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Passing game keys Sooner win

The combination of Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles was almost unstoppable for Oklahoma.

Broyles set a Sun Bowl record with three touchdown receptions, Jones passed for 418 yards and Oklahoma slowed Toby Gerhart just enough to beat No. 19 Stanford 31-27 on Thursday.

"It was a total business trip," said Jones, who completed 30 of 51 with one interception. "We were coming down here to take care of business. The game plan, the way we prepared, it was really good this week."

Jones took over as Oklahoma's quarterback after 2008 Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford was injured in an opening loss to BYU.

Broyles finished with 156 yards receiving and set Oklahoma's single-game record with 13 receptions in front of a Sun Bowl record crowd of 53,713.

"The coaches put together a good plan," Broyles said. "Landry threw the ball on the spot. The line did a good job blocking."

Gerhart, who led the nation with 1,736 yards rushing, ran for 135 on 32 carries and scored two TDs in the first half.

Stanford was making its first bowl appearance since losing to Georgia Tech in the 2001 Seattle Bowl.

Oklahoma107140—31 Stanford71703—27

First Quarter

Okl—Broyles 30 pass from L.Jones (O'Hara kick), 12:37.

Stan—Marecic 1 run (N.Whitaker kick), 6:21.

Okl—FG O'Hara 28, :58.

Second Quarter

Stan—Gerhart 19 run (N.Whitaker kick), 11:52.

Okl—Broyles 13 pass from L.Jones (O'Hara kick), 9:57.

Stan—Gerhart recovered fumble in end zone (N.Whitaker kick), 6:19.

Stan—FG N.Whitaker 35, 3:57.

Third Quarter

Okl—Broyles 6 pass from L.Jones (O'Hara kick), 13:06.

Okl—Murray 1 run (O'Hara kick), 2:59.

Fourth Quarter

Stan—FG N.Whitaker 21, 12:43.

A—53,713.

OklStan

First downs2813

Rushes-yards38-5939-145

Passing418117

Comp-Att-Int30-51-18-19-2

Return Yards5263

Punts-Avg. 5-39.26-44.0

Fumbles-Lost2-12-0

Penalties-Yards9-859-77

Time of Possession31:1628:44

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing—Oklahoma, C.Brown 12-46, Murray 20-27, Broyles 2-8, L.Jones 4-(minus 22). Stanford, Gerhart 32-135, Pritchard 3-10, Taylor 1-5, Marecic 1-1, Owusu 2-(minus 6).

Passing—Oklahoma, L.Jones 30-51-1-418. Stanford, Pritchard 8-19-2-117.

Receiving—Oklahoma, Broyles 13-156, D.Miller 6-84, Ratterree 3-86, Murray 3-40, J.Reynolds 3-36, Madu 1-19, C.Brown 1-(minus 3). Stanford, R.Whalen 3-65, Dray 1-17, Owusu 1-17, Fleener 1-8, Gerhart 1-8, G.Whalen 1-2.

Texas Bowl

Navy 35, Missouri 13 — Ricky Dobbs ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns and Navy manhandled Missouri with its triple-option offense.

The Midshipmen (10-4) rushed for 385 yards against Missouri's 12th-ranked run defense. Navy won time of poss ession by nearly 22 minutes.

Blaine Gabbert threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Danario Alexander on Missouri's second play from scrimmage, but the Tigers mustered only 298 yards the rest of the game — largely because they o nly had the ball for just over 19 minutes.

Navy77714—35 Missouri7303—13

First Quarter

Mo—Alexander 58 pass from Gabbert (Ressel kick), 14:36.

Navy—Dobbs 1 run (Buckley kick), 2:58.

Second Quarter

Navy—Dobbs 12 run (Buckley kick), :45.

Mo—FG Ressel 31, :00.

Third Quarter

Navy—Doyle 3 pass from Dobbs (Buckley kick), 10:04.

Fourth Quarter

Mo—FG Ressel 31, 14:58.

Navy—Curry 11 run (Buckley kick), 14:23.

Navy—Dobbs 1 run (Buckley kick), 4:56.

A—69,441.

NavyMU

Firstdowns2817

Rushes-yards67-38526-65

Passing130291

Comp-Att-Int9-14-015-31-2

ReturnYards723

Punts-Avg. 2-43.04-43.3

Fumbles-Lost3-21-1

Penalties-Yards2-100-0

TimeofPossession40:5419:06

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing—Navy, Dobbs 30-166, Curry 12-109, Murray 10-46, Finnerty 5-31, Greene 4-29, Doyle 3-13, Hatcher 1-(minus 4), Team 2-(minus 5). Missouri, D.Washington 11-62, D.Moore 5-24, Lawrence 1-3, Gabbert 9-(minus 24).

Passing—Navy, Dobbs 9-14-0-130. Missouri, Gabbert 15-31-2-291.

