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No. 5 Kansas State Holds on for 13th Consecutive Victory

October 11, 1998|From Associated Press

Eric Hickson ran for 137 yards, Martin Gramatica kicked three field goals and No. 5 Kansas State withstood a late Colorado rally to defeat the No. 14 Buffaloes, 16-9, Saturday at Boulder, Colo.

The Wildcats (5-0, 2-0 in Big 12) posted their 13th consecutive victory, equaling a school record.

Gramatica's third field goal, a 41-yarder early in the fourth quarter, gave Kansas State a 16-0 lead. But the Buffaloes (5-1, 1-1) made a late rally with a five-yard touchdown pass from Mike Moschetti to Marcus Stiggers and a 20-yard field goal from Jeremy Aldrich.


With Heisman Trophy hopeful Amos Zereoue sidelined with a thigh injury, backup Alvin Swoope rushed for a career-high 141 yards and two touchdowns--all in the first half--as No. 16 West Virginia crushed Temple, 37-7, in a Big East matchup at Philadelphia. Swoope gained 45 yards on the second play of the game and scored on runs of one and seven yards to lead the Mountaineers (4-1, 1-0) over the Owls (0-6, 0-2). . . . Donovan McNabb threw four touchdown passes in the first half to lead No. 24 Syracuse (3-2) to a 63-21 nonconference win over Cincinnati (0-6) at Syracuse, N.Y. . . . Defensive back Glenn Jackson returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter to give Harvard (1-3, 1-1 Ivy League) a 19-12 victory over Cornell (2-2, 1-1) at Boston. . . . Craig Foote scored on a 40-yard fumble return and John Burnham threw a 51-yard scoring pass to lead Princeton (2-2, 2-0 Ivy League) to a 31-17 victory over Brown (1-3, 0-2) at Princeton. . . . Mike Rader three three touchdown passes to lead Pennsylvania (3-1) to a 34-31 nonconference win over Fordham (2-3) at New York. . . . Yale quarterback Joe Walland rushed for 95 yards and passed for another 125 to lead the Elis (2-2) to a 15-7 nonconference win over Holy Cross (2-3) at New Haven, Conn. . . . Quarterback Ryan Vena ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead Colgate to a 45-24 nonconference win over Dartmouth at Hamilton, N.Y.


Ricky Williams moved into third place on the NCAA's career rushing list with 139 yards and two touchdowns and Major Applewhite threw touchdown passes to lead Texas to a 34-3 pounding of Oklahoma at Dallas. The Longhorns (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) enjoyed their biggest victory in the 98-year-old series since winning 41-9 in 1970. The Sooners (2-3, 0-2) scored their fewest points against Texas since losing 19-0 in 1965. . . . Devin West ran for 252 yards and Corby Jones accounted for three scores to lead No. 21 Missouri to a 35-19 win over Iowa State at Ames, Iowa. Missouri (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) capitalized on a muffed punt and an interception for touchdowns and hurt Iowa State (2-4, 0-3) with West, whose rushing total was the second-best in Missouri history. . . . Travis Prentice ran for two touchdowns to set a Mid-American Conference rushing record and lead Miami of Ohio (4-1, 2-0) a 24-12 victory over Bowling Green (1-4, 1-1) at Oxford, Ohio. . . . Chester Taylor ran for 182 yards and scored two touchdowns in his first start to lead Toledo (3-3, 2-1 MAC) to a 27-6 win over Ball State (1-5, 1-3) at Toledo, Ohio.


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