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Big East: North Carolina barely scrambles to safety

No. 19 Tar Heels erase 10-0 fourth-quarter deficit and beat Connecticut, 12-10, thanks to a holding penalty in the end zone that results in a safety with 1:32 to play.

September 13, 2009|Associated Press

No. 19 North Carolina 12, at Connecticut 10: Dan Ryan of the Huskies (1-1)was called for holding in the end zone with 1:32 to play, resulting in a safety that gave the Tar Heels (2-0) the win.

at No. 23 Cincinnati 70, SE Missouri State 3: Mardy Gilyard had four touchdowns; Cincinnati (2-0) had its third-best point total.

at West Virginia 35, East Carolina 20: Jarrett Brown threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns for the Mountaineers (2-0).

Pittsburgh 54, at Buffalo 27: Bill Stull threw three first-half touchdown passes to Dorin Dickerson for the Panthers (2-0).

at Rutgers 45, Howard 7: Freshman Tom Savage passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns for the Scarlet Knights (1-1).

South Florida 35, at Western Kentucky 13: Matt Grothe threw for 208 yards and became the Big East career total offense leader.

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