Archive for Sunday, September 14, 2008

Big 12 Roundup: Red Raiders roll past SMU

OU, NU and Oklahoma State also grab runaway victories

September 14, 2008

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— Graham Harrell threw for 418 yards and five touchdowns, three to Michael Crabtree, to help No. 12 Texas Tech rout SMU, 43-7, on Saturday night.

SMU and first-year coach June Jones were overmatched from the outset and turnovers - five interceptions - hurt the Mustangs mightily. Safety Daniel Charbonnet had three interceptions to set a Texas Tech record for a game.

Harrell, coming off his worst game in two years in last week's 35-19 victory over Nevada, completed 31 of 48 passes. He threw TD passes of 23, 47, 50, 7 and 44.

Crabtree had his best game of the season, catching eight passes for 164 yards.

No. 3 Oklahoma 55, Washington 14

Seattle - Armed with Sam Bradford's nearly perfect passing, No. 3 Oklahoma made sure Pac-10 officials had no say in this one.

Bradford completed 18 of 21 passes for 304 yards, matched his career high with five touchdowns and ran for a sixth score to help the Sooners beat Washington.

Ryan Broyles caught two of Bradford's touchdown throws for Oklahoma (3-0), which went home for a bye feeling much better than it did on its last trip to the West Coast two years ago.

Washington (0-3) was handed its largest margin of defeat at home since 1929, when it lost, 48-0, to Southern California.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops threatened to never again bring his team to Pac-10 country after losing by one point at Oregon in 2005, with the help of blown calls at the end. The Pac-10 apologized for errors by its officiating crew, but the conference's system of having its officials work non-conference games at its stadiums still exists.

Nebraska 38, New Mexico St. 7

Lincoln, Neb. - Joe Ganz threw a touchdown pass, ran for a score and caught a TD pass, and Marlon Lucky helped revive Nebraska's rushing attack with 103 yards, leading the Cornhuskers (3-0) past New Mexico State (0-1) on Saturday night.

Ganz became the third player in program history to score three different ways in a game. Johnny Rodgers did it in the 1973 Orange Bowl against Notre Dame and Eric Crouch in 1999 against California. Both won the Heisman Trophy. Lucky ran for two touchdowns and went over 2,000 yards for his career.

Oklahoma St. 57, Missouri St. 13

Stillwater, Okla. - Not since Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders went to the NFL had Oklahoma State put on a rushing performance like this one.

Keith Toston ran for a career-best 148 yards and the Cowboys had the second trio of 100-yard rushers in school history in a 57-13 victory over Missouri State on Saturday.

Beau Johnson rushed for 138 yards, and Kendall Hunter added 132 more as Oklahoma State (3-0) piled up 450 yards rushing against Missouri State (0-2).

It was the sixth-highest rushing total in school history and the most since 1988, Sanders' Heisman Trophy season.

Iowa 17, Iowa State 5

Iowa City, Iowa - Hawkeyes running back Shonn Greene ran for 120 yards and a touchdown, Andy Brodell returned a fourth-quarter punt 81 yards for a score and Iowa beat rival Iowa State on a wet and windy field, picking up its third straight home win against the Cyclones.

Iowa (3-0) held the Cyclones (2-1) scoreless on two trips inside the 5-yard line and kept its opponent out of the end zone for the third straight game.

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