College Football Today
Undated (AP) _ Miami, looking to become the first repeat national champions since Alabama in 1979, beat 23rd-ranked Iowa 24-7 at Iowa City. STUNNERS
The Citadel of Division I-AA shocked Arkansas with a 10-3 victory Saturday, scoring on defensive end Judson Boehmer’s 34-yard fumble return and gaining its fifth win in six games against Division I-A opponents since 1988. STALEMATE
A shootout between super sophomores Marshall Faulk of San Diego State and Rob Johnson of Southern Cal ended in a 31-all tie Saturday. Faulk carried 27 times for 220 yards and three touchdowns, while Johnson completed 20 of 32 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns. STYMIED
Louisville had two chances to upset No. 17 Ohio State, but its 2-point conversion pass failed and an on-side kick attempt didn’t work when the ball was grabbed before going the required 10 yards, preserving the Buckeyes’ 20-19 triumph Saturday. STATS
Notre Dame running back Reggie Brooks ran 72 yards for a score and teammates Rick Mirer and Mike Miller connected for a 70-yard scoring play in the Fighting Irish’s 42-7 rout of Northwestern. ... Iowa State quarterback Bobby Utter hooked up with Lamont Hill for an 83-yard touchdown pass in the Cyclones’ 35-9 victory over Ohio University on Saturday. ... Freshman Johnny Lomoro kicked a 52-yard field goal with 13 seconds left to give Southern Mississippi a 23-21 victory over Memphis State. STARS Saturday 0 ted Iowa 24-7.
Russell White of California rushed for 216 yards and one touchdown on just 19 carries as the 19th-ranked Golden Bears beat San Jose State 46-16.
Drew Bledsoe completed 37 of 66 passes for 413 yards, all Washington State records, and three touchdowns as the Cougers beat Montana, 25-13. STREAKS
Alabama’s 25-8 victory Saturday over Vanderbilt was its eighth straight over the Commodores and 30th in the last 32 games between the schools. ... Ohio University, 35-9 losers to Iowa State, has not won its season-opener since 1978. ... Boston College won its first season opener in five years, 37-20 over Rutgers. ... Mississippi ended a nine-game losing streak to Auburn with 45-21 victory, the 500th win in school history. SNAPPED
Oklahoma State won for the first time since 1990, beating Indiana State 35-3 Saturday as Rafael Denson rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns. The Cowboys were 0-10-1 last season. STOMPED
Curtis Martin scored four touchdowns for Pittsburgh and Alex Van Pelt threw for three in the first half as Pittsburgh romped to a 51-10 victory over Kent on Saturday. STARTS
Alabama freshman Michael Proctor kicked four field goals in his college debut to lead the Crimson Tide past Vanderbilt 25-8 Saturday. ... Nevada, which compiled a 25-3 record over the past two seasons in Division I-AA, lost 25-6 to Wyoming in its first game in Division I-A. SHANKS
San Diego State’s Andy Trakas missed two field goal attempts Saturday in the final minute of a 31-31 tie with Southern Cal. Trakas was wide left on a 30-yard attempt with 54 seconds left and wide right from 55 yards as time ran out.
West Virginia’s Mike Vanderjagt missed a 45-yard field goal attempt with 32 seconds left in a 29-29 tie with Miami of Ohio. STEAMROLLER
Syracuse ran up 634 yards of offense against East Carolina in a 42-21 victory Saturday. Qadry Ismail started the 10th-ranked Orangemen off with a 64-yard scoring run on the first play from scrimmage. SUPERB IN DEFEAT
John Kaleo completed a school-record 32 of 53 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns Saturday in the debut of Maryland’s new run-and-shoot offense, a 28-15 loss to Virginia. SIDELINED
Utah lost star receiver Bryan Rowley with a broken ankle in the second quarter of a 49-22 loss to Nebraska.
Hawaii quarterback Ivin Jasper left Saturday’s 24-21 victory over Oregon in the third quarter with a bruised right leg. SMALL SCHOOLS
Luicius Cole rushed for 255 yards and two touchdowns as Savannah State defeated Bethune-Cookman 31-21 Saturday night. SPEAKING
″These ties are getting damn boring. I’m sorry I’m testy, but I don’t feel real good right now.″ - San Diego State coach Al Luginbill, whose team tied Southern Cal 31-31 Saturday after two missed field goals in the final minute and also tied Brigham Young last Nov. 16 after blowing a 28-point lead.