Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Baylor bombs Kansas State

WACO, Texas — Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns and Lache Seastrunk ran for 185 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown, to help Baylor shock No. 2 and previously unbeaten Kansas State 52-24 on Saturday.

A week after the Wildcats took over the No. 1 spot in the BCS standings, their quarterback, Collin Klein, might have lost his shot at the Heisman Trophy. He was pressured and harassed all night, throwing three interceptions — matching his total for his first 10 games — and running for only 39 yards. On first and goal from the 6 in the fourth, Klein ran it four straight times — twice from the 1 — and couldn't score.

After Martin's 2-yard run put Baylor up 28-7 with 2:54 left in the first half, Kansas State scored 10 consecutive points before the break. It then got the ball to start the second half only to have Klein throw his second interception.

Safety Sam Holl returned it to the Kansas State 38. Four plays later, Martin, who finished with 113 yards, scored from 4 yards to make it 35-17.

Buckeyes eke one out

MADISON, Wis. — Carlos Hyde ran for a 2-yard touchdown then safety Christian Bryant batted down a pass on fourth down to give No. 6 Ohio State a 21-14 overtime win over Wisconsin.

"We have a saying: 'A team that refuses to be beat won't be beat,' " Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said. "Somehow, someway."

Ohio State clinched the Big Ten Leaders Division outright but is ineligible for the postseason as part of its punishment for NCAA violations under former coach Jim Tressel.

Wisconsin blew its chance to show it deserves its spot in the Big Ten title game. It is third in the Leaders but plays for a trip to the Rose Bowl because neither Ohio State nor Penn State are eligible for the postseason.

"I'm sure winning in Indy and going to the Rose Bowl and winning there would erase all the losses we've had," running back Montee Ball said. "Because that's our goal."

No. 13 Oklahoma 50, West Va. 49: Landry Jones threw for a school-record 554 yards and six touchdowns, including a 5-yarder to Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left, for the visiting Sooners. That offset the Mountaineers' Tavon Austin (school-record 344 rushing yards and Big 12-record 572 all-purpose yards) and Stedman Bailey (13 catches, 205 yards, four touchdowns). Oklahoma rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit for the first time in 16 tries dating to 2007 to hand West Virginia its fifth consecutive loss.

No. 16 Nebraska 38, Minn. 14: Taylor Martinez threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns to Kenny Bell for the host Cornhuskers, who scored on four of their first six possessions. Nebraska clinches a berth in the Big Ten title game with a win over Iowa on Friday or a Michigan loss to Ohio State on Saturday. The Cornhuskers had to rally in the second half in four of their first five conference wins. "We've been … giving people heart attacks," Bell said. "It was big for us to get into our game faster."

No. 17 UCLA 38, No. 21 USC 28: Freshman Brett Hundley passed for 234 yards and a score and rushed for two scores as the host Bruins clinched the Pac-12 South and ended a five-game skid against their crosstown rival. "When the season started, obviously nobody thought we were going to do what we're doing now," Hundley said. "But we all knew deep down inside that we could do it; that we had the talent." Quarterback Matt Barkley passed up the NFL draft to go for a national title, and his Trojans were the preseason No. 1. Now they have four losses even before facing unbeaten Notre Dame on Saturday. "We're extremely disappointed with this season," coach Lane Kiffin said. "We're too talented to have that many losses."

Utah St. 48, No. 19 La. Tech 41 OT: Kerwynn Williams ran for a 4-yard touchdown then the visiting Aggies, who blew a 24-point third-quarter lead, held on four plays to pull off the upset. The Bulldogs' Colby Cameron threw an interception late in the second quarter, ending his NCAA-record streak without one at 445 attempts.

No. 23 Michigan 42, Iowa 17: Devin Gardner threw for three touchdowns and ran for three for the host Wolverines. He became the first Michigan quarterback to account for six touchdowns since Steve Smith (three each) in 1983. Michigan's Denard Robinson played after missing two-plus games with nerve damage in his right elbow. Normally a quarterback, he started at running back (getting 98 yards on 13 carries) and took some snaps but didn't throw a pass. However, Michigan star running back Fitzgerald Toussaint appeared to break his left leg while being tackled early. The school said only he was sent to a hospital for surgery.

Okla. State 59, No. 23 Texas Tech 21: Isaiah Anderson had a career-best 174 yards receiving, including touchdowns of 60, 33 and 66 yards, for the host Cowboys. The Red Raiders' Seth Doege, who entered leading I-A with 34 touchdown passes, threw just one with two interceptions.

No. 25 Kent St. 31, Bowling Green 24: Dri Archer ran for 241 yards and touchdowns of 79 and 74 yards to help the visiting Golden Flashes reach the MAC title game for the first time. They face Northern Illinois on Nov. 30 in Detroit then will play in their first bowl game since 1972. Said coach Darrell Hazell, whose team has won nine straight and 14 of 16 dating to last season: "To think what our team has accomplished this season and at the end of last season is mind boggling."

Around the nation

Penn St. 45, Indiana 22: Matt McGloin threw four touchdowns, three to Allen Robinson, for the host Nittany Lions. His 395 passing yards gave him a school season record of 3,003.

N'western 23, Michigan St. 20: Jeff Budzien made a 27-yard field goal with 7:30 left, and the visiting Wildcats held on. Northwestern blew fourth-quarter leads in its only three losses.

Purdue 20, Illinois 17: Akeem Hunt's 63-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown helped the Boilermakers win consecutive road Big Ten games for the first time since 2009.

Harvard 34, Yale 24: Quarterback Colton Chapple ran 18 yards for a score and 61 yards to set up the go-ahead score in the fourth for the host Crimson. It is the first time in the Ivy League rivalry, which started in 1875, that Harvard has won six consecutive games.

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