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Aggies deliver Tigers first loss

By TIMES WIRES
Published October 15, 2006


COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Jorvorskie Lane ran for 127 yards and a touchdown and Texas A&M denied No. 19 Missouri its best start in 46 years 25-19 on Saturday.

The Aggies, who beat a ranked opponent at home for the first time in six tries under coach Dennis Franchione and ended a three-game home conference losing streak.

Missouri, which last started 7-0 in 1960, was allowing only 73 yards rushing per game, but the Aggies ran for 180 and held the ball for 41:30.

The Tigers fumbled four times in the first half, the first robbing them of a sure touchdown. On the game's third play, Chase Daniel found Will Franklin behind the defense. But as Franklin trotted toward the end zone, Jordan Peterson sneaked up and punched the ball loose, sending it out of the end zone for a touchback.

Aided by two personal fouls on A&M defensive tackle Kellen Heard, the Tigers drove for Jeff Wolfert's 39-yard field goal just before halftime that tied it at 17.

A&M got the ball to start the second half, but quarterback Stephen McGee fumbled a snap and fell on it in the end zone for a safety.

But McGee went 8-for-8 on A&M's next drive, and Michael Goodson's 2-yard touchdown run put it ahead. McGee dived for the two-point conversion, and the Aggies led 25-19.

Missouri drove to the A&M 4 in the fourth. But holder Brad Ekwereku was tackled on a fake field goal. And on the Tigers' last possession, Tony Temple took a pitch from Daniel on fourth down but was stopped 1 yard shy with 3:18 left.

A&M had lost four straight games to ranked opponents, dating to a 36-20 win over then-No. 15 Oklahoma State in October 2004. The Aggies' last win over a ranked opponent at Kyle Field was 30-26 over then-top-ranked Oklahoma in November 2002.

Oklahoma St. 42, Kansas 32: Bobby Reid threw for five touchdowns and ran for one and Adarius Bowman caught 13 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns for the visiting Cowboys. Reid threw for 411 yards and rushed for 46, and his 457 all-purpose yards surpassed the school record of his coach, Mike Gundy, of 434 set in 1989 against the Jayhawks.

The Cowboys trailed 17-0 midway through the third when Reid hit Bowman on a crossing rout that turned into a 54-yard score. The Cowboys then recovered an onside kick and scored on a 29-yard run by Reid. Four plays after a three-and-out by Kansas, Reid hit Bowman on a 25-yard score for a 21-17 lead and three scores in 3:41.

Early in the fourth, Reid hit Bowman for a 55-yarder. And after Kansas scored, Reid hit Bowman across the middle for a pass that turned into a 55-yard score and 35-25 lead.

Colorado 30, Texas Tech 6: Mason Crosby made three field goals, including 56- and 53-yarders, to help the host Buffs end a 10-game losing streak. Crosby has 12 field goals of 50 yards or longer, and it's the third time he has kicked two of that distance in the same game.

Jarrell Yates' first career catch, a 29-yard touchdown, gave Colorado a 14-0 lead 2:05 into the second quarter.

Graham Harrell, who had two interceptions and two fumbles in the Red Raiders' loss last week, had a fumble and interception in the first half and was briefly benched in the second.

Harrell overthrew his receiver with 2:30 left before halftime, and Ryan Walters got the first of his two interceptions. That led to Crosby's 26-yard field goal and 20-0 lead.

Hugh Charles' 74-yard third-quarter touchdown run was negated when officials ruled he stepped out at the 39. But Crosby's 53-yarder with 4:06 left made it 23-0.

The last time the Red Raiders were shut out through three quarters was Sept. 29, 1999, against Texas. But they extended their streak of not being shut out to 111 games with Danny Amendola's 11-yard touchdown catch.