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Southwest Roundup : Texas Makes It Easy for BYU With Eight Turnovers, 22-17

September 13, 1987|From Times Wire Services

Quarterback Bob Jensen threw for two touchdowns and took advantage of eight Texas turnovers as Brigham Young defeated the Longhorns, 22-17, Saturday night at Austin, Tex.

The Brigham Young defense grabbed four interceptions--two by defensive back Rodney Rice--and four fumbles, while Jensen completed 16 of 35 attempts for 199 yards.

The defeat sent the Longhorns to their worst start in 20 years and spoiled the home debut for new Texas Coach David McWilliams, whose team is now 0-2. Brigham Young is 1-1.

Oklahoma St. 35, Houston 0--Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders scored on a 2-yard run in the first half and fueled a runaway second half with a 68-yard punt return for another touchdown at Houston as the Cowboys ruined the debut of new Coach Jack Pardee.

The Cowboys (2-0) shut down Houston's new run-and-shoot offense and took a 14-0 halftime lead on runs of 49 yards by Thurman Thomas and Sanders' 2-yard run in the first quarter.

Thomas gained 111 yards in 21 carries.

It was the first shutout loss for Houston (0-1) in 45 games, spanning back to a 50-0 defeat to Texas in 1982.

Texas Tech 33, Colorado St. 24--At Lubbock, Tex., James Gray rushed for 150 yards, Ervin Farris ran for 2 touchdowns and Scott Segrist kicked two field goals to give the Red Raiders their first victory under Coach Spike Dykes.

But Colorado State (0-2) made Tech sweat to the final gun as Sanjay Beach returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown after the Raiders took a 26-17 lead on Gray's 2-yard touchdown run with 5:58 to play.

Dykes took over last December when David McWilliams resigned to become coach at Texas.

Air Force 21, TCU 10--Anthony Roberson ran 46 yards for a third-quarter touchdown as the Falcons defeated the Horned Frogs at Colorado Springs, Colo.

Sophomore quarterback Dee Dowis, who became the starter just two days earlier, directed the Air Force wishbone. He rushed for 61 yards and passed for 51 yards.

Air Force is 1-1, TCU 0-2.

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