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K-State stunned; Texas survives

September 12, 2004


— Fresno State's 45-21 stunner of No. 13 Kansas State was its second victory over a team from a BCS conference in seven days -- and its seventh since the BCS was established in 1999.

"I've been here for 16 years," Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said. "You can remember some of the 1-10 and 5-6 (seasons). We never had a football team that just got beat up as badly as we did today."

No. 2 Okla. 63, Houston 13

Norman, Okla. -- Jason White threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and Antonio Perkins tied the NCAA record with his eighth career punt return for a score.

No. 7 Texas 22, Arkansas 20

Fayetteville, Ark. -- Cedric Benson rushed for 188 yards and scored two touchdowns, and No. 7 Texas took advantage of a late Arkansas fumble deep in Longhorns' territory.

No. 16 Iowa 17, Iowa State 10

Iowa City, Iowa -- Ed Hinkel made a diving, fingertip catch for a key touchdown, and Iowa held its ground on defense.

So. Miss. 21, Nebraska 17

Lincoln, Neb. -- Southern Miss converted four of Nebraska's five turnovers into points and became the first nonconference opponent to win at Nebraska since Washington in 1991.

Okla. State 38, Tulsa 21

Stillwater, Okla. -- Vernand Morency rushed for 184 yards, and Donovan Woods threw his first touchdown pass.

Texas A&M; 31, Wyoming 0

College Station, Texas -- Reggie McNeal threw for 298 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown to freshman Kerry Franks, and ran for another score to help Texas A&M; win its 17th straight home opener.

Colorado 20, Wash. State 12

Seattle -- Lawrence Vickers recovered a blocked punt in the end zone, and Colorado made a late goal-line stand for a second straight week.

Baylor 24, Texas State 17

Waco, Texas -- Junior-college transfer Dane King threw two touchdown passes.

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