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Oklahoma rallies in a Red River classic

Gabriel’s touchdown pass with 15 seconds left takes down Texas


Dillon Gabriel threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Nic Anderson with 15 seconds left and No. 12 Oklahoma won a battle of unbeatens 34-30 over No. 3 Texas on Saturday in Dallas in their last Red River rivalry game as Big 12 members before moving to the Southeaste­rn Conference.

With the SEC Commission­er in attendance, but not the Big 12’s, the Sooners and Longhorns played a classic that must have made Greg Sankey thrilled with his new acquisitio­ns.

The pocket was collapsing around Gabriel when he threw the game-winner for the Sooners (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) to Anderson in the back of the end zone.

Gabriel completed 23 of 38 passes for 285 yards and ran 14 times for 113 yards and a score. The left-handed quarterbac­k had missed the Sooners’ 49-0 loss in last year’s game because of a concussion.

Texas (5-1, 2-1) had erased a 10-point deficit and taken a 30-27 lead on Bert Auburn’s third field goal, a 45-yarder with 1:17 left. The Sooners then went 75 yards in five plays, including Gabriel’s passes of 11 and 28 yard to Drake Stoops, the senior receiver and son of the former Sooners coach.

Quinn Ewers completed 31 of 37 passes for 346 yards, but his final throw from near midfield was knocked down near the goal line as time expired.

Jonathan Brooks, held out of the end zone on three consecutiv­e plays after Texas got to the 1 on its previous drive, tied the game at 27 on a 29-yard TD run with 6:10 left. Brooks finished with 129 yards rushing.

No. 4 Ohio State 37, Maryland 17: Kyle McCord passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns, Marvin Harrison Jr. had eight catches for 163 yards and a score and Ohio State scored 27 straight points in the second half to beat Maryland in Columbus.

The Buckeyes (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) didn’t lead until Jaden Fielding

kicked a field goal to put them up 20-17 late in the third quarter.

After a Maryland punt, McCord tossed a 44-yard TD pass to tight end Cade Stover. The Terps gave up the ball on downs on their next possession, and four plays later McCord found Harrison for a 17-yard touchdown to push the Ohio State lead to 34-17.

Maryland’s Taulia Tagovailoa was 21 for 41 for 196 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score. But he was intercepte­d twice, the first a 24-yard pick-six by Josh Proctor in the second quarter that gave the Buckeyes their first touchdown.

No. 11 Alabama 26, Texas A&M 20: Jalen Milroe threw three

touchdown passes as the Crimson Tide (5-1, 3-0 Southeaste­rn Conference) took a key step toward reaching the SEC championsh­ip game and eventually the College Football Playoff, outscoring the Aggies 14-0 in the third quarter in College Station, Texas.

A&M (4-2, 2-1) led 17-10 at halftime.

Milroe was 21 of 33 for 321 yards. A&M’s Max Johnson was 14 of 25 for 239 yards, a touchdown and an intercepti­on.

UCLA 25, No. 13 Washington State 17: Keegan Jones had a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, UCLA’s defense forced four turnovers and the Bruins (4-1, 1-1 Pac-2) rallied past the Cougars (4-1,

1-1) at the Rose Bowl.

Carson Steele added 140 yards on 30 carries and Dante Moore completed 22 of 44 passes for 290 yards with a touchdown and intercepti­on as the Bruins got back on track after their loss two weeks ago at Utah.

Washington State’s Cameron Ward came into the game third nationally in passing yards per game, but had his worst game in two seasons. The junior was under pressure most of the day and completed only 19 of 39 for 197 yards and a touchdown.

No. 23 LSU 49, No. 21 Missouri 39:

Jayden Daniels threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns, ran for 139 yards and another score and,

despite playing with banged-up ribs much of the second half, rallied visiting LSU to a victory.

Logan Diggs added 134 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Malik Nabers caught six balls for 146 yards and the go-ahead score with 2:58 to go as LSU (4-2, 3-1 SEC) escaped a shootout in which defense appeared to be optional.

The teams combined for 46 first downs, 1,061 total yards — and 22 penalties for 145 yards.

Brady Cook threw for 411 yards with two touchdowns and two intercepti­ons for Missouri (5-1, 1-1). Luther Burden III caught 11 passes for 149 yards, and Cody Schrader ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns.

 ?? LM OTERO/AP ?? Oklahoma quarterbac­k Dillon Gabriel scores a touchdown ahead of Texas defenders Alfred Collins, bottom, Jalen Catalon, right, and Jaylan Ford during Saturday’s game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
LM OTERO/AP Oklahoma quarterbac­k Dillon Gabriel scores a touchdown ahead of Texas defenders Alfred Collins, bottom, Jalen Catalon, right, and Jaylan Ford during Saturday’s game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

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