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Brigham Young stays undefeated

October 04, 2008|From the Associated Press

Max Hall threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 8 Brigham Young extended its winning streak to 15 games by beating Utah State, 34-14, on Friday night at Logan, Utah.

The Cougars (5-0) converted three turnovers into 17 points while pulling ahead, 24-0, in the first quarter, then held on for their ninth straight victory over the Aggies despite some sloppy moments.

Utah State (1-4) became the first team to score on BYU in nearly a month with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but the Aggies were down, 34-0, at the end of the third quarter.

Hall threw two interceptions and was sacked for the first time this season when the Aggies brought him down with 4:02 left in the game. The Cougars also had what appeared to be a fumble overturned by the officials and committed several personal fouls in frustration -- including one by Hall.

The Cougars had 12 penalties for 123 yards.

Robert Turbin scored for Utah State on a 40-yard run with 13:47 to play, ending a shutout streak by BYU that spanned two games and more than three full quarters.


Redshirt freshman Chazz Anderson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in his college debut to lead Cincinnati to a 33-10 victory over Marshall at Huntington, W. Va.

Anderson is Cincinnati's third starting quarterback this season after injuries sidelined Dustin Grutza and backup Tony Pike.

Coach Brian Kelly made a game-time decision to start Anderson over redshirt freshman Zach Collaros, who led the go-ahead drive in the fourth quarter in a 17-15 win over Akron last week.

Anderson looked like a calm veteran at times, leading the Bearcats (4-1) on two long scoring drives in the second half to break open a close game. He finished 16 for 26 for 158 yards and was intercepted once against one of the nation's worst pass defenses.

Marshall (3-3), looking to reverse three straight losing seasons under Coach Mark Snyder, has scored only one touchdown in its last two games.


The University of Wisconsin marching band has been suspended indefinitely while allegations of hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual misconduct are investigated.

The band won't play tonight during a nationally televised game between the No. 18 Badgers and No. 14 Ohio State at Camp Randall Stadium.

The university made the announcement at a hastily called news conference Friday night, saying the behavior is consistent with conduct that put the band on probation in 2006.

No details were immediately released about the behavior.

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