Mur­ray leads OU past Iowa State

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AMES, Iowa—Kyler Mur­ray threw for 348 yards and three touch­downs and No. 5 Ok­la­homa held off Iowa State 37-27 on Satur­day in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Mar­quise Brown had 191 yards re­ceiv­ing and a TD for the Soon­ers (3-0, 1-0 Big 12), who ex­tended the na­tion’s long­est road win­ning streak to 17 games while aveng­ing a stun­ning home loss to the Cy­clones a year ago.

Iowa State (0-2, 0-1) didn’t make it easy for the Soon­ers, ral­ly­ing from a 14-point half­time deficit to make it 34-27 late in the third quar­ter. But the Soon­ers killed nearly eight min­utes on a drive that ended with a 42-yard field goal from Austin Siebert with 2:51 left, and Par­nell Mot­ley’s in­ter­cep­tion with 1:11 to go sealed.

Backup Zeb Noland threw for a ca­reer-high 360 yards and a pair of long touch­down passes to Ha­keem But­ler for the Cy­clones (0-2, 0-1), who were with­out start­ing quar­ter­back Kyle Kempt (knee).

KANSAS 55, RUT­GERS 14

Lawrence, Kan.—Bryce Torne­den and Mike Lee reach re­turned in­ter­cep­tions for touch­downs and Kansas’ de­fense wound up with three picks and re­cov­ered three fum­bles en route to a 55-14 win over Rut­gers on Satur­day, the Jay­hawks’ first backto-back wins over FBS op­po­nents since 2009.

Turnovers plagued the Scar­let Knights from the start as Torne­den jumped in front of an Ar­tur Sitkowski pass on Rut­gers’ sec­ond drive and re­turned it 39 yards for the score. Torne­den was there again the next time out, re­cov­er­ing a fum­ble by Jonathan Hil­li­man that set up a field goal.

Early in the sec­ond quar­ter, Lee picked off a pass on the side­line and scored for a 23-7 lead, weav­ing his way 31 yards past sev­eral Knights to the end zone.

True fresh­man Pooka Wil­liams was the star on of­fense, the an­chor of an strong ground game for Kansas that rushed for 400 yards and scored four times. Fin­ish­ing with 158 yards, in­clud­ing a 52-yard touch­down run, Wil­liams has 283 yards and three touch­downs in his first two col­lege games.

DUKE 40, BAY­LOR 27

WACO, Texas—Quentin Har­ris threw for 174 yards and three touch­downs in his first ca­reer start for Duke, and the Blue Devils won 40-27 at Bay­lor on Satur­day while their home state of North Carolina was be­ing in­un­dated with rain from Trop­i­cal Storm Florence.

The Blue Devils (3-0) trav­eled to Texas on Thurs­day, a day ear­lier than usual to get out be­fore Florence made land­fall along the Carolina coast as a hur­ri­cane.

T.J. Rah­ming caught two of Har­ris’ scor­ing strikes (28 and 7 yards) and Johnathan Lloyd had a 66-yard TD catch. Har­ris, a fourth-year ju­nior who was 12-of-30 pass­ing, started in place of the in­jured Daniel Jones, who frac­tured a clav­i­cle last week and is out in­def­i­nitely. Jones had started 27 straight games for the Blue Devils.

JaMy­cal Hasty re­turned a blocked punt for a 33-yard touch­down for Bay­lor (2-1), the first time a Bears player had done that since Braelon Davis against North Texas in 2004.

Char­lie Brewer threw for

175 yards and rushed for two touch­downs for Bay­lor. Jalan McClen­don added 95 yards through the air, in­clud­ing a 25-yard TD to Tyquan Thomp­son, and was the lead­ing rusher for the Bears with 51 yards.

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