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Texas' Victory Done in Special Manner

October 20, 2002|From Associated Press

Both kickers felt confident, but only one got to leave feeling good.

As the crowd chanted, "We hate you, we hate you," Dusty Mangum drilled a 27-yard field goal with 1:32 left Saturday night to give eighth-ranked Texas a 17-14 victory over No. 17 Kansas State at Manhattan, Kan.

With seven seconds to go, Kansas State's Jared Brite could have tied the score by making a 36-yard field-goal attempt. But the kick was low, and Marcus Tubbs got a hand on it to preserve the victory for Texas.

"I was pretty confident going out there that I was going to make it," said Mangum, who suffered through a one-for-five slump against Tulane and Oklahoma State this season.

"All of a sudden, they were chanting. I was really glad that I got that kick and was able to shove it in their face."

Chris Simms threw two touchdown passes for the Longhorns (6-1, 2-1 in conference) and B.J. Johnson had four catches for 132 yards and a score.

Brite, who had an extra-point attempt blocked in the second quarter, appeared to hit the kick low.

"To tell you the truth, I couldn't tell," he said. "My head was still down when I heard the thump from someone's hands. The way I hit it, it felt like it was going high."

Tubbs, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman, was put in specifically to try to get the block.

"It was just about getting penetration, raising your hands and jumping as high as you can," he said. "That's all it was."

It was a crucial victory for the Longhorns, who came back strong after last week's 35-24 loss to No. 2 Oklahoma. It also dropped Kansas State (5-2, 1-2) to 2-23 in games against top-10 teams under Coach Bill Snyder.

"It's great for our team," Johnson said. "We are going to fight throughout the year, so if [reporters] want to count us out of this thing, we're not out. We'll be back."

Ell Roberson hit James Terry on consecutive passes for 27 and 15 yards to move the Wildcats into position for Brite's tying attempt.

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Texas A&M 47, Kansas 22 -- Dustin Long threw for a school-record 399 yards and three touchdowns to lead Texas A&M (5-2, 2-1) at Lawrence, Kan.

Derek Farmer had 111 yards rushing in 21 carries for the Aggies with touchdown runs of four yards in the second quarter and one yard in the fourth.

Bill Whittemore threw two second-half touchdown passes to Byron Gasaway and ran one yard for a fourth-quarter touchdown for Kansas (2-6, 0-4), which was outgained, 566-289, and has not won a conference game since beating Texas Tech, 34-31, on Oct. 6, 2001. The Jayhawks haven't beaten a Big 12 team at home in two years.

Long's yardage -- on 18-for-32 passing -- was the fifth-most ever against the Jayhawks, who gave up a 300-yard performance for the third straight week. Baylor's Aaron Karas threw for 359 yards against the Jayhawks in the Bears' 35-32 win on Oct. 5, and Colorado's Chris Brown ran for 309 yards a week ago as Kansas lost, 53-29, to the Buffaloes.

Bethel Johnson caught two of Long's scoring passes, for 18 yards in the second quarter and 30 yards in the fourth, and finished with 124 yards and six receptions.

Whittemore, who was sacked seven times, finished with 187 yards on 21-for-44 passing. He also ran for 27 yards and caught a 16-yard pass from running back Dan Coke.

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No. 23 Colorado 34, Baylor 0 -- Chris Brown ran for 167 yards and three first-half touchdowns before leaving the game with a sprained ankle, and the Buffaloes (5-2, 3-0) won at Boulder, Colo.

Brown, the nation's leading rusher, boosted his per-game average slightly to 164.9 yards as Colorado won its fourth game in a row.

Baylor (3-4, 1-2) had 251 yards -- compared with 395 for the Buffaloes -- and crossed midfield only three times.

The Bears had two scoring threats in the final five minutes, but third-string quarterback Josh Zachry fumbled at the Colorado 20-yard line with 4:55 remaining and threw incomplete in the end zone on the final play of the game.

Brown had touchdown runs of 55, four and one yard. He became the fastest player in Colorado history to reach 1,000 yards in a season, doing it in 143 carries. Rashaan Salaam needed 149 carries to hit 1,000 on his way to 2,055 yards and the Heisman Trophy in 1994.

Robert Hodge completed 13 of 16 passes for 125 yards and scrambled 34 yards for a touchdown.

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Texas Tech 52, Missouri 38 -- Kliff Kingsbury completed 49 of 70 passes for 510 yards and five touchdowns for Texas Tech (5-3, 2-1) at Lubbock, Texas.

Kingsbury broke his own school records for completions, attempts and yards and also became the 20th passer in Division I-A history to reach 10,000 yards in his career.

He came in needing 182 yards to become the first Red Raider quarterback with 10,000, and he had that by the first quarter.

Missouri is 3-4, 0-3.

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