OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Texas A&M and Texas Tech sweated out
harder-than-expected victories in the Big 12 yesterday.
The Big 12 went 10-2 in nonconference games. But the league
would have come out of the weekend red-faced if it hadn't been for
a couple Texas teams pulling out victories.
The folks breathing the biggest sighs of relief were at Texas
A&M, where the Aggies squandered a 19-0 halftime lead and had to
work three overtimes to win 47-45 over a Fresno State team picked
fourth in the Western Athletic Conference.
The Aggies were favored by 17-and-a-half points. They ultimately
overpowered the Bulldogs, with 268-pound Jorvorskie Lane rushing
for two of his four touchdowns in the second and third overtimes.
Texas Tech was favored by 24 points but found itself down 28-17
before rallying for a 45-31 victory over Texas-El Paso.