Thurman Thomas rushed for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns and Barry Sanders returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score at Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, sparking No. 17 Oklahoma State to a 49-17 victory over Kansas.
Thomas, the Big Eight's leading rusher, exceeded 200 yards for the fifth time in his career. It was the ninth game of the season in which he rushed for more than 100 yards and the 20th of his career.
Thomas' 202 rushing yards gives him 5,146 yards in total offense, boosting him past Bob Fenimore for first place in the Cowboy record book.
Thomas scored twice on 4-yard runs in the second quarter and went 33 yards for a touchdown in the third period.
Sanders, who plays behind Thomas at tailback, rushed for 116 yards as the tailbacks totaled 318 yards in 43 carries.
Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy had touchdown passes of 25 and 6 yards to Hart Lee Dykes as the Cowboys improved to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the Big Eight.
Kansas, which scored on a 32-yard Louis Klemp field goal, a 1-yard sneak by Kelly Donohoe and a 49-yard pass play from Donohoe to Willie Vaughn, fell to 1-8-1 and 0-5-1.
Iowa St. 16, Kansas St. 14--Jeff Shudak kicked three field goals, including the game-winner with 46 seconds left, and Joe Henderson became Iowa State's first 1,000-yard runner in six years as the Cyclones defeated the winless Wildcats at Ames, Iowa.
Shudak, 18 of 22 on field-goal attempts, kicked his 39-yard clincher into a 15 m.p.h. breeze to cap a 12-play drive that started at the Cyclones' 26.
A desperate last-minute comeback try by the Wildcats, 0-8-1 overall and 0-4-1 in the Big Eight, was foiled when Gary Swim's pass was intercepted by Iowa State linebacker Chris Moore as time ran out.
Henderson, a 6-foot, 202-pound junior, increased his rushing total to 1,090 yards to become the Cyclones' first 1,000-yard rusher since Dwayne Crutchfield had 1,189 in 1981. Henderson finished with 190 yards in 28 carries for Iowa State (3-7, 2-4).