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Vick Leads Virginia Tech

October 02, 2005|From Associated Press

Marcus Vick threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and No. 3 Virginia Tech (5-0) converted two West Virginia turnovers into scores to beat the Mountaineers, 34-17, Saturday at Morgantown, W. Va.

Vick, facing the Mountaineers for the first time, ran for a season-high 74 yards and completed 15 of 17 passes for 177 yards.

West Virginia (4-1) failed to score a second-half touchdown for the second straight game and the third time this season.

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In other nonconference games, Michael Bush ran for a career-high 204 yards and No. 24 Louisville (3-1) spoiled Howard Schnellenberger's homecoming with a 61-10 rout of Florida Atlantic (0-5) at Louisville, Ky. Schnellenberger coached the Cardinals from 1985 to 1994.... Darius Butler had three interceptions, returning one for a score, to lead Connecticut (3-1) past Army (0-4), 47-13, at West Point, N.Y. ... Ben West ran for 214 yards in his first start to help Florida International (1-3) beat Florida A&M (2-3), 23-6, at Miami.... Omar Jacobs threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns to lead Bowling Green (2-2) to a 70-7 rout of Temple (0-5) at Bowling Green, Ohio.... Tulane (2-1) defeated Division I-AA Southeastern Louisiana (1-2), 28-21, at Baton Rouge.... Southern Mississippi (2-1) took advantage of five East Carolina (1-3) turnovers en route to a 33-7 victory at Greenville, N.C. ... Matt Kubik threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns to lead Louisiana Tech (1-2) to a 34-14 win over New Mexico State (0-5) at Ruston, La. ... Quarterback Steven Jyles scored with 36 seconds left to give Louisiana Monroe (2-3) a 31-27 victory over Arkansas State (2-3) at Monroe, La. ... John Brown's 28-yard field goal with three seconds left gave Central Florida (2-2) a 24-21 victory over Louisiana Lafayette (1-3) at Lafayette, La.

CONFERENCE USA

Bernie Morris completed 34 of 60 passes for 314 yards as Marshall (2-2, 1-1) beat Southern Methodist (1-4, 0-2), 16-13, in overtime at Huntington, W. Va. ... Darrell Hackney threw two touchdown passes to lead Alabama Birmingham (3-1, 1-0) to a 45-26 victory over Rice (0-3, 0-1) at Birmingham, Ala. ... Houston safety Joseph Gonzalez stripped the ball from Tulsa tight end Garrett Mills at the four-yard line with 42 seconds left as Houston (2-2, 1-1) beat Tulsa (2-3, 1-1), 30-23, at Tulsa, Okla. ... Angelo Williams rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns to lead Memphis (2-2, 1-1) to a 27-20 victory over Texas El Paso (3-1, 1-1) at Memphis, Tenn.

MID-AMERICAN

Darran Matthews' interception with a little more than a minute to play sealed a 27-20 win for Eastern Michigan (3-2, 2-0) over Kent State (1-4, 0-3) at Ypsilanti, Mich. ... Three Western Michigan (3-2, 1-1) players threw for touchdowns in a 31-21 victory over Buffalo (0-4, 0-1) at Kalamazoo, Mich. ... Ontario Sneed rushed for 183 yards to lead Central Michigan (2-3, 2-1) to a 31-17 victory over Akron (2-2, 1-1) at Akron, Ohio.

WESTERN ATHLETIC

Linebacker Mike Anderson returned an interception 71 yards for a touchdown to secure Idaho's 27-13 victory over Utah State (1-2, 0-1) at Moscow, Idaho. The Vandals are 4-1, 1-1.... Jeff Rowe passed for 224 yards and two touchdowns as Nevada (2-2, 1-0) defeated San Jose State (1-3, 0-1), 30-23, at San Jose.

MOUNTAIN WEST

Jovon Bouknight had seven catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns to lead Wyoming (4-1, 2-0) to a 42-17 victory over Nevada Las Vegas (1-4, 0-2) at Laramie, Wyo. ... Quarterback Jeff Ballard ran for four touchdowns as Texas Christian (4-1, 3-0) routed New Mexico (3-2, 1-1), 49-28, at Fort Worth. ... Lynell Hamilton rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns as San Diego State (2-3, 1-1) defeated Brigham Young (1-3, 0-2), 31-10, at San Diego.

SOUTHLAND

Andy Collins passed for 305 yards as Occidental (4-0, 2-0) beat Whittier (2-2, 0-2), 28-20, in an SCIAC game at Whittier.... Cal Lutheran (2-1, 1-1) scored 45 points in the first half and held off Pomona-Pitzer (2-3, 2-1), 45-21, in an SCIAC game at Claremont.... Cal Poly SLO (4-1, 2-0) scored 21 points in the second half to defeat Northern Colorado (2-3, 0-1), 31-14 in a Great West game at Greeley, Colo.

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