|Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 12 September 2009 12:58|
Now, it's Tennessee time.
Tim Tebow threw four touchdown passes, ran for another score and the Gators beat Troy 56-6 Saturday in their final tuneup before beginning Southeastern Conference play.
Co. got on track, the Trojans (0-2) looked nearly as overmatched as Charleston Southern did last week.
Tebow completed 15 of 24 passes for 237 yards and equaled his career high with four TD passes. He also ran 13 times for 71 yards. His 4-yard TD run was the 45th of his career and tied him with former Auburn star Cadillac Williams for third on the SEC's all-time list.
No. 7 Penn State 28, Syracuse 7
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Evan Royster ran for a touchdown and caught another, and Penn State contained quarterback Greg Paulus and rebuilding Syracuse.
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Penn State (2-0) throttled Syracuse's running game early, and the Orange (0-2) unsuccessfully tried to throw off the Nittany Lions' defense, at times alternating Paulus and backup Ryan Nassib at quarterback.
Paulus, the former Duke basketball player, finished 14 of 20 for 105 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He threw mostly quick passes to counter Penn State's pressure.
No. 14 Virginia Tech 52, Marshall 10
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Freshman Ryan Williams ran for 164 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 14 Virginia Tech more than tripled its offensive production from last week in a rout of Marshall.
The Hokies (1-1) managed only 155 yards in their opener against Alabama, but that tally was topped before the end of the first quarter against the Thundering Herd (1-1).
Marshall barely laid a hand on Williams during his 57-yard scamper up the middle in the first quarter. He added scoring runs of 4 and 28 yards in the second as the Hokies took a 35-7 halftime lead.
David Wilson outdid Williams by running for 165 yards and a touchdown, but most came in second-half mop-up duty. Tyrod Taylor went 9 for 16 passing for 161 yards with two touchdowns for the Hokies.
No. 16 TCU 30, Virginia 14
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - TCU held Virginia's new spread offense to seven first downs, and the Horned Frogs breezed to a victory in their season opener.
Virginia (0-2) largely avoided the turnover problems that led to their opening loss to William and Mary, but couldn't get anything going against the stout TCU defense.
Virginia escaped its first home shutout since 1984 when Jameel Sewell heaved a 56-yard touchdown pass to Javaris Brown late in the game. He added 26-yard TD to Tim Smith with 1:48 left.
Before that, it was all TCU. Joseph Turner and Jeremy Kerley had TD runs, and Andy Dalton threw a 31-yard scoring pass to Jimmy Young. Ross Evans kicked three field goals.
No. 19 North Carolina 12, Connecticut 10
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Dan Ryan was called for holding in the end zone with 1:32 left in the game Saturday, giving North Carolina a safety and a comeback win over the Huskies.
The Tar Heels(2-0) trailed 10-0 entering the fourth quarter, when Casey Barth kicked a 22-yard field goal. Then, T.J. Yates led the team on two 13-play drive, and his 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zack Pianalto with 2:36 left tied the game at 10.
Pianalto hurt his leg jumping up and down after the score and had to be taken from the field in an air cast, another bizarre moment from a game that ended in crazy fashion.
After the safety, UConn recovered the onside kick but couldn't get into field-goal range.
The Huskies (1-1) were playing without its best defensive player, injured linebacker Scott Lutrus, and lost starting quarterback Zack Frazer to a knee injury late in the third quarter.
No. 22 Nebraska 38, Arkansas State 9
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Zac Lee passed for 340 yards and four touchdowns, and Nebraska warmed up for next week's trip to Virginia Tech with a victory over Arkansas State.
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Lee completed 27 of 35 passes to 11 different receivers and threw no interceptions. He opened the game leading two straight 80-yard drives and a 46-yarder as the Huskers jumped ahead 21-0.