Sooners throttle 'Noles

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Oklahoma wide receiver Dejuan Miller (left) is chased by Florida State cornerback Greg Reid. Sooners quarterback Landry Jones totaled 380 yards passing in the rout of the Seminoles.


NORMAN, Okla. --- Landry Jones outplayed Christian Ponder by throwing for 380 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 10 Oklahoma moved past a shaky season opener with a 47-10 victory against No. 17 Florida State on Saturday.

A rematch of the 2001 Orange Bowl that brought home the Sooners' most recent national championship quickly turned into a blowout as Oklahoma (2-0) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions.

Jones did much of his damage with short, swing passes and screens near the line of scrimmage before striking down field for scores. He completed 14 consecutive passes at one point, starting at the end of the Sooners' opening drive and continuing past when he'd pushed the lead to 27-7 with his third touchdown pass.

Ponder was just 11 for 28 for 113 yards with interceptions on back-to-back throws in the third quarter.


In Blacksburg, Va., Drew Dudzik ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and James Madison handed Virginia Tech its second loss in six days.

Dudzik scored on second-half runs of 7 and 12 yards as the Dukes (2-0) became only the second team from the Football Championship Subdivision to beat the Hokies.

Richmond did it in 1985, a year after the Spiders dropped down to the Football Championship Subdivision.


In Winston-Salem, N.C., backup quarterback Tanner Price threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Wake Forest held off Duke for its 11th consecutive victory in the series.

Price was 12 of 19 for 190 yards with scoring passes covering 13, 38 and 23 yards and an early 1-yard scoring run for the Demon Deacons (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Sean Renfree was 28 of 44 for 358 yards with four touchdowns for Duke (1-1, 0-1). Conner Vernon caught two of those, covering 70 and 51 yards.



In Orlando, Fla., North Carolina State capitalized on five turnovers, including a 43-yard interception return by C.J. Wilson, to beat Central Florida.

N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson completed 10 of 30 passes for 105 yards and touchdown, and running back Mustafa Greene added 55 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown as the Wolfpack improved to 2-0 for the first time in Tom O'Brien's tenure as coach.

UCF (1-1) got a sterling performance from true freshman quarterback Jeff Godfrey, who came off the bench in the middle of the third quarter to ring up 160 yards total offense and score twice.

Godfrey's 1-yard touchdown run around the end cut the Knights' deficit to 28-21 with 4:29 left in the game.


In Boston, Dave Shinskie returned after being taken out in the first half and threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes, and Boston College took advantage of five Kent State turnovers to win.

Boston College (2-0) has beaten Kent State in three consecutive seasons by a combined score of 81-20; last year, the Golden Flashes didn't get across midfield until the fourth quarter.


In College Park, Md., backup Danny O'Brien threw three touchdown passes in a 45-point first half, and Maryland enjoyed its highest-scoring performance in 35 years against Morgan State.

Playing on only four days rest after defeating Navy on Monday, the Terrapins (2-0) scored on their opening three possessions and added four touchdowns in the second quarter.


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