Boise State nearer to BCS

Published October 1, 2006

SALT LAKE CITY - Jared Zabransky passed for 210 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score and No. 22 Boise State turned what was expected to be the Broncos' toughest test into a blowout, beating Utah 36-3 Saturday.

Boise State backed up early speculation about contending for an at-large Bowl Championship Series berth by handing Utah its worst home loss in 17 years.

The Broncos scored 33 straight points, gained 398 yards and shut down Utah, which had just 178 yards of offense.

"I think there's a stigma about us that we may not be a very good road team and we may not have the talent that some of those big-time schools have," Jared Zabransky said. "But if you look at our roster from top to bottom, the starters, and you match us up, we can go against anybody."

Air Force 24, New Mexico 7: Ryan Williams ran for 94 yards and a touchdown and host Air Force turned two takeaways into TDs. The Falcons gained 262 yards on the ground and limited the Lobos to 52 yards rushing.

Rice 48, Army 14: The day before the funeral for teammate Dale Lloyd, Rice beat Army in West Point, N.Y., for its first victory of the season. Chase Clement threw for 299 yards and a school-record five touchdowns and Jarett Dillard caught three TD passes for the Owls (1-5), who snapped a six-game losing streak and won for only the second time in 22 games. Lloyd, a 19-year-old defensive back, died Monday after becoming ill during a light workout last Sunday. Army's Ricky Lay was carried off and taken to Keller Army Hospital for observation after he was injured returning a kick. The extent of his injury was not known.

Idaho 41, Utah State 21: Host Idaho's defense scored twice. The Aggies scored the game's first 14, but Idaho responded by scoring the next 41.


FAMU wins on OT kick

ATLANTA - Wesley Taylor kicked a 34-yard field goal in overtime as Florida A&M won 25-22 to overcome 229 yards rushing by Tennessee State running back Javarris Williams.

FAU 21, La.-Monroe 19: FAU quarterback Sean Clayton went 12-of-18 for 164 yards and a touchdown as the visiting Owls won their Sun Belt Conference opener.

Arkansas State 31, FIU 6: Quarterbacks Corey Leonard and Travis Hewitt each ran for three scores to lead the visiting Indians.

Morgan St. 28, B-CC 14: Mario Melton threw a 61-yard touchdown and ran for a 70-yard touchdown for the host Bears. Melton rushed for 106 yards and passed for 133. After his touchdown to Rodrick Wolfe 2:28 into the second, Melton's run with 56 seconds left made it 21-0 at halftime.