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Beasley, Kansas St. Running Strong

October 08, 2000|From Associated Press

Senior Jonathan Beasley ran for four touchdowns and passed for another to lead the No. 4 Kansas State to another lopsided victory, as the Wildcats beat Kansas, 52-13, Saturday at Lawrence, Kan.

Beasley, who scored a school-record five touchdowns two weeks ago against North Texas, had touchdown runs of one, four and 15 yards in a 31-point second quarter.

The Wildcats have defeated their six opponents by a combined score of 318-61 and Beasley has passed for 10 touchdowns and run for 12.

"I've said all along I'm a Beasley fan," said Kansas Coach Terry Allen, whose Jayhawks fell to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the Big 12. "You know Beasley's going to run the option, make good throws, make the right calls and plays."

Beasley, who came into the game with a nation-leading 186.6 passer rating, ran for 33 yards and completed 12 of 18 passes for 235 and one touchdown before giving way to backup El Roberson after Kansas State's first possession of the second half.

"I'm just trying to get better each week," said Beasley, 17-1 as a starting quarterback.

The Wildcats (6-0, 2-0) have won 35 of their last 36 regular-season games.

Colorado 26, Texas A&M 19--Freshman Craig Ochs passed for one touchdown and ran for another to lead the Buffaloes (1-4, 1-1) at College Station, Texas, as they ended the Aggies' 22-game home winning streak.

The Buffaloes had lost three close games to ranked teams but were ready for the Aggies, who hadn't lost at Kyle Field since they were defeated by Texas Tech in 1996.

Ochs got the Buffaloes off to a fast start with an 18-yard touchdown run with 2:20 to go in the first quarter, the first time this season the Buffaloes scored first in a game. Ochs also hooked up with Cortlen Johnson on a 52-yard touchdown pass play in the fourth quarter.

Ochs, the third Colorado starter at quarterback in six games this season, completed 15 of 25 passes for 239 yards and did not throw an interception.

After Ochs' touchdown run, the Buffaloes took a 12-0 lead with a safety when A&M's Chance Pearce snapped the ball out of the end zone and Mark Mariscal followed that with a 45-yard field goal.

The Aggies rallied for a 13-12 halftime lead on a 46-yard touchdown pass play, Mark Farris to Robert Ferguson, and a two-yard run by Robert Whitaker in the second quarter.

Then Johnson put Colorado ahead to stay with a one-yard touchdown run with 4:26 left in the third quarter and Johnson caught the 52-yard touchdown pass from Ochs with 11:45 left in the game for a 26-16 lead.

The Aggies took advantage of two big defensive plays and scored two touchdowns over a 1:29 span to take the halftime lead. Bethel Johnson broke through and partially blocked a 28-yard field goal attempt, and that led to a 46-yard touchdown pass from Farris to Ferguson with 2:14 left in the half.

Missouri 24, Oklahoma State 10--Darius Outlaw, a redshirt freshman making his first start for the Tigers, threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the first quarter at Columbia, Mo.

Antoine Duncan had two interceptions and Zain Gilmore had 169 yards in 27 carries as Missouri (2-3, 1-1) ended a three-game losing streak. Oklahoma State (2-3, 0-2) has been outscored 94-23 during its three-game losing streak and managed only a 42-yard field goal by Seth Condley in the first quarter.

Outlaw, who was 14 for 27 for 191 yards, was the third-string quarterback in mid-August when backup Jim Dougherty suffered a season-ending elbow injury. Starter Kirk Farmer broke his collarbone in the third quarter in last week's loss at Nebraska.

Texas Tech 28, Baylor 0--Ricky Williams ran for two touchdowns and Kliff Kingsbury threw two touchdown passes to Derek Dorris as the Red Raiders defeated the Bears at Lubbock, Texas.

Baylor (2-3, 0-2) used three quarterbacks trying to fill the void left by an injury to Greg Cicero.

Tech (5-1, 1-1) was led by Kingsbury, who completed 33 of 50 passes for 322 yards, including the touchdown passes of 14 and six yards to Dorris.

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