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Sooners make Tigers pay for many mistakes

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published October 29, 2006


COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 19 Oklahoma scored all of its points off mistakes by No. 23 Missouri in a 26-10 victory Saturday.

Leading 3-0, the Tigers' Chase Coffman dropped what would have been a 66-yard touchdown. On the next play, Zach Latimer's intercepted a tipped pass, setting up Paul Thompson's 3-yard touchdown run.

After recovering a Tony Temple fumble, Thompson's 18-yard pass to Joe Jon Finley on the first play of the second quarter made it 14-3.

After Chase Daniel's fumble resulted in a 21-yard loss, Jason Carter blocked a punt, which punter Adam Crossett recovered in the end zone for a safety.

Missouri cut it to 16-10 early in the third on Daniel's 13-yard run. And Oklahoma went three-and-out. But William Moore roughed the punter. The Sooners then drove 65 yards, capped by Quentin Chaney's 15-yard touchdown catch.

The Tigers had it first and goal inside the Oklahoma 5 on their next series. But on fourth down, Daniel's fade pass to Coffman was too high.

No. 5 Texas 35, Texas Tech 31

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Longhorns erased a three-touchdown deficit. Up 7-0 in the first quarter, the Red Raiders scored after a fumble and on an interception return.

Texas took its first lead at 35-31 on Quan Cosby's 28-yard catch early in the fourth. During the final 6:14, Tech twice failed on fourth down inside the Texas 35. First, Joel Filani came up short after a completion. Then after taking over at the Longhorns 24 on a Jamaal Charles fumble, Graham Harrell fell short on a sneak.

Oklahoma St. 41, No. 20 Nebraska 29

STILLWATER, Okla. - Dantrell Savage ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns to lead the upset. It's just the fourth win for the Cowboys in 41 games against the Cornhuskers but second straight at home.

Down 16-0 early, Savage's first score, an 18-yarder in the second quarter, cut it to 16-13. Down 23-20 entering the fourth, Bobby Reid threw a 55-yard strike to D'Juan Woods down the left sideline on the first play. Savage scored from 20 yards on the next play to put Oklahoma State ahead. The Cowboys then forced a three-and-out. After the punt, they went 77 yards in nine plays, capped by Julius Crosslin's 1-yard dive.

No. 22 A&M 31, Baylor 21

WACO, Texas - The Aggies won their fourth in a row. A&M took a 24-21 lead with 6:32 left on Layne Neumann's 22-yard field goal, which was set up by Martellus Bennett's 17-yard catch on third and 13.

After getting the ball back, the Aggies had third and 4 when Mike Goodson took a handoff, broke to the left and raced virtually untouched for a 64-yard score. Replays showed he might have dropped the ball, but Baylor couldn't challenge because it called its final timeout before the play.

Kansas 20, Colorado 15: Freshman Todd Reesing entered in the second half and threw two touchdowns and ran for one for the host Jayhawks. Down 9-0, Reesing's 42-yard pass set up a 22-yard score to Jon Cornish. Aqib Talib's interception set up Reesing's 3-yard run, and a 5-yarder to Derek Finea made it 20-9. Derek Fine returned his late interception 95 yards for a score, but Kansas recovered the onside kick.

Kansas St. 31, Iowa St. 10: The host Wildcats scored the final 31 points. James Johnson's 32-yard run late in the third made it 17-10. Leon Patton's 37-yard run with 4:06 left and Devin Anderson 30-yard interception return a minute later sealed it.