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Pac-10: FSU transfer Darling has 3 TDs for Wash. St.

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September 8, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Devard Darling and Jonathan Smith each had three touchdowns as Washington State beat Idaho 49-14 Saturday.

Washington State won the Battle of the Palouse against its cross-border rival by sacking Idaho quarterback Brian Lindgren six times -- three by Rien Long.

Lindgren still completed 33 of 49 passes for 267 yards and an interception, but the Vandals gave up 500 yards for the second straight week. Washington State had 517, a week after Boise State piled up 503 against Idaho.

Darling, a wide receiver who transferred from Florida State, caught scoring passes of 15 and 41 yards from Jason Gesser. Darling also scored on a 15-yard reverse.

Smith, a reserve running back, scored on runs of 1, 7 and 7 yards. He carried 12 times for 121 yards, including a 52-yard run late in the fourth quarter.

Gesser was 12-for-16 for 220 yards and three touchdowns. His other TD pass was a 37-yarder to Mike Bush, who had four catches for 108 yards.

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NO. 13 OREGON 28, FRESNO ST. 24: Onterrio Smith's 2-yard touchdown run with 1:07 left gave the host Ducks a comeback victory.

Down 24-22, Oregon rallied when quarterback Jason Fife marched his team 43 yards on four plays -- punctuated by Smith's rumble into the end zone.

Fife completed 19 of 34 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown, and Smith had 35 carries for 124 yards and two scores.

The Bulldogs were without starting quarterback Jeff Grady and star receiver Bernard Berrian because of injuries, but Paul Pinegar and Deandre Gilbert filled in admirably.

Pinegar completed 16 of 36 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns, including first-half touchdowns of 5 and 20 yards to Gilbert as the Bulldogs took advantage of Oregon's weak pass rush.

Oregon started well, scoring on its first possession when Fife hit Samie Parker for a 70-yard touchdown.

Pinegar completed a 50-yard pass to Alec Greco to move the Bulldogs on their opening series, but a third-and-8 pass intended for Marque Davis was intercepted by Steven Moore on the Oregon 3.

Fresno State finally found a groove and Pinegar succeeded with a 5-yard touchdown to Gilbert with 9:06 remaining in the first quarter.

The Ducks went up 10-7 at the close of the quarter on Jared Siegel's 33-yard field goal.

The Bulldogs dominated the second quarter, with Asen Asparuhov's 45-yard field goal and Pinegar's 20-yard scoring pass to Gilbert.

Fife was sacked on the final play of the half as Fresno State held a 17-10 lead.

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NO. 14 WASH. 34, SAN JOSE ST. 10: Cody Pickett threw three touchdowns after the host Huskies had fallen behind 10-0.

One week after losing at Michigan on a last-second field goal, Washington was a 30-point favorite in its home opener. But it needed a second-half comeback to satisfy the Husky Stadium crowd of 70,147.

San Jose State fell to 0-8 in its series with Washington, which started in 1958.

The Huskies got their second 300-yard passing day in a row from Pickett, who was 22-for-35 for 347 yards. Reggie Williams caught six passes for 160 yards and two TDs, and Rich Alexis ran for 125 yards.

After losing two fumbles and being shut out in the first half, the Huskies looked like a different team in the second half.

The first two times Washington had the ball in the third quarter, Pickett threw touchdowns of 22 yards to Wilbur Hooks and 21 yards to Williams, Washington's 6-for-4, 220-pound sophomore wide receiver.

Pickett then hooked up with Williams on an 89-yard scoring play early in the fourth quarter.

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CAL 34, NEW MEXICO ST. 13: Kyle Boller threw for 180 yards and two touchdowns as the Bears got off to their first 2-0 start in five years.

Joe Igber rushed for 87 yards and a score as Cal won again for new coach Jeff Tedford. The Bears had not won their first two games since 1997, when Tom Holmoe got off to a strong start in the first of his five consecutive losing seasons.

Cal has won two in a row at Memorial Stadium after going 1-10 last season.

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