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Wynn ties Florida mark with four TDs in victory

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Florida's DeShawn Wynn, a Reading product, scores in the second quarter.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida A&M owned The Swamp - during halftime, while its world-famous band was on the field. The rest of the time, it was Florida and Reading product DeShawn Wynn doing all the jamming.

Wynn tied a school record with four touchdowns Saturday night to help the 19th-ranked Gators to a 63-3 victory in their last tuneup before the Southeastern Conference opener next week against Tennessee.

Ingle Martin and Chris Leak each threw for touchdowns.

The Gators ran for 309 yards, their most since 1997. Wynn, a redshirt freshman, led Florida with 95 yards and joined Jesse Palmer, Fred Taylor and four others with the single-game TD record.

"He's as good as they get," Martin said of Wynn. "It's a good place to be, at Florida, where you play with guys that talented."

Arkansas 38, No. 6 Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - Matt Jones kept Arkansas rolling through the air and on the ground, making the Razorbacks' return to Texas a huge success.

Arkansas (2-0) beat its highest-ranked foe since 1999.

Jones threw for one touchdown and ran for another early, then set up the game-sealing score by running a bootleg keeper 60 yards to the 1 midway through the fourth quarter.

The Longhorns (1-1) got to 28-21 when Dakarai Pearson returned a fumble by Jones 77 yards for a touchdown on the opening play of the fourth quarter.

Jones answered by leading a 36-yard drive capped by a 1-yard run by De'Arrius Howard.

No. 1 Oklahoma 52, Fresno St, 28

NORMAN, Okla. - Jason White threw for 338 yards and four touchdowns and Renaldo Works ran for two more scores.

The Sooners (3-0) seized control early, scoring on their first six possessions en route to a 38-0 halftime lead.

No. 2 Miami 38, East Carolina 3

MIAMI - Frank Gore became the first player in UM history to start a season with three straight 100-yard rushing games as the Hurricanes pulled away late for the win.

Gore ran for 124 yards on 24 carries, including a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, helping Miami (3-0) extend its regular-season winning streak to 35 games.

No. 4 Southern Cal 61, Hawaii 32

LOS ANGELES - Matt Leinart threw two touchdown passes and Southern California's defense held Hawaii's Timmy Chang in check until late in the game.

Freshmen tailbacks Reggie Bush and Lendale White each ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Trojans won their 11th consecutive game stretching to last October.

No. 7 Kansas St. 38, Massachusetts 7

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Darren Sproles ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns and backup quarterback Jeff Schwinn passed for 228 yards as Kansas State beat Massachusetts.

No. 8 Georgia 31, No. 25 South Carolina 7

ATHENS, Ga. - Reggie Brown helped Georgia end its three-year touchdown drought against South Carolina, catching two short scoring passes and setting up another TD with a longer reception.

Sean Jones led another dominating defensive performance by Georgia (3-0, 1-0 SEC), which just missed its second shutout of the season.

No. 11 Pittsburgh 42, Ball St. 21

PITTSBURGH - Brandon Miree ran for three touchdowns and Rod Rutherford threw for three, helping Pittsburgh withstand a sloppy, sluggish start and overwhelm Ball State.

Larry Fitzgerald, making a series of tough catches in double coverage, caught scoring passes of 37 and 26 yards, giving him five touchdowns for Pitt (2-0).

No. 12 LSU 35, W. Illinois 7

BATON ROUGE, La. - Matt Mauck set career highs with 305 yards passing and four touchdowns for LSU. Mauck, 8-1 as a starter, also had a career-high 23 completions in 33 attempts to help the Tigers to their first 3-0 start since 1998.

No. 18 Nebraska 18, Penn St. 10

LINCOLN, Neb. - Josh Davis ran for a career-high 179 yards and Jammal Lord added 100 as Nebraska won.

The Cornhuskers (3-0) ran on all but six of their plays from scrimmage, piling up 337 yards on the ground.

UNLV 23, No. 14 Wisconsin 5

MADISON, Wis. - Jamaal Brimmer returned a fumble for a score, set up two touchdowns with his first two career interceptions and had two sacks as UNLV stunned Wisconsin.

The Badgers (2-1) lost Heisman hopeful running back Anthony Davis to a sprained ankle on their second series and fell apart behind quarterback Jim Sorgi's shaky performance.

Washington St. 47, No. 17 Colorado 26

BOULDER, Colo. - Sammy Moore caught a 74-yard touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 97 yards for another score as Washington State used big plays to beat Colorado. The Cougars (2-1) scored 24 straight points in the first 6:39 of the third quarter.

Purdue 16, No. 20 Wake Forest 10

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Ben Jones kicked three field goals and Purdue held Wake Forest to 244 yards, spoiling the Demon Deacons' first game as a ranked team in more than a decade.

No. 23 Iowa 40, Iowa St. 21

AMES, Iowa - Iowa scored 10 points off two blocks by Sean Considine and converted two turnovers into field goals.

Nate Kaeding had four field goals in all to help Iowa (3-0) end a five-game losing streak to the Iowa State Cyclones (2-1).




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