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© St. Petersburg Times, published September 17, 2000


Tomlinson leads TCU to 7th straight win

FORT WORTH, Texas -- LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 243 yards on 39 carries and had two touchdowns as TCU beat Northwestern 41-14 on Saturday.

Tomlinson ran for 125 yards on 17 carries in the first half, and had a 34-yard scoring run nullified by a holding penalty. Near the end of the third quarter, Tomlinson had a 74-yard touchdown run negated by a holding call.

"It was just another day at the office," Tomlinson said. "I could have had 350, but I feel I still played well."

TCU has won seven straight, its longest winning streak since 1984. TCU's Casey Printers completed 8-of-12 for 101 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Tailback Damien Anderson had a 39-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give Northwestern its only lead, 7-3.

TULSA 23, RICE 16: Donald Shoals returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown and visiting Tulsa capitalized on three Rice fumbles. First-year Tulsa coach Keith Burns got his first victory.

EAST CAROLINA 37, TULANE 17: David Garrard threw scoring passes of 42 and 59 yards in the second half for the host Pirates. Garrard rushed for 112 yards and threw for 185 yards on 10-of-27 passing.

WYOMING 31, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 10: Nate Scott rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns, including a school-record 95-yard run, for host Wyoming, which avoided starting 0-3 for the first time since 1975.

Division I-AA

GA. SOUTHERN 24, WOFFORD 17: Adrian Peterson ran for 145 yards and scored two touchdowns, including the winner on fourth down from the 1 early in the fourth quarter for the host Eagles, ranked first in the USA Today and Sports Network polls.

RICHMOND 31, UMASS 24: Sean Gustus connected with Ryan Tolhurst for two long fourth-quarter touchdown passes to lead host Richmond to the upset over the Minutemen, No. 3 in both polls.

BROWN 36, SAN DIEGO 20: Eric Webber threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns and Mike Malan rushed for 183 yards to lead host Brown back from a 14-13 first-quarter deficit.

COLGATE 42, DARTMOUTH 24: Tom McCune passed for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth for host Colgate. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 282 yards.

LEHIGH 17, PENN 10: Phil Pleasant and Jamaal Burcher rushed for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns for host Lehigh.

LAFAYETTE 24, PRINCETON 17: Marko Glavic completed a 2-yard fade pass to Phil Yarberough with 2 seconds left for host Lafayette. Princeton had tied the score with 45 seconds left on quarterback Tommy Crenshaw's 8-yard run.

WESTERN KENTUCKY 23, ELON 0: The visiting Hilltopers, who play at USF Nov. 4, took advantage of six Elon turnovers, including two touchdowns on fumbles.

HOLY CROSS 27, HARVARD 25: Holy Cross quarterback Brian Hall rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Host Harvard closed to within two when quarterback Neil Rose scored from 1 yard on fourth down with 3:37 left.

TOWSON 31, MORGAN ST. 7: Noah Read rushed for 152 yards on 29 carries, including a 9-yard touchdown with 9:00 left, for host Towson.

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