Texas 20, Nebraska 13
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With one big win over Nebraska, Texas' season has been rejuvenated.
Saturday's victory likely was Texas' parting gift to Nebraska. The Huskers are joining the Big Ten in 2011, and the teams won't meet again in football for the foreseeable future unless it's in the Big 12 championship game in seven weeks.
Garrett Gilbert, better known for his passing, surprised the Huskers with 11 runs for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Texas' defense limited the Huskers to 202 yards and got into Taylor Martinez's head to the point that the redshirt freshman was benched in the third quarter.
Texas led 10-0 early, and Nebraska never got closer until Eric Hagg returned a pooch punt 95 yards to make it 20-13 late in the fourth quarter.
By getting Gilbert involved with quarterback draws and sprints, that figure increased to a season-high 209 yards. Cody Johnson had a game-high 73 yards and Tre' Newton 41.
Baylor 31, Colorado 25
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Baylor Bears are actually thinking about a bowl and it's only October.
They took a big step closer to ending a 16-year drought, moving within a game of bowl eligibility.
Jay Finley rushed for a career-high 143 yards and Chance Casey batted down a last-second pass in the end zone, helping Baylor to a 31-25 win over Colorado on Saturday in the final meeting between the two schools as members of the Big 12.
The Bears (5-2, 2-1) haven't been to the postseason since the Alamo Bowl in 1994.
And yes, that's definitely weighing on their minds.
"It puts a smile on your face, but we have to bunker down, make sure we stay consistent with our preparation," said quarterback Robert Griffin, whose team is 5-2 for the first time since 1995.
Missouri 30, Texas A&M 9
COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Blaine Gabbert moved Missouri's offense with ease and the Tigers' defense left Jerrod Johnson and Texas A&M's high-powered offense stunned.
It was the perfect combination to keep No. 21 Missouri undefeated with a 30-9 win over the struggling Aggies on Saturday.
Gabbert threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Wes Kemp for touchdowns in the first and third quarters to help the Tigers (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) improve to 6-0 for the fifth time in school history.
Oklahoma State 34, Texas Tech 17
LUBBOCK (AP) — Mike Gundy didn't talk to his players last week about how long it had been since No. 20 Oklahoma State had won in Lubbock.
"Justin Blackmon had a career-high 207 yards receiving with a touchdown for the Cowboys, who beat Texas Tech 34-17 on Saturday for its first win in Lubbock since 1944.
Blackmon's 62-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter was the longest play of the game and put the contest out of reach. Brandon Weeden completed 24 of 35 passes for 356 yards, the touchdown and two interceptions.
Oklahoma 52, Iowa State 0
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — DeMarco Murray wasn't about to leave the ball on the ground after scoring his latest touchdown for No. 6 Oklahoma.
Murray ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 15-yard screen pass to surpass 1969 Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens' record of 57 touchdowns in his career.
Ryan Broyles broke his own mark for receptions in a game, finishing with 182 yards on 15 catches and one touchdown.
Landry Jones threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns while completing the highest percentage of any Oklahoma quarterback with at least 25 attempts.
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