While Oklahoma was upsetting Nebraska (page 32), Oklahoma State labored past Iowa State 16-10. Early in the season Cyclone flanker Tracy Henderson had said, "I feel like I can catch anything that's close to me." Iowa State quarterback Alan Hood put the ball close to Henderson at the Cowboy 10 on fourth-and-15 with 1:33 to go, but cornerback Windell Yancy broke up the play and saved the win for Oklahoma State.
The adage "When in doubt, punt" wasn't meant for Central Michigan. The Chippewas had somehow gone 8-1-1 despite punting for a 30-yard average. Surely, they thought, the kicking would be better against visiting Toledo in a showdown for the Mid-American Conference title. It wasn't. During a 14-7 loss, Central averaged 25.6 yards on eight punts, the shortest a three-yarder.
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