Tech (5-1) led 27-3 when Western Kentucky (2-4) added a field goal late in the third quarter. The Hilltoppers recovered an onside kick, then drove 50 yards without a quarterback on the field, choosing instead to snap the ball to running back Dexter Taylor.
David Wolke came back on the field and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Tristan Jones that made it 27-13 with 11:58 left in the game, but that was as close as Western Kentucky got.
Dustin Keys had field goals of 22 and 27 yards for Virginia Tech, which lost starting tailback Kenny Lewis Jr. to a ruptured Achilles' tendon in the third quarter.