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Nation: Wyoming sends Air Force reeling

©Associated Press
October 27, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Casey Bramlet passed for 387 yards and two touchdowns as Wyoming stunned Air Force 34-26, pulling off its biggest victory since knocking off then-No. 15 BYU in 1999.

Air Force dropped out of first place in the Mountain West one week after losing at home to Notre Dame 21-14 to end its 6-0 start.

The Cowboys had lost 14 of 15 and had beaten only Division I-AA Citadel in that span.

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BOWLING GREEN 38, BALL ST. 20: Joe Alls returned for the host Falcons after missing two games with a separated shoulder and rushed for 109 yards. Freshman P.J. Pope added 81 yards and two touchdowns.

The Falcons had 256 of their 451 yards on the ground. They entered averaging 49.3 points, best in the nation, and scored a season low.

NEW MEXICO 42, UTAH 35 (2OT): Casey Kelly tied the score on a 2-yard run with :46 left in regulation and Justin Millea scored on a 1-yard run in the second OT for the host Lobos. Utah's Brett Elliott tossed a 6-yard score to J.D. Jorgensen in the first overtime. New Mexico countered with a 19-yard scoring run by Kelly.

TULSA 20, UTEP 0: Eric Richardson ran for 197 yards as the host Golden Hurricane ended the nation's longest losing streak at 17. Tulsa had last won to open last season against I-AA Indiana State.

MARSHALL 23, C. MICHIGAN 18: Byron Leftwich passed for 374 yards for the visiting Thundering Herd, which jumped to a 20-0 lead. Leftwich's two touchdown passes put him 15th in NCAA history with 77, surpassing John Elway and Donovan McNabb.

KENT ST. 16, BUFFALO 12: Antonio King ran for 112 yards for the visiting Golden Flashes, who got two defensive touchdowns in the second quarter. Shawn Armsted returned an interception 75 yards for a score and Scott Booker fell on a blocked punt in the end zone for a 13-0 lead.

IDAHO 21, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 18: Blair Lewis rushed for 221 yards and two TDs for the host Vandals.

N. TEXAS 27, LA.-LAFAYETTE 0: Kevin Galbreath ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns and Ja'Mel Branch also scored twice for the visiting Mean Green.

LA. TECH 50, NEVADA 47: Luke McCown threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns and Joe Smith ran for three scores for the host.

RICE 27, SMU 15: Backup quarterback Greg Henderson replaced injured Kyle Herm and ran for 90 yards for the host Owls.

N. ILLINOIS 24, W. MICHIGAN 20: Deon Smith recovered a blocked punt in the end zone in the third quarter for the visiting Huskies. The play gave NIU a 21-17 lead.

BOISE ST. 45, SAN JOSE ST. 8: Brock Forsey ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for a score for the visiting Broncos, who won their sixth straight.

SAN DIEGO ST. 31, UNLV 21: J.R. Tolver caught two TDs and Kyle Conerly returned a punt 87 yards for a score for the host Aztecs.

MIAMI (OHIO) 23, TOLEDO 17: Luke Clemens ran for 71 yards and two touchdowns for the visiting RedHawks, who scored 17 in the second quarter.

LA.-MONROE 51, UTAH ST. 48 (2OT): Bryant Jacobs ran for a 25-yard touchdown in the second OT for the host Indians, who got 470 yards and four touchdowns passing from Steven Jyles.

N.M. ST. 26, ARKANSAS ST. 21: Paul Dombrowski ran for 114 yards for the visiting Aggies, who scored 26 straight points after trailing 14-0. Dombrowski's 29-yard TD run got NMSU on the board in the first half and his touchdown to H.B. Briscoe gave the Aggies the lead for good, 21-14.

Division I-AA

HARVARD 24, PRINCETON 17: Nick Palazzo ran for three scores and quarterback Neil Rose came off the bench to engineer three scoring drives for the visiting Crimson.

S.C. ST. 47, HAMPTON 41 (2OT): Host South Carolina State won on Trevin Smith's 14-yard touchdown run in the second overtime. S.C. State tied it at 34 with 4:47 left in regulation on Reese McCampbell's 65-yard pass to Chris Burgess.

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