Texas overcomes Texas A&M with pair of late touchdowns

Saturday, November 24, 2001

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas finally got the wind and Cedric Benson going in the same direction.

Working with their backs to wind gusts up to 20 mph, the No. 5 Longhorns broke up a tight defensive struggle with Benson's two touchdown runs for a 21-7 victory over Texas A&M on Friday.

The Longhorns (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) completed a 35-yard drive with Benson's 5-yard touchdown run with 7:22 left in the game.

Benson added a 12-yard touchdown run with 1:15 remaining after the Aggies (7-4, 4-4) tried a desperation fourth-down pass from their own 19.

TCU 37, NO. 17 LOUISVILLE 22

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Casey Printers threw three touchdown passes, including an 80-yarder on the game's first play, as TCU kept its faint bowl hopes alive.

Louisville (10-2, 6-1 C-USA) had its seven-game winning streak snapped, but had already clinched the Conference USA title and accepted a berth to play in the Liberty Bowl.

NO. 23 FRESNO ST. 40

SAN JOSE ST. 21

FRESNO, Calif. -- David Carr threw for 328 yards and two touchdowns to become Fresno State's single-season passing leader as the Bulldogs locked up a bowl bid.

Carr also ran for two scores, while Bernard Berrian had eight catches for 109 yards as Fresno State (10-2, 6-2 WAC) overcame a slow start to post its eighth straight victory over San Jose State and the school's first 10-win season since 1991.

LSU 41, NO. 24 ARKANSAS 38

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LaBrandon Toefield ran for 173 yards and three touchdowns and Josh Reed had 183 yards receiving as LSU beat Arkansas to remain in the SEC Western Division title race.

LSU (7-3, 4-3), the preseason favorite to win the SEC West, will win the division if it beats Auburn next Saturday. Arkansas (7-4, 4-4)came into the game with a six-game winning streak.

Toefield, the SEC leader in rushing TDs, piled up his 173 yards on 30 carries. Reed, who leads the nation in yards-per-game, had seven catches for his 183 yards.

-- From wire reports

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