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DALLAS -- The Oklahoma Sooners hung half a hundred again. Doing it against their arch rivals made this one even better.
Oklahoma (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) set series records for points and most lopsided victory -- for the second time in four years. It was a triumphant way for the Sooners to claim their first four-game winning streak over the Longhorns since 1985-88.
The top feat, though, was breaking 50 points for the fourth straight game. Barry Switzer, who loved to "hang half-a-hundred" on undermatched foes, never even did it more than twice in a row. Only Oklahoma's national champion team in 1956 did it three straight.
The Longhorns (4-2, 1-1) made it easy for them.
Texas hadn't thrown an interception all season, then starter Chance Mock and backup Vince Young each had one in the first quarter. The Sooners scored touchdowns off both. Then Young lost a fumble that led to a field goal and threw an interception that Jonathan Jackson returned 21 yards for a touchdown.
White completed his first eight passes and finished 17-of-21 for 290 yards. Renaldo Works had 112 yards on 15 carries, scoring on a 54-yard run.< ^No. 2 Miami 22, No. 5 Florida St. 14=
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Sean Taylor returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and No. 2 Miami forced quarterback Chris Rix into four turnovers.
After nine losses the previous two years, the Seminoles (5-1) hoped to re-establish themselves as a national power with their first win against the Hurricanes since 1999.
Instead Miami (6-0) proved once again to be the best team in the state -- having beaten Florida 38-33 last month -- and showed it remains a major player for the national title after winning for the 40th time in 41 games.
Each team turned the ball over five times in the rain and the offenses struggled to move the ball on a field full of puddles.
While Miami built a 22-0 lead by harassing Rix, the Hurricanes made their share of mistakes.
Miami lost two fumbles and Berlin threw three interceptions, including one that set up Willie Reid's leaping 18-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter that made it 22-7.< ^No. 4 Virginia Tech 51, Syracuse 7=
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- DeAngelo Hall scored on 58- and 60-yard punt returns in the first quarter and ran 24 yards with a reverse for another touchdown as Virginia Tech routed Syracuse.
The Hokies (6-0, 2-0 Big East), who are leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference next season, also blocked a field goal -- the 100th block under coach Frank Beamer.
Syracuse's Walter Reyes, who entered the game as the nation's leading rusher with 170 yards per game, was held to 40 yards on 16 carries. Reyes scored on a 1-yard dive, extending his TD streak to 10 games. Syracuse is 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the Big East.< ^Florida 19, No. 6 LSU 7=
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Chris Leak was 18-of-30 for 229 yards and two touchdowns as Florida beat LSU
Coming off its second loss in the last three games, Florida (4-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), made it look easy against the Tigers (5-1, 2-1). Leak, a freshman making his third start, helped Florida outgain LSU 310 yards to 287.
The victory came after a tough week for the Gators, who fell out of the Top 25 after last week's 20-17 loss to Mississippi.
On 12 possessions, LSU punted eight times and had two interceptions, a fumble, and failed to pick up a first down on fourth-and-2. LSU's only touchdown came when Skyler Green returned the first punt of the game 80 yards.< ^Auburn 10, No. 7 Arkansas 3=
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Carnell Williams ran for 150 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries and Auburn shut down the Southeastern Conference's top rushing attack.
Arkansas (4-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) had been averaging 247.8 yards on the ground -- behind Cedric Cobbs' 140.5-yard average -- but Williams' stole the attention as Auburn (4-2, 3-0) remained in contention to win the SEC West. He opened the game with a 44-yard run and had 124 yards by halftime for the Tigers .
In addition to having the game's only touchdown, Williams' 1-yard plunge on fourth-and-1 kept a drive alive at the Tigers 45 just after Arkansas had narrowed the score to 7-3. Seven plays later, John Vaughn kicked a 34-yard field goal to put Auburn up 10-3 with 9:50 left in the game.
A pair of holding penalties on receiver George Wilson wiped out a pair of long Arkansas runs -- a 68-yarder by Cobbs in the third quarter and a 78-yarder by Matt Jones that would have tied the game a minute after Vaughn's field goal.< ^No. 8 Georgia 41, No. 13 Tennessee 14=
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- David Greene was 22-of-27 for 228 yards and one touchdown to help Georgia move closer to defending its Southeastern Conference championship.
The Bulldogs (5-1, 3-1) moved atop the SEC East division standings by winning their fourth straight game over the Volunteers (4-2, 2-2), who suffered their worst loss home loss since Florida's 31-0 win in 1994.
Greene improved to 3-0 against Tennessee as Georgia led from the beginning and scored 21 points off three turnovers.
Emotions were high for both teams evident by many strong hits, an ejection and a scuffle between players after Georgia intercepted a pass in the third quarter.
Trailing 13-7, the Volunteers' chances for a rally started to vanish after Tennessee's Casey Clausen fumbled near the goal line. Georgia's Sean Jones picked it up and ran 92 yards for a touchdown as time ran out in the first half.< ^Missouri 41, No. 10 Nebraska 24=
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Brad Smith tied a school record with four touchdowns and Missouri scored twice on trick plays as the Tigers ended a 24-game losing streak against Nebraska.
