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October 23, 2007

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Big 12 Week 8 Recap
Baylor
The Bears hung tough for more than three quarters, but eventually lost 31-10 at Texas. The Longhorns scored twice in a little less than two minutes midway through the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Baylor threw four interceptions, including three by Michael Machen, who was making his first start of the season. It was the Bears' 10th consecutive loss to Texas.
Next: Saturday, at Kansas State.
Colorado
The Buffs were held to 66 rushing yards and fell 19-14 to visiting Kansas. Colorado's defense played well, but too much of the offense fell to QB Cody Hawkins' arm. It was CU's first home loss to Kansas since 1995.
Next: Saturday, at Texas Tech.
Iowa State
The Cyclones led at halftime, but Oklahoma wore them down in the second half for a 17-7 victory. Iowa State scored in the first quarter, but couldn't find the end zone again. The Cyclones held OU 31 points below its season average. Iowa State had three sacks and forced three fumbles.
Next: Saturday, at Missouri.
Kansas
The Jayhawks moved to 7-0 for the first time since 1995 with a 19-14 victory at Colorado. QB Todd Reesing threw for 153 yards and a touchdown, and added a team-high 84 rushing yards. Kansas is the only unbeaten team in the league. Kansas had three sacks and also forced three turnovers.
Next: Saturday, at Texas A&M.
Kansas State
The Wildcats lost a 41-39 heartbreaker at Oklahoma State when Jason Ricks kicked a 26-yard field goal with two seconds left. K-State had taken a 39-38 lead on an 11-yard run by Leon Patton, then a two-point conversion pass from Josh Freeman to Jordy Nelson. Freeman threw for 404 yards and three touchdowns. All three scoring passes went to Nelson, who had 12 catches for 176 yards.
Next: Saturday, vs. Baylor.
Missouri
The host Tigers crushed Texas Tech 41-10, holding the Red Raiders to 40 points below their season average. Mizzou shut out Tech in the second half. Senior SS Cornelius "Pig" Brown had 14 tackles, an interception, 4.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups. Missouri came up with four interceptions. The Tigers also ran for 212 yards and limited Tech to minus-9 yards on the ground.
Next: Saturday, vs. Iowa State.
Nebraska
The Huskers dropped their third in a row, falling 36-14 to visiting Texas A&M. In the three-game losing streak, Nebraska has been outscored 122-34. The Huskers had 405 yards of offense, but allowed Texas A&M to run for 359 yards and control the ball for almost 37 minutes. Nebraska trailed 16-14 at halftime, but the second half was all Aggies.
Next: Saturday, at Texas.
Oklahoma
The Sooners awoke from a first-half slumber and won 17-7 at Iowa State. OU trailed 7-0 at halftime, but got two second-half touchdowns from reserve TB Chris Brown to win in Ames, Iowa, for the 20th consecutive time. Oklahoma improved to 67-5-2 all-time against Iowa State, but the Sooners scored 31 points below their season average against the Big 12's worst defense.
Next: Nov. 3, vs. Texas A&M.
Oklahoma State
Jason Ricks kicked a 26-yard field goal with two seconds left to lift the host Cowboys to a 41-39 victory over Kansas State. K-State had taken a 39-38 lead with 1:10 left on a TD and a two-point conversion. Zac Robinson then marched the Cowboys 49 yards to the winning score. Robinson threw three TD passes and also ran for a score, while Dantrell Savage (124 yards, a TD) had his fifth consecutive 100-yard game.
Next: Nov. 3, vs. Texas.
Texas
The Longhorns scored twice in a little less than two minutes midway through the fourth quarter to put away pesky Baylor 31-10. After Baylor cut the lead to 17-10 early in the fourth quarter, Vondrell McGee scored on a 4-yard run with 7:34 left. Then, Marcus Griffin had a 91-yard interception return for a TD with 5:47 left to ice it. Griffin's pick was one of four on the day for the Longhorns, who also got 293 passing yards from Colt McCoy.
Next: Saturday, vs. Nebraska.
Texas A&M
The Aggies ran for 359 yards in rolling past host Nebraska 36-14. TB Jorvorskie Lane ran for 130 yards and four touchdowns, and QB Stephen McGee ran for 167 yards on 35 carries. The Aggies led 16-14 at halftime, but Lane scored three second-half TDs as Texas A&M dominated the final two quarters. The Aggies finished with 28 first downs and had a time-of-possession advantage of almost 14 minutes.
Next: Saturday, vs. Kansas.
Texas Tech
QB Graham Harrell threw for 397 yards, but he also threw four picks and was sacked three times as the Red Raiders were blasted 41-10 by host Missouri. The Tigers led 17-10 at halftime, then dominated the second half. The Red Raiders were held 40 points under their season average. WR Michael Crabtree had 10 catches for 76 yards to set an NCAA freshman record of 1,320 yards.
Next: Saturday, vs. Colorado.

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Mike Huguenin is the college sports editor for Rivals.com. He can be reached at mhuguenin@rivals.com.



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