|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Saturday, 20 September 2008 13:49|
Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes - including a game-tying 5-yarder to George Bryan with 1:12 left in regulation for the Wolfpack (2-2), seven-point underdogs who hung around all afternoon and never trailed by more than a touchdown.
Patrick Pinkney was 19-of-32 passing for 210 yards and a touchdown for the Pirates (3-1), whose BCS-busting hopes are all but over after their second straight loss to the Wolfpack. Pinkney's fumble on East Carolina's third play in overtime gave N.C. State a shot at the upset.
Brown hurdled defender J.J. Milbrook during a remarkable 16-yard run that set up the winning score, and finished with 73 yards and a 4-yard touchdown reception.
e in the four major stat categories - rushing, passing, scoring and total offense.
No. 4 Florida 30, Tennessee 6
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes and helped Florida coach Urban Meyer improve to 4-0 against the self-destructing Vols.
Florida took control on the first play of the game with a 52-yard kickoff return by Brandon James that kick-started the Gators' second consecutive lopsided victory over their SEC East rivals.
The Gators (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) were soon in the end zone, with Tebow flipping 2-yard pass over the top of the line of scrimmage to Aaron Hernandez for a 7-0 lead five minutes into the game.
Tennessee (1-2, 0-1) responded with nothing but mistakes, and coach Phillip Fulmer fell to 5-12 against Florida.
No. 5 Missouri 42, Buffalo 21
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Chase Daniel passed for a career-high 439 yards and set a Big 12 record with 20 consecutive completions, helping Missouri overcome a rash of errors.
The Tigers (4-0) lost three fumbles in Buffalo territory and special teams mistakes led to two of the Bulls' touchdowns, keeping the game close well into the second half against a 33 1/2-point underdog. Missouri, which had two turnovers in the first three games, fell short of 50 points for the first time this season. The game drew a sellout crowd of 65,556.
e Tigers' final tuneup before beginning Big 12 play at Nebraska on Oct. 4. Washington has nine touchdowns in his first year as starting tailback, and at least two each game.
Ernest Jackson scored all three touchdowns for Buffalo (2-2), on a 97-yard kickoff return and receptions of 32 and 3 yards from Drew Willy.
No. 9 Alabama 49, Arkansas 14
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Javier Arenas and Justin Woodall scored on long interception returns and No. 9 Alabama opened Southeastern Conference play with a rout of Arkansas.
Alabama (4-0) led 35-7 at halftime, and six of the Crimson Tide's seven touchdowns covered at least 25 yards. After Mark Ingram scored on a 1-yard run, Glen Coffee made it 14-0 for Alabama on what appeared to be a basic run up the middle from deep in Crimson Tide territory. Coffee found a hole and suddenly was in the clear, outrunning the Razorbacks for an 87-yard touchdown.
Arkansas (2-1) had to rally for wins over Western Illinois and Louisiana-Monroe and couldn't avoid big mistakes in its first SEC game. Casey Dick's pass late in the first quarter was intercepted by Arenas and returned 63 yards.
No. 13 Ohio State 28, Troy 10
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Terrelle Pryor took charge of Ohio State's offense, throwing four touchdown passes to lead the sluggish Buckeyes over Troy.
ssel had said that the nation's top quarterback recruit last spring and fifth-year senior Todd Boeckman would split the job 50-50 against Troy (2-1).
Pryor became the first true freshman to start for the Buckeyes (3-1) in 30 years, since Art Schlichter in 1978. He played all but two snaps until the game was decided.
Pryor's touchdown passes covered 39 and 16 yards to Brian Hartline, 13 yards to Rory Nicol and 38 yards to Brian Robiskie. The 6-foot-6 standout from Jeannette, Pa., who won't attend his first college class until next week, completed 10 of 16 passes for 139 yards with one interception. He also ran 14 times for 66 yards.
No. 14 BYU 44, Wyoming 0
PROVO, Utah (AP) - Max Hall threw three touchdown passes and BYU extended the nation's longest winning streak with a second straight shutout in beating Wyoming.
The Cougars (4-0, 1-0 Mountain West) have won 14 straight, matching their longest winning streak of the decade and got back-to-back shutouts for the first time in 23 years. BYU last held two straight opponents scoreless in 1985, beating Wyoming 59-0 and Utah State 44-0 - identical scores to the 2008 shutouts.
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Hall finished 16-for-27 for 189 yards with no interceptions and Austin Collie had two catches for touchdowns. Harvey Unga ran for one score and caught a pass for another for the Cougars
No. 16 Penn State 45, Temple 3
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State built another huge halftime lead, then cruised to an easy win over Temple with Hall of Famer Joe Paterno coaching from the press box in the second half.
Daryll Clark threw two touchdown passes and ran for an 11-yard score and Stephfon Green ran for 132 yards and a 69-yard TD as the Nittany Lions rolled to 4-0 in beating the Owls (1-3).
Linebacker Navorro Bowman had three sacks and an interception to pace a Penn State defense that held Temple to 138 yards and 10 first downs.
The 81-year-old Paterno walked gingerly at times along the sideline in the first half as Penn State built a 31-0 lead, then moved upstairs alongside his assistants in the second. He had been complaining this week of a sore right leg.
Boise State 37, No. 17 Oregon 32
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Kellen Moore threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns in his first road start and Boise State upset Oregon as the Ducks' quarterback troubles continued.
Jeremiah Masoli, a junior college transfer who was projected as Oregon's third-string quarterback going into the season, started but left the game in the first half with a reported concussion.
Moore, a redshirt freshman, was composed in completing 24 of 36 passes as the Broncos (3-0) got their first road win over a Pacific-10 team. Vinny Perretta had three catches for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Oregon (3-1) planned on using both Masoli and true freshman Chris Harper at quarterback after starter Justin Roper injured his left knee in the Ducks' 32-26 double-overtime victory at Purdue the previous week.
But combined, they attempted only six passes in the first half as Boise State took a 24-6 lead.
No. 20 Utah 30, Air Force 23
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Darrell Mack scored three second-half touchdowns, including a 9-yard run up the middle with 58 seconds remaining, to help Utah rally past Air Force.
The Utes are 4-0 for the first time since 2004, when they went 12-0 in Urban Meyer's last season with the team before he bolted for Florida.
Mack and Matt Asiata wore down Air Force by churning through the Falcons' defense, especially in the second half. Asiata finished with 19 carries for 116 yards, while Mack had 101 on 18 attempts.
Utah (4-0, 2-0 Mountain West Conference) kept Air Force's vaunted ground game in check, allowing just 53 yards. The Falcons (3-1, 1-1) entered the game with the second-best rushing offense in the nation, averaging 358 yards a game.
No. 23 Clemson 54, South Carolina St. 0
chdowns to lead Clemson's rout of South Carolina State.
The Tigers (3-1) posted their first shutout in two years and improved to 22-0 against Championship Subdivision opponents.
South Carolina State (2-2) had no answer for Davis and the Clemson offense.
The Tigers' defense did its part, too. They had three interceptions, one that Chris Clemons brought back for a touchdown; held the Bulldogs to minus 9 yards rushing in the opening half and had a safety.