Results from this week’s Collage Football Games – 10/16/10
BYU 3 - (2-5, 1-2 MWC) (4) TCU 31 - (7-0, 3-0 MWC)
Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes, including two barely a minute apart late in the first half, and No. 4 TCU narrowly missed a third consecutive shutout in a 31-3 victory against BYU on Saturday. The Frogs led just 3-0 with two minutes left before halftime when a sack forced the Cougars to punt from their 4-yard line. Given good field position, Dalton found Josh Boyce on a 35-yard score two plays later. TCU (7-0, 3-0 Mountain West) got the ball right back on an interception, and Dalton hit a wide-open Jimmy Young in the end zone for a 14-yard score that made it 17-0 with 26 seconds left in the half. BYU (2-5, 1-2) had just 14 total yards in the first half but ended TCU's shutout streak at 10 quarters with a 70-yard drive to a short field goal late in the third. The Cougars didn't pick up a first down until early in the second quarter and didn't cross midfield the until shutout-ending field goal drive. BYU finished with 147 total yards, the third straight time and fourth overall that TCU's nation-leading defense held an opponent to less than 200 yards. The Frogs weren't much better offensively most of the first half. They finally broke through late in the first quarter thanks to a short field, with Dalton's 20-yard run -- his 20th first-down run of the season -- setting up a short field goal. BYU's longest current losing streak against a Mountain West opponent is now at three, by a combined score of 101-17. BYU might not get another crack at TCU for some time, since the Cougars are going independent after this season. Texas 20 - (4-2, 2-1 Big 12)
(5) Nebraska 13 - (5-1, 1-1 Big 12)
Texas holds off Taylor Martinez to upset Nebraska - Texas left no doubt this time. The Longhorns beat Nebraska fair and square. Garrett Gilbert ran for two touchdowns and Texas' defense shut down Taylor Martinez to lead the Longhorns to a 20-13 upset of No. 5 Nebraska on Saturday, a crushing first defeat for a Cornhusker team that was out to avenge last year's loss in the Big 12 championship game. (21) Missouri 30 - (6-0, 2-0 Big 12)
Texas A&M 9 - (3-3, 0-2 Big 12)
Missouri's defense stifles Texas A&M as Blaine Gabbert tosses 3 TDs - Blaine Gabbert moved Missouri's offense with ease and the Tigers' defense left Jerrod Johnson and Texas A&M's high-powered offense stunned. It was the perfect combination to keep No. 21 Missouri undefeated with a 30-9 win over the struggling Aggies on Saturday. Gabbert threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Wes Kemp for touchdowns in the first and third quarters to help the Tigers (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) improve to 6-0 for the fifth time in school history. "I don't know how many superstars we have, but we have a lot of good players, I guarantee you that," Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. "When we play well as a football team we're pretty good." Missouri's defense held quarterback Johnson and Texas A&M's spread offense in check for most of the game, harassing him into a 7 for 21 first half and sacking him seven times overall. Texas A&M (3-3, 0-2) finally got going in the fourth quarter, with Johnson throwing a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Fuller, but it was much too late to avoid a third straight loss. It was the fewest points the Aggies scored this season and a performance Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman called shocking. (20) Oklahoma St 34 - (6-0, 2-0 Big 12)
Texas Tech 17 - (3-3, 1-3 Big 12)
Mike Gundy didn't talk to his players last week about how long it had been since No. 20 Oklahoma State had won in Lubbock. "We didn't say a word about it all week," he said of the 66-year drought in West Texas. "But what I did tell the team I've been out here with some good football teams and had my butt kicked. So to think that that wasn't in the back of your mind, or in the back of my mind early in the fourth quarter wouldn't be shooting straight."• Justin Blackmon set career highs in receptions (10) and receiving yards (207) with a TD as Brandon Weeden passed for 356 yards and a score and Kendall Hunter rushed for 130 yards and another score to lead the Cowboys to their first victory in Lubbock since 1944. Justin Blackmon had a career-high 207 yards receiving with a touchdown for the Cowboys, who beat Texas Tech 34-17 on Saturday for its first win in Lubbock since 1944.
Houston 31 - (3-3, 2-1 C-USA) Rice 34 - (2-5, 1-2 C-USA)
Nick Fanuzzi threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns to lead Rice to a 34-31 win over Houston on Saturday. The Cougars (3-3, 2-1 Conference USA) trailed 27-7 before scoring 24 unanswered points to take a 31-27 lead on a field goal by Matt Hogan with about nine minutes remaining. But Fanuzzi threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Vance McDonald with 4:24 remaining for the win.
SMU 21 - (4-3, 3-0 C-USA) Navy 28 - (4-2, 2-0 home)
Alexander Teich ran for a career-high 95 yards and two touchdowns, including the tiebreaking score with 1:38 left, and Navy rallied to beat SMU 28-21 on Saturday. Navy (4-2) scored 21 straight points in the second half to take a 21-14 lead. After SMU tied it, Tyler Simmons intercepted a pass by Kyle Padron with 1:50 remaining set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Teich. Padron went 28 for 42 for 254 yards and three touchdowns for SMU (4-3), which led 14-0 early in the second quarter. The Mustangs have lost 20 consecutive non-conference road games, a streak that began after a win against Navy in 1998. Darius Johnson had 12 catches for 104 yards for SMU, now 1-7 against Navy since 1995.
SE Louisiana 7 - (2-4, 1-1 Southland) Sam Houston St 57 - (4-2, 2-0 Southland)
Tim Flanders ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns, and Robert Shaw reached the end zone on defense and special teams as Sam Houston State defeated Southeastern Louisiana 57-7 on Saturday. Shaw returned a blocked punt 24 yards and an interception 54 yards for touchdowns for the Bearkats (4-2, 3-0 Southland Conference). Flanders became the first player in school history to run for 100 yards in five straight games. Simmie Yarborough led Southeastern Louisiana (2-4, 1-2) with five receptions for 130 yards. He caught a 95-yard touchdown toss from Brian Young for the longest pass play in school history.
Cent Arkansas 7 - (3-3, 0-2 Southland) SF Austin 30 - (5-1, 2-0 Southland)
Jeremy Moses threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 30-7 victory over Central Arkansas on Saturday. Moses broke the Lumberjacks (5-1, 2-0 Southland) record for career touchdown passes on his connection with Cordell Roberson early in the first quarter. The previous record of 100 career TD passes was previously held by the team's assistant coach, Nathan Brown, who played from 2005 to 2008. The Lumberjacks scored again when linebacker Romeo Robinson carried a blocked punt return 23 yards, making it 13-0 in the first quarter. The only touchdown for the for the Bears (3-3, 0-2) came minutes later when Nathan Dick connected with Terence Bobo to make it 13-7. Moses went on in the second half to find Roberson again and Jeremy Barnes on TD passes while Thomas Henshaw nailed a 21-yard field goal. Nicholls St 47 - (2-4, 1-1 Southland)
Texas St 45 - (3-3, 0-2 Southland)
4 Overtimes for Nicholls State to finally bring down the Bobcats.