|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Saturday, 25 October 2008 12:38|
Sam Bradford added three touchdown passes in a wild first half in which the Sooners (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) give up a 28-7 lead before taking control with 27 consecutive points of their own.
The capper was a 68-yard punt return touchdown by redshirt freshman Ryan Broyles that gave the Sooners a 55-28 halftime lead. That total matched the school record for points in a half, set in the second half of Oklahoma's 76-0 shutout of the Wildcats in 1942.
Josh Freeman threw for a career-high 478 yards for K-State, with all three of his touchdown passes coming as the Wildcats charged back to tie it at 28.
No. 5 Florida 63, Kentucky 5
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help the Gators extend their winning streak in the series to 22 games.
drubbing of defending national champion LSU two weeks ago.
Now, they can focus on the game they've been looking forward to for a year: Georgia, a hated rival that stomped its way to a victory last season that essentially knocked Florida out of the Southeastern Conference race.
The Gators (6-1, 4-1 SEC) looked every bit ready for the rematch.
No. 8 Texas Tech 63, No. 19 Kansas 21
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Graham Harrell passed for 386 yards and five touchdowns and No. 8 Texas Tech scored on eight of its first nine possessions.
Harrell, the nation's leader in yards passing, also scored on a 1-yard run for the Red Raiders (8-0, 4-0 Big 12), who have matched their best start in 32 years. Altogether, Texas Tech rolled up 556 total yards against an outmanned Kansas defense to kick off a brutal four-week stretch that'll include No. 1 Texas, No. 7 Oklahoma State and No. 4 Oklahoma.
Darcel McBath intercepted three of Todd Reesing's first four passes of the third quarter to snuff out any hopes the Jayhawks had of closing the gap.
Kansas (5-3, 2-2) matched Harrell touchdown-for-touchdown through a first quarter that ended 14-14. But the Red Raiders ripped off 49 unanswered points for their 10th victory in 11 games against the Jayhawks.
No. 18 BYU 42, UNLV 35
PROVO, Utah (AP) - Max Hall threw for four touchdowns and the Cougars avoided a second straight loss.
had his sixth straight 100-yard receiving game for the Cougars (7-1, 3-1 Mountain West), who were matched nearly score-for-score by the Rebels until the final drive. BYU's Andrew Rich intercepted Omar Clayton's pass in the end zone on the final play to seal BYU's 17th straight win at home.
The Cougars had the nation's longest winning streak until last week's visit to TCU and were in danger Saturday of falling into a losing streak when UNLV (3-5, 0-4) went up 35-34 with 6:49 left to play.
But Hall led BYU 74 yards and threw a 6-yard touchdown to Dennis Pitta with 1:46 remaining, then completed a pass to Harvey Unga for the 2-point conversion and BYU led 42-35.
The Rebels drove within range to tie it, but BYU's Matt Putnam sacked Clayton at the UNLV 25 with 7.4 seconds left and forced the desperate attempt at the end.
No. 20 Ball St. 38, E. Michigan 16
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - With Ball State's most inspiring player, Dante Love, on hand, the Cardinals had no real problem getting to 8-0.
Love, who was leading the nation in receiving before a career-ending spinal injury at Indiana last month, returned to Scheumann Stadium for the first time Saturday and watched from the coaches box as the No. 20 Cardinals beat Eastern Michigan 38-16.
Nate Davis caught the first touchdown pass of his career and threw two more as the Cardinals (8-0, 4-0 Mid-American) continued their best start in 43 years.
North Carolina 45, No. 23 Boston College 24
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Hakeem Nicks had three second-quarter touchdown catches and ran for a score in the fourth quarter.
Trimane Goddard added an interception return for a touchdown for the Tar Heels (6-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who fell behind 10-0 in the first quarter before roaring back with a dominating performance that made them bowl-eligible for the first time in four years. The Tar Heels also got a short touchdown run from Ryan Houston after a long interception return by Kendric Burney, who had two of the team's three picks of BC quarterback Chris Crane.
Nicks finished with eight catches for 139 yards - with 127 yards coming in a 24-point second quarter - and three rushes for 31 yards, proving to be a matchup the Eagles (5-2, 2-2) had no answer for all day. He had TD catches of 26, 40 and 43 yards to go with his 12-yard rushing score.
No. 25 Minnesota 17, Purdue 6
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Adam Weber passed for a touchdown and ran for another in No. 25 Minnesota's 17-6 win Saturday over Purdue, which lost star quarterback Curtis Painter to injury in the first half.
Weber passed for 212 yards and ran for 60, and Brandon Green caught five passes for 100 yards for the Golden Gophers (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten).
0-4) have lost their last five games and are in danger of missing a bowl in coach Joe Tiller's final season.
Painter hurt his throwing shoulder in the first quarter and left the game. He returned in the second quarter, but didn't play in the second half.
Kory Sheets led Purdue with 73 yards rushing and became the third Boilermakers player to run for more than 3,000 yards in a career.