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published September 29, 2002


Colorado State rallies for victory

RENO, Nev. -- Bradlee Van Pelt threw a 34-yard touchdown to Joel Dreessen with 2:43 remaining to rally Colorado State past Nevada 32-28 Saturday.

Van Pelt also ran for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Cecil Sapp added 125 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Rhett Nelson had a key interception to help the Rams overcome a 21-7 deficit in the third quarter.

Rams defensive end Peter Hogan sealed the win with 1:39 remaining when he intercepted Zack Threadgill, who completed 26 of 43 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns.

AIR FORCE 30, UTAH 26: Chance Harridge threw a 20-yard touchdown to Don Clark with 17 seconds remaining to lift the visiting Falcons. Air Force scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to win its fourth straight game. Its last three wins came in overtime or the final minute of regulation. The Utes lost their third in a row.

BALL STATE 24, UCONN 21 (OT): Mike Langford kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime to boost the Cardinals. The Huskies attempted to tie it in OT, but Marc Hickok's 37-yard field-goal attempt was wide right. UConn forced overtime on quarterback Dan Orlovsky's 1-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds left, capping a 15-play, 95-yard drive.

FRESNO STATE 31, RICE 28: Paul Pinegar threw a 77-yard touchdown to Jermaine Jamison with 3:12 to play for the visiting Bulldogs.

N. ILLINOIS 13, KENT STATE 6: Michael Turner rushed for 203 yards for the host Huskies.

SE MO. 24, MID. TENN. ST. 14: Keiki Misipeka ran for a 78-yard touchdown with 4:26 left to play, clinching the Division I-AA Indians' upset of the host Blue Raiders.

E. MICHIGAN 48, S. ILL. 45 (2OT): Ime Akpan had a 2-yard touchdown run in the second overtime and finished with 251 yards on 37 carries for the host Eagles. Trailing 35-21 with just more than eight minutes left, the Eagles mounted drives of 88 and 85 yards to tie it with 1:15 to go. Akpan's 5-yard touchdown run sent the game to overtime.

MIAMI (OH.) 48, AKRON 31: Luke Clemens rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns and Ben Roethlisberger threw for two more for the visiting RedHawks.

ARK. STATE 30, TENN.-MARTIN 10: Elliot Jacobs threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as the Indians beat the visiting Division I-AA team.

OHIO 34, BUFFALO 32: The host Bobcats snapped a 10-game losing streak with Kevin Kerr's 37-yard field goal with 10 seconds left.

Division I-AA

PENN 24, LEHIGH 21: Stephen Faulk scored two touchdowns and Rob Milanese became his school's all-time leader in receiving yards as the host Quakers ended the Mountain Hawks' 26-game regular-season winning streak.

HARVARD 26, BROWN 24: Ryan Fitzpatrick came off the bench to replace injured starting quarterback Neil Rose and rally the Crimson. Fitzpatrick entered with 7:28 left in the second quarter and Brown on top 18-7. He completed 10 of 16 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns and ran 22 times for 131 yards as defending Ivy League champ Harvard won its 11th consecutive game dating to last season.

UNH 29, DARTMOUTH 26: Michael Taylor, who teamed with quarterback Mike Granieri on a 76-yard scoring pass, grabbed an 8-yarder on his knees in the end zone with 2:54 left for the visiting Wildcats. George Yasso saved the victory with an interception at the 1 with 16 seconds to go after the Big Green drove from its 36 to the New Hampshire 13.

COLGATE 38, COLUMBIA 6: The host Raiders defense forced four first-half turnovers and added two in the second on the way to a 13th consecutive win against an Ivy League opponent.

YALE 50, CORNELL 23: Robert Carr set a school record for rushing yards with 235 and four touchdowns for the visiting Bulldogs.

DUQUESNE 35, DAYTON 28: Jeremy Conley caught a touchdown pass with nine seconds left, giving him a school-record 245 yards for the visiting Dukes.

SACRED HEART 28, ST. FRANCIS 0: Kayode Mayowa returned a fumble for a touchdown and Pete Athans returned a punt 69 yards for a score as the visiting Pioneers handed the Red Flash of Pennsylvania its 26th loss in a row.

IND. ST. 34, MURRAY ST. 31 (2OT): Mike Megyesi kicked a 54-yard field goal to lift the host Sycamores. The Racers forced overtime when Jamie Alexander capped a 72-yard drive with a 1-yard run with seven minutes left to make it 24-24. Both teams scored touchdowns in the first OT.

N.C. A&T 34, ELON 20: Waddell Thomas ran for a 32-yard touchdown with a little more than a minute left to seal the win for the host Aggies.

BUCKNELL 27, DELAWARE ST. 13: Todd Wenrich threw for three touchdowns to lead the host Bison.

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