Originally created 10/07/01

Top 25 roundup



MANHATTAN, Kan. - Craig Ochs threw a 21-yard touchdown pass and Roman Hollowell set up Jeremy Flores' third field goal with a 53-yard punt return, leading Colorado past Kansas State.

Breaking a four-year losing streak to Kansas State with its biggest win since Gary Barnett became head coach in 1999, Colorado (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) held the Wildcats (2-2, 0-2) scoreless until midway through the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats, who missed two field-goal attempts and an extra point, had not lost consecutive regular-season games since 1994 or lost their first two conference games since 1992.

No. 1 Miami 38, Troy State 7

MIAMI - Ken Dorsey threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns as Miami overcame a slow defensive start.

Dorsey was 18-of-30 passing, missing open receivers and finding himself under steady pressure for the first time this season.

Clinton Portis ran for just 18 yards on seven carries, and Miami (4-0) finished with 101 yards rushing - the first time the Hurricanes have been held under 200 yards rushing this season.

No. 8 Virginia Tech 35, West Virginia 0

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Keith Burnell ran for 102 yards and two scores and Virginia Tech (5-0, 2-0 Big East) recorded its third shutout of the season.

Tech's defense scored a touchdown for the third straight game, with Jim Davis' 27-yard interception return capping the scoring in the third quarter.

It was the worst shutout loss at home for West Virginia (2-3, 0-2) since Oregon State posted the same score in 1963. The Mountaineers were held to just 11 first downs and 173 total yards.

No. 11 Washington 27, Southern Cal 24

SEATTLE - John Anderson kicked a 32-yard field goal with 3 seconds left as Washington rallied behind backup quarterback Taylor Barton to beat Southern Cal.

The Huskies (4-0, 2-0 Pac-10) have come from behind to win in the final quarter three times this season. And they did it five times in their Rose Bowl season last year.

Southern Cal (1-4, 0-3 Pac-10) has lost four straight and is off to its worst start since 1958 when it also began 1-4.

No. 15 Michigan 20, Penn State 0

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - John Navarre threw two touchdown passes as Michigan saddled Penn State with its worst start in 115 years of playing football.

Not only did the loss mark the lowest point in Penn State history, it also was the first time a Joe Paterno-coached team was shut out at home, dating to his first season in 1966.

Penn State (0-4, 0-3 Big Ten) still needs one more win for Paterno to equal Bear Bryant's major college record of 323 career victories. Michigan (4-1, 2-0) has beaten Penn State five straight times, outscoring the Nittany Lions 145-46.

No. 21 Purdue 23, Iowa 14

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Ashante Woodyard returned an interception 86 yards for a score and Travis Dorsch kicked three field goals as Purdue beat Iowa.

Boilermakers quarterback Brandon Hance scored on a 4-yard run with 12:07 left to give Purdue (4-0, 2-0 Big Ten) the lead.

Hance, who threw for 308 yards last week against Minnesota, was 17-for-34 for 147 yards with one interception.

No. 24 Texas A&M 24, Baylor 10

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Keith Joseph ran 6 yards for a touchdown and Cody Scates kicked three field goals for Texas A&M.

The Aggies (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) trailed 10-3 at the half, then scored 13 straight points in the second half to send Baylor to its 23rd straight conference loss.

Baylor ran off six plays in the last 37 seconds. A desperation toss by Greg Cicero from the A&M 40 was batted away in the end zone with 2 seconds left, then another pass into a crowded end zone was intercepted by Dawon Gentry as time ran out.