NATION ROUNDUP Nittany Lions win their home finale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Going right-to-left, Williams got an open-field block from fullback Dan Lawlor before scooting into the corner of the end zone to put Penn State ahead, 19-16. In the first quarter, Penn State linebacker Sean Lee stripped the ball from Purdue junior running back Jaycen Taylor (Leuzinger High, Harbor College) on third-and-goal just as the tailback was trying to stretch the ball into the end zone. ETC.: Dan Connor broke the career tackles record at Penn State with a third-quarter stop of Taylor. Connor’s tackle gave him 373 to pass former teammate Paul Posluszny. The record-setting tackle came on a third-and-1 on the Penn State 18, when Taylor’s 2-yard rush gave the Boilermakers a first down. Posluszny, now with the Buffalo Bills, had just set the tackles mark last year. (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) (7-3, 4-3) Air Force 30, Army 10: Chad Hall ran for a school-record 275 yards and a touchdown, leading Air Force over Army (3-6) in Air Force Academy, Colo. Hall, a senior wide receiver, broke his own record of 256 yards, set against Colorado State on Oct. 13. He had 121 yards on the ground by halftime, and his 58-yard run in the third quarter set up a 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Falcons a two-possession lead. Shaun Carney threw for 105 yards and added two touchdowns for Air Force (7-3), which clinched its first winning record since 2003. The Falcons also hadn’t beaten a fellow service academy at home in four years. Pittsburgh 20, Syracuse 17: LeSean McCoy, the third freshman in Pittsburgh’s 118-season football history to run for at least 1,000 yards in a season, scored the go-ahead touchdown from the 1 early in the fourth quarter, and the Panthers (4-5, 2-2 Big East) overcame a slow start to beat visiting Syracuse (2-7, 1-3). McCoy ran for 140 yards on 31 carries in his sixth 100-yard game, the most by any Pitt freshman since Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett in 1973. From news services Junior Derrick Williams sent Penn State’s seniors off with a win in their final home game. Williams scored on a 12-yard end-around and a 5-yard reception, while Dan Connor and Maurice Evans led a beleaguered defense that held Purdue in check late in the Nittany Lions’ 26-19 win on Saturday in State College, Pa. Joe Paterno seemed to make a concerted effort to get Williams the ball, and the receiver responded. His touchdown on the end-around with 13:45 left swung momentum Penn State’s way after Purdue dominated the third quarter to take a 16-13 lead. N.C. State 19, Miami 16: Steven Hauschka’s fourth field goal, a 42-yarder in overtime, lifted surging North Carolina State (4-5, 2-3 ACC) to a 19-16 win over host Miami (5-4, 2-3). Hauschka made three field goals in the final quarter. ETC.: Miami freshman quarterback Robert Marve is facing misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest without violence and minor criminal mischief. Miami Police spokesman Delrish Moss said Marve was arrested Wednesday in the city’s Coconut Grove neighborhood after he became upset and broke a car mirror. Illinois 44, Minnesota 17: Rashad Mendenhall ran for 201 yards and two TDs, Juice Williams had his best all-around game of the season, and Illinois (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) routed Minnesota (1-9, 0-6) in Minneapolis. Iowa 28, Northwestern 17: Jake Christensen threw for 299 yards and Damian Sims ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, leading Iowa (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten) over Northwestern (5-5, 2-4) in Evanston, Ill. Indiana 38, Ball State 20: Quarterback Kellen Lewis had career highs with 406 yards of total offense and 354 yards passing, and Indiana (6-4) became bowl eligible for the first time since 1994 with a victory over Ball State (5-5) in Bloomington, Ind. Four touchdown passes gave Lewis 23 on the year, a new single-season record at Indiana. East Carolina 56, Memphis 40: Chris Johnson rushed for a career-high 301 yards and four touchdowns as East Carolina (6-4, 5-1) held on to the top spot in Conference USA’s East Division with a win at Memphis (4-5, 3-2). Johnson scored on runs of 16, 44, 70 and 50 yards. Rice 56, Texas-El Paso 48: Chase Clement threw for six touchdowns and ran for two more and Rice (2-7, 2-3 C-USA) scored the final 28 points in a victory against Texas-El Paso (4-5, 2-3) in Houston. Clement set a Conference USA record by accounting for eight touchdowns. The six passing touchdowns set a Rice record. Iowa State 31, Kansas State 20: Chris Singleton made two key interceptions, Alexander Robinson ran for two touchdowns, and ISU (2-8, 1-5 Big 12) stunned Kansas State (5-4, 3-3) in Ames, Iowa, to snap a six-game losing streak. Texas Tech 38, Baylor 7: In Waco, Texas, Graham Harrell was 37-of-46 for 433 yards and three touchdowns, eclipsing the 4,000-yard passing mark for the second season in a row, and Texas Tech (7-3, 3-3 Big 12) earned its 12th consecutive victory over the Bears (3-7, 0-6).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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