Around the country: Big win for Army
Trent Steelman and Brian Cobbs each scored two of Army’s six rushing touchdowns and the Black Knights (6-4) became bowl eligible with a 45-28 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes (4-6) on Saturday in Kent, Ohio.
Army has not played in a bowl since 1996.
Navy 38, Central Michigan 37: Backup quarterback Kriss Proctor ran 20 times for a career-high 201 yards and a TD, Alexander Teich rushed for two scores and the Midshipmen (7-3) outlasted the Chippewas (3-8) in Annapolis, Md.
Air Force 48, New Mexico 23: Asher Clark rushed for 95 yards and two TDs and the Falcons (7-4, 4-3 Mountain West) overcame the loss of QB Tim Jefferson – injured on a second-quarter run – to beat the visiting Lobos (1-9, 1-5).
Syracuse 13, Rutgers 10: Ross Krautman kicked a 24-yard field goal with 1:07 to play and the Orange (7-3, 4-2 Big East) beat the Scarlet Knights (4-5, 1-3) in Piscataway, N.J., to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2004.
BYU 49, Colorado State 10: Jake Heaps and Luke Ashworth hooked up for four touchdowns, BYU’s defense forced four turnovers and the Cougars (5-5, 4-2 Mountain West) routed the Rams (3-8, 2-5) in Fort Collins, Colo.
Tennessee 52, Mississippi 14: Tyler Bray threw three TD passes – two to Justin Hunter – and Tauren Poole ran for two scores as the Volunteers (4-6, 1-5 SEC) routed the Rebels (4-6, 1-5) in Knoxville, Tenn.
Michigan 27, Purdue 16: Denard Robinson overcame two interceptions and two lost fumbles – passing for 176 yards and running for 68 – to lead the Wolverines (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) past the Boilermakers (4-6, 2-4) in West Lafayette, Ind.
Miami 35, Georgia Tech 10: Freshman Stephen Morris passed for 230 yards and a touchdown– filling in for injured QB Jacory Harris – and the Hurricanes (7-3, 5-2 ACC) beat the Yellow Jackets (5-5, 3-4) in Atlanta.
Minnesota 38, Illinois 34: DeLeon Eskridge rushed for three TDs – the last coming with 16 seconds left – and the Golden Gophers (2-9, 1-6 Big Ten) upset the Illini (5-5, 3-4) in Champaign, Ill.