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Big 12: Hogs upset 'Horns

By Wire services
© St. Petersburg Times
published September 14, 2003

AUSTIN, Texas - Arkansas had just beat Texas, its most hated rival, 38-28, in a place they hadn't been in 13 years. And even if most players weren't born when the Arkansas-Texas rivalry was in its heyday, they knew what this meant.

"It's the greatest game there is in the world," coach Houston Nutt said. "It's a special feeling to beat Texas."

Matt Jones helped keep Razorbacks in control throughout as they beat their highest-ranked foe since 1999 and ended the Longhorns' 20-game home win streak.

"This team has worked too hard in the summer, in two-a-days, to let everything go down the drain in one ballgame," Texas receiver Roy Williams said. "We just want to continue what we're doing and try getting as many Ws as we can."

The Longhorns moved within 28-21 when Dakarai Pearson returned a fumble 77 yards for a touchdown on the opening play of the fourth quarter. But Jones followed by leading a 36-yard drive, capped by a 1-yard run by Howard.

Texas got it to 35-28 on Chance Mock's 11-yard touchdown to Tony Jeffery. Then Arkansas had third and 1 from its 39. Jones faked left and ran untouched down the right sideline until being shoved out at the 1. That set up David Carlton's 19-yard field goal.

WASHINGTON ST. 47, COLORADO 26: Sammy Moore caught a 74-yard touchdown and returned a kickoff 97 yards for a score for the visiting Cougars. Washington State led 23-13 at halftime then scored 24 points during the first 6:39 of the third.

Moore fumbled the opening kickoff of the second half near the goal line, but he picked it up and sprinted to his left and down the sideline for a touchdown. After a Buffaloes punt, Jonathan Smith broke six tackles en route to a 26-yard run.

Two plays later, Joel Klatt was sacked and fumbled. Matt Kegel promptly hit Devard Darling on a 12-yard touchdown. Three plays later, Erik Coleman's set up Drew Dunning's 39-yard field goal.

OKLAHOMA 52, FRESNO ST. 28: Jason White threw for 338 yards and four touchdowns and Renaldo Works ran for two scores for the host Sooners, who scored on their first six possessions en route to a 38-0 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs had nearly twice as many penalty yards (80) as offensive yards (43) in the first half. And they had only two first downs, one by penalty. Meanwhile, Oklahoma scored on drives of 57, 65, 71, 82, 87 and 32 yards.

NEBRASKA 18, PENN ST. 10: Josh Davis ran for a career-high 179 yards and quarterback Jammal Lord 100 for the host Cornhuskers, who threw only six passes and gained 337 rushing yards. Nebraska ran 16 consecutive times while moving 80 yards for the go-ahead touchdown early in the third. Lord's 3-yard run made it 15-10.

After David Dyches' 32-yard field goal with 3:53 left, Zack Mills completed a 31-yard pass to Gerald Smith to get to the Nebraska 40. But Mills threw four consecutive incompletions.

KANSAS ST. 38, UMASS 7: Darren Sproles ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns for the host Wildcats.

Sproles sparked a 21-0 burst during the second quarter after the Division I-AA Minutemen took a 7-3 lead. Jeff Schwinn threw a 7-yard touchdown to Brian Casey to give the Wildcats a 10-7 lead. Sproles then scored on runs of 2 and 1 yard.

IOWA 40, IOWA ST. 21: The visiting Hawkeyes scored 10 off two punt blocks by Sean Considine to end a five-game skid against the Cyclones.

Down 20-7, Iowa State went three-and-out on its first series of the second half, and the snap to punter Troy Blankenship was high, allowing Considine to block it. Chris Smith recovered it for a touchdown.

Considine's second block, also after a high snap, gave Iowa the ball at the 6, and Nate Kaeding made one of his four field goals, a 20-yarder, to make it 33-7.

MISSOURI 37, E. ILLINOIS 0: The host Tigers improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1981. It was scoreless until Zack Abron's 5-yard run with 1:41 left in the first half. Sean Coffey then caught a 4-yard touchdown with 17 seconds left in the half. That was set up by Josh Hibbets' partial blocked punt. Hibbets blocked another punt late in the third and ran it in from 14 yards to make it 27-0.

KANSAS 42, WYOMING 35: Charles Gordon caught three passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns for the visiting Jayhawks. With about five minutes left, Casey Bramlet hit Ryan McGuffey on a 4-yard touchdown to bring the Cowboys to 42-28. On it next possession, Wyoming scored on Bramlet's 9-yard touchdown to Jason Bouknight. But with less than two minutes left, Bill Whittemore hit Mark Simmons for 13 yards on third and 7 to seal it.

BAYLOR 10, SMU 7: Rashad Armstrong's 4-yard touchdown run early in the third lifted the host Bears, who had 182 total yards. The winning drive started at the SMU 35 after Willie Andrews' 22-yard punt return and included Aaron Karas' 19-yard pass to Robert Quiroga. After Baylor missed a 51-yard field goal on its next possession, the Mustangs managed only one first down and crossed midfield once.

OKLAHOMA ST. 42, SW MISSOURI ST. 3: Tatum Bell ran for 143 yards and a career-high four touchdowns for the host Cowboys. Oklahoma State scored on its first possession and allowed the Bears to cross midfield only once during the first half. Bell's two first-half touchdowns, from 2 and 6 yards, put Oklahoma State up 21-0.


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