Dicker’s kick lifts Texas

Stamford Advocate (Sunday) - - Sports -

DAL­LAS — Fresh­man Cameron Dicker kicked a 40-yard field goal with nine sec­onds left to give 19thranked Texas a 48-45 vic­tory Sat­ur­day over No. 7 Ok­la­homa af­ter Kyler Mur­ray had ral­lied the Soon­ers with three touch­downs in the fourth quar­ter.

Sam Eh­linger ran for three touch­downs and threw for 314 yards with two more scores for Texas (5-1, 3-0 Big 12), which has its first five-game win­ning streak since 2013. The sopho­more quar­ter­back con­verted third-and-3 on Texas’ fi­nal drive with a 4-yard keeper and his 8-yard draw to the mid­dle of the field set up the kick.

The Longhorns took a 45-24 lead into the fourth quar­ter be­fore Mur­ray threw a 19-yard TD pass to Lee Mor­ris and ran 67 yards for a score on a one­play drive. Trey Ser­mon’s 7-yard run for the ty­ing touch­down with 2:38 left gave the Soon­ers three TDs in a span of six min­utes.

Ok­la­homa (5-1, 2-1), the three-time de­fend­ing Big 12 cham­pion, lost to the Longhorns for the third time in six sea­sons. This was the first time in that span Texas was ranked for the Red River Ri­valry.

NO. 22 FLOR­IDA 27, NO. 5 LSU 19

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lam­i­cal Per­ine scored twice on short runs, in­clud­ing one af­ter a trick play in the fourth quar­ter, and Flor­ida beat in an­other nail-biter in the se­ries.

Brad Stew­art’s 25-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn for a touch­down — the first pick Joe Bur­row has thrown this sea­son — essen­tially sealed the vic­tory for the Ga­tors (5-1, 3-1 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence).

Flor­ida scored all its points af­ter 2007 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Tim Te­bow be­came the sixth player to be in­ducted into the school’s ring of honor.

NO. 1 ALABAMA 65, ARKANSAS 31

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Tua Tago­v­ailoa passed for 334 yards and four touch­downs as No. 1 Alabama ran its win­ning streak against Arkansas to 12 straight with a 65-31 win Sat­ur­day.

It took just one play for Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) to set the tone as Tago­v­ailoa hit tight end Irv Smith Jr. on a pass across the mid­dle that Smith took 76 yards to the end zone and a 7-0 lead just 21 sec­onds into the game.

The game was never close af­ter that. Even when Alabama made mis­takes the re­sult was at times suc­cess­ful. On the Crim­son Tide’s sec­ond pos­ses­sion, Tago­v­ailoa hit Smith again, and the 6-foot-4 ju­nior ripped off an­other big gain be­fore he was stripped from be­hind by Ryan Pul­ley. Alabama re­ceiver Henry Ruggs III picked up the fum­ble in stride and car­ried it the re­main­ing 12 yards for a touch­down and a 14-0 lead with 10:01 left in the first quar­ter.

NO. 4 CLEM­SON 63, WAKE FOR­EST 3

WIN­STON-SALEM, N.C. — Travis Eti­enne rushed for 167 yards and three touch­downs, and Clem­son ran for 471 yards.

NO. 9 W. VIR­GINIA 38, KAN­SAS 22

MOR­GAN­TOWN, W.Va. — Will Grier threw four touch­down passes, and com­mit­ted four turnovers to lead West Vir­ginia.

NO. 15 MICHI­GAN 42, MARY­LAND 21

ANN AR­BOR, Mich. — Shea Pat­ter­son threw for a sea­son-high 282 yards and three touch­downs to help No. 15 Michi­gan brushed off a sloppy start.

NORTH­WEST­ERN 29, NO. 20 MICH. STATE 19

EAST LANS­ING, Mich. — Clay­ton Thor­son threw for 373 yards and three touch­downs, and North­west­ern re­cov­ered from an­other sec­ond-half slip.

NO. 23 N.C. STATE 28, BOS­TON COL­LEGE 23

RALEIGH, N.C. — Reg­gie Gal­laspy ran for a ca­reer-best 104 yards and two touch­downs while North Carolina State held on af­ter squan­der­ing most of a big sec­ond-half lead.

Ron­ald Martinez / Getty Images

Texas’ Cameron Dicker kicks the win­ning field goal against Ok­la­homa in the AT&T Red River Show­down at the Cot­ton Bowl on Sat­ur­day.

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