October 31, 2004 in Sports

Bramlet, Harrison lead Cowboys over Falcons

Associated Press
 

Corey Bramlet passed for two touchdowns, and Ivan Harrison scored on a pair of fourth-quarter 1-yard runs to lead Wyoming to a 43-26 victory over Air Force on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo. The Cowboys (5-3, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) ended a two-game losing streak and kept its chances for a bowl bid alive, while the Falcons (3-5, 2-3) lost for the fourth time in five games. The teams did not disappoint offensively as Wyoming gained 559 total yards and the Falcons 420. Bramlet completed 19 of 27 passes for 256 yards.

East

Navy 34, Delaware 20: At Annapolis, Md., Aaron Polanco ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as the Midshipmen (7-1) beat the Blue Hens (6-2). Delaware (6-2) came into the game ranked No. 3 in Division 1-AA and had a six-game winning streak snapped.

Syracuse 42, Connecticut 30: At Syracuse, N.Y., Perry Patterson threw for two touchdowns, Walter Reyes ran for two more and the Orangemen (4-4, 2-1 Big East) forced five turnovers to beat the Huskies (5-3, 2-3). Connecticut lost despite gaining 566 yards and 35 first downs. UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky threw for 445 yards and three touchdowns and completed a school-record 39 passes. He also broke the Connecticut career passing yards record of 9,288 set by Matt DeGennaro from 1987-90. Orlovsky has 9,715.

South

Clemson 26, North Carolina State 20: At Clemson, S.C., the Tigers (4-4, 3-3 ACC) forced six turnovers and made one last defensive stand in the waning moments to beat the Wolfpack (4-4, 3-3). The Wolfpack drove to the Clemson 12 with eight seconds to go. But on fourth-and-10, Jay Davis threw his fifth pick of the game.

Wake Forest 24, Duke 22: At Winston-Salem, N.C., Chris Barclay rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown to lift the Deacons (4-4, 1-4 AC C) past the Blue Devils (1-7, 0-5) in a matchup of teams looking for their first conference win. Mike Schneider threw for a career-high 300 yards and two scores for Duke.

Marshall 20, Central Florida 3: At Huntington, W.Va., Stan Hill threw a TD pass and Chris Royal returned an interception for a score to lead the Thundering Herd (5-3, 5-0 MAC) to a victory over the Golden Knights (0-8, 0-5). UCF saw the nation’s longest losing streak extended to 11 games.

Mississippi State 22, Kentucky 7: At Starkville, Miss., Fred Reid rushed for 109 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown run with 3:34 remaining, to give the Bulldogs (3-5, 2-3 SEC) a win over the Wildcats (1-7, 0-5).

East Carolina 38, Army 28: At Greenville, N.C., James Pinkey threw three TD passes to Bobby Good to help the Pirates (2-5, 2-3 CUSA) beat Army (2-5, 2-4), ending the Black Knights’ first winning streak in seven years.

Midwest

Nebraska 24, Missouri 3: At Lincoln, Neb., Cory Ross ran for a career-high 194 yards and two TDs to lead Nebraska (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) to a victory over the Tigers (4-4, 2-3), giving the Cornhuskers sole possession of first place in the Big 12 North.

Ohio State 21, Penn State 10: At Columbus, Ohio, Ted Ginn returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown and Tyler Everett ran back an interception for another score to lead the Buckeyes (5-3, 2-3) to a win over the Nittany Lions (2-6, 0-5). It was Penn State’s fifth straight loss.

Central Michigan 24, Western Michigan 21: At Mount Pleasant, Mich., Ronald Budd kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give the Chippewas (3-5, 2-3 MAC) a win over the Broncos (1-7, 0-5).

Iowa State 13, Kansas 7: At Ames, Iowa, defensive tackle Brent Curvey scored on a fumble return for the second straight game and Bret Culbertson kicked two field goals lifting the Cyclones (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) to a victory over the Jayhawks (3-5, 1-4).

Kent State 42, Ohio 16: At Kent, Ohio, Joshua Cribbs rushed for 223 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 150 yards and another score to lead the Golden Flashes (2-6, 1-4 MAC) to a win over the Bobcats (3-6, 1-5).

Cincinnati 21, Texas Christian 10: At Cincinnati, Richard Hall rushed 29 times for 143 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bearcats (4-4, 3-2 CUSA) to a win over the Horned Frogs (4-4, 2-3).

Bowling Green 41, Eastern Michigan 20: At Bowling Green, Ohio, Omar Jacobs passed for 333 yards and three touchdowns, two to Charles Sharon, to help the Falcons (6-2, 4-1 MAC) beat the Eagles (3-5, 3-2).

Northern Illinois 38, Ball State 31 (OT): At Muncie, Ind., Garrett Wolfe ran for 280 yards and three TDs, scoring the game-winner on a 9-yard run in overtime to lift the Huskies (7-2, 6-0 MAC) over the Cardinals (1-8, 1-5).

Texas Tech 35, Kansas State 25: At Manhattan, Kan., NCAA passing leader Sonny Cumbie threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns as the Red Raiders (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) held off the Wildcats (3-5, 1-4).

Southwest

Houston 24, Tulane 3: At Houston, Kevin Kolb threw for 267 yards and ran for a touchdown as the Cougars (2-6, 2-3 CUSA) broke a four-game losing streak by shutting down the Green Wave (2-5, 1-4).

Tulsa 39, Rice 22: At Tulsa, Okla., Ashlan Davis scored on an 83-yard kickoff return and a 52-yard TD reception from James Killian to spark the Golden Hurricane (2-6, 1-3 WAC) to a win over the Owls (3-5, 2-3).

Far West

New Mexico 26, Colorado State 17: At Fort Collins, Colo., DonTrell Moore ran for 154 yards and a touchdown, and Wes Zunker kicked four field goals to help the Lobos (5-4, 3-2 MWC) keep their bowl hopes alive with a victory over the Rams (3-5, 2-2).

Texas-El Paso 38, San Jose State 20: At San Jose, Calif., Jordan Palmer threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to help the Miners (6-2, 4-1), under first-year coach Mike Price, secure their second winning season in 16 years with a victory over the Spartans (2-5, 1-3).

Fresno State 42, Southern Methodist 0: At Fresno, Calif., Paul Pinegar tossed three touchdown passes and the Bulldogs (4-3, 1-3 WAC) snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Mustangs (1-7, 1-4).

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