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COLLEGE FOOTBALL / WEEK 4 | BIG 12

Familiar Scenario for Kansas St.

September 17, 2000|From Associated Press

His players didn't come out for postgame interviews, but Ball State Coach Bill Lynch did--and he had a few words for Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder.

They weren't the words you might expect from a man whose team had just been blown out by 11 touchdowns for its 20th consecutive loss, the longest losing streak in the nation.

Lynch called Snyder's visit to the Cardinals' locker room Saturday night, after the No. 7 Wildcats' 76-0 win at Manhattan, Kan., "the classiest thing I've ever seen in the coaching profession.

"He told our players about a time he went to Colorado and the score was similar," Lynch said. "He told them to keep believing and keep on going. I hope they took it to heart."

Losses like that 64-3 defeat by Colorado in 1990, when Kansas State (3-0) was in the early stages of its transformation from patsy to powerhouse, make it easy to sympathize with teams such as Ball State (0-3), Snyder said.

"It's hard for those youngsters in that other locker room," Snyder said. "All they're looking for is just a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, and it's hard for them to see it."

Kansas State's 76 points broke a 90-year-old school record, set in 1910 in a 75-0 victory over Drury. It fell with 11:21 remaining, on Rashad Washington's one-yard run and Kyle Altvater's conversion.

Oklahoma State 23, Southwest Texas 0--Reggie White ran for 130 yards and scored a touchdown at Stillwater, Okla., as the Cowboys earned their first shutout in three years.

Oklahoma State (2-0) held the Division I-AA Bobcats (1-2) to 141 yards of offense, allowing only one serious scoring threat that ended when defensive back Marcus Jones picked off Reagan George's pass in the end zone early in the third quarter.

Texas A&M 45, Texas El Paso 17--Ja'Mar Toombs scored three second-half touchdowns, aided by the defense and special teams, as the Aggies (2-1) rallied at College Station, Texas.

Trailing 17-14 at the half, Texas A&M's defense stopped the Miners (1-2) on fourth down at the Aggies' 31 and they drove to a two-yard touchdown run by Toombs with 5:30 to go in the third quarter.

Texas Tech 26, Louisiana Lafayette 0--Tim Baker scored on a two-yard pass and set up another touchdown with a 71-yard gain on a screen pass, leading the Red Raiders (4-0) over the Ragin' Cajuns (0-3) at Lubbock, Texas.

Kansas 23, Alabama Birmingham 20--Joe Garcia, after missing an extra point, kicked a 50-yard field goal with 6:04 remaining that boosted the Jayhawks (1-1) past the Blazers (1-1) at Lawrence, Kan.

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