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Big 12: Late score gives Cowboys upset

Associated Press
Published November 13, 2005


STILLWATER, Okla. - Al Pena scored on a 1-yard run with 23 seconds left to lift Oklahoma State to a 24-17 upset of No.13 Texas Tech on Saturday.

Julius Crosslin did most of the work on the Cowboys' last drive with runs of 12, 11, 10 and 9 yards, putting Pena in position to break a 17-17 tie.

It was the first conference win for Oklahoma State and spoiled Tech's hopes of its first 10-win season since 1976.

The Cowboys led 17-0 with 6:41 left in the third. The Red Raiders finally scored with a field goal minutes later and Cody Hodges' 4-yard touchdown pass to Jarrett Hicks 18 seconds into the fourth.

Seconds later, after a penalty left the Cowboys driving from their 8, quarterback Bobby Reid fumbled. Chris Hudler jumped on it in the end zone for the tying touchdown.

Mike Hamilton led the Cowboys with 161 yards rushing on 23 carries. The tailback, who had the best game of his career two weeks ago against Texas with 194 yards on 31 carries, scored on an 83-yard run in the first quarter after ducking two defenders and sprinting down the middle of the field.

Oklahoma State held down the Red Raiders' top-ranked passing attack, which came in averaging 433.3 yards, and smothered Tech's running game. The Red Raiders managed only 30 yards on the ground. And Hodges was 29-for-42 for 308 yards.

With 23 yards in receptions, Red Raiders running back Taurean Henderson became the third I-A player with 2,000 yards rushing and 2,000 yards receiving. But he finished with minus-6 yards rushing.

No.2 Texas 66, Kansas 14

AUSTIN, Texas - Vince Young threw a career-high four touchdowns and became the school career total offense leader with 281 yards passing as the Longhorns clinched the South.

Young's 8,269 yards surpassed the 8,059 of Major Applewhite (1998-2001). He passed for 264 yards and all four touchdowns in the first half and left the game with five minutes left in the third.

In leading 52-0 at halftime (tying the school record for points in a half), the Longhorns held the Jayhawks to one first down and gained 618 yards, 336 rushing.

Kansas forced punts on Texas' first two series. But Ramonce Taylor ran twice for 20 yards before Young hit Limas Sweed for a 45-yard score. Kansas fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and it became 14-0 13 seconds later on Jamaal Charles' 10-yard run.

Young hit Quan Cosby for a 64-yard score. And after Texas stopped Kansas again, Aaron Ross returned a punt straight up the middle and dodged two tacklers for a 71-yard score.

Iowa State 30, No. 22 Colorado 16

AMES, Iowa - Steve Paris returned a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown and Brent Curvey an interception 66 yards for a touchdown for the Cyclones.

Colorado trailed 23-16 late but drove from its 11 to the Iowa State 27. Jason Berryman pressured Joel Klatt, whose short pass went right to the 305-pound Curvey. He got a block from Paris, whose touchdown late in the third made it 23-13, to free him for the final 20 yards, scoring with 1:31 left.

NEBRASKA 27, K-STATE 25: Harrison Beck, a graduate of Countryside High in Clearwater, led the host Cornhuskers' winning drive, capped by Jordan Congdon's 40-yard field goal with 1:05 left.

Zac Taylor, whose two touchdown passes to Nate Swift helped put Nebraska up 24-12, left 54 seconds into the fourth after a hard hit.

The Wildcats converted a turnover (Taylor's fumble at the Nebraska 11) into a touchdown and tackled tailback Cory Ross twice in the end zone (once after a catch) for safeties to tie the score.

Bryan Baldwin returned a Beck interception to the Nebraska 9, setting up Tim Schwerdt's 27-yard field goal that put Kansas State up 25-24 with 4:18 left.

On the ensuing series, Beck hit Swift with a 21-yard completion, and a roughing-the-passer penalty moved the ball to the Wildcats 31. Four plays later, Congdon won it.

OKLA. 36, TEXAS A&M 30: Adrian Peterson rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns and keyed a late score for the host Sooners. Peterson scored on runs of 10 and 6 yards, and Rhett Bomar's 15-yard score on a quarterback keeper made it 21-0 8:32 in. Jorvorsk Lane's 1-yard run with 33 seconds left in the third cut it to 30-24.

Peterson ran for 47 yards on seven carries on the ensuing drive, which was capped by Bomar's 8-yard touchdown to Travis Wilson.

Two Todd Pegram field goals cut it to 36-30 with 3:30 left. But Bomar hit Juaquin Iglesias for 34 yards on third and 12, and Oklahoma ran out the clock.

MISSOURI 31, BAYLOR 16: Quarterback Brad Smith ran for three touchdowns, two for 56 yards, for the host Tigers. Smith, who ran for 161 yards, set his 18th and 19th school records (points and rushing touchdowns) and became the first NCAA player to pass for 8,000 yards and rush for 4,000.

He scored on runs of 2 and 56 yards in the second quarter to help Missouri build a 21-0 lead. Shawn Bell's 16-yard pass to Carl Sims with 8:06 left cut it to 24-16. But on fourth and 1 with 6:04 left, Smith broke free down the sideline and scored.