TEXAS 31, KANSAS STATE 21
AUSTIN, Texas — Johnathan Gray rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns, David Ash threw a 63-yard touchdown pass and Texas beat Kansas State 31-21 Saturday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Gray became Texas’ first 100-yard rusher on the season and Texas’ defense, pushed around in two consecutive losses, put up a solid and energetic performance, forcing three critical second-half turnovers.
Ash, who missed the previous game with concussion-like symptoms, passed for 166 yards in the first half but missed the second with a new head injury. Senior Case McCoy took over, leading two touchdown drives.
Texas coach Mack Brown has been under intense pressure after three sub-par seasons and a bad start this year. The victory allowed Texas (2-2, 1-0) to avoid its first 1-3 start since 1956.
John Hubert scored two touchdowns and Tyler Lockett had 13 catches for 237 yards for Kansas State (2-2, 0-1).
NO. 20 BAYLOR 70,
LOUISIANA MONROE 7
WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty threw for 351 yards with four touchdowns and ran 2 yards for another score, and Baylor kept piling up the points in a win over Louisiana-Monroe.
The fast-paced Bears (3-0) had seven offensive touchdowns in the 10 drives Petty played. Those TD drives took a total of 6 minutes.
Baylor is the first FBS team since LSU in 1930 to open a season with at least 60 points in three consecutive games, according to STATS. Those Tigers had at least 70 points in each of those games — Baylor scored 69 in its opener before 70 points in each of its last two.
The Bears finished with 781 total yards, matching the school record they set in their last game, two weeks ago in a 70-13 win over Buffalo.
ULM (2-2) suffered its worst defeat since a 73-7 drubbing at Auburn in 2003.
NO. 25 TEXAS TECH 33,
TEXAS ST. 7
LUBBOCK, Texas — Backup quarterback Davis Webb threw for two touchdowns and 310 yards to lead Texas Tech over Texas State.
Webb threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Eric Ward in the third quarter and a 10-yarder to Bradley Marquez in the fourth after Texas State failed on a fake punt deep in its own territory.
Webb finished 19 for 43 and had two interceptions.
Texas Tech’s defense got the lone touchdown of the first half when linebacker Will Smith returned a fumble 9 yards. Ryan Bustin added four field goals for the Red Raiders (4-0)
Texas State (2-1) struggled against a stingy Red Raiders defense that gave up only 232 total yards. Bobcats running back Robert Lowe scored on a 49-yard run — a career-long rush for the sophomore — and quarterback Tyler Arndt was responsible for two of the team’s three turnovers.
KANSAS 13, LOUISIANA TECH 10
LAWRENCE — Matthew Wyman tried and failed to make the Kansas program as a walk-on kicker last year, and he wound up spending his first season on campus watching games from the student section.
He had a much better vantage point on Saturday.
Wyman was at the center of a wild celebration at midfield after connecting on a 52-year field goal with no time left, giving Kansas a dramatic 13-10 win over Louisiana Tech and ending a 22-game losing streak against teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Louisiana Tech (1-3) was poised to score the go-ahead touchdown when it marched to the Kansas 18 with 1:33 left. Kenneth Dixon got the carry and was fighting for extra yardage when the ball popped loose inside the 5-yard line, and the Jayhawks’ Keon Stowers recovered it.
That gave Kansas (2-1) the ball back with just enough time for Jake Heaps to get his team into scoring position. The BYU transfer hit three-consecutive passes, including a 29-yard strike to Tony Pierson, which allowed Wyman to have a shot at the game-winning field goal.
WEST VIRGINIA 0
BALTIMORE — No one saw this coming. Not Maryland, and certainly not West Virginia.
A.J. Hendy scored on a 28-yard interception return and recovered two fumbles as the unbeaten Terrapins forced six turnovers in a surprisingly easy victory over the Mountaineers.
The game was over by halftime. Off to their best start since 2001, the Terrapins led 30-0 at intermission after limiting the Mountaineers (2-2) to two first downs and picking off two passes.
C.J. Brown rushed for a touchdown and passed for a score to help Maryland to its most lopsided win in the series since a 54-7 blowout in 1951.lp Maryland to its most lopsided win in the series since a 54-7 blowout in 1951.