Texas snapped its losing streak in the Red River Rivalry by beating Oklahoma and Missouri got its first signature win in the Southeastern Conference by beating Georgia in Saturday's college football action.
At the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the Longhorns (4-2, 3-0 Big 12) ended Oklahoma's three-game winning streak in the rivalry by winning 36-20, giving coach Mack Brown at least a temporary reprieve from all the gloomy talk about his future.
Brown insisted the victory was special for what it was finally a win for this senior group over Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1), a 3-0 start in Big 12 play and the possibility of a conference title and BCS game still in their future.
Missouri (6-0, 2-0 SEC) held off a late rally by Georgia (4-2, 3-1), who were playing without a half-dozen key injured players, and won 41-26.
The Bulldogs closed with two late touchdowns after quarterback James Franklin left with a shoulder injury that will keep him out at least next week at home against Florida and replacement Aaron Murray took over.
Top-ranked Alabama got two running touchdowns from both T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake as the Crimson Tide blew out Kentucky 48-7.
Oregon's Marcus Mariota threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, added another 88 yards and a touchdown rushing, as the Ducks won their 10th straight over Washington, taking it 45-24.
Clemson's Tajh Boyd ran for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and defensive end Vic Beasley followed with a 13-yard fumble recovery score to lift the Tigers to a 24-14 win over Boston College, staying undefeated and on track for next week's Atlantic Coast Conference showdown with Florida State.
Utah's defense made a goal-line stand in the final minute and Dres Anderson scored twice, helping the Utes to their biggest upset at home, defeating Stanford 27-21.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel threw for 346 yards and ran for two touchdowns to lead the Aggies to a 41-38 win over Mississippi.
Louisiana State's Jeremy Hill rushed for 121 yards and Zach Mettenberger passed for 152 as the Tigers beat Florida 17-6.
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