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College Football Week 8 | BIG 12

Kansas Walk-on QB Runs Over Colorado

October 25, 1998| From Associated Press

Having its starting running back out with a hamstring injury, the last thing Kansas wanted to do against No. 17 Colorado was replace its quarterback with a walk-on backup after an injury on the game's opening possession.

However, backups Jay Alexander and David Winbush were up to the task, as the Jayhawks upset the Buffaloes, 33-17, at Lawrence, Kan.

Alexander was 11 for 18 for 115 yards while Winbush rushed for a career-high 268 yards, the most ever allowed by the Buffaloes, and scored three touchdowns as Kansas (2-5, 1-5 Big 12) ended a 10-game losing streak to ranked opponents.

"I kept saying I'm a starting running back," Winbush said. "I've been looking for a breakout game. I didn't really think about it this week, and it just came."

Colorado (6-2, 3-2) was the last ranked team to lose to the Jayhawks, in 1995, and Saturday's defeat was its first at Kansas since 1981.

Kansas starting quarterback Zac Wegner suffered a concussion on the Jayhawks' first possession and did not return. Buffalo starter Mike Moschetti was injured in third quarter when hit by Dion Rayford just after he released the ball.

Texas 30, Baylor 20--Ricky Williams became the leading scorer in NCAA Division I history, scoring two touchdowns in the last 2:03 as the Longhorns (5-2, 3-1) rallied to defeat the Bears (2-5, 1-4) at Austin, Texas.

Williams now has 428 career points, topping the mark of 416 set by Roman Anderson of Houston in 1989.

Williams also rushed 39 times for 259 yards to become the second-leading rusher in Division I, increasing his total to 5,639 yards. He passed Charles White of USC and is closing in on the record of 6,082 by Pittsburgh's Tony Dorsett.

No. 4 Kansas St. 52, Iowa State 7--Michael Bishop threw three touchdown passes before limping to the sideline in the Wildcats' victory at Manhattan, Kan.

Bishop left favoring his right leg with 13 minutes remaining in the third quarter. He was replaced by junior Adam Helm, who scored on a one-yard touchdown run to give the Wildcats (7-0, 4-0) a 35-0 lead over the Cyclones (2-5, 0-4) with 7:06 left in the third.

No. 8 Texas A&M 17, No. 25 Texas Tech 10--Holder Shane Lechler threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Campbell on a fake field goal, leading the Aggies past the Red Raiders at College Station, Texas.

The Aggies (7-1, 4-0 Big 12), stymied by three first-half turnovers after committing only six in the first seven games, trailed Texas Tech (6-2, 3-2), 3-0, when Lechler, holding for a supposed field goal, rolled out and found Campbell for a touchdown.

Oklahoma St. 41, Oklahoma 26--Behind quarterback Tony Lindsay, the Cowboys scored on six of their first seven second-half possessions at Stillwater, Okla., to defeat the Sooners at home for the first time since 1966.

Lindsay had two touchdown passes and ran for two scores as the Cowboys (3-4, 2-3) defeated the Sooners (2-5, 0-4) for the third time in four years.

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