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Saturday, 29 September 2007 11:35
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 BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -Just as Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops predicted, the third-ranked Sooners couldn't run it up on Colorado. In fact, the Sooners couldn't even beat the Buffaloes.
Kevin Eberhart kicked a career-long 45-yard field goal as time expired to send Colorado past the stunned Sooners 27-24 Saturday.
It was the Buffaloes' first win over a top-five team since Dec. 1, 2001, when they beat Texas in the Big 12 title game.
After Eberhart's kick cleared the crossbar, the fans stormed the field as the dejected Sooners, who had blown a 24-7 second-half lead, walked off, their hopes of a national championship having taken a major hit.
The Sooners (4-1, 0-1) came in averaging a whopping 61.5 points to lead the nation. But behind a tough defense, the Buffs (3-2, 1-0) earned their biggest win under Dan Hawkins, who went 2-10 in his inaugural season last year.
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No. 2 LSU 34, Tulane 9
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - One good half was more than enough for No. 2 LSU against Tulane.
Jacob Hester's second touchdown of the game and Charles Scott's pair of scoring runs helped LSU (5-0) amass 24 unanswered second-half points.
Matt Flynn shook off six sacks to throw for 258 yards. His passing was inconsistent in the face of constant pressure and he was intercepted once, but he kept fighting to eventually lead the Tigers to the lopsided triumph everyone expected.
Still, it wasn't as easy as expected for the Tigers, whose average margin of victory coming in was 35.5 point and who were favored by almost six touchdowns.
Tulane (1-3) trailed only 10-9 at halftime and didn't fall more than one score behind until Hester's 1-yard touchdown run gave LSU a 20-9 lead with 5:53 remaining in the third quarter.
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No. 12 Boston College 24, Massachusetts 14
BOSTON (AP) - Andre Callender ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and Matt Ryan threw for one TD to lead Boston College past its feisty cross-state rival and give the Eagles their best start in more than 50 years.
Ryan was 24-for-42 for 204 yards, helping BC (5-0) open a 17-0 lead before slumping in the third quarter as UMass (4-1) closed within a field goal at 17-14. But Ryan answered with a 61-yard drive, completing 5-of-7 passes and adding a 14-yard scramble before Callender scored from the 4 to make it 24-14.
BC has not opened a season with five straight wins since 1954.
UMass hadn't lost since falling to Appalachian State in the Division I-AA championship game last season.
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No 14 Kentucky 45, Florida Atlantic 17
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Andre Woodson threw for a career-high five touchdowns in an easy win, but had his NCAA-record streak of consecutive passes without an interception snapped at 325.
Four different receivers caught scoring throws from Woodson, who completed 26 of 33 passes for a season-high 301 yards in just over three quarters.
Woodson would have had a sixth TD, but his toss to fullback John Conner was picked off by Tavious Polo as the players battled for the ball near the goal line. It was the seventh interception of the year for the freshman cornerback, who came into the game as the national leader.
By the time the first half was finished, Kentucky (5-0) was up 28-10, all from Woodson TD passes. Florida Atlantic fell to 3-2.
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No. 15 Georgia 45, Mississippi 17
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Thomas Brown ran for 180 yards - the most for Georgia in six years - and three touchdowns.
The game was tied 17-17 early in the third quarter before Brown, who scored earlier on a 50-yard run, took over. The senior had four carries and one catch for a combined 45 yards on a seven-play touchdown drive that ended with his 4-yard scoring run. He added a 41-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.
Brown's rushing total was the high for Georgia since 2001, when Verron Haynes ran for 207 yards against Georgia Tech. He matched his career high with the three touchdown runs.
Georgia's total of 328 yards rushing was its most in seven years under coach Mark Richt, topping its 280 yards against Louisiana-Monroe in 2005. Georgia (4-1, 2-1 SEC) only led 17-10 at halftime. Ole Miss fell to 1-4, 0-3.
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No. 16 South Carolina 38, Mississippi St 21
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Freshman Chris Smelley threw for a career-best 279 yards and two touchdowns to lead South Carolina.
Smelley was given the starting job by coach Steve Spurrier before the Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 SEC) left the locker room at LSU's Death Valley last week after a 28-16 loss. Mississippi State fell to 3-2, 1-2.
Mike Davis added two of his three rushing touchdowns (3, 2 and 12 yards) for South Carolina in the final quarter. Smelley was 19 of 37 with an interception.
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No. 17 Virginia Tech 17, North Carolina 10
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Tyrod Taylor, Branden Ore and Virginia Tech still can't find their offense, but the defense made two more big plays.
Taylor scored on a 5-yard run and Ore scored on a 1-yard dive for the Hokies (4-1, 1-0 ACC), who managed just 241 yards of offense. Ore's touchdown was set up by an interception that Xavier Adibi returned 31 yards to the Tar Heels 12 yard-line.
North Carolina (1-4, 0-2), which closed within a TD on Anthony Elzy's 1-yard scoring run with 5:34 left, had an earlier drive end at the Hokies goal line when Orion Martin forced Ryan Houston to fumble and Kam Chancellor recovered in the end zone.
Tar Heels quarterback T.J. Yates, 16 of 25 for 182 yards, was sacked six times. Taylor, a freshman making his third start, finished 10-for-19 for just 66 yards and carried 11 times for 11 yards. He was sacked four times.
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Illinois 27, No. 21 Penn State 20
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Regus Benn returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and caught a pass for another and the Illinois defense intercepted three passes.
The Illini (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) forced Nittany Lions' quarterback Anthony Morelli into three interceptions and a fumble, all in the second half and all deep in Illinois territory.
Penn State fell to 3-2, 0-2 with upcoming games against Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio State.
Morelli completed 21 of 38 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown, but he was picked off by linebacker J Leman and defensive backs Vontae Davis and Kevin Mitchell.
Benn returned a first-quarter kickoff for a score and caught six passes for 84 yards.
 

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