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|Saturday, 03 November 2007 11:04|
The Buckeyes' defense limited the Badgers to 12 yards rushing on 37 attempts, and Chris Wells ran for three second-half scores as Ohio State overcame a third-quarter deficit and beat the Badgers 38-17 on Saturday.
Vernon Gholston had four sacks and linebacker James Laurinaitis 19 tackles for Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten).
The win ended a three-game losing streak against Wisconsin (7-3, 3-3) at Ohio Stadium, dating to 1999. A win at home against Illinois next Saturday puts Ohio State on track for another showdown with Michigan for the conference title on Nov. 17 at The Big House.
Wells, who finished with 169 yards on 21 carries, capped a methodical 80-yard drive by cutting back to his left on a run up the middle for a 31-yard score to tie the game 17-17 late in the third quarter.
After a punt by Wisconsin gave the ball back near midfield, Wells did it again on an almost identical run. Slashing up the middle, he cut back to his left and was untouched, again, as he raced 30 yards to the left corner of the end zone for a 24-17 lead.
No. 8 Kansas 76, Nebraska 39
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Dominating the once-mighty Huskers like never before, Todd Reesing threw a school-record six touchdown passes and No. 8 Kansas battered Nebraska to remain in the national championship picture.
Kansas (9-0, 5-0 Big 12) scored touchdowns on 10 straight possessions and rolled up the most points ever scored against Nebraska in the Husker' 117-year football history.
Reesing was 30-of-41 for 354 yards, and his 23 touchdown passes also set a school single-season record. Brandon McAnderson ran for 119 yards and tied a school record with four rushing TDs.
With their first five-game losing streak since 1958, Nebraska (4-6, 1-5) appears to be coming to pieces in the fourth season of embattled coach Bill Callahan.
Kansas had lost 37 of 38 to Nebraska. The average score from 1971-2000 was 47-7 and only once since 1974 had Kansas even come into the game with the better record. Yet, this year the unbeaten Jayhawks were 20-point favorites.
No. 10 Georgia 44, Troy 34
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Knowshon Moreno ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns and became the first Georgia freshman since Herschel Walker to top 1,000 yards rushing as the Bulldogs beat Troy 44-34 on Saturday.
Georgia (7-2) lost fumbles on its first two possessions, but Moreno ran for three scores for the second week in a row. His 80-yard first-quarter TD was Georgia's longest in 10 years, and he added two 1-yard scoring runs in the second half.
Troy (6-3) fell to 0-3 against the Southeastern Conference this season despite scoring a combined total of 81 points in the losses to Arkansas, Florida and Georgia.
Troy quarterback Omar Haugabook was 29-of-45 passing for 310 yards and two touchdowns. He threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.
No. 18 Florida 49, Vanderbilt 22
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Tim Tebow accounted for five touchdowns, Percy Harvin became the first player school history with 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game, and the Gators rebounded from their third loss in four outings.
Tebow and Harvin helped the Gators extend their winning streak against Vandy to 17 games and stay in the hunt for the SEC Eastern Division title.
The Gators (6-3, 4-3) manhandled Vanderbilt's defense, which entered the game ranked third in the conference and 14th in the country. Tebow was 22-of-27 passing for 281 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He added 35 yards and two scores on the ground. Vandy fell to 5-4, 2-4.
Virginia 17, No. 21 Wake Forest 16
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Mikell Simpson ran 1 yard for a touchdown with 2:18 to play to lift the Cavaliers (8-2, 5-1 ACC) to their third one-point victory in four games.
Virginia moved into first place in the Coastal Division, while Wake Forest (6-3, 4-2) lost for the first time in seven games.
Wake Forest drove to Virginia's 30 in the closing seconds, but Sam Swank's 47-yard field goal attempt with 2 seconds left missed. He had made 13 of 14 field goals before missing his last two against the Cavs.
No. 25 Clemson 47, Duke 10
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Cullen Harper threw two touchdowns and ran for another, and Clemson scored 16 points in a 39-second span.
C.J. Spiller returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown, James Davis had a career-long 70-yard scoring run, Aaron Kelly caught TD passes covering 19 and 5 yards and Harper set a school record with his Atlantic Coast Conference-leading 23rd touchdown pass.
The Tigers (7-2, 4-2) won their third straight, shrugging off a slow start with a 23-point second quarter. Their previous visit to Durham in November 2004 ended with Duke pulling a last-second upset - and the Blue Devils (1-8, 0-6) haven't won an ACC game since, dropping their 23rd in a row.
Harper completed 17 of 26 passes for 184 yards and Davis had 118 yards on eight carries for Clemson, which led 10-7 before breaking the game open late in the first half.