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Nation: Air Force gives coach win against alma mater

By Associated Press
Published August 31, 2003

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Dan Shaffer scored three touchdowns and Fisher DeBerry won his 150th game as Air Force beat Wofford 49-0 on Saturday.

Shaffer, who tore the ACL in his left knee against Northwestern in the opener last year and missed the season, ran for 64 yards on 12 carries. Quarterback Chance Harridge ran for 92 yards and a touchdown and was 5-for-9 for 61 yards.

DeBerry, a 1960 graduate of Wofford, improved to 150-83-1 in 20 seasons.

Wofford, a Division I-AA program, managed only nine first downs and 175 yards of offense.

NEW MEXICO 72, TEXAS ST.-SAN MARCOS 8: Katie Hnida became the first woman to score in a Division I game, kicking a pair of extra points in the host Lobos' win.

Hnida, a 5-foot-10, 140-pound senior, entered in the fourth quarter after New Mexico scored on a 20-yard pass from quarterback Tali Ena to Hank Baskett. Hnida split the uprights to give the Lobos a 65-8 lead and waved her hands in the air.

Hnida also kicked a low extra point after the Lobos' final touchdown.

Hnida made history in December by becoming the first woman to play in a Division I game when she entered the Las Vegas Bowl to attempt an extra point against UCLA. That kick was blocked.

MARSHALL 45, HOFSTRA 21: Stan Hill overcame five turnovers to throw for 344 yards and two touchdowns for the host Thundering Herd. Earl Charles had two 5-yard touchdown runs in his debut for Marshall, which outgained Hofstra 608-241 but couldn't put the Pride away until the fourth quarter.

James Glee returned an interception 94 yards to the Marshall 1, and Anton Clarkson's 10-yard touchdown to Devale Ellis pulled Hofstra to within 28-21 late in the third. But Marshall got two touchdowns and a field goal on its next three possessions.

WYOMING 21, MONTANA ST. 10: The host Cowboys forced five turnovers in coach Joe Glenn's debut. Wyoming, which allowed 36 points and 491 yards a game last season, gave up 353 yards but intercepted Travis Lulay four times. Lulay entered with only two in his past 136 attempts.

Wyoming took the lead when Austin Hall blocked a punt and Derrick Martin picked up the ball at the 6 and dived into the end zone. The Cowboys went up 14-0 in the first quarter on Derek Armah's 2-yard run.

NAVY 37, VMI 10: Kyle Eckel ran for two touchdowns and a career-high 129 yards as the Midshipmen ended a 14-game home losing streak, which dated to a 45-21 victory against Tulane on Nov. 13, 1999.

Eckel ran 3 yards on the first play of the second quarter to make it 14-0. After VMI punted, Navy needed only 1:50 for a six-play, 70-yard drive capped by a 2-yard touchdown run by Eckel.

The Division I-AA Keydets have not beaten a I-A opponent since Virginia Tech 6-0 in 1981.

[Last modified August 31, 2003, 01:47:13]


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