CattleNetwork Big 12 Football Report: Longhorns Survive, Huskers & Jayhawks TumbleNo. 3 Texas 16, No. 20 Oklahoma 13

DALLAS (AP) — Enough about Colt McCoy. Texas knocked off rival Oklahoma on Saturday because of its defense.

Aaron Williams knocked out Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford on a first-quarter sack, then he and Earl Thomas picked off backup Landry Jones in the fourth quarter to send Texas to a victory over the Sooners.

The 104th edition of this series was one of the ugliest, with the teams combining for eight turnovers and only a single touchdown from each of their supposedly high-scoring offenses.

But for McCoy and the Longhorns (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), all that matters is the W. It's their fourth in five years against the Sooners and it keeps alive their hopes of winning the national championship.

Oklahoma (3-3, 1-1) lost this game last year yet still managed to win the conference and play for the national championship. That won't happen this year.

CattleNetwork Big 12 Football Report: Longhorns Survive, Huskers & Jayhawks TumbleTexas Tech 31, No. 15 Nebraska 10


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Steven Sheffield passed for a touchdown and ran for another in his first road start, and Texas Tech jumped out fast to upset Nebraska.

Sheffield, who passed for 490 yards passing and seven touchdowns in his debut as the starter against Kansas State last week, was nearly perfect early, completing 14 of his first 16 passes against the Cornhuskers. Playing for the injured Taylor Potts, Sheffield went 9-for-16 in the second half and finished with 234 yards.

Texas Tech (5-2, 2-1) won for the first time in four road games since last October. Nebraska (4-2, 1-1) held the Raiders to 259 yards — 263 under their average.

CattleNetwork Big 12 Football Report: Longhorns Survive, Huskers & Jayhawks TumbleNo. 16 Oklahoma State 33, Missouri 17

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Hubert Anyiam filled in for ineligible All-American Dez Bryant with 10 catches, a career-high 119 yards and the go-ahead touchdown for Oklahoma State.

Zac Robinson threw for 227 yards and Lucien Antoine added an interception return for a touchdown as the Cowboys (5-1, 2-0 Big 12) snapped a four-game losing streak on their home field against the Tigers (4-2, 0-2).

Oklahoma State started Big 12 play with back-to-back wins despite being without Bryant and top running back Kendall Hunter, who missed his fourth straight game with a sprained ankle.

Anyiam had only nine career catches coming into the game, but had a breakout performance as Bryant watched from the sidelines in a black hooded sweatshirt.

Blaine Gabbert threw for 325 yards on 22 for 44 passing but also had a career-high three interceptions for Missouri.

CattleNetwork Big 12 Football Report: Longhorns Survive, Huskers & Jayhawks TumbleColorado 34, No. 17 Kansas 30

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tyler Hansen, who replaced Cody Hawkins — the coach's son — in the starting lineup, ran for a touchdown and threw a TD pass to lead Colorado to an upset.

Providing a spark both through the air and on the ground, Hansen threw for 175 yards and ran for 34 yards. Colorado (2-4, 1-1 Big 12) handed Todd Reesing and the Jayhawks (5-1, 1-1) their first loss.

Reesing was 30-of-51 for 401 yards and two scores, but he was sacked six times.

Hansen led the Buffs to the winning score after Reesing had rallied the Jayhawks from a three-touchdown deficit to give Kansas a 30-27 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Hansen drove the Buffaloes 76 yards in 10 plays, the payoff coming when Rodney Stewart scored from 12 yards out.

CattleNetwork Big 12 Football Report: Longhorns Survive, Huskers & Jayhawks TumbleIowa State 24, Baylor 10


AMES, Iowa (AP) - The Cyclones ended their 11-game losing Big 12 Conference losing streak. The Bears scored first on a field goal and last on a touchdown with nine seconds remaining but Iowa State scored the 24 points in between.

The Cyclones jumped out to a 14-3 halftime lead on Arnaud's 1-yard TD run and a 4-yard touchdown pass from Arnaud to Derrick Catlett. Iowa State then blocked a punt midway through the third quarter, setting up a 20-yard touchdown run by Jerome Tiller to make it 24-3.

Quarterback Austen Arnaud ran for a touchdown and threw for a touchdown to lead the Cyclones.

CattleNetwork Big 12 Football Report: Longhorns Survive, Huskers & Jayhawks TumbleKansas State 62, Texas A&M 14

Manhattan, Kan (AP) Daniel Thomas ran for four first-half touchdowns and the Wildcats’ defense harassed the Aggies from beginning to end in Kansas State’s most-lopsided Big 12 win since beating Iowa State 58-7 in 2002.

Thomas scored on runs of 7, 3, 9 and 17 yards. Brandon Banks returned the second-half kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, his third kickoff return for a TD this season.

The Wildcats also harassed Jerrod Johnson, the Big 12's total offense leader, with six sacks and three interceptions, ending his Big 12 record at 242 pass attempts without throwing a pick. He finished with 314 yards passing and threw two touchdowns to Uzoma Nwachukwu — both after Kansas State had built a 59-0 lead.

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