Cowboys outlast 'Cats in shootout

Oklahoma State 52, Kansas State 45

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Brandon Weeden threw for a school record 502 yards and four touchdowns, and Joseph Randle scored the final, tiebreaking 23-yard touchdown with 2:16 remaining to lift No. 3 Oklahoma State to a 52-45 victory against No. 17 Kansas State on Saturday night.

Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon runs away from Kansas State's Nigel Malone en route to a touchdown during the first quarter of the Cowboys' 52-45 victory.  Brody Schmidt/Associated Press
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Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon runs away from Kansas State's Nigel Malone en route to a touchdown during the first quarter of the Cowboys' 52-45 victory.

The Cowboys (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) matched the best start in school history and survived quite a scare from K-State (7-2, 4-2), which had three shots at the end zone in the final 12 seconds.

NO. 4 STANFORD 38, OREGON STATE 13

In Corvallis, Ore., Andrew Luck threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns in Stanford’s victory over Oregon State.

The victory was costly for the Cardinal, who lost senior receiver Chris Owusu to a concussion in the second quarter after a helmet-to-helmet collision with Beavers cornerback Jordan Poyer.

Stanford (9-0, 7-0 Pac-12) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games. The Cardinal have not opened 9-0 since 1952.

IOWA 24, NO. 13 MICHIGAN 16

In Iowa City, Iowa, Marcus Coker ran for 132 yards and a pair of touchdown and Iowa held off a late Michigan (7-2, 3-2) rally.

James Vandenberg added 171 yards passing and a TD for the Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten).

NO. 14 HOUSTON 56, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 13

In Birmingham, Ala., Case Keenum threw for 407 yards to become the most prolific passer in NCAA history and he added his first two rushing touchdowns of the season to lead Houston (9-0, 5-0 Conference USA).

Keenum passed Timmy Chang’s career record of 17,072 yards passing for Hawaii from 2000-04. Keenum finished the game with 17,212 yards passing.

NO. 15 MICHIGAN STATE 31, MINNESOTA 24

In East Lansing, Mich., Le’Veon Bell’s 35-yard touchdown run with 10:58 remaining helped Michigan State hold off upset-minded Minnesota (2-7, 1-4 Big Ten) .

Bell ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and a pair of TDs for the Spartans (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten).

NO. 19 WISCONSIN 62, PURDUE 17

In Madison, Wis., Montee Ball ran for a career-high 223 yards with three touchdowns and Wisconsin (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) rebounded from back-to-back losses with a rout of Purdue (4-5, 2-3).

UCLA 29, NO. 20 ARIZONA STATE 28

In Pasadena, Calif., Derrick Coleman scored the go-ahead touchdown for UCLA on a 1-yard run with 49 seconds to play, and Alex Garoutte missed a 46-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the Bruins’ victory.

NO. 23 CINCINNATI 26, PITTSBURGH 23

In Pittsburgh, Zach Collaros threw for 214 yards and ran for two touchdowns as No. 23 Cincinnati (7-1, 3-0 Big East) took firm control of the Big East race.

LOUISVILLE 38, NO. 24 WEST VIRGINIA 35

In Morgantown, W.Va., Teddy Bridgewater threw for one touchdown, Andrew Johnson returned a blocked field goal for another score and Louisville (5-4, 3-1 Big East) shocked West Virginia (6-3, 2-2).

Geno Smith threw for 410 yards and three scores but couldn’t bring the Mountaineers (6-3, 2-2) back from 10 points down in the fourth quarter.

EX-PENN STATE ASSISTANT ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A former defensive coordinator who was integral for decades to Penn State’s success in football was accused Saturday of sexually abusing eight boys, and the school’s athletic director and an administrator were charged with perjury and failing to report what they knew about the allegations in a case that prosecutors said uncovered a years-long investigation.

Former coach Jerry Sandusky, 67, was arrested Saturday and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts, the state attorney general’s office said. Athletic director Tim Curley, 57, and Penn State vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, 62 were expected to turn themselves in Monday. Schultz’s position includes oversight of the university’s police department.

Longtime head coach Joe Paterno was not charged, authorities said, and the grand jury report did not appear to implicate him in wrongdoing.

– Associated Press

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