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Sooners stomp Florida State behind Jones, defense

Landry Jones outplayed Christian Ponder by throwing for 380 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 10 Oklahoma moved past a shaky season opener with a 47-10 victory against No. 17 Florida State on Saturday at Norman, Okla.

A rematch of the 2001 Orange Bowl that brought home the Sooners' most recent national championship quickly turned into a blowout as Oklahoma (2-0) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions.

No. 5 Texas 34, Wyoming 7 _ Garrett Gilbert passed for 222 yards and a touchdown and No. 5 Texas shook off another slow start to beat Wyoming at Austin, Texas.

After spending most of the first game against Rice running the ball, Texas (2-0) opened up its passing playbook against the Cowboys. The result was similar: A methodical win with a few big plays sprinkled for in an offense still trying to find its rhythm.

Gilbert was 22 of 35 with a 45-yard touchdown to freshman receiver Mike Davis in the second quarter. Fozzy Whittaker scored on a 39-yard run.

Wyoming (1-1) played just six days after the death of freshman linebacker Ruben Narcisse, who was killed in a car accident in Colorado on Monday. The Cowboys wore decals with his initials and safety Shamiel Gary wore Narcisse's No. 12 to honor him Saturday night.

No. 6 Nebraska 38, Idaho 17 _ Taylor Martinez ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns and Nebraska's defense intercepted Nathan Enderle five times and had seven sacks as the sixth-ranked Cornhuskers defeated Idaho at Lincoln, Neb.

DeJon Gomes and Rickey Thenarse each ran back interceptions for touchdowns as the defense carried the Huskers (2-0), whose offense was productive but mistake-prone against the overmatched Vandals (1-1).

Martinez went over 100 yards rushing for the second straight game and Roy Helu Jr. added 107 yards and a touchdown on the ground for Nebraska.

Texas A&M 48, Louisiana Tech 16 _ Jerrod Johnson had 349 yards passing and four touchdowns and Texas A&M overcame a sloppy start to get a win over Louisiana Tech at College Station, Texas.

The Aggies (2-0) fumbled five times and missed a field goal in the first half but still led 21-10 at halftime thanks to a solid defensive effort.

They cleaned things up after halftime with Johnson connecting on a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Fuller, who finished with 160 yards receiving, to push the lead to 28-10 early in the third quarter.

Texas A&M added a score on a 54-yard punt return by Dustin Harris in the third quarter and Johnson added another touchdown toss early in the fourth quarter.

California 52, Colorado 7 _ Kevin Riley threw four touchdown passes and California gave Colorado a rude welcome to what will be its new conference with a rout at Berkeley, Calif.

Shane Vereen caught one touchdown pass and ran for another score as the Golden Bears (2-0) broke out to a 31-0 halftime lead in Colorado's first game against a Pac-10 team since announcing plans in June to join the conference.

With the Buffaloes (1-1) still in the Big 12 for at least one more season, this was a nonconference game and was nearly as lopsided as Cal's season-opening 52-3 victory over lower-division UC Davis last week.

Oklahoma State 41, Troy 38 —Kendall Hunter rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Blackmon had two touchdown catches and 132 yards receiving and Oklahoma State rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Troy at Stillwater, Okla.

Brandon Weeden completed 29 of 39 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys (2-0), including a 53-yarder to Blackmon with 8:08 left that gave the Cowboys a late cushion. Blackmon has six touchdowns on the season.

Missouri 50, McNeese State 6 _ Freshman Henry Josey scored on three of his first four carries and Blaine Gabbert completed his first 15 passes in Missouri's rout of McNeese State at Columbia, Mo.

Josey had 112 yards on seven carries, 105 coming in the first half. He was untouched on a 62-yard scoring run, had a 34-yarder for his first carry of the game, and scored twice — both times untouched — from 6 yards for Missouri (2-0).

No. 9 Iowa 35, Iowa State 7 _ Adam Robinson rushed for a career-high 156 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries as No. 9 Iowa crushed Iowa State at Iowa City, Iowa, for its third straight win over the rival Cyclones.

Ricky Stanzi threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score for the Hawkeyes (2-0), who scored touchdowns on four of their first five drives.

Stanzi threw short TD passes to Marvin McNutt and Allen Reisner, and his 1-yard TD plunge gave Iowa a 28-0 lead at halftime over the Cyclones (1-1), who managed to score their first touchdown against Iowa since 2006.

Baylor 34, Buffalo 6 _ Robert Griffin passed for a career-high 297 yards, including 230 in the first half, and had a hand in all four Baylor touchdowns to lead the Bears past Buffalo 34-6 Saturday night.

Griffin put the Bears (2-0) in control with a 5-yard scoring run on fourth-and-2 late in the first quarter and two long second-quarter touchdown passes.

Texas Tech 52, New Mexico 17 — Taylor Potts tossed three touchdown passes, with two of those going to Lyle Leong, to lead Texas Tech (2-0) to a victory over New Mexico at Albuquerque, N.M.

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