Substitute fullback Rotnei Anderson rushed for 191 yards and quarterback Jamelle Holieway had 123 in leading top-ranked Oklahoma to a 29-10 Big Eight victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State yesterday in Norman, Okla.
Holieway, who left the game in the fourth quarter, and teammate Lydell Carr will miss the rest of the season because of knee injuries suffered in the game, Coach Barry Switzer said. Holieway is the Sooners' leading rusher with 919 yards; Carr is second with 674.
Anderson, a junior, entered the game for Carr after the first series. He carried 30 times as the Sooners (9-0, 5-0) rushed for 413 yards.
The victory raised Switzer's career record to 146-25-4, allowing him -- and Tom Osborne, whose Cornhuskers defeated Iowa State -- to surpass Bud Wilkinson as the winningest coaches in Big Eight history.
The Sooners moved inside Oklahoma State's 20-yard line three times in the first half and came away with only three points. One field goal try sailed wide after the Sooners had reached the Cowboys 3, and one drive ended with a fumble at the 10.
Oklahoma State tailback Thurman Thomas rushed for 173 yards on 25 carries, the eighth time this season he has surpassed the 100-yard mark.
Oklahoma State is 7-2, 3-2.
Notre Dame 32, Boston College 25:
Mark Green rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns to lead the No. 9 Fighting Irish to a comeback win in South Bend, Ind.
Notre Dame (7-1) had trailed by 17-6 at halftime and fallen behind, 25-12, in the third quarter when BC's Mike Power threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to flanker Darren Flutie. The Eagles are 5-5.
Nebraska 42, Iowa St. 3:
Keith Jones rushed for 240 yards and two touchdowns to lead the second-ranked Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Neb.
The Cornhuskers (9-0, 5-0 in the Big Eight) had 604 yards rushing -- the second-best single game total in school history -- against the Cyclones (2-7, 1-4).
Wisconsin 26, Ohio St. 24:
Todd Gregoire kicked four field goals and the Badgers took advantage of six second-half Buckeyes turnovers to gain the upset in Madison, Wis. It was the first Big Ten victory for Wisconsin (3-6) this season. Ohio State is 5-3-1, 3-3.
Ohio State had a chance to regain the lead, but Matt Frantz missed a 22-yard field goal with 6:57 left.
Indiana 34, Illinois 22:
Dave Kramme, subbing for ailing quarterback Dave Schnell, ran for one touchdown and passed 58 yards to Ernie Jones for another to rally the 18th-ranked Hoosiers to a Big Ten victory.
Indiana, playing at home, improved to 7-2, 5-1 in the conference. Illinois is 2-3-1, 3-5-1.
Two of Indiana's four second-half touchdowns were set up with fumble recoveries by Mike Dumas on kickoffs, including the clinching touchdown on a two-yard run by Anthony Thompson with 2:29 remaining.
Schnell, fifth in the nation in pass efficiency, was hospitalized yesterday morning and had surgery for appendicitis. He was reported in satisfactory condition.
Michigan St. 45, Purdue 3:
Blake Ezor rushed for 151 yards and Lorenzo White ran for 144 to lift the No. 15 Spartans in a Big Ten rout at home.
The triumph sets up next week's showdown between Michigan State and Indiana. A victory by the Spartans would send them to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1966. Michigan State (6-2-1, 5-0-1) leads Indiana by a half-game in the Big Ten. Purdue is 2-6-1, 2-4.
White has 1,075 yards rushing this season.
Michigan 30, Minnesota 20:
Leroy Hoard and Jamie Morris scored within an 89-second span of the third quarter to rally the Wolverines in Minneapolis.
Morris, who carried 29 times for 149 yards, has a Big Ten-leading 1,203 yards this season. His career totals of 743 carries for 3,893 yards moved him past Butch Woolfolk into first place on Michigan's all-time rushing list. Michigan improved to 6-3, 4-2.
Minnesota (5-4, 2-4) was driving for what could have been a clinching score in the third quarter. But Darrell Thompson -- who earlier had a Big Ten-record 98-yard touchdown run -- was stopped an inch short on fourth-and-one from Michigan's 23 by linebacker J.J. Grant.
Iowa 52, Northwestern 24:
Chuck Hartlieb threw a Big Ten record seven touchdown passes -- four of them, including a 95-yarder, went to Quinn Early -- to lead the visiting Hawkeyes (7-3, 4-2). The Wildcats are 1-7-1, 1-5.
Hartlieb completed 25 of 32 passes for 471 yards. Iowa's Chuck Long and Illinois' Dave Wilson had shared the conference record of six touchdown passes.
Early caught 10 passes for a Big Ten record of 256 yards, breaking the mark of 252 by Al Toon of Wisconsin in 1983.
Colorado 27, Missouri 10:
In Boulder, Colo., Erich Kissick rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown, and halfback J.J. Flannigan ran 53 yards for another score in the Big Eight victory that dropped the Tigers to 4-5, 2-3.
The Buffaloes (6-3, 3-2) also used a trick play -- a pass by split end Lance Carl to halfback Eric Bieniemy on what started out as a reverse -- to score just before the half, giving them a 24-3 lead.
Kansas 17, Kansas St. 17:
Mark Porter's 38-yard field goal with no time left was blocked by Kansas as the visiting Jayhawks preserved the tie.
The Wildcats (0-8-1) have not won since defeating Kansas last season. The Jayhawks (1-7-1) have not won a Big Eight game since 1985.
Indiana St. 40, Cincinnati 16:
In Indianapolis, John Sahm and Kyle Frondorf each passed for two touchdowns as the Sycamores scored their first football victory over a Division I team since 1984.