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Posted on September 22, 2013 at 4:02 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Garza pitched eight impressive innings for his first victory in six starts and the Texas Rangers kept close in the playoff race, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-1 last night at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals, out of the playoffs since winning the 1985 World Series, dropped 3½ games behind the Cleveland Indians.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Walk-on kicker Matt Wyman hit a 52-yard field goal with no time left, sending Kansas to a 13-10 victory over Louisiana Tech yesterday and ending a 22-game losing streak against teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Jake Heaps threw for 279 yards and a touchdown for the Jayhawks, who hadn't defeated another FBS team since beating Northern Illinois on September 10th, 2011.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — John Hubert scored two touchdowns and Tyler Lockett had 13 catches for a school record 237 receiving yards, but it wasn't enough as Kansas State lost 31-21 at Texas. UT coach Mack Brown has been under intense pressure after three sub-par seasons and a bad start this year. The victory allowed Texas to avoid its first 1-3 start since 1956.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — James Franklin threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns, and defensive end Kony Ealy returned an interception 49 yards for a score to lead Missouri past Indiana 45-28 last night. The Tigers won in Bloomington for the first time since 1953, though the teams hadn't played since 1992.

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