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|Saturday, 27 September 2008 11:37|
Jevan Snead threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Rebels to a stunning 31-30 victory at No. 4 Florida on Saturday.
Snead, the former Florida recruit who backed out of his commitment when he learned the Gators were going after Tim Tebow, outplayed last year's Heisman Trophy winner.
And he did it in The Swamp, where Florida (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) had won 21 of its last 22 games.
The victory came in Snead's fifth career start and gave Nutt a huge win in his first season with Ole Miss (3-2, 1-1).
Snead was 9-of-20 passing for 185 yards, not great numbers, but he made plays when the Rebels needed them. His biggest was an 86-yard touchdown pass to Shay Hodge that put the Rebels ahead 31-24 with 5:26 to play.
No. 14 Ohio St. 34, Minnesota 21
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Tailback Chris ``Beanie'' Wells rushed for 106 yards in his first game in a month and quarterback Terrelle Pryor ran for two scores and threw for another to lead the Buckeyes.
started in the same backfield.
Wells, out after injuring his right foot in the season-opener, carried 14 times and showed his old form by racing for 28 yards on his second attempt. He also vaulted a potential tackler on another big gainer.
In his second start as a true freshman, Pryor ran for 97 yards on eight carries, scoring on runs of 33 and 1 yard. He also completed 8-of-13 passes for 70 yards, including an 8-yard scoring hook-up with Brian Robiskie. He also had a 31-yard touchdown catch from Todd Boeckman, who Pryor replaced as starter a week earlier.
It was the Big Ten opener for both teams. Ohio State (4-1) won its second in a row while tuning up for next Saturday's showdown at No. 9 Wisconsin. Minnesota (4-1) was hoping to prove how far it had turned things around from last year's dismal 1-11 mark.
Maryland 20, No. 20 Clemson 17
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Chris Turner threw for a touchdown and Da'Rel Scott rushed for one to rally Maryland to its second straight Death Valley victory.
Maryland (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) came in as a big underdog, just like in 2006 here, against the preseason favorites for the conference title. And just like two years ago, the Terps overcame a second-half deficit for the win.
give the Terps a 1st-and-goal.
Two plays later, Turner found a wide-open Torrey Smith to make it 17-13.
Still down in the final quarter, Turner got the Terps going again. He hit Danny Oquendo with passes of 11, 11 and 21 yards to get Maryland to the Clemson 1.
Scott, the ACC's leading rusher entering the game, ran in for the go-ahead score.