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Freshman's 4 TDs help lift Syracuse

By TIMES WIRES
Published October 1, 2006


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Delone Carter scored his fourth touchdown on a 15-yard run in the second overtime to give Syracuse a 40-34 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.

Syracuse has won three straight for the first time since 2002, while Wyoming lost its fourth consecutive game.

Carter had 129 yards on 20 carries and the first points of his college career.

Carter, a freshman, also scored on a 16-yard run up the middle in the first overtime, and gave the Orange a 27-20 lead with a 13-yard scamper with 6:33 left in the fourth quarter.

After Carter scored in the first extra session, Wynel Seldon responded with a 14-yard TD run for the Cowboys.

Wyoming, with redshirt freshman quarterback Karsten Sween in for starter Jacob Doss for most of the second half, failed to score in the second extra period. After Sween hit tight end Chris Sundberg for 11 yards, the Syracuse defense stiffened and Jameel McClain stopped Joseph Harris on a fourth-and-1 from the 5.

Sween, who had thrown just one pass this season, finished 19-for-27 for 201 yards and two touchdowns.

He led the Cowboys to the tying touchdown with a 92-yard drive in the closing minutes of regulation, completing eight passes for 81 yards. A pass interference call against Terrell Lemon in the last minute gave the Cowboys the final chance they needed, and Sween hit Marsh with a 15-yard TD pass on a slant over the middle with 5 seconds left.

The Syracuse defense, which entered the game tied for the national lead in sacks, registered six more to increase its season total to 25 and also had four turnovers to up its season total to 13.

navy 41, UConn 17: Navy quarterback Brian Hampton ran for 182 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 141 yards and another score as the Midshipmen routed host Connecticut. Reggie Campbell ran for 101 yards on five attempts. Navy racked up 605 yards with its triple-option offense, including 464 on the ground. Matt Bonislawski threw for 176 yards and two touchdowns for Connecticut.

Pittsburgh 45, Toledo 3: Host Pittsburgh needed less than five minutes to turn a pair of mistakes - a missed fourth-down conversion and an interception - by Toledo into a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter, and Tyler Palko, tied for the national lead in TD passes going into the weekend, threw his 13th and 14th touchdown passes for Pitt.

Cincinnati 24, Miami (Ohio) 10: Greg Moore rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown, as the host Bearcats picked up 253 of their 296 total yards on the ground. Trevor Cook's 49-yard field goal gave the RedHawks their first lead this season. Miami's Ryne Robinson returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.