State College Roundup

Friday, September 15th 2006, 9:48 pm
By: News On 6

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) _ Pac-10 officials say they'll look at an interference call and an onside kick decision that may have affected the outcome of the Oklahoma-Oregon game.

Dennis Dixon rallied for two touchdowns in the final 72 seconds and Oregon blocked a field goal on the final play to seal a wild 34-to-33 victory over Oklahoma yesterday.

Dixon's 16-yard keeper with 1-minute 12-seconds left brought the 18th-ranked Ducks within 33-27 and set up an onside kick attempt.

The Ducks recovered the bouncing kick on their own 48, but O-U argued that an Oregon player touched the ball before it went the required 10 yards. Officials did an instant replay review, but the call stood.

After a pass interference call on O-U, Dixon threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Brian Paysinger with 46 seconds to give Oregon the lead. Both calls are being reviewed.

O-U's Reggie Smith returned the kickoff 55 yards to the Ducks' 27. Adrian Peterson ran into the line for one play then the ball was spiked with one second remaining. Garrett Hartley's 44-yard field-goal attempt was blocked and the Ducks won.

Dixon completed 26 of 41 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns.

Paul Thompson finished 13-for-23 for 174 yards and Peterson finished with 211 yards on 34 carries, including 145 yards in the fourth quarter.


NEW: Oklahoma State 48, Florida Atlantic 8

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Mike Hamilton ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Collins scored Oklahoma State's first defensive touchdown in 15 games as the Cowboys beat Florida Atlantic 48-to-8 for their third straight lopsided win.

Bobby Reid added two touchdowns yesterday for the Cowboys, who have outscored their first three opponents 135-to-25 this season.

Hamilton scored on a 6-yard run in the first half and his 10-yard score on O-S-U's first possession of the second half made it 34-to-nothing.

Reid -- who threw for 186 yards on 9 of 16 passing -- added a 9-yard touchdown run to make it 41-to-nothing and the Cowboys then pulled their starters.

Florida Atlantic got its first touchdown of the season when fullback Willie Rose scored on an 8-yard run with just over nine minutes to play, but O-S-U's Dantrell Savage answered with a 70-yard touchdown run.

Orie Lemon intercepted Rusty Smith's pass inside the O-S-U 5-yard line to prevent another Owls score in the final two minutes.


NEW: Pickens believes improvement will come quicker than expected

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma State alumnus -T- Boone Pickens says he believes the Cowboys could double their victory total from last season.

Pickens -- who donated 165 (m) million dollars to the school -- spoke with reporters before O-S-U's game with Florida Atlantic yesterday.

Pickens says coach Mike Gundy has done a great recruiting job and the staff in place is excellent. He predicts a 6-and-oh record going into homecoming.

The Cowboys started the season with back-to-back wins after finishing 4-and-7 last season in Gundy's first year.

Pickens was criticized recently in a Sports Illustrated article for giving the donation to athletics, the largest such donation in N-C-A-A history, instead of to other causes such as stopping hunger or child neglect.

He says he's sensitive to the poor and has been generous to such causes. But he said he felt he could influence change at his alma mater and wanted to do so while he still can.


NEW: Tulsa 28, North Texas 3

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Paul Smith threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns after overcoming a sloppy start, and Brandon Diles ran for two scores as Tulsa beat North Texas 28-to-3.

Smith had two of his first four passes picked off, the second of which North Texas converted into a field goal and a 3-to-nothing advantage in the second quarter yesterday.

But that was the extend of the offense for North Texas. Smith connected with Ted Curtis on a 4-yard strike later in the half to take a 7-3 lead.

In the second half, Smith directed Tulsa on scoring drives of 82 and 70 yards to extend the Golden Hurricane's advantage.

After Tulsa recovered a fumble by North Texas reserve quarterback Daniel Meager in the fourth quarter, Diles scored on a 9-yard run.

Meager and Woody Wilson combined to complete 6 of 11 passes for 62 yards with two interceptions. It was the fewest yards allowed by Tulsa since holding Indiana State to 69 in a 51-0 victory in 2001.