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Sooners hold on

October 3, 2010

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No. 8 Oklahoma 28, No. 21 Texas 20

Knocked flat on his back, Landry Jones took a swipe at the ball he’d just fumbled and did his best to keep it — and the Red River Rivalry — from getting away.

Linebacker Jared Norton came rushing in with a chance to put Texas in prime position for a tying touchdown, only to see the ball roll out of bounds. In control from the beginning, Oklahoma was just happy to survive with a victory over its main rival Saturday.

“It was pretty lucky on our part to get that ball out of bounds and not have a big turnover right there,” said Jones, who threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns.

In a game in which they benefited from one untimely Texas mistake after another, the Sooners (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) caught another break two plays later when Aaron Williams muffed a punt that would have given the Longhorns (3-2, 1-1) one last chance for a tying drive in the final 62 seconds.

It was the second straight week Oklahoma nearly let a two-touchdown lead slip away but benefited from a dropped punt in the fourth quarter. Cincinnati’s D.J. Woods was the culprit in the Sooners’ 31-29 victory last week.

“There’s so many times in this game where we had opportunities to win,” Texas coach Mack Brown said, “and we didn’t take advantage of the opportunities we had.”

Texas 7 0 3 10 — 20

Oklahoma 14 7 0 7 — 28

First Quarter

Okl—Murray 18 run (Stevens kick), 10:51.

Okl—Stills 16 pass from L.Jones (Stevens kick), 5:29.

Tex—Monroe 60 run (Tucker kick), 3:46.

Second Quarter

Okl—Hanna 2 pass from L.Jones (Stevens kick), 7:19.

Third Quarter

Tex—FG Tucker 22, 9:35.

Fourth Quarter

Okl—Murray 20 run (Stevens kick), 12:54.

Tex—C.Johnson 5 run (Tucker kick), 9:52.

Tex—FG Tucker 21, 1:39.

A—96,009.

Tex Okl

First downs 15 26

Rushes-yards 22-107 52-124

Passing 266 236

Comp-Att-Int 27-42-1 24-39-0

Return Yards 13 79

Punts-Avg. 8-42.6 7-39.0

Fumbles-Lost 3-1 3-0

Penalties-Yards 9-81 5-29

Time of Possession 26:52 33:08

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Texas, Monroe 4-65, Whittaker 9-52, C.Johnson 2-6, Roberson 1-3, Goodwin 1-(minus 1), Gilbert 5-(minus 18). Oklahoma, Murray 25-115, Madu 15-43, Millard 5-16, Team 2-(minus 5), Nimmo 1-(minus 13), L.Jones 4-(minus 32).

PASSING—Texas, Gilbert 27-41-1-266, Team 0-1-0-0. Oklahoma, L.Jones 24-39-0-236.

RECEIVING—Texas, Kirkendoll 8-87, Whittaker 6-25, Matthews 4-13, M.Williams 3-58, Goodwin 3-34, G.Smith 2-16, C.Johnson 1-33. Oklahoma, Stills 5-78, D.Miller 5-61, Broyles 5-36, Murray 4-31, Hanna 2-12, Millard 2-9, Madu 1-9.

Iowa St. 52, Texas Tech 38

Ames, Iowa — Austen Arnaud threw a career-high four touchdown passes, and Jeremy Reeves capped a wild game by returning an onside kick 42 yards for a touchdown.

Iowa State (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) built a 24-0 lead in the first half, saw the Red Raiders (2-2, 0-2) rally to tie it, then capitalized on a fumble recovery to regain the lead in the fourth quarter when the teams combined for 42 points.

Taylor Potts threw five touchdown passes for Texas Tech, the last a 26-yarder to Lyle Leong to draw the Red Raiders within 45-38 with 2:05 left. The Red Raiders then tried an onside kick, but Reeves grabbed the ball and ran it back for a touchdown.

Texas Tech 0 14 10 14 — 38

Iowa St. 0 24 0 28 — 52

Second Quarter

ISU—FG Mahoney 35, 14:16.

ISU—Reynolds 36 pass from Arnaud (Mahoney kick), 11:17.

ISU—Lenz 14 pass from Arnaud (Mahoney kick), 6:13.

ISU—Robinson 1 run (Mahoney kick), 2:59.

TT—Stephens recovered fumble in end zone (M.Williams kick), :45.

