Sunday, August 31, 2003

Scores, how the Top 25 fared



How the Top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college football poll fared Saturday:

No. 1 Oklahoma (1-0) beat North Texas 37-3. Next: at Alabama, Saturday.

No. 2 Ohio State (1-0) beat No. 17 Washington 28-9. Next: vs. San Diego State, Saturday.

No. 3 Miami (1-0) did not play. Next: vs. Florida, Saturday.

No. 4 Michigan (1-0) beat Central Michigan 45-7. Next: vs. Houston, Saturday.

No. 5 Texas (0-0) did not play. Next: vs. New Mexico State, Sunday.

No. 6 Auburn (0-1) lost to No. 8 Southern Cal 23-0. Next: at Georgia Tech, Saturday.

No. 7 Kansas State (2-0) beat Troy State 41-5. Next: vs. McNeese State, Saturday.

No. 8 Southern Cal (1-0) beat No. 6 Auburn 23-0. Next: vs. Brigham Young, Saturday.

No. 9 Virginia Tech (0-0) did not play. Next: vs. UCF, Sunday. Next: vs. James Madison, Saturday.

No. 10 Pittsburgh (0-0) did not play. Next: vs. Kent State, Saturday.

No. 11 Georgia (1-0) beat Clemson 30-0. Next: vs. Middle Tennessee, Saturday.

No. 12 Tennessee (1-0) beat Fresno State 24-6. Next: vs. Marshall, Saturday.

No. 13 Florida State (1-0) beat North Carolina 37-0. Next: vs. No. 15 Maryland, Saturday.

No. 14 LSU (1-0) beat Louisiana-Monroe 49-7. Next: at Arizona, Saturday.

No. 15 Maryland (0-1) did not play. Next: at No. 13 Florida State, Saturday.

No. 16 North Carolina State (1-0) beat Western Carolina 59-20. Next: at Wake Forest, Saturday.

No. 17 Washington (0-1) lost to No. 2 Ohio State 28-9. Next: vs. Indiana, Saturday.

No. 18 Virginia (1-0) beat Duke 27-0. Next: at South Carolina, Saturday.

No. 19 Purdue (0-0) did not play. Next: vs. Bowling Green, Saturday.

No. 20 Notre Dame (0-0) did not play. Next: vs. Washington State, Saturday.

No. 21 Wisconsin (1-0) beat West Virginia 24-17. Next: vs. Akron, Saturday.

No. 22 Arizona State (0-0) did not play. Next: vs. Northern Arizona, Saturday.

No. 23 Colorado State (0-1) lost to Colorado 42-35. Next: at California, Saturday.

No. 24 Oklahoma State (0-1) lost to Nebraska 17-7. Next: vs. Wyoming, Saturday.

No. 25 TCU (0-0) did not play. Next: at Tulane, Monday.

Saturday's highlights

STARS

• Joel Klatt, Colorado, threw for 402 yards and four touchdowns in his first start as Colorado beat No. 23 Colorado State 42-35.

• Craig Krenzel, Ohio State, ran for two scores and finished 15-for-27 for 203 yards as the second-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 17 Washington 28-9.

• Ell Roberson, Kansas State, ran for three touchdowns and threw for 234 yards and another score in No. 7 Kansas State's 41-5 win over Troy State.

• Jeff Smoker, Michigan State, threw for 324 yards with three touchdowns as Michigan State beat Western Michigan 26-21.

• Jason Wright, Northwestern, ran for 196 yards and four scores as Northwestern beat Kansas 28-20.

• Chris Perry, Michigan, ran for 232 yards and two touchdowns as No. 4 Michigan beat Central Michigan 45-7.

• Fred Russell, Iowa, ran for 161 yards and a touchdown as Iowa beat Miami of Ohio 21-3.

• Cedric Houston, Tennessee, had 161 yards rushing as No. 12 Tennessee beat Fresno State 24-6.

• Shaud Williams, Alabama, ran for 98 yards, returned two punts for 74 yards and scored three touchdowns in Alabama's 40-17 win over South Florida.

