|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Saturday, 11 October 2008 13:45|
Brown's Longhorns grabbed some second-half momentum by foiling a fake punt Saturday, then Colt McCoy and the defense built on it, carrying No. 5 Texas to a 45-35 victory over No. 1 Oklahoma.
The Longhorns (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) outscored the Sooners 25-7 after stopping the trickery, and their half of the record crowd of 92,182 fans loved every bit of it.
Brown and Stoops have brought their programs back to prominence over the last decade. Stoops has a reputation of outcoaching Brown, primarily because of two blowout wins. Truth is, the higher-ranked team has won every one of their matchups. In fact, this was the first upset in this series since 1996.
exas field goal.
McCoy was 28-of-35 for 277 yards with one touchdown and no turnovers. He was sacked four times, but also ran 14 times for 31 yards. His stewardship certainly helped his Heisman Trophy chances.
No. 7 Texas Tech 37, Nebraska 31, OT
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Eric Morris had a 1-yard touchdown run in overtime and Jamar Wall made it stand up for Texas Tech with an interception.
Texas Tech (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) left the door open for the Cornhuskers (3-3, 0-2) to win it with a touchdown and extra point, when the Red Raiders botched the PAT after Morris' score.
But the mistake didn't cost the Red Raiders. Joe Ganz, who threw for 349 yards, was scrambling and trying to throw the ball away on the Huskers' second play when Wall intercepted it along the Texas Tech sideline to end the game.
Graham Harrell, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, was 20-of-25 for 284 yards for Texas Tech.
No. 8 USC 28, Arizona St. 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mark Sanchez passed for one touchdown and ran for another, and the Southern California defense dominated Arizona State.
Joe McKnight ran for a career-high 143 yards on 11 carries and Kevin Thomas returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown for the No. 8 Trojans (4-1, 2-1 Pac-10), who extended their winning streak over the Sun Devils to nine games, winning by an average of 20.1 points.
of the 2002 season and has won 41 of its last 42 home games.
Arizona State (2-4, 1-2), meanwhile, has scored just 44 points in losing four straight for the first time since 2003. The Sun Devils gained only 229 yards while being shut out for the first time since Oct. 30, 2004 when they lost to California 27-0.
No. 10 Georgia 26, Tennessee 14
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Matthew Stafford passed for a career-best 310 yards, Knowshon Moreno ran for 101 yards and Georgia dropped Tennessee to 0-3 in the Southeastern Conference for the first time in 20 years.
Tennessee netted only 1 yard on the ground, but the Volunteers capitalized on two Stafford interceptions for their only touchdowns. Nick Stephens, in his second career start, threw two touchdown passes.
Arian Foster had only three carries for three yards for the Vols (2-4, 0-3), one year after he rushed for 98 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Georgia (5-1, 2-1). He's been held under 40 yards rushing in all three of the Vols' SEC losses.
Stafford was 25-for-36 passing with a touchdown.
No. 12 Ohio St. 16, Purdue 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Malcolm Jenkins blocked a punt and Etienne Sabino returned it 20 yards for a touchdown to lead Ohio State to the win.
Freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor had an erratic day and tailback Chris ``Beanie'' Wells totaled 94 yards on 22 carries for the Buckeyes (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten).
State has won four straight since a 35-3 loss at then-No. 1 Southern California prompted coach Jim Tressel to put sixth-year senior Todd Boeckman on the bench behind Pryor.
Pryor completed 10 of 14 passes for 97 yards and ran for 27 yards on 14 carries.
Curtis Painter threw for 228 yards for Purdue, becoming just the fourth Big Ten quarterback to surpass 10,000 passing yards.
Carson Wiggs booted a school-record 53-yard field goal early in the third quarter for the Boilermakers (2-4, 0-2).
Mississippi St. 17, No. 13 Vanderbilt 14
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Anthony Dixon rushed for 107 yards, De'Mon Glanton set up the game-clinching touchdown with an interception and Mississippi State handed Vanderbilt its first loss.
The Commodores (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) were looking to go 6-0 for the first time since 1928. Instead, the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2) did to them what they've done to most of their opponents this season. Mississippi State played good defense - Vandy gained 107 yards - capitalized on mistakes and gutted out a close victory.
For Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom, it was the fourth time in his five seasons he's led the Bulldogs to an upset of a ranked opponent.
Chris Nickson and Jeff Jennings had rushing TDs for Vanderbilt.
No. 14 Utah 40, Wyoming 7
teams scored two touchdowns.
Utah (7-0, 3-0 Mountain West) remained undefeated, having no problem clearing this hurdle after needing a last-second field goal to beat Oregon State last week.
Wyoming (2-5, 0-4) lost its fourth straight game, but managed to avoid being shutout for the third time this season.
Brian Johnson was 10-for-19 for 110 yards and a touchdown, and Asiata added 37 yards on 11 carries. Sean Smith intercepted two passes, returning one for a score.
Karsten Sween was 8-for-18 for 52 yards and three interceptions for Wyoming. Devin Moore rushed for 106 yards on 23 carries.
No. 16 Kansas 30, Colorado 14
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Jake Sharp scored three touchdowns for Kansas, and Todd Reesing threw for 256 yards and another score.
The Jayhawks led only 16-14 after Cody Hawkins' 1-yard touchdown run at the end of the third period. But Reesing quickly engineered two scoring drives to salt away Kansas' 20th win in 23 games and its 13th in a row at home.
Sharp, a 190-pound junior, had 118 yards on a career-high 31 carries. Reesing was 27-for-34 without an interception.
It was the 10th straight road loss to a ranked opponent for Colorado (3-3, 0-2 Big 12), which trailed only 9-7 at halftime even though Kansas (5-1, 2-0) had a safety and two interceptions.
No. 22 North Carolina 29, Notre Dame 24
aping 4-yard keeper to start the fourth quarter and Quan Sturdivant returned an interception for a touchdown for North Carolina.
Ryan Houston scored on a short run for the Tar Heels (5-1), who are off to their best start since winning the first eight games of the 1997 season. Hakeem Nicks added nine catches for 141 yards, helping North Carolina rally from an 11-point first-half deficit and beat Notre Dame for just the second time in 18 meetings.
This one came down to a wild finish, with the Irish (4-2) reaching North Carolina's 7-yard line in the final seconds before officials ruled after a review that receiver Michael Floyd fumbled the ball after a catch. Trimane Goddard recovered the ball, giving it back to North Carolina for a joyous kneel-down with 3 seconds left.
Jimmy Clausen threw for 383 yards and two touchdowns for Notre Dame.
No. 23 Michigan State 37, Northwestern 20
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Javon Ringer ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns to lead Michigan State to a win over previously unbeaten Northwestern.
Brian Hoyer added two short touchdown passes as the Spartans never trailed. Michigan State (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) scored 17 straight points in the first quarter with the help of a pair of Northwestern turnovers.
nation with 14 rushing touchdowns, carried the ball 35 times.
Northwestern (5-1, 1-1) had been off to its best start since 1962. Tyrell Sutton rushed 23 times for 139 yards and caught six passes for 44 yards.