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Hawkeyes' stand seals victory

By TIMES WIRES
Published September 10, 2006


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Albert Young scored on a 1-yard run in the second overtime and No. 14 Iowa kept Syracuse out of the end zone on seven consecutive plays from the 2 for a 20-13 victory Saturday

Playing without star quarterback Drew Tate, the Hawkeyes relied on their defense to come through in the second overtime to hand Syracuse its 11th loss in a row.

The teams exchanged field goals in the first overtime before Young scored to put Iowa ahead. A pass interference call against the Hawkeyes gave the Orange new life at the 2, but quarterback Perry Patterson failed on an option on third down, and Paul Chiara was stopped for no gain on a run up the middle.

Iowa took a 10-7 lead on a 24-yard field goal by Kyle Schlicher late in the third quarter, but the Orange sent the game to overtime on a 41-yard field goal by Patrick Shadle with six seconds left.

In the first extra session, Syracuse settled for Shadle's 19-yard field goal after Tim Lane dropped a pass from Patterson at the back of the end zone. The Hawkeyes tied it on field goal by Schlicher.

Young scored the clincher two plays after Syracuse cornerback Tanard Jackson was called for interference on Calvin Davis at the 5. Then the Orange were unable to score from the 2 on seven tries after Iowa's Marcus Paschal was called for interference.

Just before the game started, Tate was pulled from the lineup with a strained abdominal muscle. He has had the injury since preseason camp but played for most of Iowa's season-opening victory last week over Montana.

Tate watched the game from the sideline, and Jason Manson did just enough, throwing his first career touchdown pass and overcoming four interceptions. Manson finished 16-of-32 for 202 yards.

No. 6 West Virginia 52, Eastern Washington 3

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Steve Slaton rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns in just two series to lead West Virginia.

Three backup quarterbacks combined for three rushing touchdowns and one passing for the Mountaineers, who used reserves for most of the game against the Division I-AA Eagles.

By the time West Virginia built a 21-3 lead early in the second quarter, Slaton and starting quarterback Pat White were done for the day with a short turnaround to Thursday night's home game against Maryland.

Eastern Washington (0-2) provided little challenge. The Eagles were outgained 591-185, including 394 on the ground.

Slaton needed just two carries for his first score. He went untouched on first-quarter touchdown runs of 49 and 17 yards.

No. 13 Louisville 62, Temple 0

PHILADELPHIA - No Michael Bush, no worries in the running game for Louisville.

Well, for one game at least. With Miami up next, the competition gets a whole lot tougher.

George Stripling and Sergio Spencer each ran for two touchdowns, ably filling in for Bush, to lead Louisville.

Kurt Quarterman and Kolby Smith added touchdown runs for the Cardinals and Brian Brohm threw for 307 yards and a score in their biggest win since beating Cincinnati 70-7 in 2004.

Mario Urrutia had five catches for 110 yards and a touchdown, and the Cardinals finished with 671 yards of total offense - the fifth-highest total in school history. The winning margin on the road was the third-highest in team history.

The Owls were a perfect test for the Cardinals' redesigned backfield now that Bush is lost for the season with a broken leg. Bush led the nation in scoring last year, averaging 14.4 points per game while scoring a school-record 23 touchdowns, but was hurt on the second play of the second half in the opener against Kentucky.

Louisville finished with 312 yards rushing on 43 attempts and 7.3 yards per carry.

Rutgers 33, Illinois 0: Derrick Roberson fell on a blocked punt for a touchdown and Devin McCourty scored on a 38-yard interception return in the opening minutes during a win in Piscataway, N.J.

Ray Rice rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown and Mike Teel threw a touchdown as the Scarlet Knights posted their first shutout since 2002 and handed Illinois its 15th straight road loss. The Illini have been outscored 110-5 in their past three road losses.

Unlike a year ago when they opened a 20-point third-quarter lead against Illinois in the season opener and then lost in overtime, the Scarlet Knights built a 30-0 halftime advantage and never looked back in starting the season with consecutive wins for the first time since 2000.

Rutgers' defense forced three turnovers, limited Illinois to 126 total yards and did not allow the Illini to get past their own 46.