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Nation: Bowling Green defends ranking in overtime

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October 20, 2002


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Quarterback Josh Harris scored on a 5-yard keeper in overtime to give Bowling Green a 48-45 win over Western Michigan on Saturday.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Quarterback Josh Harris scored on a 5-yard keeper in overtime to give Bowling Green a 48-45 win over Western Michigan on Saturday.

Harris threw three touchdowns and ran for one in regulation.

Bowling Green trailed 35-21 midway through the third quarter and didn't lead until the fourth.

Anthony Apa kicked a 24-yard field goal for the Broncos in overtime. WMU had a shot at winning in regulation but Apa's 39-yard field was blocked with two seconds left.

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COLORADO ST. 28, UTAH 20: Bradlee Van Pelt ran for two touchdowns and threw for one for the visiting Rams. Quarterback Brett Elliott drove Utah from its 11-yard line in the final minute but CSU's Rhett Nelson knocked down a fourth-down pass in the end zone.

MID. TENN. 48, LA.-LAFAYETTE 35: Andrico Hines passed for a career-high 347 yards, had a game-high 75 yards on the ground and accounted for four touchdowns for the host Blue Raiders.

MIAMI (OHIO) 49, BUFFALO 0: Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdowns and Luke Clemens ran for 98 yards and two scores for the visiting RedHawks.

OHIO 50, KENT ST. 0: Fred Ray and Stafford Owens each rushed for two touchdowns for the visiting Bobcats, whose 351 yards were all on the ground.

NEW MEX. ST. 34, LA.-MONROE 21: Eric Higgins rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown for the host Aggies, who had a season-high 504 total yards, 319 rushing.

BALL ST. 42, E. MICHIGAN 17: Andy Roesch threw five touchdowns for the host Cardinals, who overcame an early 14-7 deficit with five unanswered touchdowns.

N. ILLINOIS 49, CENT. MICH. 0: Michael Turner ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns for the host Huskies.

SMU 37, LOUISIANA TECH 34: Richard Bartel threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the host Mustangs, who got their first win under coach Phil Bennett.

UTAH ST. 45, NEW MEXICO 44 (OT): James Samuel ran 8 yards for a touchdown in overtime for the host Aggies, who won when Kenny Byrd missed the extra point after New Mexico's score.

SAN DIEGO ST. 24, WYOMING 20: Kirk Morrison returned an interception 34 yards for a score with 11:39 left for the visiting Aztecs. Wyoming lost its 17th straight conference game dating to 1999.

NEVADA 52, SAN JOSE ST. 24: Matt Milton ran for 224 yards and two touchdowns for the host Wolf Pack, which came back from a 17-14 halftime deficit.

MARSHALL 24, TROY ST. 7: Byron Leftwich passed for two scores and ran for one for the host Thundering Herd. He was 23 of 35 for 275 yards against a defense that entered ranked 11th against the pass.

N. TEXAS 13, ARKANSAS ST. 10: George Marshall caught a 4-yard pass from Andrew Smith with 53 seconds left for the host Mean Green in its Sun Belt opener.

UNLV 24, BYU 3: Defensive back Jamaal Brimmer had two fumble recoveries, one for a touchdown, for the Rebels, who won in Provo for the first time since Division I-AA

PRINCETON 16, BROWN 14: Cornerback Jay McCareins intercepted two passes in the final minutes for the host Tigers.

PENN 44, COLUMBIA 10: Kevin DeSmedt had two rushing touchdowns for the host Quakers, who scored 31 unanswered points in the second half.

DARTMOUTH 44, HOLY CROSS 36: Brian Mann ran for two touchdowns and passed for two for host Dartmouth.

LEHIGH 14, YALE 7: Fourth-string quarterback Kyle Keating threw two touchdowns for the host Engineers.

MORGAN ST. 38, HOWARD 20: T.J. Stallings scored five touchdowns, setting a school record, for the visiting Bears.

NORTHEASTERN 17, HARVARD 14: Shawn Brady threw two touchdowns for the visiting Huskies.

HAMPTON 31, NORFOLK ST. 14: Jerome Mathis had 115 yards receiving and a touchdown for host Hampton.

COLGATE 42, CORNELL 13: Ray LaMonica rushed for 160 yards and two scores for the visiting Red Raiders.

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