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A QUICK OVERVIEW OF SATURDAY'S GAMES

By wire services
Published September 25, 2005

POLICEMAN SHOT AT UCF GAME

Mario Jenkins, an undercover University of Central Florida police officer working with the state to curb underage drinking, was shot to death by an Orlando police officer outside the Citrus Bowl as fans arrived for the game against Marshall, authorities said. UCF Police Sgt. Troy Williamson would not talk about the circumstances.

Witnesses told the Orlando Sentinel that the undercover officer broke up a gathering of students, who resisted his efforts. The officer then fired three shots into the air for help. Another officer saw a gunman and shot him several times.

"POPS' CATCHES FIRST PASS

Tim Frisby, a 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran and father of six, caught his first pass late in South Carolina's 45-20 win over Troy. Called "Pops" by teammates, the walk-on has been called one of the hardest workers on the team by coach Steve Spurrier and former coach Lou Holtz.

Frisby entered on South Carolina's final possession and caught a 9-yard pass from Antonio Heffner on the first play.

"It's something I've always wanted to do, and I did it," Frisby said.

GOODBYE, UCF; HELLO TEMPLE

Now that UCF ended its 17-game losing streak, we need new dregs of the college football world. Temple fills the role nicely. It failed in likely its last chance to win a game this season, losing 19-16 to Western Michigan on Nate Meyer 33-yard field goal as time expired before an announced 8,922 (the Associated Press estimated 1,500 at kickoff) at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Broncos had last beaten a I-A opponent Sept.2, 2004. Meanwhile, the Owls have lost five in a row and beaten only two I-A teams since the start of 2003. Their remaining schedule: at Bowling Green, Maryland, Miami, at Clemson, Miami (Ohio), at Virginia and at Navy.

OBSCURE GAME OF THE DAY

FURMAN 44, HOFSTRA 41 (2OT): Former Gator Ingle Martin threw a 6-yard touchdown to John Rust with 32 seconds left in regulation then scored the winner on a 1-yard run for the host Paladins.

MOUNT IDA (MASS.) 65, BECKER (MAINE) 49: Antwan Harris ran for 377 yards and four touchdowns on 47 carries for the Mustangs. Harris, who scored on runs of 11, 54, 40 and 20 yards, fell 64 yards shy of the Division III record set by Marietta's Dante Brown in 1996.

PLAYERS OF THE DAY

LAURENCE MARONEY, MINNESOTA: The junior rushed for a career-high 217 yards on 46 carries to surpass 3,000 for his career (3,175) and caught five passes for 59 yards in a 42-35 overtime win over Purdue.

DARIUS WALKER, NOTRE DAME: The sophomore rushed for a career-high 128 yards on 21 carries, becoming the first Irish player to surpass 100 yards in his first four games, in a 36-17 win over Washington.

KALVIN McRAE AND VONCARIE OWENS, OHIO: The Bobcat running backs combined for 339 yards four touchdowns in a 35-35 win over Kent State. McRae, a sophomore, had 200 yards and two touchdowns. Owens, a junior, had 139 yards and two touchdowns.

JEFF KING, VIRGINIA TECH: The senior tight end blocked a field goal, which D.J. Parker returned 78 yards for a score, and caught a touchdown in a 51-7 win over Georgia Tech.

CONFERENCE OF THE DAY

BIG TEN: Except for Michigan State-Notre Dame, it lost every nonconference game of importance (Texas-Ohio State, Iowa State-Iowa, Michigan-Notre Dame). But wow! What a way to open the 110th season of league play. Penn State converted on fourth and 15 from its 15 with 1:33 left then beat Northwestern 34-29. Minnesota converted on fourth and goal from the 8 in the first overtime then beat Purdue 42-35 in the second. And Wisconsin scored with 24 seconds left to beat Michigan 23-20. Next weekend, two matchups of unbeatens (Minnesota-Penn State and Wisconsin-Indiana) plus Michigan-Michigan State.

NUMBER OF THE DAY

12: Consecutive possessions on which Auburn scored before punting during a 37-14 win over Western Kentucky. The Tigers got a touchdown on the last possession against Mississippi State, touchdowns on all nine possessions against Ball State and a field goal and touchdown Saturday.

[Last modified September 25, 2005, 02:15:40]


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