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Walk-on kicker delivers as Texas stops Nebraska



Published: Sat, October 21, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Ryan Bailey made his first collegiate field goal with 23 seconds left.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ryan Bailey made his first college field goal a memorable one.

The Texas walk-on made a 22-yarder with 23 seconds remaining -- and snow flurries falling -- to give the fifth-ranked Longhorns a 22-20 victory over No. 17 Nebraska Saturday.

With the Cornhuskers (6-2, 3-1 Big 12) on the verge of an upset, Texas (7-1, 4-0) caught a huge break when receiver Terrence Nunn fumbled and Marcus Griffin recovered at the Nebraska 44 with 2:17 to go.

No. 6 Louisville 28, Syracuse 13

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Kolby Smith rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns and Anthony Allen scored on two short runs.

It was the fourth road win for the Cardinals (7-0, 2-0 Big East). The Cardinals built a 21-6 lead early in the fourth quarter and handed the Orange (3-5, 0-3) their 10th straight conference loss.

No. 7 Tennessee 16, Alabama 13

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Arian Foster dove into the end zone with 3:28 to go, completing Tennessee's (6-1, 2-1 SEC) rally.

The Crimson Tide (5-3, 2-3) went ahead 13-6 at the end of the third quarter on Tim Castille's 2-yard run.

No. 8 Auburn 38, Tulane 13

AUBURN, Ala. -- Brandon Cox passed for 212 yards and three touchdowns, and freshman Ben Tate rushed for 156 yards to lead Auburn (7-1).

Tulane (2-5), which was playing without two injured starters at receiver, has lost its last 31 games against ranked opponents dating back to 1982.

No. 11 California 31,Washington 24, OT

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Marshawn Lynch ran for 150 yards and a 22-yard touchdown in overtime, and California recovered from Washington's improbable tying score on a deflected pass as time expired. Linebacker Desmond Bishop made 16 tackles and atoned for his disastrous misplay on Marlon Wood's TD catch with a game-ending interception for the Golden Bears (7-1, 5-0 Pac-10).

No. 15 Arkansas 38, Mississippi 3

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Felix Jones returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and Arkansas (6-1, 4-0) remained the only team with a perfect SEC record.

Washington State 34,No. 16 Oregon 23

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Jed Collins caught a touchdown pass and rushed for another score as Washington State upset Oregon. Washington State's (5-3, 3-2 Pac-10) defense held the league's top offensive team without an offensive touchdown until midway through the fourth quarter. Alex Brink threw touchdown passes to Collins and Jason Hill and was 20-for-23 for 179 yards and two touchdowns.

No. 18 Boise St. 42, Idaho 26

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Ian Johnson ran for 183 yards and four touchdowns, and Boise State took sole possession of first place in the WAC. Johnson has 1,181 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. Jared Zabransky completed 10 of 22 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns for the Broncos (8-0, 4-0).

No. 22 Boston College 24,Florida St. 19

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- DeJuan Tribble's 36-yard interception return for a touchdown capped a 21-point second quarter for BC. (6-1, 3-1 ACC). The game was largely settled in the last minute of the first half, when BC scored two touchdowns in the final 51 seconds to take a 21-10 lead.

No. 24 Missouri 41, Kansas St. 21

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri fell behind on the first play before Chase Daniel threw four touchdown passes as the Tigers broke a 13-game losing streak against Kansas State. Daniel has a team-record 19 touchdown passes this season, helping Missouri (7-1, 3-1 Big 12) to match its best start since 1969. Kansas State (4-4, 1-3) has lost four of five after starting the season 3-0.

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