Adrian Peterson weaved around the line, dodged a tackler, and broke into the clear before diving across the goal line. The Heisman hopeful's latest spectacular touchdown run might turn out to be his last in Norman, Okla.
Playing in a college game with his father in the stands for the first time, Peterson broke his collarbone at the end of the 53-yard gallop that finished off No. 23 Oklahoma's 34-9 win over Iowa State yesterday. He is expected to miss the rest of the regular season, although he could return for a bowl game. The junior is eligible to enter the NFL draft after this season and he'd likely be a first-round pick.
Peterson was injured with about 6:35 left when he landed hard on his shoulder after falling into the end zone.
Peterson's first carry went for 40 yards, and he finished with 183 yards and two touchdowns playing for the first time in years before his father, Nelson Peterson, who had spent about eight years in federal prison for money laundering.
Paul Thompson and Malcolm Kelly hooked up for scores from 9 and 15 yards, the latter giving the Sooners (4-2, 1-1 Big 12) a 24-7 halftime lead over the Cyclones (3-4, 0-3).
Ohio St. 38, Michigan St. 7 -- Troy Smith threw for two scores and the No. 1 Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) rode their defense to a dominating road win.
Southern Cal 28, Arizona St. 21 -- At Los Angeles, Chauncey Washington helped the No. 3 Trojans (6-0, 4-0 Pac-10) survive another close call by running for a career-best 108 yards and the go-ahead TD.
Michigan 17, Penn St. 10 -- The fourth-ranked Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) smothered Penn State's offense, and Adrian Arrington and Mike Hart each scored to provide enough offense for Michigan in State College, Pa.
W. Virginia 41, Syracuse 17 -- Quarterback Pat White rushed for a career-high 247 yards and four touchdowns for the fifth-ranked Mountaineers (6-0, 1-0 Big East) in Morgantown, W.Va.
Texas 63, Baylor 31 -- At Austin, Texas, Colt McCoy set a school record with six touchdown passes and the No. 6 Longhorns (6-1, 3-0) seized sole possession of first place in the Big 12 South.
Louisville 23, Cincinnati 17 -- Brian Brohm threw for 324 yards and a TD in his first game in nearly a month, but the No. 7 Cardinals (6-0, 1-0 Big East) had to hold off the Bearcats (3-4, 0-2) at home.
California 21, Washington St. 3 -- Marshawn Lynch ran for 152 yards and two TDs to help the No. 10 Golden Bears (6-1, 4-0 Pac-10) win in Pullman, Wash., for the first time in 27 years.
LSU 49, Kentucky 0 -- Dwayne Bowe caught three touchdown passes and the 14th-ranked Tigers (5-2, 2-2 SEC) piled up 546 total yards to thrash the Wildcats (3-4, 1-3) in Baton Rouge, La.
Indiana 31, Iowa 28 -- Kellen Lewis hit James Hardy for three TD passes as the host Hoosiers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) knocked off the No. 15 Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-2).
Vanderbilt 24, Georgia 22 -- At Athens, Ga., Bryant Hahnfeldt kicked a 33-yard field goal with two seconds left and the Commodores (3-4, 1-3 SEC) pulled off an upset for their first win over the 16th-ranked Bulldogs (5-2, 2-2) since 1994.
Arkansas 63, SE Missouri St. 7 -- Darren McFadden ran 52 yards for a TD on host Arkansas's first offensive play, and the No. 17 Razorbacks (5-1) rolled to their most lopsided victory in more than 30 years.
Oregon 30, UCLA 20 -- Dennis Dixon threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns and the No. 18 Ducks (5-1, 3-1 Pac-10) shredded the nation's second-best run defense by rushing for 256 yards.
Texas A&M 25, Missouri 19 -- Jorvorskie Lane ran for 127 yards and a touchdown as the host Aggies (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) denied the 19th-ranked Tigers (6-1, 2-1) their best start in 46 years.
Nebraska 21, Kansas St. 3 -- The No. 21 Huskers (6-1, 3-0 Big 12) broke a four-game losing streak in Manhattan, Kan., behind TD passes from quarterback Zac Taylor and holder Jake Wesch, on an early fake field goal.
Rutgers 34, Navy 0 -- At Annapolis, Md., Mike Teel threw a career-high three TD passes, and the 24th-ranked Scarlet Knights improved to 6-0 for the first time in 30 years.
Wisconsin 48, Minnesota 12 -- The No. 25 Badgers (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) had no trouble with the visiting Golden Gophers as John Stocco threw four TD passes.