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October 01, 2006|From the Associated Press


Illinois 23, at Michigan State 20: Jason Reda's 39-yard field goal with six seconds left lifted the Illini (2-3, 1-1) over the Spartans (3-2, 0-1) at East Lansing, Mich., for their first Big Ten win since 2004 to end a 10-game conference losing streak. Pierre Thomas had 110 yards in 18 carries for the Illini, whose last Big Ten win before Saturday was Nov. 6, 2004 -- a 26-22 victory over Indiana. Freshman quarterback Isiah "Juice" Williams sparked the Illini in only his second career start. He ran for 103 yards in 17 carries. He also completed nine of 16 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.

No. 6 Michigan 28, at Minnesota 14: Chad Henne threw three touchdown passes in the first half, and the Wolverines (5-0, 2-0) held on to defeat the Golden Gophers (2-3, 0-2) at Minneapolis and win back the Little Brown Jug. Henne completed 17 of 24 passes for 284 yards and Mike Hart rushed for 195 yards -- 54 in his final carry. Bryan Cupito threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns to Logan Payne for the Gophers, who defeated Michigan at Ann Arbor last season.

at No. 12 Notre Dame 35, Purdue 21: Brady Quinn threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns, and Darius Walker ran for 146 yards to lead the Fighting Irish (4-1) over the Boilermakers (4-1) at South Bend, Ind. Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter completed 23 of 46 passes for 398 yards. The Irish improved to 4-1 for the second straight season -- the first time they have had one loss or fewer after five games in consecutive seasons since the 1993-94 seasons.

Wisconsin 52, at Indiana 17: John Stocco threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns, and P.J. Hill ran for 129 yards and three scores to lead the Badgers (4-1, 1-1) over the Hoosiers (2-3, 1-1) at Bloomington, Ind. Wisconsin had 390 yards and five touchdowns in seven first-half possessions.

at Penn State 33, Northwestern 7: In a matchup of the oldest and youngest coaches in Division I-A, Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions (3-2, 1-1) rolled over Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats (2-3, 0-1) at State College, Pa. Deon Butler set a Penn State record with 216 yards receiving, and Tony Hunt ran for 137 yards and three touchdowns.



at No. 18 Clemson 51, Louisiana Tech 0: James Davis ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns to lead three Clemson rushers with over 100 yards as the Tigers (4-1) rolled over the Bulldogs (1-3) at Clemson, S.C. Clemson posted its first shutout in six seasons and is off to its best start in five years. A 64-yard touchdown run by Davis was Clemson's longest by a tailback since Raymond Priester had a 65-yarder against South Carolina in 1996.

at Wake Forest 34, Liberty 14: Riley Skinner threw for 218 yards and a touchdown, and the Demon Deacons (5-0) defeated the Flames (3-2) at Winston-Salem, N.C. Backup tailback Kevin Harris had touchdown runs of 27 and seven yards and De'Angelo Bryant had a three-yard touchdown run for Wake Forest, which is off to its first 5-0 start since 1987.

at Boston College 22, Maine 0: Andre Callender ran for 76 yards, breaking free for a 25-yard touchdown in the second quarter, to lead the Eagles (4-1) over the Black Bears (2-2). Matt Ryan completed 15 of 26 passes for 182 yards before resting his sore ankle in the last series. The Eagles improved to 4-0 against Division I-AA opponents under Coach Tom O'Brien.

at Miami 14, Houston 13: Javarris James set a freshman school record by rushing for 148 yards, and the Hurricanes (2-2) survived to defeat the Cougars (4-1). Miami avoided its first 1-3 start in 30 years.

Virginia 37, at Duke 0: Jeffrey Fitzgerald returned a fumble 23 yards for a touchdown late in the first half to lead the Cavaliers (2-3, 1-1) over the Blue Devils (0-4, 0-3) at Durham, N.C.



at Pittsburgh 45, Toledo 3: Quarterback Tyler Palko threw his 13th and 14th touchdown passes this season to lead the Panthers (4-1) over the Rockets (2-3). Palko, who sat out the fourth quarter, completed 12 of 15 passes for 172 yards.

Navy 41, at Connecticut 17: Quarterback Brian Hampton ran for 182 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 141 yards and another score to lead the Midshipmen (4-1) over the Huskies (2-2) at East Hartford. Navy had 605 yards in total offense, including 464 on the ground.

at Syracuse 40, Wyoming 34: Delone Carter scored his fourth touchdown on a 15-yard run in the second overtime to give the Orange (3-2) a victory over the Cowboys (1-4).

at Cincinnati 24, Miami (Ohio) 10: Greg Moore rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bearcats (2-3) over the RedHawks (0-5).


BIG 12

at No. 7 Texas 56, Sam Houston State 3: Henry Melton ran for two touchdowns, Colt McCoy passed for two more and the Longhorns (4-1) routed the Bearkats (2-2) at Austin. Melton, a 270-pound tailback normally used in short-yardage and mop-up situations, got the start and ran for 63 yards. It was Texas' first game against a Division I-AA opponent since 1992.

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