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Remaining undefeated, 17th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs overcome 19th-ranked Kansas, Texas Longhorns demolish Oklahoma in annual Red River Shootout, but Texas A&M falls shorts against top-ranked Alabama

With a handful of NCAA college football teams from the Lone Star State trying to re-establish their programs on the FBS national stage, the undefeated and 17th-ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs made a statement with a thrilling win over 19th-ranked Kansas, while the Texas Longhorns destroyed the Oklahoma Sooners in the annual Red River Shootout in Dallas.

Unfortunately, the Texas A&M Aggies came up just short on the final play of the game against top-ranked Alabama, while the Baylor Bears remained just out of the Top 25 during an open week in the schedule. On the strength of their impressive wins Saturday, TCU vaulted to No. 13 in the AP Top 25 poll released Sunday, while the Longhorns re-entered the rankings at No. 22. Check out the complete rankings here: NCAA FBS AP Poll.

No. 17 TEXAS CHRISTIAN Horned Frogs 38, No. 19 KANSAS Jayhawks 31

Continuing their best start since 2017, the 17th-ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs used a wild finish to overcome the 19th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 38-31, in a battled of unbeaten teams Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan.

After Kansas (2-1 in Big 12, 5-1 overall) entered the Top 25 for the first time since 2009 last week, the Horned Frogs (2-0 in Big 12, 5-0 overall) enjoyed a 10-3 halftime lead before a wild second half for both teams.

TCU quarterback Max Duggan threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Quinten Johnston for the 24-yard game-winning scoring strike with 1:36 on the clock. Duggan also rushed for 55 yards and a score. Johnston finished with 14 catches for 206 yards, the most for a TCU receiver since 2016.

After leading Kansas to five straight wins, starting quarterback Jalon Daniels left the game late in the first half with a right shoulder injury. But backup quarterback Jason Bean led the wild second half, completing 16 of 24 passes for 262 yards and four touchdowns, the first Jayhawk passer to do so since Todd Reesing in 2008.

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TEXAS Longhorns 49, OKLAHOMA Sooners 0

Playing for the first time since being injured in the season opener, freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers threw for 289 yards and four touchdowns as the Texas Longhorns demolished the arch-rival Oklahoma Sooners, 49-0, in the annual Red River Shootout Saturday at the Cotton Bowl Stadium at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.

Claiming the Golden Hat trophy for the first time since 2018, the Longhorns (2-1 in Big 12, 4-2 overall) put up their largest margin of victory in the series against Oklahoma (0-3 in Big 12, 3-3 overall) dating back to 1900. As the first meeting between the Red River rivals since 1998 with both teams unranked, Texas produced their most points ever in the 118-game series.

The Texas defense played a big role in dealing the Sooners their most lopsided shutout ever by limiting Oklahoma to only 195 yards of total offense while coming up with two interceptions.

The Longhorn offense featured a balanced attack on their way to rolling up 585 yards of total offense. Texas running back Bijan Robinson finished with 130 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while wide receiver Ja’Tavion Sanders hauled in five receptions for 71 yards and two scores.

After winning their first three games of the season with new head coach Brent Venables, the Sooners find themselves with their first three game losing streak since 1998.

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No. 1 ALABAMA Crimson Tide 24, TEXAS A&M Aggies 20

Coming up short on the final play of the game, the Texas A&M Aggies were denied back-to-back wins over top-ranked Alabama as the Crimson Tide held on for a nail-biting 24-20 victory Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Playing without starting quarterback and 2021 Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, Alabama (3-0 in SEC, 6-0 overall) came up with two fourth quarter defensive stands to knock off Texas A&M (1-2 in SEC, 3-3 overall). Becoming an Alabama nemesis, the Aggies edged the Crimson Tide, 41-38, last season and remained in the game due to Alabama’s four turnovers and two missed field goals.

Texas A&M quarterback Haynes King, filling in for injured starter Max Johnson, marched the Aggies 69 yards in the final 1:50 of the game, but the drive stalled at the Alabama two-yard-line as time expired. Despite being under constant pressure, King completed 25 of 46 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns with an interception as the Aggies suffered yet another blow to the season that began with Texas A&M ranked No. 6 in preseason polls.

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HOUSTON Cougars 33, MEMPHIS Tigers 32

Scoring 26 fourth quarter points, the Houston Cougars stunned the Memphis Tigers, 33-32, to save their season in a key American Athletic Conference showdown Friday night at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis, Tenn.

Cougar quarterback Clayton Tune threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, including two scores in the final two minutes of the game to pull off the unlikely upset as Houston (1-1 in AAC, 3-3 overall) knocked off Memphis (2-1 in AAC, 4-2 overall) for the second straight season after snapping a five-game losing streak to the Tigers.

Although Memphis held a 26-7 lead with 14:50 remaining in the game, Jayce Rogers ignited the Cougar comeback efforts with a 100-yard kickoff return midway through the fourth quarter. Tune connected with KeSean Carter for two scoring strikes and Nathaniel Dell for another while Sam Brown led all receivers with nine catches for 116 yards.

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Texas FBS College Scoreboard:

Texas 49, Oklahoma 0

TCU 38, at Kansas 31

at Alabama 24, Texas A&M 20

at Oklahoma State 41, Texas Tech 31

UHouston 33, at Memphis 32

at UCF 41, SMU 19

at UTSA 31, Western Kentucky 28

at Louisiana Tech 41, UTEP 31

at Texas State 36, Appalachian State 24

Texas FCS College Scoreboard:

Tarleton State 42, at Southern Utah 40

at Incarnate Word 56, Lamar 17

Southern 45, at Prairie View A&M 13

Texas Southern 24, at Ark-Pine Bluff 17

Nicholls State 19, at Houston Baptist 17

TAMU-Commerce 31, at Southeastern Louisiana 28

Texas DII College Scoreboard:

at Angelo State 28, Eastern New Mexico 9

West Texas A&M 38, at Midwestern State 26

at Stephen F Austin 41, Abilene Christian 38

at UT-Permian Basin 31, Simon Fraser 24

at TAMU-Kingsville 21, Western New Mexico 17

Texas DIII College Scoreboard:

at Hardin-Simmons 70, Sul Ross State 35

UMHB 24, at East Texas Baptist 7

at Howard Payne 30, McMurry 18

Texas Lutheran 37, at Austin College 15

at Trinity (Tx) 23, Birmingham-Southern 20

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