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College football

Not much special in Wyoming victory

By Associated Press
Published September 18, 2005

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The extra point, one of the most routine plays in football, was anything but at Air Force on Saturday.

At least not until Deric Yaussi lined his up with 1:25 left and kicked it straight through in Wyoming's 29-28 victory over the Falcons.

"Most extra points are easy, pretty much right down the middle," Yaussi said. "Every once in a while, they get a little tricky."

There was trickery and more on the four fourth-quarter extra-point attempts that made the difference for the Mountain West rivals.

Wyoming tied it at 28 and set Yaussi up for the winner after a 65-yard drive highlighted by three completions between Corey Bramlet and Michael Ford and capped by Bramlet's 1-yard dive into the end zone.

It turned into the winning drive because, after Air Force scored a touchdown on the possession before, holder Donny Heaton couldn't handle the snap from Bryan Jones and was tackled near the sideline to keep the score at 28-22.

The Falcons started the extra-point excitement early in the fourth when, after a touchdown that put them ahead by four, DeBerry decided to go for 2 and called a trick play. Shaun Carney lateraled crossfield to offensive lineman Robert Kraay, who jogged in to make it 22-16.

A little later, Wyoming scored a touchdown, but Yaussi's kick failed to clear the line, and the score remained tied at 22.

SOUTHERN MISS. 48, MCNEESE ST. 20: Larry Thomas ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and the host Golden Eagles scored four times off turnovers to beat the Division I-AA Cowboys.

TOLEDO 42, TEMPLE 17: Bruce Gradkowski threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the visiting Rockets became the latest in a line of teams to rout the Owls.

MIAMI (OHIO) 27, KENT ST. 10: Brandon Murphy rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown, and Martin Nance caught seven passes for two scores from Josh Betts for the visiting RedHawks.

N. ILLINOIS 42, TENN. TECH 3: Quarterback Phil Horvath completed four touchdown passes in the first half for the host Huskies. Horvath set the tone early with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Shatone Powers 36 seconds into the game. Horvath completed 11 of 17 passes for 218 yards as the Huskies rolled up 583 yards of offense.

AKRON 17, MIDDLE TENN. 7: Luke Getsy passed for 319 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Zips, who rolled up 421 yards of offense.

UAB 35, JACKSONVILLE ST. 28: Darrell Hackney threw two touchdown passes and Corey White ran for two scores to lead the host Blazers.

MEMPHIS 59, CHATTANOOGA 14: DeAngelo Williams ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host Tigers, who had 592 yards against the 1-AA Mocs.

NEW MEXICO 38, NEW MEXICO ST. 21: DonTrell Moore ran for 120 yards to become the visiting Lobos' all-time career rushing leader with 3,928 career yards, breaking the record of 3,862 set by Mike Williams from 1975-78.

[Last modified September 18, 2005, 02:15:36]


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