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Southwest Roundup : Baylor Has a Close Call at Wyoming

From Times Wire Services

Baylor Coach Grant Teaff wasn’t surprised by his 12th-ranked Bears’ 31-28 victory over Wyoming at Laramie, Wyo., Saturday.

“I told everyone who would listen to me that it was going to be close. We had a couple of chances to grab a lead, but we did not execute,” he said.

“I told my players that although they didn’t win by as much as last year (39-18) they played better today,” Teaff added. “They played better today because this is a much better football team.”

Wyoming got a record-setting performance from stand-in quarterback Scott Runyan, who completed 28 of 53 passes for 343 yards, but watched a last-minute opportunity to win slip away when free safety Thomas Everett intercepted a Runyan pass with 1:29 left to play.

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Texas Tech 41, Kansas St. 7--Boyd Cowan’s 83-yard interception return set off a 17-point third-quarter explosion that propelled the Red Raiders to a nonconference victory at Lubbock, Tex.

Kansas State (1-1) had the only touchdown of the first half, on quarterback Randy Williams’ 46-yard pass to wide receiver John Williams. But Scott Segrist’s field goals of 22 and 22 yards allowed the Red Raiders (1-0) to trail only 7-6 at the half.

The Red Raiders broke their record of 43 passes attempted in one game, completing 24 of 55 against Kansas State for 283 yards.

Kansas State completed 13 of 38 passes for 218 yards but could add only 32 yards rushing in 32 carries. Texas Tech picked up 157 yards on the ground.

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Rice 28, Lamar 14--At Houston, John Davis rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown, and Mark Comalander threw two scoring passes to lead the Owls to victory in the season opener for both teams.


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