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Steve Sarkisian, Brigham Young, threw for 329 yards and five TDs in a 55-30 victory over Tulsa. . . . Danny Wuerffel, Florida, threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns as the Gators pounded Auburn, 51-10. . . . Scott Shields, Weber State, a kicker-free safety, kicked four field goals and intercepted a season-high three passes as the Wildcats defeated Portland State, 35-10.


Columbia beat Lafayette 3-0 in a game played in a driving rain and gusting winds. The Leopards fumbled 12 times, losing three to the Lions. . . . The game between William Paterson and Montclair State was postponed when torrential rain left Montclair State's Sprague Field flooded and unplayable.


Maryland, which had scored just 18 points in its previous four games, scored on five of six possessions and rolled over Wake Forest, 52-0. . . . Virginia simmered for two weeks after its 13-7 loss at home to Georgia Tech then took out its frustrations by beating North Carolina State, 62-14. The Cavaliers had four interceptions and two blocked punts in the first 30 minutes. . . . Akron upset Mid-American Conference rival Miami of Ohio, 10-7, avenging last season's 65-0 loss.

Suspension over

San Diego State's George Jones ended a four-game suspension by running for a career record-tying five touchdowns and helping San Diego State beat New Mexico, 48-42. Jones, who rushed for 1,842 yards last season, was suspended for the first four games of the season for alleged NCAA rules violations.


Eric Kresser of Marshall threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns before the midway mark of the second quarter as the Thundering Herd beat Western Carolina, 56-21. Kresser was Wuerffel's backup at Florida last season before transfering to the Huntington, W.Va., Division I-AA school.


West Virginia kicker Jay Taylor missed all four field goal attempts, though the Mountaineers overcame the misfires with a 30-10 win over Temple.


Ball State defeated Bowling Green, 16-11, in a game that featured three safeties, two by the losing Falcons.


Jersey City State and Kean (N.J.) combined for 24 fumbles -- 13 by Jersey City State, 11 by Kean -- in a game played in a torrential downpour. JC State topped Kean, 3-2. Kean, which blocked four punts in the game, hosts Buffalo State this Saturday.

Stubborn D

Southern Mississippi shut out Memphis, 16-0, and has allowed just 14 points in its last four games. . . . Canisius has allowed just 14 points in its 5-0 start.

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