Roundup: Georgia capitalizes on Georgia Tech miscue
Aaron Murray threw for three touchdowns, Justin Houston returned a fumble 18 yards for a score and Georgia Tech missed a tying extra point, giving Georgia (6-6) the win it needed to be eligible for a bowl, a 42-34 victory over the Yellow Jackets (6-6) on Saturday night in Athens, Ga.
Georgia Tech was poised to tie the game at 35-35 after Anthony Allen bulled into the end zone with 4:57 remaining in the fourth quarter. But Scott Blair yanked the extra point wide left, and Georgia added an uncontested touchdown.
It’s the second year Georgia has beaten its in-state rival.
Connecticut 38, Cincinnati 17: At East Hartford, Conn., Jordan Todman ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns and the Huskies (7-4, 4-2 Big East) moved a step closer to a BCS bowl berth with a win over the Bearcats (4-7, 2-4).
UConn defensive lineman Kendall Reyes had a key interception deep in UConn territory just before halftime, setting up a 1-yard Todman touchdown run that made it 24-10 Huskies.
Indiana 34, Purdue 31 (OT): At West Lafayette, Ind., Ben Chappell had a big day and Mitch Ewald booted two short field goals late, giving the Hoosiers (5-7, 1-7 Big Ten) an overtime victory over the Boilermakers (4-8, 2-6) to win back the Old Oaken Bucket.
Chappell was 31 of 50 for 330 yards with three touchdowns.
Tennessee 24, Kentucky 14: At Knoxville, Tenn., Tyler Bray threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns as the Volunteers (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) extended their winning streak over Kentucky (6-6, 2-6) to 26 straight games to become bowl-eligible with the victory.
Denarius Moore caught one of Bray’s touchdown passes and had 205 yards receiving.
Boston College 16, Syracuse 7: At Syracuse, N.Y., freshman tailback Andre Williams rushed for 185 yards on a school-record 42 carries and scored one touchdown in place of injured star Montel Harris, Nate Freese kicked three field goals and the Eagles (7-5) beat the Orange (7-5) for their fifth straight win.
San Diego State 48, UNLV 14: At San Diego, Ryan Lindley threw four touchdown passes to lead the bowl-bound Aztecs (8-4, 5-3 Mountain West) to a victory over the Rebels (2-10, 2-6).
San Diego State finished with its most wins in 14 seasons and will play in its first bowl game since 1998.
Grambling State 38, Southern University 17: At New Orleans, Frank Warren rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers (9-1, 8-1) defeated the Jaguars (2-9, 1-8) in Bayou Classic at the Louisiana Superdome.