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Vick (the young one) runs by West Virginia

Associated Press
Published October 2, 2005


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Virginia Tech's Marcus Vick took the dare.

Challenged by West Virginia to run the ball, Vick took off in a way that would have made older brother Michael proud.

Vick threw for two first-half touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 74 yards and another score, leading the third-ranked Hokies past West Virginia 34-17 on Saturday.

"It might have been my best game ever," Vick said. "I wanted to establish myself a bit as a runner."

Facing the Mountaineers for the first time, Vick guided four scoring drives of 50 yards or longer, including Virginia Tech's first two possessions after halftime. His 23-yard run set up Cedric Humes' 4-yard scoring run early in the fourth for the final margin.

Vick was 15-of-17 passing for 177 yards.

"He put some balls right where they had to be," Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said. "He was the calmest guy in the house, and I thought it really showed today."

No. 24 Louisville 61,

Florida Atlantic 10

LOUISVILLE - Michael Bush ran for 204 yards and the host Cardinals spoiled Howard Schnellenberger's homecoming with the worst loss in the Owls' five-year history. Schnellenberger, 71, was born in Louisville and coached there from 1985 to '94.

Bush was the first Cardinal to top 200 yards rushing since Anthony Shelman had 220 in Schnellenberger's last game as Louisville's coach, a 34-27 win over Tulsa.

Elvis Dumervil's three sacks pushed his conference-leading total to 12 as Louisville bounced back from a 45-14 loss at USF.

The Cardinals went over 60 points for the fifth time in coach Bobby Petrino's three seasons.

UCONN 47, ARMY 13: Darius Butler had three interceptions, returning one for a score, and Matt Bonislawski threw for 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Huskies. The Huskies outgained Army 236-53 in the first half and took advantage of poor tackling and terrific field position.