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Big 12 football roundup

October 18, 2009


Texas Tech 31, No. 15 Nebraska 10

Lincoln, Neb. — Texas Tech took a break from its win-with-offense style.

The Red Raiders’ upset of Nebraska clearly belonged to the defense.

Steven Sheffield passed for a touchdown and ran for two scores in his first road start, but the offense went dormant for long stretches of the second half, and the defense never let Nebraska back in the game.

Texas Tech (5-2, 2-1 Big 12) won for the first time in four road games since last October.

No. 16 Oklahoma State 33, Missouri 17

Stillwater, Okla. — Hubert Anyiam filled in for ineligible All-American Dez Bryant with 10 catches, a career-high 119 yards and the go-ahead touchdown for Oklahoma State.

Zac Robinson threw for 227 yards and Lucien Antoine added an interception return for a touchdown as the Cowboys (5-1, 2-0 Big 12) snapped a four-game losing streak on their home field against the Tigers (4-2, 0-2).

Missouri’s pass-heavy offense fell flat after a prolific first half, and even a 60-yard punt return on a reverse couldn’t spark a comeback as the Tigers were shut out in the second half.

Oklahoma State started Big 12 play with back-to-back wins despite being without Bryant and top running back Kendall Hunter, who missed his fourth straight game with a sprained ankle. Keith Toston filled in for Hunter and ran for 85 yards and a score.

Kansas St. 62, Texas A&M; 14

Manhattan — Daniel Thomas ran for four touchdowns in the first half and Brandon Banks returned the second-half kickoff 97 yards for another score, leading Kansas State to an improbable rout.

A week after allowing 66 points and more than 700 yards in a disheartening loss to Texas Tech, Kansas State (4-3, 2-1 Big 12) steamrolled Texas A&M; on both sides of the ball for its most lopsided conference win since beating Iowa State, 58-7, in 2002.

The Wildcats led, 38-0, at halftime after Thomas scored on runs of 7, 3, 9 and 17 yards, then scored 21 points over the first 5:12 of the third quarter.

Iowa State 24, Baylor 10

Ames, Iowa — Iowa State started the season by snapping a 10-game losing streak. The Cyclones then erased a 17-game road losing skid, and on Saturday night they rolled to their first Big 12 win since 2007.

Austen Arnaud threw for 166 yards and scored two touchdowns as Iowa State snapped an 11-game losing streak in Big 12 play by thumping Baylor. Marquis Hamilton added nine catches for 97 yards for the Cyclones.


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