• DeAngelo Williams, Memphis, scored three touchdowns, caught four passes for 135 yards and rushed for 61 more as Memphis beat Tennessee Tech 40-10.

• Wes Welker, Texas Tech, tied a NCAA record with his seventh career punt return for a touchdown in Texas Tech's 58-10 win over SMU.

PASSING MARKS

Jeff Smoker became Michigan State's career leader in yards passing and total offense in a 26-21 win over Western Michigan. Smoker, who finished with 324 yards, came into the game needing 122 yards to break Ed Smith's school record of 5,556 yards in total offense. He supplanted Dave Yarema's mark of 5,089 passing yards with a 53-yard completion in the fourth quarter. ... Eli Manning was 22-of-33 for 275 yards, passing Kent Austin as Mississippi's career completions leader, in a 24-21 win over Vanderbilt. Manning now has 576 for his career. ... Danny Wimprine, 15-of-21 for 266 yards and a pair of TDs, established new school career marks for yards, completions and touchdowns in Memphis' 40-10 win over Tennessee State.

OFFENSIVE

Northeastern piled up a team record 745 yards in total offense as they crushed Stonehill 78-6. Running back Shawnn Gyles scored four touchdowns and rushed for 172 yards. The Huskies scored on their first seven possessions.

STREAKING

No. 2 Ohio State's 28-17 win over Washington was the Buckeyes' 15th straight victory, the second longest streak in school history. ... Nebraska's 17-7 upset of No. 24 Oklahoma St. was the Huskers' 17th straight season opening win and ended their six-game losing streak against ranked opponents. Nebraska beat the Cowboys for the 20th straight time in Lincoln. ... No. 16 North Carolina State won its seventh straight season opener, 59-20 over Western Carolina.

PIONEER

Katie Hnida, a walk-on kicker at New Mexico, became the first woman to score in a Division I game when she booted two extra points in the Lobos' 72-8 win over Texas State-San Marcos. She entered the game with 5:05 left in the fourth quarter after a New Mexico touchdown and kicked the PAT after the Lobos' final touchdown with 1:21 left.

LION KINGS

Penn State beat Temple 23-10 Saturday and is 31-3-1 against the Owls. The Nittany Lions haven't lost to Temple since 1941.

SHUTOUTS

No. 11 Georgia handed Clemson its first shutout under coach Tommy Bowden, 30-0. Clemson hadn't been shut out at home since a 37-0 loss to Virginia Tech in 1998, the last season under coach Tommy West. It was also the first time Georgia held the Tigers scoreless in 15 games since a 12-0 defeat in 1978. ... With a 23-0 loss to No. 8 Southern California, No. 6 Auburn was shut out at Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time since a 19-0 loss to Virginia in the 1998 opener. ... No. 18 Virginia's 27-0 win over Duke was the Cavaliers' first shutout since they blanked the Blue Devils 24-0 in 1998.

SNAPPED

Navy snapped a 14-game home losing streak with a 37-10 win over VMI. ... Rutgers broke a nine-game losing streak with a 24-10 victory over Buffalo.

SLUMPING

With a 24-21 loss to Mississippi, Vanderbilt has lost 18 straight Southeastern Conference games dating back to November 2000. ... Indiana is winless in its last seven games after a 34-10 loss to Connecticut. ... VMI lost to Navy 37-10 and has not beaten a Division I-A opponent since defeating Virginia Tech 6-0 in 1981. ... Western Carolina fell to 0-21 against current Atlantic Coast Conference schools with a 59-20 loss to North Carolina State.

MOVING UP

South Carolina's 14-7 win over Louisiana-Lafayette gave Lou Holtz 239 career victories, passing Woody Hayes for seventh on the all-time list.

INVESTIGATION

Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett's suspension was for misleading investigators who were looking into alleged off-the-field problems, athletic director Andy Geiger said Saturday. The NCAA and Ohio State began an investigation in July into Clarett's claim that more than $10,000 in clothing, CDs, cash and stereo equipment was stolen in April from a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that Clarett borrowed from a local dealership. Clarett is practicing with the team but is not permitted to play while the investigation continues.

