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COLLEGE FOOTBALL / 1996 | BIG 12 ROUNDUP

TCU Is No Match for Kansas

September 15, 1996|From Associated Press

June Henley sloshed through intermittent rain for 201 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night as No. 24 Kansas pounded nonconference rival Texas Christian, 52-17, at Fort Worth, Texas.

Picking up where he left off in the Jayhawks' season opener, Henley scored on runs of 10, two and three yards to stake Kansas (2-0) to a 28-10 halftime lead over the Horned Frogs (1-1), who had six turnovers.

He added a school record-tying fourth touchdown on a 24-yard run in an explosive third quarter that included a 17-yard scoring pass from Matt Johner to Isaac Byrd after a fumble recovery by Jason Harris at the Horned Frogs' 17.

Harris also picked off a pass by Jeff Dover in the fourth quarter, another in a long night of miscues by TCU, which didn't commit a turnover in a stunning 20-7 victory over Oklahoma last week.

Henley, with a career total of 2,880 yards, is closing in on the school record of 3,788 yards by Tony Sands. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound senior has already passed Kansas stars Gale Sayers and John Riggins in career rushing and he is the touchdown leader with 32.

No. 17 Kansas State 35, Cincinnati 0--Marlon Charles scored twice and gained 106 yards and Mike Lawrence added two touchdowns as to lead the Wildcats at Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State (3-0) shut out Cincinnati (1-2) despite committing penalties at critical times and appearing out of sync.

A 37-yard gain on a reverse by Jimmy Dean set up Lawrence's second touchdown, giving Kansas State a 21-0 lead with 8:44 left in the third quarter. Wildcats tackle Todd Weiner put a crushing block on linebacker David Jackson to free Dean for a gain to the Bearcats five, and Lawrence scored a play later.

Baylor 14, Louisville 13--Kalief Muhammad caught two touchdown passes and the Cardinal squandered several scoring opportunities as the Bears remained undefeated at Louisville, Ky.

Louisville (1-2) drove the ball within Baylor's 13-yard line on three separate possessions and scored only six points.

David Akers missed field goal attempts of 30, 26 and 65 yards and Louisville botched an extra point that would have tied the score late in the fourth quarter.

Baylor (2-0) took the lead for good late in the third quarter on a five-yard pass from Jeff Watson to Muhammad. The play ended an eight-play, 75-yard drive that was keyed by a 32-yard pass from Watson to Dexter Ford.

Memphis 19, Missouri 16--Qadry Anderson's 14-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter proved to be the winning points as a crowd of 41,543--the smallest for a home opener in Coach Larry Smith's three seasons at Missouri--watched the first game played under permanent lights at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo.

Memphis (1-2) led, 17-10, before Missouri's Devin West scored from five yards out with 3:31 left, but Mark Norris was wide right with the extra point.

To make matters worse, Missouri (0-2) was penalized 15 yards on the kickoff because fans responded by throwing debris on the field. Marquis Bowling later sacked Missouri's Kent Skornia in the end zone with 1:04 to play.

Oklahoma St. 30, Tulsa 9--David Thompson rushed 34 times for a career-best 252 yards and scored twice to lead the Cowboys at Stillwater, Okla.

Thompson's big game and a defensive stand early in the fourth quarter helped the Cowboys (2-1) breathe easily in the closing minutes, a rarity in this series. Tulsa (0-2) won last year, 24-23.

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