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BC CAN'T CLOUD THE DAY FOR WEST VIRGINIA; VICTORIOUS LOUISVILLE GOING BOWLING

Big East rushing leader Mike Cloud won his personal showdown with Amos Zereoue, but West Virginia still ran away from Boston College.

Zereoue rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns while Marc Bulger threw for two more scores as West Virginia beat Boston College, 35-10, Saturday.

Cloud, a senior who rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns against West Virginia (7-3 overall, 4-2 in the Big East Conference) last year in a comeback victory, had 179 yards on 28 carries.

"Cloud got his yardage and we knew he would, but I thought we did a good job containing him," said WVU defensive end Kevin Landolt. BC finished 4-7, 3-4.

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Backup Mike Watkins threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as Louisville (7-4, 4-2) took a 35-23 Conference USA victory over visiting Army (2-8, 2-4). Following the game, the Cardinals received and accepted an invitation to the Motor City Bowl at the Pontiac Silverdome on Dec. 23.

Rodnick Phillips ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns as SMU posted a season-ending 24-11 victory at Navy. Kelsey Adams had 137 yards on 18 carries for the Mustangs (5-7). The loss, Navy's third straight, left the Midshipmen 3-7 with the traditional game against Army remaining.

Corey Hill caught nine passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns to lead Colgate (8-3, 5-1) to a 28-14 win over visiting Holy Cross (2-9, 1-5) in the Patriot League. Red Raiders quarterback Ryan Vena finished with 198 yards on 11-of-18 passing. It was his 27th straight game with a touchdown pass.

Jim Finn had 36 carries for 188 yards and a touchdown to lead Pennsylvania (8-2, 6-1) to a 35-21 Ivy League win at Cornell (4-6, 1-6). Cornell gave Penn a scare by posting three fourth-quarter touchdowns. But the Quakers held on to capture the Ivy League title for the third time this decade.

At Ewing, N.J., quarterback Gus Ornstein threw for three touchdowns and 249 yards to lead Rowan (8-2) to a 26-2 victory over the College of New Jersey (8-3) in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Rowan advanced to the quarterfinals and will host Buffalo State next Saturday.

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