Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Top 25 Roundup: TCU Upends No. 4 Oklahoma

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Top 25 Roundup: TCU Upends No. 4 Oklahoma

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TCU upends No. 4 Oklahoma; Northwestern upsets Wisconsin

Gary Patterson and No. 25 Texas Christian finally have a big attention-grabbing victory in the Big 12 Conference. The former BCS- busting Horned Frogs sent quite a message in their third Big 12 opener, getting Paul Dawson's 41-yard interception return for a touchdown and a big fourth-down stop in the fourth quarter in a 37- 33 victory at home Saturday over No. 4 Oklahoma.

"It basically gives us confidence," TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin said. "Knowing that we can play with guys like OU, because a lot of Big 12 championships have went through there."

TCU (4-0, 1-0) has won its first four games for the fifth time in the last seven years under Patterson, but didn't have a win of this magnitude it its first two Big 12 seasons.

TCU provided a jolt but maybe not a fatal blow to Oklahoma's standing for the new four-team title playoff system. The Sooners (4- 1, 1-1) weren't the only highly ranked team with a loss to start October, with No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M also losing.

Northwestern 20, No. 17 Wisconsin 14 * Godwin Igwebuike had three interceptions and Justin Jackson rushed for 162 yards, helping the resurgent Wildcats (3-2, 2-0 Big Ten) gain their third consecutive win. Melvin Gordon had 27 carries for a career-high 259 yards and a touchdown for the visiting Badgers (3-2, 0-1).

No. 1 Florida State 43, Wake Forest 3 * Roberto Aguayo kicked five field goals to spark the Seminoles to a lopsided victory at home. FSU's defense held the Demon Deacons (2-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) to 126 yards. But the game took its toll on Florida State (5-0, 3-0) as leading receiver Rashad Greene (concussion) and starting center Austin Barron (arm) left and did not return.

No. 7 Baylor 28, Texas 7 * Shock Linwood ran for 148 yards and the clinching touchdown as the visiting Bears (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) overcame a rare off day by quarterback Bryce Petty and the nation's No. 1 offense to beat the Longhorns (2-3, 1-1).

Utah State 35, No. 18 BYU 20 * In a game played late Friday night, backup quarterback Darell Garretson threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Aggies (3-2) to an upset victory at Brigham Young (4-1). …

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