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Big 12 Roundup: Special teams propel Huskers

September 7, 2008

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— Niles Paul ran back a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, allowing Nebraska to break open a close game and go on to beat San Jose State, 35-12, Saturday.

The Spartans made it 14-12 with a field goal early in the fourth. On the kickoff, Paul made a move to his left and headed up the sideline untouched.

Colorado 31, Eastern Washington 24

Boulder, Colo. - Colorado cornerback Cha'pelle Brown picked off a pass and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown to break a 24-24 tie with less than two minutes left in the game.

Texas A&M; 28, New Mexico 22

Albuquerque, N.M. - Jerrod Johnson replaced the injured Stephen McGee and threw three touchdown passes as Texas A&M; gave coach Mike Sherman his first win with the Aggies. Johnson completed 10-of-19 for 124 yards.

No. 6 Missouri 52, SE Missouri 3

Columbia, Mo. - Chase Daniel threw three touchdown passes in the first half and Derrick Washington scored three times in Missouri's rout.

Missouri (2-0) scored on its first five possessions, Sean Weatherspoon returned an interception for a score and the Tigers scored 42 points in the first half, three points shy of the school record.

Baylor 51, Northwestern State 6

Waco, Texas - Robert Griffin passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another in his first career start, and coach Art Briles earned his first win at Baylor as the Bears snapped a nine-game losing streak.

Iowa State 48, Kent St. 28

Ames, Iowa - Austen Arnaud and Phillip Bates each threw a touchdown pass to R.J. Sumrall and Iowa State turned a blocked punt and two fumble recoveries into 21 points.

Kansas State 69, Montana State 10

Manhattan - Josh Freeman ran for two scores and threw for two more and Kansas State returned two blocked punts for touchdowns for the first time in school history.

Oklahoma State 56, Houston 37

Stillwater, Okla. - Dez Bryant had 236 yards receiving and scored four touchdowns and Kendall Hunter rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State (2-0) never before had a 200-yard rusher and receiver in the same game.

No. 12 Texas Tech 35, Nevada 19

Reno, Nev. - Michael Crabtree caught seven passes for 158 yards and a touchdown for the Red Raiders, which moved to 2-0 on the season.

Shannon Woods added two touchdowns on the ground for Texas Tech. Graham Harrell struggled, completing only 19 of 46 passes for 295 yards and a touchdown.

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