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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Edwards' 3 TDs lead Ball St. over Toledo

2013-09-28T19:30:00Z 2013-09-28T22:01:11Z COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Edwards' 3 TDs lead Ball St. over ToledoThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 28, 2013 7:30 pm  • 

Jahwan Edwards rushed for three touchdowns, including the eventual game-winner as Ball State held on to defeat Toledo 31-24 on Saturday.

The game was tied twice in the fourth quarter before Edwards' third touchdown capped a 71-yard scoring drive with 3:01 to play. Edwards finished with 20 carries for 89 yards.

Ball State (4-1, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) quarterback Keith Wenning rushed for a 7-yard TD to put the Cardinals up 24-17 with 12:11 to play. The Cardinals then regained possession after Toledo turned the ball over on downs on their next offensive series.

The Cardinals were looking to put the game away before Ross Madison picked off a Wenning pass and returned it 21 yards to the Ball St. 34. David Fluellen's 1-yard TD run finished a 6-play Rockets' drive to tie the game at 24 with 6:20 to play.

Fluellen had 129 rushing yards to lead Toledo (2-3, 1-1).

Butler 45, Jacksonville 27: Matt Lancaster led Butler (3-2, 1-0) to a win over Jacksonville (2-3, 1-1), passing for one touchdown and rushing for two more in a Pioneer Football League game.

The Bulldogs were looking for their first-ever Sunshine State win and found it, exploding in the second half with 31 unanswered points.

Jacksonville led at the half, 10-7, but was unable to keep up despite 509 yards passing, including three touchdowns, from Steven Hughes. Coming off back-to-back 69-point games, the Dolphins scored a field goal in the opening drive of the game and followed up with a 64-yard touchdown pass from Hughes to Andrew Robustelli, who also caught an 81-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.

Trae Heeter rushed for two Butler touchdowns and Brendan Shannon caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Lancaster.

St. Joseph's 24, Trine 21: Braxton Shelton ran for 138 yards, 46 coming on a decisive fourth-quarter touchdown, as the Pumas (3-1) topped the Thunder. Julian Walker and Alphonso Hines each caught scoring passes for St. Joseph's. Joel Wimbley led the defense with 10 tackles.

No. 3 Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7: Tajh Boyd became the second Atlantic Coast Conference quarterback to account for 100 career touchdowns and got Clemson's offense back on track in a victory over Wake Forest (2-3, 0-2). The Tigers (4-0, 2-0) have won their first four games for the second time in Boyd's three seasons as starter.

No. 9 Georgia 44, No. 6 LSU 41: Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes, including a 25-yarder to Justin Scott-Wesley with 1:47 remaining, and Georgia rallied to beat LSU (4-1, 1-1) in a thrilling game between Southeastern Conference powerhouses. The Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0 SEC) completed their opening-month run through a gauntlet of top 10 teams with a victory that propelled them back into the thick of the national championship race.

No. 8 Florida State 48, Boston College 34: Jameis Winston threw for four touchdowns, including a 55-yard Hail Mary as time expired in the first half to help Florida State (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) rally from a slow start and beat Boston College (2-2, 1-1).

West Virginia 30, No. 11 Oklahoma St. 21: Clint Trickett threw a touchdown pass in his first start at West Virginia, Ishmael Banks returned an interception for a touchdown and the Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) shocked Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1).

No. 12 South Carolina 28, UCF 25: Mike Davis rushed 26 times for 167 yards and three touchdowns, as South Carolina (3-1) overcame an injury to its starting quarterback, four turnovers and a 10-0 halftime deficit to beat UCF (3-1).

Davis picked up the slack for a Gamecocks' offense that played the final three quarters without starting QB Connor Shaw. He left the game with a sprained right shoulder  during South Carolina's first offensive series of the contest.

No. 15 Miami 49, South Florida 21: Stephen Morris threw for two touchdowns before limping off with an ankle injury and Duke Johnson scored a TD in his eighth consecutive game, helping Miami (4-0) roll past winless South Florida.

Iowa 23, Minnesota 7: Jake Rudock threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Iowa (4-1, 1-0) beat Minnesota (4-1, 0-1) on both sides of the ball in a Big Ten victory that let the Hawkeyes keep possession of the Floyd of Rosedale trophy.

Illinois 50, Miami (Ohio) 14: Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns and Illinois (3-1) used a 29-point second quarter to blow by Miami of Ohio.

Fordham 38, St. Francis (Pa.) 20: Portage grad Jake Dixon had four solos and three asissts as the FCS No. 16 Rams (5-0) remained undefeated with the win in Loretto, Pa.

Mount Carmel grad Joe Pavlik punted six times for 225 yards, a 37.5 average.

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