TT—Leong 20 pass from Potts (M.Williams kick), :09.

Third Quarter

TT—FG M.Williams 24, 10:21.

TT—Leong 21 pass from Potts (M.Williams kick), 5:25.

Fourth Quarter

ISU—Franklin 27 pass from Arnaud (Mahoney kick), 14:12.

ISU—Sh.Johnson 61 run (Mahoney kick), 13:07.

TT—Stephens 10 pass from Potts (M.Williams kick), 10:00.

ISU—Hammerschmidt 4 pass from Arnaud (Mahoney kick), 3:40.

TT—Leong 26 pass from Potts (M.Williams kick), 1:30.

ISU—Reeves 42 kickoff return (Mahoney kick), 1:22.

A—43,162.

TT ISU

First downs 28 22

Rushes-yards 25-131 50-251

Passing 377 190

Comp-Att-Int 42-62-1 20-28-0

Return Yards (-1) 7

Punts-Avg. 5-38.2 4-40.0

Fumbles-Lost 4-2 1-0

Penalties-Yards 7-66 6-55

Time of Possession 26:04 33:56

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Texas Tech, Batch 12-58, Stephens 10-57, Potts 1-9, Lewis 1-5, Sheffield 1-2. Iowa St., Robinson 12-103, Sh.Johnson 12-102, Woody 12-34, Arnaud 10-22, Van Der Kamp 1-17, Team 3-(minus 27).

PASSING—Texas Tech, Potts 42-62-1-377. Iowa St., Arnaud 20-28-0-190.

RECEIVING—Texas Tech, Leong 9-125, Batch 6-52, Torres 5-43, Swindall 5-42, Franks 4-46, Stephens 4-27, Lewis 4-12, Zouzalik 3-29, D.Moore 1-2, Douglas 1-(minus 1). Iowa St., Franklin 6-68, Reynolds 3-51, Lenz 2-24, Darks 2-19, J.Williams 2-16, Hammerschmidt 2-10, Robinson 2-0, Se.Johnson 1-2.

Colorado 29, Georgia 27

Boulder, Colo. — Linebacker Jon Major recovered Caleb King’s fumble as Georgia was setting up for the go-ahead field goal in the closing minutes, and Colorado handed the Bulldogs their fourth straight loss.

This marks the longest losing streak for the Bulldogs (1-4) since they lost their last four games in 1990.

Georgia 3 14 7 3 — 27

Colorado 7 7 15 0 — 29

First Quarter

Col—Bahr 4 pass from Hansen (Goodman kick), 7:47.

Geo—FG Walsh 33, 4:58.

Second Quarter

Col—Lockridge 1 run (Goodman kick), 13:15.

Geo—Green 3 pass from A.Murray (Walsh kick), 11:08.

Geo—Green 39 pass from A.Murray (Walsh kick), 7:53.

Third Quarter

Geo—Brown 8 pass from A.Murray (Walsh kick), 10:40.

Col—Hansen 2 run (Deehan pass from C.Hawkins), 7:46.

Col—Stewart 11 run (Goodman kick), 4:39.

Fourth Quarter

Geo—FG Walsh 20, 12:30.

A—52,855.

Geo Col

First downs 20 18

Rushes-yards 32-188 47-235

Passing 221 158

Comp-Att-Int 16-27-1 13-20-1

Return Yards 38 13

Punts-Avg. 3-46.3 4-40.5

Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0

Penalties-Yards 5-48 3-21

Time of Possession 26:00 34:00

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Georgia, C.King 12-100, Green 1-40, Ealey 1-15, A.Murray 7-13, Chapas 3-12, Thomas 7-11, Wooten 1-(minus 3). Colorado, Stewart 19-149, Hansen 10-51, Lockridge 16-36, Patterson 1-1, Team 1-(minus 2).

PASSING—Georgia, A.Murray 16-27-1-221. Colorado, Hansen 13-20-1-158.

RECEIVING—Georgia, Green 7-119, Charles 2-38, A.White 2-20, Chapas 1-12, T.King 1-11, Thomas 1-9, Brown 1-8, C.King 1-4. Colorado, Stewart 3-31, McKnight 2-21, Patterson 2-(minus 1), Jefferson 1-46, Lockridge 1-35, Clemons 1-10, Walters 1-9, Bahr 1-4, Deehan 1-3.

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