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Offenses Flex Their Muscle
October 04, 2008
By Wendell Barnhouse
Big 12 Correspondent

Missouri 52, Nebraska 17
The third-ranked Tigers left little doubt as they won in Lincoln for the first time since 1978. Missouri (5-0, 1-0) scored on eight of the nine possession when Chase Daniel was running the offense in scoring its most points against Nebraska since a 54-20 victory in 1943. Daniel completed 18 of 23 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns. The Cornhuskers (3-2, 0-1) couldn't overcome 14 penalties and their inability to stop Missouri's offense.

Oklahoma State 56, Texas A&M 28
The No. 21 Cowboys set a school record by surpassing 50 points for the
fourth consecutive game. Oklahoma State (5-0, 1-0) took advantage of five first-half turnovers by the Aggies (2-3, 0-1) - returning two intercpetions for touchdowns. The Cowboys' Dez Bryant had three touchdown receptions and also returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown. Texas A&M's Mike Goodson gained 112 yards on eight carries and scored two touchdowns, including an 80-yard scoring run.

Texas 38, Colorado 14
The fifth-ranked Longhorns set up a highly anticipated showdown with Oklahoma by methodically dismantling the Buffaloes (3-2, 0-1). Texas (5-0, 1-0) running back Chris Ogbonnaya scored on a 65-yard reception, a 13-yard run and prevented a touchdown when he chased down a Buffaloes' defender after an interception. Ogbonnaya had a career-high 71 rushing yards and caught six passes for 116 yards. Quarterback Colt McCoy completed 23-of-30 passes for 262 yard and two TDs.

Texas Tech 58, Kansas State 28
The seventh-ranked Red Raiders (5-0, 1-0) started conference play in
dominating fashion. Quarterback Graham Harrell was 38-for-51 for 454 yards and six touchdowns. Texas Tech scored on seven consecutive possession and finished with 626 yards of total offense. Harrell completed passes to 10 different receivers and surpassed Kliff Kingsbury's career record for passing yardage with 12,709 yards. Kansas State (3-2, 0-1) quarterback Josh Freeman started hot but finished 13-for-28 for 170 yards.

Oklahoma 49, Baylor 17
The Sooners (5-0, 1-0) wasted little time establishing themselves as worthy of the No. 1 ranking. Oklahoma, which has outscored its five opponents 103-3, blitzed the Bears (2-3, 0-1) for 28 points in the opening quarter in Waco. OU quarterback Sam Bradford completed 23 of 31 passes for 379 yards passing and two touchdowns. Baylor freshman quarterback Robert Griffin scored both TDs and had 177 of the Bears' 269 total yards.

Kansas 35, Iowa State 33
The 16th-ranked Jayhawks (4-1, 1-0) spotted the Cyclones a 20-0 halftime lead before storming back and then hanging on. Junior quarterback Todd Reesing sparked the rally with three touchdown passes. He finished with 319 yards passing. It was the third-biggest comeback in Kansas history. Iowa State (2-3, 0-1) closed to 35-33 with 1:15 remaining and then recovered an onside kick. But sophomore quarterback Austen Arnaud, who had a career-high 268 yards passing and three TD passes, missed on four passes to end the Cyclones' hopes.

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