No. 6 Texas A&M; Gives Missouri the Boot, 17-14
Russell Bynum’s 39-yard field goal with 1:30 to play, his third of the game, capped a game of big mistakes and rallied No. 6 Texas A&M; to a 17-14 victory over No. 13 Missouri on Saturday at College Station, Texas.
Texas A&M;, 10-1 overall and 7-0 in the Big 12, defeated Missouri (7-3, 5-2) for the fifth consecutive time, extended its winning streak to 10 games and clinched the Big 12 South championship.
With the score tied, 14-14, Missouri’s Randy Potter fumbled a punt and Toya Jones recovered at the Missouri 30, setting up Bynum’s kick.
Potter also allowed an Texas A&M; punt to roll to the Missouri two that helped the Aggies get good field position for a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The game ended as Brad Hammerich’s 56-yard field goal attempt fell short.
Texas Tech 42, No. 18 Texas 35--In the matchup of running backs named Ricky Williams, the Red Raider junior outrushed the Longhorn senior, 148-141, at Lubbock, Texas.
Texas’ Williams did become the second player in Division I-A history to go over 6,000 yards rushing. He is 63 yards shy of breaking Tony Dorsett’s record with one game left.
Rob Peters’ dive for a three-yard touchdown with 25 seconds left ended a losing streak at three games for Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3). Wane McGarrity caught a school-record four touchdown passes from Major Applewhite for Texas (7-3, 5-2).
Colorado 37, Iowa State 8--Marlon Barnes ran for 237 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Buffaloes (7-3, 4-3) past the Cyclones (2-8, 0-7) at Boulder, Colo.
Barnes, making only his third start in an injury-plagued season, had 39 carries in the best individual rushing effort by a Colorado back since Rashaan Salaam ran for 259 yards against Iowa State on Nov. 19, 1994.
Oklahoma 28, Baylor 16--De’Mond Parker caught a touchdown pass, ran for two touchdowns and became the first Sooner running back to rush for 1,000 yards three seasons in a row at Waco, Texas.
Parker gained 207 yards in 29 carries, his fifth 200-yard effort in 30 career games. He has 1,067 yards rushing this season.
Oklahoma (4-6, 2-5) moved out of last place in the South division. Baylor is 3-7 and 1-6.
Oklahoma State 44, Southwest Louisiana 20--Nathan Simmons, with 161 yards, and quarterback Tony Lindsay, with 158, each had career rushing games as the Cowboys (4-6) defeated the Ragin’ Cajuns (1-9) at Stillwater, Okla.