Top 25 Capsules
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Marwin Evans returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown as time expired before halftime, and Utah State turned Boise State’s seven first-half turnovers into 35 points in the Aggies’ 52-26 victory over the No. 21 Broncos on Friday night.
The Aggies (4-2, 3-0 Mountain West) snapped a 12-game losing streak against Boise State that dated 18 years. The 52 points are the most Boise State has ever allowed as a ranked team.
The Broncos (5-2, 2-1) served up four fumbles and three interceptions in the first half, including a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown by Marwin Evans as time expired in the first half.
Utah State’s Kent Meyers threw for 157 yards and a career-high three touchdowns and added 63 yards rushing and a touchdown. Hunter Sharp caught two touchdown passes.
Nick Vigil had a game-high 14 tackles for the Aggies, and Kyler Fackrell added 11. Fackrell forced one fumble and recovered two, while Vigil had one of each.
Boise State’s Brett Rypien threw for 299 yards with three interceptions.
NO. 24 HOUSTON 42, TULANE 7
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Greg Ward Jr. ran for three touchdowns and threw a scoring pass for Houston.
Playing as a ranked team for the first time since 2011, the Cougars (6-0, 3-0 American Athletic) took a half-game lead over Memphis and Navy in the West Division.
Despite three starting offensive linemen sitting out with injuries, Houston piled up 461 total yards, including 239 on the ground, and went 7 of 15 on third down. Ward completed 17 of 25 passes for 222 yards and had 14 carries for 77 yards.
Houston held Tulane (2-4, 1-2) to 262 total yards and forced 11 punts. Devin Powell completed 11 of 28 passes for 88 yards. He got the start for the Green Wave with Tanner Lee out after he sustained a concussion a week ago against Temple.