October 25, 2009 in Sports

Irish cling to win

Associated Press
 

Golden Tate caught 11 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns to lead Notre Dame to a 20-16 victory over Boston College on Saturday in South Bend, Ind., ending a six-game losing streak to the Eagles.

Notre Dame (5-2) came up with three interceptions in the second half, the final one with 98 seconds left. The last five games the Fighting Irish had played were decided in the final minute.

The Eagles (4-3) repeatedly burned the Notre Dame defense as Dave Shinskie threw for a season-high 279 yards and a touchdown, but the Irish came up with big plays, including two interceptions by Kyle McCarthy

Iowa State 9, Nebraska 7: The Cornhuskers matched a school record by committing eight turnovers, including four inside the Iowa State 5, and the Cyclones posted a 9-7 upset for their first victory in Lincoln, Neb., since 1977.

Iowa State was without its top two offensive playmakers because of injury.

The 18 1/2 -point underdog Cyclones (5-3, 2-2) ended a 15-game Big 12 losing streak in games played away from Ames, Iowa, and now have their most wins since going 7-5 in 2005.

Nebraska fell to 4-3, 1-2.

Kansas St. 20, Colorado 6: Daniel Thomas ran for 145 yards and a touchdown, and Emmanuel Lamur had two interceptions to lead the Big 12 North-leading Wildcats (5-3, 3-1) to a win over the Buffaloes (2-5, 1-2) at Manhattan, Kan.

Indiana State 17, Western Illinois 14: The Sycamores (1-7, 1-4 Missouri Valley) won for the first time in more than three years, ending the nation’s longest losing streak at 33 games with a 17-14 victory over the Leathernecks (1-6, 0-4) at Terre Haute, Ind.

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