Nebraska (5-1, 1-1 Big 12) committed five turnovers in losing to Missouri (5-1, 1-1) for the first time since 1978, and for the first time at Faurot Field since 1973.
Missouri trailed 24-14 in the third quarter before outscoring Nebraska 27-0 in the fourth quarter. Nebraska entered the game with the nation's top-ranked defense and was coming off its first shutout in three seasons.
Smith rebounded from a poor outing in a 35-14 loss two weeks ago that dropped Missouri from the Top 25. He was 13-for-27 for 180 yards and his first two interceptions of year, making up for those errors with 123 yards on 18 carries plus a 47-yard touchdown reception off a lateral to Darius Outlaw.
The Tigers then took a 28-24 lead on a fake field goal when holder Sonny Riccio, the backup quarterback, hit Victor Sesay for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 11:21 left.< ^Notre Dame 20, No. 15 Pittsburgh 14=
PITTSBURGH -- Julius Jones broke Notre Dame's single-game rushing record with 262 yards and scored twice and the Fighting Irish, the nation's eighth-worst rushing team, surprised Pittsburgh by switching to a power running game.
The Irish (2-3) turned two Pitt turnovers into scores, again disrupted quarterback Rod Rutherford with their constant pressure and revamped their offense during a bye week to beat Pitt (3-2) for the third straight season.
Only two weeks after throwing 62 times for 297 yards in a 23-10 loss to Purdue, Notre Dame nearly abandoning its passing game -- it completed only five passes for 33 yards -- to repeatedly run at a Pitt defense that has allowed 1,480 yards in its last three games.
Jones, a senior who was academically ineligble last season, had only 152 yards on 43 carries this season. Jones, who ran for 718 yards as a junior in 2001, broke the record of 255 yards set by Vagas Ferguson against Georgia Tech in 1978.
Jones had TD runs of 25 and 49 yards.< ^No. 16 N. Illinois 40, Cent. Michigan 24=
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Michael Turner ran for a season-high 199 yards and two touchdowns for Northern Illinois.
Central Michigan (2-4, 0-3 Mid-American) scored the first 17 points and kept the Huskies out of the end zone in the first half.
But the second half was all Northern Illinois (6-0, 2-0), which outscored the Chippewas 28-7 in the third quarter en route to its 13th victory in its last 14 games. Last week, Northern Illinois beat Ohio 30-23 in overtime.
Northern Illinois' Sam Hurd caught four passes for 109 yards, including a 42-yard reception.< ^No. 18 Purdue 28, Penn St. 14=
It was the fifth straight win for the Boilermakers (5-1, 2-0), while Penn State (2-5, 0-3) lost its third straight Big Ten game.
Chambers set the school record for single game punt return yardage (149) and became just the second player in school history with two career returns for touchdowns. The other is Vinny Sutherland.< ^No. 21 Michigan St. 49, Illinois 14=
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Jeff Smoker was 23-of-31 for 317 yards and two touchdowns and Michigan State converted three Illinois turnovers into TDs.
The Spartans (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) scored twice after intercepting Jon Beutjer's passes deep in Illini territory. The first, by Eric Smith in the second quarter led to Tyrell Dortch's first 1-yard TD run that gave Michigan State a 14-7 lead.
Jason Harmon intercepted Beutjer's pass late in the third quarter and ran it back to the Illini 12, setting up Smoker's 21-yard TD pass to Aaron Alexander. Harmon scored on a 52-yard fumble return with 6:29 to play.< ^Oklahoma St. 38, No. 22 Kansas St. 34=
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Tatum Bell ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns and Darrent Williams returned one of his two interceptions for a score as Oklahoma State beat Kansas State.
After a season-opening loss at Nebraska that cost the Cowboys their Top 25 ranking, Oklahoma State (5-1, 1-1) has won five straight. Kansas State (4-3, 0-2 Big 12), ranked as high as No. 6 a month ago, has lost three straight.
The game turned late in the third quarter on a fake field goal call. The Cowboys faced fourth-and-7 from Kansas State's 31 when kicker Luke Phillips scampered 11 yards around the right end for a first down. Three plays later, Josh Fields hit Gabe Lindsay across the middle for the go-ahead touchdown. Ell Roberson's pass was intercepted by Williams on the next series and, three plays later, Bell scored on a 12-yard run to give the Cowboys a 35-21 lead.< ^Clemson 30, No. 25 Virginia 27, OT=
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Charlie Whitehurst's 4-yard pass to Kevin Youngblood in overtime lifted Clemson past Virginia.
Virginia (4-2, 3-1 ACC) had the ball first in the extra period and settled for Connor Hughes' 33-yard field goal after linebacker Leroy Hill stopped Alvin Pearman on a third-and-1 play.
Clemson (4-2, 2-1) then took over and Whitehurst's 12-yard pass to Duane Coleman gave the Tigers a first down at the 7. Two plays later, Whitehurst floated a pass into the left corner that Youngblood leaped to catch over defender Jamaine Winborne.
After Yusef Kelly's 13-yard touchdown run gave Clemson a 24-17 with 3:20 left, the Cavaliers tied it at 24 on Pearman's 1-yard TD run just over a minute later.
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