Evridge solid again, but KSU falls short
Manhattan ? On a day filled with mistakes, Texas A&M finally got it right.
Jorvorskie Lane’s second touchdown run, a two-yarder with just over four minutes to go, gave the Aggies enough of a cushion to hold off Kansas State, 30-28, on Saturday for their first road victory of the season.
“It might have looked sloppy at times,” wide receiver Chad Schroeder said, “but the defense came through, and we made enough plays to score a couple more points than them.”
Reggie McNeal was at the center of many of those big plays. He ran for 119 yards and one touchdown, threw for another score and had runs of 32 and 19 yards on the possession that ended with Lane’s score for a 30-21 lead.
That drive came after Allan Evridge’s 42-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Moreira with just over eight minutes left got Kansas State within 23-21.
Lane, a freshman making his first start, had 98 yards rushing in coach Dennis Franchione’s first victory in his native Kansas since he left Pittsburg State in 1989.
Kansas State (4-3 overall, 1-3 Big 12 Conference) lost its fifth straight against Texas A&M (5-2, 2-1). The Wildcats are 0-6 against Big 12 South teams since their 35-7 shocker over then-No. 1 Oklahoma in the 2003 conference title game.
Evridge threw three touchdown passes for the Wildcats, including a four-yarder to Jordy Nelson with 1:27 left that cut A&M’s lead to 30-28. But Schroeder recovered the ensuing onside kick at Kansas State’s 47, sealing the Aggies’ victory.
Oklahoma 37, Baylor 30, 2OT
Norman, Okla. – Rhett Bomar threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Juaquin Iglesias in the second overtime, lifting Oklahoma. The Bears’ hopes for their first win against Oklahoma ended when Shawn Bell’s fourth-down pass fell incomplete.
The win moved the Sooners (4-3, 3-1) above .500 for the first time this season and continued an undefeated streak against Baylor, which has lost all 15 games against Oklahoma in a series dating to 1901.
The Bears (4-3, 1-3) rallied from 11 points down to pull within two on a 55-yard touchdown pass from Bell to Dominique Zeigler with 1:17 left. Bell then scrambled for the two-point conversion to tie it.
Iowa State 37, Oklahoma State 10
Ames, Iowa – Bret Meyer passed for one touchdown and scored another, helping Iowa State beat turnover-plagued Oklahoma State. Bret Culbertson kicked three field goals for the Cyclones (4-3, 1-3).
Oklahoma State quarterback Al Pena threw four interceptions, coughed up a fumble on a sack and fumbled three snaps, all of which he recovered, for the Cowboys (3-4, 0-4).