Two years later, TCU stymies Texas Tech

Published September 17, 2006

FORT WORTH, Texas - No. 20 TCU held No. 24 Texas Tech's pass-happy offense without a touchdown in a 12-3 victory Saturday.

Two years ago in Lubbock, the Red Raiders overcame a 21-0 deficit and won 70-35.

Chris Manfredini kicked four field goals for TCU, which won its 13th consecutive game, the longest active streak in Division I-A.

The only other time the Red Raiders didn't score a touchdown in coach Mike Leach's 79 games was a 56-3 loss to Nebraska in 2000, his first season. They scored fewer than 10 only one other time, a 42-7 loss at Texas in 2001.

After Manfredini's last field goal, Texas Tech had one more chance. Graham Harrell had completions of 21 and 20 yards to move it to the TCU 34 before he was sacked by Brian Bonner and fumbled on fourth down with 2:11 left.

TCU went ahead to stay after Manfredini's second kick, a 33-yarder midway through the second quarter. That came seven plays after Chase Ortiz sacked Harrell and stripped the ball.

No. 8 Texas 52, Rice 7

HOUSTON - Selvin Young and Jamaal Charles ran for more than 100 yards and scored a touchdown for the Longhorns, who avoided losing two in a row for the first time since 1999. Rice has lost 19 of 20.

Texas, which lost to No. 1 Ohio State last weekend, used seven consecutive running plays capped by Young's 4-yarder for a 7-0 lead. Charles ran untouched for a 20-yard score on its next series.

Young later lost a fumble at the goal line. But three plays later, Tim Crowder snatched the ball out of the hands of a heavily pressured Joel Armstrong in the end zone. The Owls were forced to punt on their next possession, and Aaron Ross returned it 46 yards for a score.

No. 22 Arizona State 21, Colorado 3

BOULDER, Colo. - Rudy Carpenter threw two touchdowns to extend the Buffs' losing streak to seven, their longest since starting 0-7 in 1980. Carpenter hit Chris McGaha with an 18-yarder for a 14-3 halftime lead. After Cha'pelle Brown fumbled a punt at his 20, Carpenter hit Zach Miller for a 5-yard score with 1:33 left.

Missouri 27, N. Mexico 17: Chase Daniel ran and threw for scores for the visiting Tigers. Up 13-10 early in the fourth, Daniel led an 80-yard, 11-play drive capped by his 8-yard keeper. He completed four passes, including a 16-yarder to Will Franklin and 13-yarder to Martin Rucker.

Kansas St. 23, Marshall 7: The host Wildcats did not allow an offensive touchdown for the second straight game and outgained the Herd 355-142. Marshall's only score came on James Johnson's 17-yard return of a blocked punt. Up 16-7, Kansas State sealed it when Dylan Meier hit Jermaine Moreira for a 44-yard touchdown on third and 12 with 4:15 left.

Oklahoma St. 48, FAU 8: Chris Collins scored the host Cowboys' first defensive touchdown in 15 games. Perrish Cox set up the first score, Mike Hamilton's 6-yard run, with a 25-yard punt return to the FAU 19. On the next series, Collins picked up quarterback Rusty Smith's fumble at the 3 and ran it in. It became 21-0 in the second quarter when Adarius Bowman turned a short pass into a 69-yard score.