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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Rees leads Irish to Shamrock win over ASU

2013-10-05T19:30:00Z 2013-10-06T03:02:07Z COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Rees leads Irish to Shamrock win over ASUThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 05, 2013 7:30 pm  • 

Tommy Rees threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, and Notre Dame made it 5 for 5 in the traveling Shamrock Series with a 37-34 victory against No. 22 Arizona State on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.

Kyle Brindza kicked three second-half field goals, the go-ahead kick from 25 yards with 3:03 remaining. He tied a Notre Dame record with a 53-yarder that matched the longest in a college game at the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys.

It was the second win in Texas in the five-year Shamrock run of home games on the road for the Irish (4-2), starting with a victory over Washington State in San Antonio in 2009.

Taylor Kelly threw for 356 yards and three scores for the Sun Devils (3-2), who missed on a chance to become the first team to beat Southern California and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks.

Ball State 48, Virginia 27: Keith Wenning threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Ball State defeated host Virginia.

Jahwan Edwards added three scoring runs for Ball State (5-1), which shredded a Virginia (2-3) defense that came in allowing only 299 yards per game. The Cardinals finished with 506 yards.

Wenning had TD passes of 11 yards to Willie Snead in the second quarter and 72 yards to Jordan Williams — a fourth-quarter back-breaker that put the Cardinals up 41-27 and sent many in the crowd of 38,228 scurrying for the exits.

Edwards' 17-yard TD run sealed it. He also had scoring runs of 3 and 32 yards.

Virginia's David Watford was 21 of 36 for 209 yards and one interception. Kevin Parks ran for two touchdowns for Virginia. The Cavaliers looked explosive at times as they compiled 459 yards, but they were done in by missed opportunities, turnovers and penalties.

Ball State's Nathan Ollie (Mount Carmel) had two solos and three assists.

Marist 37, Valparaiso 0: Chuckie Looney threw two touchdown passes, and Marist won its third straight game for the first time since 2009 with a victory over Valparaiso in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The Red Foxes (3-2, 2-0) are off to their first 2-0 start in the Pioneer League, while also posting their first shutout since 2009, which also came against the Crusaders (1-4, 1-1).

Atiq Lucas scored from a yard out, and Paul Sakowski returned a fumble for another for a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

Looney extended his school career record for TD passes to 39 with throws to Bartley Leneghan and David Diomede. Looney, who was 11-of-15 passing for 188 yards, also became the career leader for passing yards with 4,874.

Marist shut down Valparaiso quarterback Eric Hoffman, who was the league's TD passing leader coming into the game. Hoffman threw for only 127 yards with two interceptions. The Crusaders managed only 169 yards offense.

Butler 35, Stetson 15: Trae Hetter ran for two scores and 118 yards and Butler's defense forced four turnovers, as the Bulldogs beat Stetson.

Rico Watson added 71 yards rushing, and his 51-yard touchdown gave Butler (4-2, 2-0 Pioneer Football League) a 30-15 lead with 1:27 left in the third quarter. The Bulldogs rushed for 240 yards compared to 149 for Stetson (1-4, 0-2).

Butler's defense dominated the game, grabbing three interceptions, forcing one fumble and recording two safeties. Jesse Correll had a sack in the end zone for the first safety, and the second came in the fourth quarter after a Stetson snap sailed out of the end zone.

Youngstown St. 35, Indiana St. 24: Martin Ruiz ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns, and Kurt Hess became Youngstown State's all-time leader in passing yards in a Missouri Valley Conference win over Indiana State.

Ruiz did all his damage before the game was delayed by weather late in the third quarter. By then the Penguins (5-1, 2-0) had built a 28-10 lead.

Mike Perish threw two late touchdown passes, the first of which included two laterals before Sampson Levingston covered the final 8 yards for the Sycamores (1-4, 0-1) to make it close. He finished with 392 yards and three TDs.

No. 1 Alabama 45, Georgia St. 3: AJ McCarron completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the first half, and Alabama (5-0) rolled to a victory over Georgia State (0-5), a first-year Football Bowl Subdivision team. 

No. 3 Clemson 49, Syracuse 14: Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) beat Syracuse (2-3, 0-1) to spoil the Orange's Atlantic Coast Conference debut.

No. 6 Georgia 34, Tennessee 31: Marshall Morgan kicked a 42-yard field goal in overtime after Georgia (4-1, 3-0 SEC) scored a tying touchdown with 5 seconds left in regulation as the Bulldogs overcame numerous injuries and beat Tennessee (3-3, 0-2).

No. 7 Louisville 30, Temple 7: Teddy Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns to keep Louisville (5-0, 1-0 American Athletic Conference) undefeated with a victory over winless Temple (0-5, 0-2).

No. 8 Florida State 63, No. 25 Maryland 0: Quarterback Jameis Winston completed 23-of-32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns as Florida State (5-0, 3-0) stayed undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play with a victory over Maryland (4-1, 0-1).

No. 14 Miami 45, Georgia Tech 30: Stephen Morris threw for three touchdowns; Duke Johnson rushed for 184 yards, and Miami (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained unbeaten after shaking off a problematic opening quarter to beat Georgia Tech (3-2, 2-2).

No. 19 Michigan 42, Minnesota 13: Devin Gardner threw a 24-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Devin Funchess late in the first half, and Michigan (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) pulled away to rout Minnesota (4-2, 0-2). The Golden Gophers were without coach Jerry Kill for an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy. He had a seizure Saturday morning, when he planned to travel to Michigan to coach in the game, and remained home to rest in Minnesota.

No. 20 Texas Tech 54, Kansas 16: Freshman sensation Baker Mayfield passed for 368 yards but was helped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter as Texas Tech (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) defeated Kansas (2-2, 0-1).

No. 21 Oklahoma State 33, Kansas State 29: J.W. Walsh found Charlie Moore for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 4:16 left in the fourth quarter to help Oklahoma State (4-1, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) rally for a win over Kansas State (2-3, 0-2).

No. 23 Fresno State 61, Idaho 14: Derek Carr threw five touchdown passes as Fresno State (5-0) pounded Idaho (1-5), scoring at least 40 points for the fifth time this season.

Michigan State 26, Iowa 14: Connor Cook threw for a career-high 277 yards and two touchdowns, and Michigan State (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) opened Big Ten play with a win over Iowa (4-2, 1-1).

Fordham 52, Lehigh 34: Portage grad Jake Dixon had seven solos and an assist as the FCS No. 12/13 Rams (6-0, 1-0) beat the Moutain Hawks (4-1, 2-1) in the Bronx for a Patriot League win. Mount Carmel grad Joe Pavlik had three punts for a total of 121 yards.

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