November 25, 2012 in Sports

Jones, Sooners rally past Oklahoma State

Associated Press

 Landry Jones threw for 500 yards and three touchdowns, and Brennan Clay scored on an 18-yard run in overtime to lift No. 14 Oklahoma to a 51-48 win against No. 22 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam rivalry on Saturday in Norman, Okla.

 The Sooners (9-2, 7-1 Big 12) never led during regulation, overcoming double-digit deficits in both halves. Backup quarterback Blake Bell tied it with 4 seconds left on a 4-yard keeper on fourth-and-1.

 Joseph Randle ran for 113 yards and matched his career-high with four touchdowns for Oklahoma State (7-4, 5-3), which settled for Quinn Sharp’s 26-yard field goal in overtime.

 On the Sooners’ second play, Clay got through traffic at the line of scrimmage and then broke through attempted tackles by Daytawion Lowe and Shamiel Gary to score the game-winner and set off a celebration on Owen Field.

 Oklahoma kept alive its chances for at least a share of the Big 12 championship and could win it outright by beating TCU next week if No. 7 Kansas State loses to Texas.

(2) Alabama 49, Auburn 0: A.J. McCarron passed for four touchdowns and Eddie Lacy rushed for 131 yards and two scores to lead the Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) to a beatdown of the rival Tigers (3-9, 0-8) in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the most lopsided Iron Bowl in 64 years. Alabama clinched the Western Division title outright and a spot in the conference title game against No. 3 Georgia with the winner likely getting a national championship shot.

(3) Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 10: Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for a pair of TDs, and the No. 3 Bulldogs (11-1 SEC) stayed right in the thick of the national championship race with a rout of the Yellow Jackets (6-6) in Athens, Ga. Georgia extended the domination of Georgia Tech, beating its state rival for the 11th time in 12 meetings.

(4) Ohio State 26, (20) Michigan 21: Carlos Hyde ran for 146 yards and the Buckeyes’ defense shut out the Wolverines (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) in the second half to grab a bruising victory in Columbus, Ohio, completing an improbable 12-0 season for Ohio State. The Buckeyes (12-0, 8-0) are ineligible for a BCS national title but still has an outside shot at finishing No. 1 in the final Associated Press Top 25 if other contenders lose.

(6) Florida 37, (10) Florida State 26: Mike Gillislee ran for two touchdowns and the Gators (11-1) scored 24 straight points in the fourth to defeat the Seminoles (10-2) in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida regained the lead 23-20 on Gillislee’s 37-yard run with 11:01 left in the final period on the first play after Florida State’s EJ Manuel fumbled, his fourth turnover of the game. Gillislee finished with 140 yards rushing.

(9) Texas A&M 59, Missouri 29: Johnny Manziel threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more scores as the Aggies beat the Tigers in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M (10-2, 6-2 SEC) scored touchdowns on its first six drives to build a 42-7 halftime lead and coast to their first 10-win season since 1998. Missouri (5-7, 2-6) won’t make a bowl game in its first SEC season.

(13) South Carolina 27, (12) Clemson 17: Backup quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns, Jadeveon Clowney had four sacks and the Gamecocks (10-2) won their fourth straight over the Tigers (10-2) in Clemson, S.C. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier became the school’s victories leader.

Connecticut 23, (19) Louisville 20 (3OT): Chad Christen’s 30-yard field goal in the third overtime gave the Huskies (5-6, 2-4 Big East) an upset of the Cardinals (9-2, 4-2) in Louisville, Ky. Blidi Wreh-Wilson set up Connecticut’s winning score by intercepting Teddy Bridgewater’s pass intended for DeVante Parker in the end zone. The Huskies ran three plays for 12 yards before Christen’s second OT kick gave Connecticut its second straight win.

Pittsburgh 27, (21) Rutgers 6: Tino Sunseri passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns in his final home game as the Panthers (5-6, 2-4 Big East) overwhelmed the Scarlet Knights (9-2, 5-1) in Pittsburgh. Ray Graham ran for 113 yards and a score for Pittsburgh, which kept its hopes for bowl eligibility alive.

Mississippi 41, (25) Mississippi State 24: Bo Wallace threw for 294 yards and five touchdowns, Donte Moncrief caught three TD passes and the Rebels (6-6, 3-5 SEC) pulled away in the second half to beat the Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4) in Oxford, Miss. Ole Miss won the Egg Bowl for the first time since 2008, breaking Mississippi State’s three-game winning streak in the series. The Rebels also earned bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009.

San Diego State 42, Wyoming 28: Adam Muema rushed for a career-high 255 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Aztecs (9-3, 7-1 Mountain West) past the Cowboys (4-8, 3-5) in Laramie, Wyo. Adam Dingwell added two touchdown passes as San Diego State secured at least a share of the Mountain West Conference title, which is its first Mountain West title and 19th overall.

Fresno State 48, Air Force 15: Derek Carr passed for 452 yards and four touchdowns, two of them to Davante Adams, as the Bulldogs (9-3, 7-1 MWC) thrashed the Falcons (6-6, 5-3) in Fresno, Calif., to capture a share of the Mountain West Conference championship.

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