Beavers upend Wildcats

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TUCSON, Ariz. --- Ryan Katz threw for 393 yards and two touchdowns, sneaked across for another score and Oregon State held on to upset No. 9 Arizona 29-27 on Saturday night.

Oregon State's starting quarterback Ryan Katz (left) threw for 393 yards and two touchdowns as the Beavers downed ninth-ranked Arizona.   ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Oregon State's starting quarterback Ryan Katz (left) threw for 393 yards and two touchdowns as the Beavers downed ninth-ranked Arizona.

The sophomore completed 30 of 42 against an Arizona defense that had been ranked No. 2 nationally, giving up 230.8 yards per game.

The Wildcats (4-1, 1-1 Pac-10), in the top 10 for the first time since the 1999 preseason rankings, never led in a loss that dampened their hopes for the school's first trip to the Rose Bowl. The Wildcats' Nick Foles completed 35 of 46 for 440 yards and three touchdowns.

Oregon State (3-2, 2-0) lost standout receiver James Rodgers to a knee injury.

NO. 2 OHIO STATE 38, INDIANA 10

In Columbus, Ohio, Terrelle Pryor threw for a career-best 334 yards and three touchdowns to lead Ohio State past surprisingly punchless Indiana, giving coach Jim Tressel his 100th victory on the Buckeyes sideline.

Pryor hit on scoring passes covering 22 yards to Dane Sanzenbacher, 60 yards to Brandon Saine and 17 yards to DeVier Posey as the Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) rolled to their 12th consecutive win -- and 16th in a row over the Hoosiers (3-2, 0-2).

NO. 3 OREGON 43, WASHINGTON STATE 23

In Pullman, Wash., LaMichael James scored three touchdowns, including an 84-yard scoring reception, and Oregon shook Washington State in the second half.

Coming off a big home win over Stanford that flew the Ducks past Boise State in the AP Top 25, Oregon (6-0, 3-0) was a 36-point favorite over Washington State (1-5, 0-3), yet led just 36-23 late in the third quarter.

NO. 4 BOISE STATE 57, TOLEDO 14

In Boise, Idaho, Jeremy Avery ran for three touchdowns, Kellen Moore passed for three more and the defense forced four turnovers to lift No. 4 Boise State to an easy 57-14 victory over Toledo Saturday night.

NO. 5 TEXAS CHRISTIAN 45, WYOMING 0

In Fort Worth, Texas, Andy Dalton threw for a season-high 270 yards and three touchdowns a week after his worst game of the season and Texas Christian recorded consecutive shutouts for the first time in 55 years in the Horned Frogs' victory.

NO. 10 UTAH 68, IOWA STATE 27

In Ames, Iowa, Jordan Wynn threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, Shaky Smithson threw a TD pass and caught another one and Utah blew past host Iowa State.

NO. 20 WISCONSIN 41, MINNESOTA 23

In Madison, Wis., John Clay ran for three touchdowns and freshman James White added two more to lead Wisconsin to a win over Minnesota to keep Paul Bunyan's Axe for the seventh consecutive year.

Clay ran for 111 yards and White finished with 118 in the most lopsided victory for Wisconsin in the most played rivalry in Division I football, which dates to 1890.

NO. 24 MISSOURI 26, COLORADO 0

In Columbia, Mo., Blaine Gabbert threw two touchdown passes before leaving with a hip pointer after three quarters and Missouri got several big plays on special teams along with stout defense in a victory over Colorado in a Big 12 opener.

The Tigers (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) had four sacks and an interception

NOTRE DAME 23, PITTSBURGH 17

In South Bend, Ind., Dayne Crist ran for a TD and passed for another and David Ruffer stayed perfect on field goals by kicking three more Saturday as Notre Dame held on to beat Pittsburgh.

Ruffer's three field goals, one from 50 yards after Pitt failed to convert on a fake punt in the third quarter, made him 16-for-16 over two years, breaking the previous school record of 14 straight set by Nick Tausch a year ago.

ILLINOIS 33, PENN STATE 13

In State College, Pa., Mikel Leshoure ran for 119 yards, Nate Bussey had a 16-yard interception return for a score and Illinois pounded injury-depleted Penn State to spoil homecoming in Happy Valley.

Nathan Scheelhaase passed for a touchdown and Jason Ford connected with Evan Wilson on a halfback pass for a 4-yard TD as Illinois (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) won for the first time in seven tries at Penn State (3-3, 0-2).

TEXAS TECH 45, BAYLOR 38

In Dallas, Taylor Potts threw for 462 yards and four touchdowns, and Texas Tech avoided its first-ever 0-3 start in the Big 12 as it held off Baylor.

Potts finished 42 of 59 for the Red Raiders (3-2, 1-2) and guided an offense which gained 635 total yards.

Baylor (4-2, 1-1) has dropped 15 consecutive games to Texas Tech.


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