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Big 12; Third huge second half lifts Texas

Associated Press
Published October 30, 2005


STILLWATER, Okla. - Vince Young rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two scores and threw two touchdowns as No.2 Texas again scorched Oklahoma State in the second half and won 47-28 on Saturday.

In the past three meetings, the Longhorns have outscored the Cowboys 118-0 in the second half. In 2003, they trailed 16-14 before scoring 41. Last season, they trailed 35-7 before scoring 42. Saturday, they trailed 28-12 before scoring 35.

With the game scoreless, the Cowboys caught the Longhorns off-guard on fourth and 1 on their second possession. They broke the huddle quickly with three running backs and snapped the ball immediately. Al Pena faked a handoff to Julius Crosslin and threw a 49-yard touchdown to D'Juan Woods, who was 15 yards beyond the nearest defender.

After Young's fumble late in the first half, Pena's pass to Luke Frazier deflected into the air. Woods snagged it one-handed and scored a 30-yard touchdown for a 28-9 lead. David Pino's 21-yard field goal with no time left in the first half cut it to 28-12.

Young then scrambled for an 80-yard touchdown on the half's third play and added an 8-yard touchdown run late in the third to make it 28-26. He found tight end Neale Tweedie on a 21-yard post pattern to put Texas up 34-28.

Ramonce Taylor added touchdown runs of 57 and 12 yards in the fourth to seal it.

No.17 Texas Tech 28, Baylor 0

WACO, Texas - The Red Raiders got their first shutout since 2002 and first in a conference road game. Down 6-0 early in the third, the Bears' Shawn Bell threw what looked like a 5-yard touchdown to Dominique Zeigler. But he was ruled out of bounds, and the play was upheld upon review.

Ryan Havens made a field goal, but Tech was called for running into the kicker. With the ball at the 2, the Bears went for it on fourth down. But Paul Mosley was stopped just short of the goal line.

Still 6-0 four minutes into the fourth, Cody Hodges, the nation's leading passer at 398.4 yards per game coming in who finished with 264, found Robert Johnson on a short pass. Johnson shook off one tackler, stiff-armed another and zigzagged down the field for a 50-yard score. Hodges hit Bristol Olomua for the two-point conversion.

Tech sealed it soon after. Taurean Henderson's 60-yard run got it to the 13. Three plays later, he scored from 2 yards to make it 21-0 with 5:46 left.

OKLAHOMA 31, NEBRASKA 24: Adrian Peterson ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns, including a 36-yarder on his first carry, in his first game back from an ankle injury for the visiting Sooners. Down 24-3, consecutive touchdown drives, capped by Zac Taylor's 3-yard pass to Terrence Nunn and 25-yarder to Nate Swift, got Nebraska to 24-17.

The Sooners responded with Kejuan Jones' 17-yard run (one play after a fake field goal). It became 31-24 on running back Cory Ross' 18-yard pass to Swift with 5:56 left. After forcing a punt, Nebraska got the ball at its 27 with no timeouts and 2:37 left. An ineligible man down field nullified a 19-yard completion on third and 21, and the Sooners sealed it with an incompletion and sack.

COLORADO 23, KANSAS ST. 20: Mason Crosby's 50-yard field goal with six seconds left lifted the visiting Buffaloes. Colorado went three-and-out with just more than a minute left. But Jermaine Moreira muffed a punt, and Terry Washington recovered at the Wildcats 26. Joel Klatt, whose 272 passing yards gave him a school-record 6,579, took a knee twice, losing 7 yards. Then Crosby, who earlier made a 52-yarder, won it.

IOWA ST. 42, TEXAS A&M 14: Todd Blythe set a school record with four touchdown catches for the visiting Cyclones. Reggie McNeal's 9-yard pass to Jason Carter 1:11 into the fourth cut Iowa State's lead to 28-14. But on the next drive, Bret Meyer (20-of-32, 371 yards, four touchdowns) hit Blythe for a 63-yard score. Courtney Lewis fumbled the ensuing kickoff. And four plays later, Stevie Hicks scored from 5 yards.

KANSAS 13, MISSOURI 3: A week after gaining 480 total yards, Brad Smithwas held to 38 yards rushing and 141 passing by the host Jayhawks. Down 6-3 late in the third, the Tigers had a first down at the Jayhawks 49. Smith sprinted to his right on an option and pitched to Brad Ekwerekwu. But Aqib Talib intercepted it and returned it to the Tigers 43. Kansas then ran it six consecutive times, the last a Jon Cornish 10-yard touchdown 2:01 into the fourth.