Ok­la­homa tops Texas, wins Big 12

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

AR­LING­TON, Texas — Kyler Mur­ray threw for 379 yards and three touch­downs as No. 5 Ok­la­homa beat No. 9 Texas 39-27 in the Big 12 cham­pi­onship game Satur­day, with the Soon­ers aveng­ing their lone loss and mak­ing their case for a re­turn to the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off.

Mur­ray, the Heis­man Tro­phy-con­tend­ing dual-threat quar­ter­back, threw two of his TDs to Grant Cal­caterra. That in­cluded an im­pres­sive 18-yard score on third-and-10 with two min­utes left as the Soon­ers (12-1) won their sev­enth con­sec­u­tive game de­spite be­ing held to fewer than 40 points for the first time in nine games.

Sam Eh­linger was 23 of 36 pass­ing for 349 yards and two TDs and ran for two scores for Texas (9-4), but his fi­nal pass was picked off by cor­ner­back Tre Nor­wood at the Ok­la­homa 1 in the fi­nal minute.

Ok­la­homa is the first Power Five team to win four con­sec­u­tive out­right con­fer­ence ti­tles since Florida in the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence in the mid-1990s.


■ No. 6 Ohio State 45, No. 21 North­west­ern 24

— At In­di­anapo­lis, Dwayne Hask­ins was 34 of 41 pass­ing for 499 yards and five touch­downs, top­ping 400 yards for the fifth time this season for the Buck­eyes (12-1), who won their fifth straight game and third league ti­tle in five years.

Clay­ton Thor­son threw for 267 yards and a TD with two in­ter­cep­tions for the Wild­cats (8-5), who trimmed a 24-7 half­time deficit to 24-21 mid­way through the third quar­ter but got no closer.


■ No. 2 Clem­son 42,

Pitts­burgh 10 — At Char­lotte, N.C., Travis Eti­enne ran for 156 yards and two touch­downs for the Tigers (13-0), who to­taled 301 yards and four TDs on the ground en route to be­com­ing the first team to win four straight ACC ti­tles.

The Pan­thers (7-6) com­mit­ted three turnovers, in­clud­ing two in the first half that gave Clem­son the ball inside the Pitt 10 and led to 14 points. The Tigers amassed nine tack­les for loss on a rain­drenched evening.


■ No. 7 Cen­tral Florida 56,

Mem­phis 41 — At Or­lando, Fla., Darriel Mack over­came two lost fum­bles in the first quar­ter to run for three sec­ond-half touch­downs, and the fresh­man also threw for 348 yards and two TDs with­out an in­ter­cep­tion for the Knights (12-0), who trailed 38-21 at in­ter­mis­sion.

Dar­rell Hen­der­son ran for 210 yards on 16 car­ries for the Tigers (8-5), scor­ing on first-half runs of 62, 12 and 82 yards and throw­ing a 4-yard TD pass. But he gained only 3 yards on six sec­ond-half rushes.

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