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Mizzou knocks off OU

October 24, 2010

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No. 18 Missouri 36, No. 3 Oklahoma 27

Columbia, Mo. — Oklahoma’s stay at the top of the BCS will be brief.

Thousands of yellow-clad fans stormed the field even before the end of the Sooners’ final, desperate play, hauling one goal post and part of the other to a local tavern, after Missouri’s victory on Saturday night.

“It’s huge, it’s gigantic,” said coach Gary Pinkel, who had been 0-6 against the Sooners. “It’s a long time coming. I’m just real proud of our team.”

Jerrell Jackson spun free from a knot of tacklers on a 38-yard reception for the go-ahead score that sparked a 16-point fourth quarter over the error-prone and third-ranked Sooners and put a sellout crowd of 70,004 in a celebratory mood.

“We’ve worked hard for this and all we had to do is believe,” quarterback Blaine Gabbert said.

Oklahoma (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) committed three costly turnovers, out of character considering they had only five giveaways the first six games. Two of the turnovers led to 10 points and the other squelched a drive deep in Missouri territory. The Sooners also missed a chip-shot field goal.

An 86-yard touchdown return by Gahn McGaffie on the opening kickoff put the Tigers (7-0, 3-0) on their way to ending a seven-game losing streak in a lopsided series dating to 1998.

The Tigers beat the Sooners for only the second time in the last 21 meetings.

No. 14 Nebraska 51, No. 17 Oklahoma St. 41

Stillwater, Okla. — Taylor Martinez set a Nebraska freshman record with 323 yards passing and threw a career-high five TD passes.

Iowa State 28, No. 22 Texas 21

Austin, Texas — Iowa State handed Texas its second straight home loss in a remarkable turnaround for a Cyclones team that gave up 120 points the last two games.

Texas Tech 27, Colorado 24

Boulder, Colo. — Matt Williams’ 36-yard field goal with 2:09 left capped Texas Tech’s comeback from a 10-point deficit and gave the Red Raiders their first victory ever at Folsom Field.

Baylor 47, Kansas State 42

Waco, Texas — Jay Finley rushed for a school-record 250 yards, and Baylor became bowl-eligible for the first time since 1994.

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