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Texas hangs on to No. 1 with tough win over OSU

Texas hangs on to No. 1 with tough win over OSU

Texas needed a big defensive stand to overcome a pair of late mistakes by Colt McCoy and tough out a 28-24 win over No. 7 Oklahoma State in college football on Saturday.
The Longhorns' reward is another week at No. 1 and yet another huge Big 12 South division game next weekend at No. 8 Texas Tech.
McCoy, who passed for 391 yards and two touchdowns, threw a rare interception that set up a field goal as Oklahoma State pulled within 28-24, then he fumbled on the Cowboys' 10 with just over five minutes left when undefeated Texas could have put the game away.
But the defense, pushed around by Oklahoma State's punishing rushing attack and big tight end Brandon Pettigrew all day, dominated to the end.
No. 4 Oklahoma 58, Kansas State 35
At Manhattan, Kansas, DeMarco Murray racked up 167 total yards and four touchdowns, and Oklahoma sustained a 21-point Kansas State rally in the highest-scoring first half in school history.
Sam Bradford added three touchdown passes in a wild first half in which the Sooners gave up a 28-7 lead before taking control with 27 consecutive points of their own. By halftime the Sooners led 58-28.
No. 5 Florida 63, Kentucky 5
At Gainesville, Florida, Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help Florida extend its winning streak in the series to 22 games.
Now, the Gators can focus on the game they've been looking forward to for a year: Georgia, a hated rival that stomped its way to a victory last season that essentially knocked Florida out of the Southeastern Conference race.
No. 8 Texas Tech 63, No. 19 Kansas 21
At Lawrence, Kansas, Graham Harrell passed for 386 yards and five touchdowns and Texas Tech scored on eight of its first nine possessions.
Harrell, the nation's leader in yards passing, also scored on a 1-yard run for the Red Raiders, whose 8-0 start matches their best in 32 years.
No. 9 Georgia 52, No. 11 LSU 38
At Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Georgia's Knowshon Moreno ran for a 68-yard score and finished with 163 yards rushing in a showcase of two of the best running backs in the Southeastern Conference.
Charles Scott gained 144 yards and scored two touchdowns for LSU.
Georgia linebacker Darryl Gamble returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns of 37 and 53 yards.
Louisville 24, No. 14 South Florida 20
At Louisville, Kentucky, Hunter Cantwell threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Scott Long with 7:07 left to play to help Louisville upset penalty-plagued No. 14 South Florida.
Rutgers 54, No. 17 Pittsburgh 34
At Pittsburgh, Mike Teel, booed at times by his own fans this season, threw five of his school-record six touchdown passes in the first half and Rutgers came out throwing to confound No. 17 Pittsburgh's previously reliable defense.
No. 18 BYU 42, UNLV 35
At Provo, Utah, Max Hall threw for four touchdowns as BYU avoided a second straight loss. Austin Collie had his sixth straight 100-yard receiving game for the Cougars, who were matched nearly score-for-score by UNLV until the final drive when BYU's Andrew Rich intercepted Omar Clayton's pass in the end zone on the final play to seal BYU's 17th straight win at home.
No. 20 Ball St. 38, E. Michigan 16
At Muncie, Indiana, Nate Davis caught the first touchdown pass of his career and threw two more as Ball State continued their best start in 43 years at 8-0.
Virginia 24, No. 21 Georgia Tech 17
At Atlanta, Cedric Peerman rushed for 118 bruising yards, including the winning touchdown with 3 1/2 minutes left, and Virginia won its fourth straight from 14-3 down.
North Carolina 45, No. 23 Boston College 24
At Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Hakeem Nicks had three second-quarter touchdown catches and ran for a score in the fourth quarter to power North Carolina past Boston College.
No. 24 Florida St 30, Virginia Tech 20
At Tallahassee, Florida, Greg Carr made two fingertip catches on long pass plays to set up touchdowns in the third quarter and 24th-ranked Florida State rallied from an early 10-point deficit and tied with Maryland for first place in the ACC's Atlantic Division.
No. 25 Minnesota 17, Purdue 6
At West Lafayette, Indiana, Minnesota's Adam Weber passed for a touchdown and ran for another against Purdue, which lost star quarterback Curtis Painter to injury in the first half. It was Purdue's 18th straight loss to a ranked opponent, including four this season.