Receiving—Navy, Curry 5-97, Doyle 2-18, Finnerty 1-8, N.Henderson 1-7. Missouri, Alexander 6-137, Kemp 3-83, D.Washington 3-57, Lawrence 1-7, Jones 1-4, Woodland 1-3.

Insight Bowl

Iowa State 14, Minnesota 13 — Alexander Robinson ran for 137 yards, capping the Cyclones' first winning season since 2005.

The Cyclones (7-6) overcame four turnovers by Austen Arnaud, who threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles.

Minnesota's Adam Weber threw for 261 yards and a score, and Kyle Theret picked off two passes for the Golden Gophers (6-7), who became the first three-time Insight Bowl loser.

Minnesota30100—13 IowaSt. 01400—14

First Quarter

Minn—FG Ellestad 36, 8:31.

Second Quarter

ISU—Arnaud 9 run (Mahoney kick), 4:35.

ISU—Ja.Williams 38 pass from Arnaud (Mahoney kick), :23.

Third Quarter

Minn—Ni.Tow-Arnett 23 pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 5:22.

Minn—FG Ellestad 21, :21.

A—45,090.

MinnISU

Firstdowns2122

Rushes-yards32-12244-212

Passing312216

Comp-Att-Int20-35-119-26-2

ReturnYards056

Punts-Avg. 5-49.65-41.8

Fumbles-Lost1-12-2

Penalties-Yards1-98-56

TimeofPossession28:5131:09

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing—Minnesota, Eskridge 13-43, Whaley 11-42, Gray 3-34, Weber 4-2, Stoudermire 1-1. Iowa St., Robinson 22-137, Arnaud 21-76, Team 1-(minus 1).

Passing—Minnesota, Weber 18-32-1-261, Gray 1-2-0-11, Haudan 1-1-0-40. Iowa St., Arnaud 19-26-2-216.

Receiving—Minnesota, McKnight 7-124, Stoudermire 3-33, Ni.Tow-Arnett 2-47, Gray 2-37, Bennett 2-13, Theret 1-40, Lair 1-12, Hoese 1-3, Kuznia 1-3. Iowa St., Ja.Williams 6-83, Hamilton 4-32, C.Franklin 3-31, Darks 2-38, Robinson 2-20, Catlett 2-12.

Armed Forces Bowl

Air Force 47, Houston 20 — Asher Clark and Jared Tew each ran for more than 100 yards with two touchdowns and Air Force's top-ranked passing defense had six interceptions against NCAA passing leader Case Keenum.

Anthony Wright had three of the interceptions, and Chris Thomas had two picks to go with his 12 tackles.

Keenum was 22 of 38 with a season-low 203 yards.

Houston06140—20 AirForce14101013—47

First Quarter

AFA—Clark 36 run (Soderberg kick), 12:38.

AFA—Tew 6 run (Soderberg kick), 8:52.

Second Quarter

Hou—FG Hogan 33, 14:51.

AFA—Clark 22 run (Soderberg kick), 8:55.

Hou—FG Hogan 33, 1:21.

AFA—FG Soderberg 27, :00.

Third Quarter

Hou—Carrier 79 kickoff return (Hogan kick), 14:47.

AFA—Warzeka 100 kickoff return (Soderberg kick), 14:31.

Hou—Edwards 10 pass from Keenum (Hogan kick), 12:46.

AFA—FG Soderberg 27, 7:27.

Fourth Quarter

AFA—Jefferson 1 run (Soderberg kick), 14:05.

AFA—Tew 71 run (kick failed), 3:32.

A—41,414.

HouAFA

Firstdowns1827

Rushes-yards20-10972-402

Passing222161

Comp-Att-Int24-41-610-14-0

ReturnYards036

Punts-Avg. 2-45.52-42.5

Fumbles-Lost0-01-1

Penalties-Yards6-455-50

TimeofPossession18:5741:03

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing—Houston, C.Sims 14-66, Keenum 4-26, Carrier 1-16, Beall 1-1. Air Force, Tew 26-173, Clark 17-129, Jefferson 16-37, Warzeka 6-35, Walker 2-12, Southworth 2-10, Davis 1-6, Getz 1-2, Hunter 1-(minus 2).

Passing—Houston, Keenum 24-41-6-222. Air Force, Jefferson 10-14-0-161.

Receiving—Houston, C.Sims 6-57, Carrier 5-31, Edwards 4-36, Cleveland 3-32, K.Johnson 2-36, Castile 2-7, Rodriguez 1-14, Beall 1-9. Air Force, Fogler 4-89, Warzeka 3-45, Getz 1-13, Clark 1-8, Tew 1-6.

Chick-fil-A Bowl

No. 12 Virginia Tech 37, Tennessee 14 — Freshman Ryan Williams rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns to power Virginia Tech.

The Hokies (10-3) took the lead with a field goal in the final seconds of the first half and outscored Tennessee 20-0 in the second half on their way to a sixth straight 10-win season.

Williams became Virginia Tech's single-season rushing leader with 1,655 yards.

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