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Question of the Day
Morgan State ended a streak of 13 touchdown-less quarters with 10:52 left in the second quarter against Howard on a 16-yard scoring pass from Donovan Dickerson to Chuka Okakpu. Morgan State won 20-3. … Army ended a seven-game losing streak against the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 35-21 win over Duke. … Stanford has won two in a row over Notre Dame for the first time in a series that dates to 1925. … Tennessee State ended an eight-game losing streak to Florida A&M with a 29-18 win in Atlanta. … Missouri’s Grant Ressel had an extra point doink off the right upright against Miami of Ohio, ending the school’s record of consecutive makes at 252. The streak dated to 2005 and spanned three kickers. … Nevada (4-0) is off to its best start since going 12-0 in 1991 after beating BYU 27-13.
Nebraska’s backups figured to get plenty of time against FCS South Dakota State. Instead, the sixth-ranked Cornhuskers had to overcome an uninspired performance to pull out a 17-3 win.
The Cornhuskers (4-0) are off to their best start since 2005, redshirt freshman Taylor Martinez had a rough day after three straight 100-yard rushing games. He fumbled his first snap, threw two interceptions, was wildly off the mark with other passes and was flagged for taunting. Martinez finished with 75 yards on 13 carries but was just 6 of 14 passing for 140 yards.
TROJANS FINALLY CLICK
After up and down in wins over Hawaii, Virginia and Minnesota, No. 20 Southern Cal finally put everything together against the Pac-10’s worst team.
The Trojans racked up 613 total yards and their defense intercepted Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel three times in a 50-16 rout in Pullman. USC has beaten Washington State eight straight times and the Cougars have lost 12 straight to FBS opponents.
WILDCATS WIN AGAIN
Kansas State had to endure a 90-minute lightning delay and an unusually quiet day by Daniel Thomas to outlast Central Florida 17-13 and go to 4-0 for the first time since 2003.
Central Florida dominated early and held Thomas, the nation’s second-leading rusher to 76 yards on 22 carries. The Wildcats were good in their own end to stymie several Central Florida drives and pulled it out on Carson Coffman’s 7-yard touchdown run with 24 seconds left.
“I would like to hear his commentary from the game today. I’m sure it was a strange perspective, watching the game from home. Hopefully, we didn’t make him too nervous.” _ Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins on coach Mark Dantonio, who watched the Spartans’ 45-7 win over Northern Colorado at home instead of from the sideline after suffering a mild heart attack last week.
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