PACKED HOUSES

Florida's 65-3 win over San Jose St. was played before 90,011 fans at The Swamp, courtesy of a $55 million expansion project completed this month. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in the state of Florida. ... No. 1 Oklahoma's 37-3 win over North Texas was played in front of a school-record 83,073 fans - the most to ever watch a sporting event in state history.

SPEAKING

"A lot of attention has been focused on me this week, but these guys are the ones who have been working hard and they're the ones who went out there and made the plays." - Mike Shula after Alabama's 40-17 win over South Florida, his first victory as Tide coach.

Saturday's scores

EAST
Bloomsburg 30, New Haven 17
Bowie St. 27, W. Virginia St. 7
Bucknell 28, Duquesne 21
Connecticut 34, Indiana 10
East Stroudsburg 58, Lenoir-Rhyne 0
Fordham 42, C.W. Post 7
Montana 30, Maine 20
Navy 37, VMI 10
New Hampshire 70, Cent. Conn. St. 20
Northeastern 78, Stonehill 6
Penn St. 23, Temple 10
Rutgers 24, Buffalo 10
Sacred Heart 24, St. Peter's 19
WVU Tech 21, Charleston, W.Va. 17
Wake Forest 32, Boston College 28
Wisconsin 24, West Virginia 17

SOUTH
Alabama 40, South Florida 17
Alabama St. 38, Florida A&M 22
Benedict 18, Elizabeth City St. 6
Bethune-Cookman 62, Savannah St. 12
Carson-Newman 21, Winston-Salem 14
Florida 65, San Jose St. 3
Florida St. 37, North Carolina 0
Fort Valley St. 23, Morehouse 10
Furman 24, Elon 7
Gardner-Webb 45, Clark Atlanta 0
Georgia 30, Clemson 0
Jacksonville St. 9, Alabama A&M 3
James Madison 48, Liberty 6
Lambuth 38, Kentucky Wesleyan 14
LSU 49, Louisiana-Monroe 7
Marshall 45, Hofstra 21
McNeese St. 42, Henderson St. 0
Memphis 40, Tennessee Tech 10
Mississippi 24, Vanderbilt 21
Morgan St. 19, Towson 16
Murray St. 34, Valparaiso 0
N.C. State 59, W. Carolina 20
Northwestern St. 23, Jackson St. 7
Shaw 44, Livingstone 34
South Carolina 14, Louisiana-Lafayette 7
Southern Cal 23, Auburn 0
Southern U. 29, MVSU 0
St. Augustine's 43, Edward Waters 16
Stillman 74, Georgia St. 0
Tennessee 24, Fresno St. 6
The Citadel 64, Charleston Southern 10
Valdosta St. 21, Albany St., Ga. 3
Virginia 27, Duke 0
Virginia St. 16, Norfolk St. 15
Wingate 22, Davidson 10

MIDWEST
E. Illinois 27, California, Pa. 0
Findlay 51, Tiffin 31
Haskell 12, Waldorf 0
Iowa 21, Miami (Ohio) 3
Iowa St. 17, N. Iowa 10
Kansas St. 41, Troy St. 5
Michigan 45, Cent. Michigan 7
Michigan St. 26, W. Michigan 21
Michigan Tech 27, Ashland 14
Minnesota 49, Tulsa 10
Missouri 22, Illinois 15
N. Dakota St. 28, Tusculum 7
Nebraska 17, Oklahoma St. 7
Northwestern 28, Kansas 20
Ohio St. 28, Washington 9
Southwest St., Minn. 37, Peru St. 21
Wayne, Mich. 38, Gannon 21
Winona St. 46, Missouri Western 3

FAR WEST
Air Force 49, Wofford 0
California 34, Southern Miss. 2
N. Colorado 72, N.M Highlands 13
Wyoming 21, Montana St. 10

SOUTHWEST
Houston 48, Rice 14
Oklahoma 37, North Texas 3
Texas A&M 26, Arkansas St. 11
Texas Tech 58, SMU 10
UAB 24, Baylor 19




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