commerce – Texas is on top of the college football world. The Longhorns rode its big 45-35 win over top-ranked Oklahoma to the new No. 1 position in The Associated Press Top 25. In doing so, the Longhorns leapfrogged No. 2 Alabama on Sunday to top AP Top 25 in the regular season for the first time in 24 years.
Oklahoma falls to No. 4. Also in the Big 12, Texas Tech held onto its No. 7 spot with its 37-31 overtime win over Nebraska. Oklahoma State is at No. 8 after beating Missouri, who falls from No. 3 to No. 11 with the loss.
Arizona grabbed the block of a Mat McBriar punt and ran 3 yards for a touchdown as the Cardinals shocked the Dallas Cowboys in overtime, 30-24.
Dallas had forced overtime in Glendale, Arizona, by scoring 10 points in the final 2 minutes of regulation.
The Dodgers scored early and often to beat Philadelphia 7-2 in game three of the National League Championship Series last night. The Phillies still lead the series 2 games to 1.
Game four of the series is tonight in Los Angeles.
The American League Championship Series resumes this afternoon in Boston for the Red Sox and the Rays.
The two teams played 11 innings Saturday night before the Rays escaped with a 9-8 win that evened the series at one game apiece.
The A&M-Commerce Lions were shut out by the A&M-Kingsville Javelinas Saturday, losing by a 35-0 margin. After a scoreless first quarter, Kingsville put up 21 points before the half to send the Lions reeling.
Kingsville goes to 5-2 overall while the Lions fall to 3-4 on the season and face East Central in the Harvey Martin Classic at the Cotton Bowl this Saturday.
The Commerce Tigers were also shut out Friday, starting district play with a loss to the Paris Wildcats, 40-0. 14 first quarter points set the tempo for the evening, as Paris found their second win of the season.
Paris faces cross-town rivals North Lamar this Friday while Commerce is on the road against the Purple Warriors of Bonham.
In other area high school football scores:
Greenville fell to Royse City on Homecoming, 35-10
Wolfe City over Celeste, 34-14
The No. 9 state-ranked Boles Hornets roll to a 73-6 win over Dallas Gateway
Cumby over Fruitvale, 44-6
Caddo Mills handles Grand Saline, 55-14
North Lamar shuts out Anna, 35-0
Van Alstyne blanks Bonham, 25-0
And its loss two of the season for Sulphur Springs, as they fall to Texarkana Texas, 59-25. Both teams have had great seasons, and the win may propel Texarkana into a top ten ranking.