Sunday, November 10, 2002

Top 25 roundup


WSU controls Pac-10

The Associated Press

No. 5 Washington St. 32, No. 15 Oregon 21

PULLMAN, Wash. - Jason Gesser threw four touchdown passes and Jermaine Green ran for a career-high 180 yards as the Cougars (9-1, 6-0) took command of the Pacific-10 Conference race by beating the Ducks (7-3, 3-3).

No. 7 Georgia 31, Ole Miss 17

ATHENS, Ga. - Terrence Edwards caught a 33-yard touchdown pass and Fred Gibson hauled in a 17-yarder as the Bulldogs (9-1, 6-1) moved within one victory of clinching a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game. The Rebels (5-5, 2-4) have ruined their bowl hopes with a four-game losing streak.

No. 10 USC 49, Stanford 17

STANFORD, Calif. - Carson Palmer threw four touchdown passes to break a school career record and lead the Trojans (7-2, 5-1 Pac-10) past the Cardinal (2-7, 1-5). Palmer's 61 career TD passes topped Rob Johnson's 58.

No.11 Alabama 28, Mississippi St. 14

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Tyler Watts threw for 223 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as the Crimson Tide (8-2, 5-1 SEC) held off the Bulldogs (3-6, 0-5), who were 21-point underdogs.

No.12 Kansas St. 58, No.21 Iowa St. 7

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Bobby Walker intercepted two Seneca Wallace passes and returned them for touchdowns 23 seconds apart in the third quarter as the Wildcats (8-2, 4-2 Big 12) routed the Cyclones (7-4, 4-3).

Maryland 24,

No.14 N.C. State 21

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Nick Novak's 26-yard field goal with 34 seconds remaining helped the Terrapins (8-2, 4-1 ACC) extend their winning streak to seven. The Wolfpack (9-2, 4-2) have lost back-to-back games after starting 9-0.

No.17 Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 13

ATLANTA - Adrian McPherson threw two touchdown passes, including a 72-yarder to Craphonso Thorpe, and the Seminoles (7-3, 6-3) haven't lost to the Yellow Jackets (6-4, 3-4) since joining the ACC in 1992.

No.18 Colorado 42, Missouri 35 (OT)

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Chris Brown ran for 211 yards and scored his third touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run in overtime as the Buffaloes (7-3, 5-1 Big 12) subdued the Tigers (4-6, 1-5).

No. 22 Pittsburgh 29, Temple 22

PITTSBURGH - Claude Harriott returned a fumble 11 yards for the tie-breaking TD early in the fourth quarter as the Panthers (8-2, 5-0 Big East) beat the Owls (3-7, 1-4).

No. 23 Florida 21, Vanderbilt 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Earnest Graham ran for 125 yards and a touchdown as the Gators (7-3, 4-2 SEC) struggled past the Commodores (2-8, 0-6).

California 55, No. 25 Arizona St. 38

TEMPE, Ariz. - Kyle Boller matched his career high with five touchdown passes as the Golden Bears (6-4, 3-3 Pac-10) upset the Sun Devils (7-4, 4-2), who allowed an interception and a blocked punt to be returned for TDs.




BENGALS / NFL
Ravens 38, Bengals 27
Blake empathizes with former mates
Bengals' defense will need to step up once again
The Edge
Isolation booth: Johnson vs. Demps
Levi: Life as a Rookie
Bengals, Ravens stats
Bengals-Ravens by the numbers
NFL notebook, standings
Are you ready for some Monday Night Football history?
Curnutte's NFL power rankings

UC BEARCATS
Sloppy UC still slams NKU
Daugherty: Wrath - not grapes - seems more Huggins' style
Center position still work in progress
UC women win C-USA soccer crown

XAVIER HOOPS
Cole ponders redshirt season
XU women win exhibition

REDS / BASEBALL
Bowden mum regarding free agent wish list
Reds Q & A
Phils set to spend on Thome

OHIO FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Elder, Colerain at Nippert Saturday
Where to buy football tickets
Elder 31, Wayne 3
Colerain 28, Lebanon 7
Ohio scores | Ohio pairings
Fans enjoy atmosphere at Paul Brown Stadium
Kings 36, Edgewood 19
Reading 41, Coldwater 38

KENTUCKY FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Kentucky scores | Kentucky pairings
CovCath 54, Harrison Co. 6
Beechwood 55, Fairview 7
Boone Co. 34, Oldham Co. 28
Dixie Heights 43, Lou. Ballard 41
Eastern 22, Conner 7
Highlands 56, Anderson Co. 0
Holy Cross 35, Nicholas Co. 14
Lex. Catholic 52, Holmes 20
Lloyd 51, East Carter 20
Louisville Trinity 48, Ryle 9
NewCath 57, Paris 14
Russell 31, Newport 14
Scott 53, Bourbon Co. 22

INDIANA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
East Central 38, Whiteland 30


OHIO VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ursuline unseats St. Ursula as Div. I champs
GGCL players rule all-state team

OHIO SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
St. Ursula loses soccer final
Wyoming girls denied soccer title
Madeira boys win state title

KENTUCKY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
St. Henry boys take cross country title
Highlands girls run to state title

PREP INSIDER COLUMN
Prep Insider: Late coach was ahead of his time


COLLEGE FOOTBALL
With backs to wall, Buckeyes battle to 11-0
Hail Mary heave halts fun for UK
Bowen corners market at Miami
Huskies stun BGSU, take first in division
Mount St. Joseph thumped by undefeated Hanover 49-14
Miami crushes Vols
Texas shows Baylor some attitude
Texas A&M ruins party for Sooners
Irish escape Navy
Syracuse topples No. 8 Virginia Tech in 3OT
Big Ten roundup
Top 25 roundup
How the Top 25 fared
College Football Today

COLLEGE HOOPS
Hoops: Big matchups come early, often
Dayton player's parents don't believe son lied

REGIONAL INTERESTS
MSJ football finally growling
Five questions with Brandon Miree
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

NATIONAL HEADLINES
Dredge leads Volvo Masters
Mighty Ducks blank Barons
Kolzig slams door on Flyers
Second-half scoring surge lifts Pacers over Raptors
Women's soccer: U.S. 2, Canada 1
Serena Williams, Capriati advance to WTA semis
Will Fittipaldi be first of new wave of drivers?
Stewart on cusp of Cup title