Owls im­prove their record to 5-0 for the first time in 41 years

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Ja­had Thomas and Ryquell Arm­stead scored two touch­downs apiece, and Tem­ple re­mained un­beaten with a 49-10 vic­tory over Tu­lane on Satur­day in Philadelphia.

The Owls (5-0, 2-0 Amer­i­can) are off to their first 5-0 start since 1974 af­ter end­ing a two-game win­ning streak for the Green Wave (2-3, 1-1).

Thomas ran 10 yards to give Tem­ple a 14-10 lead in the sec­ond quar­ter and added a 16-yard scor­ing catch from P. J. Walker for a

21-10 half­time lead.

Arm­stead, mak­ing his first start, added a pair of 16-yard touch­down runs in the third quar­ter, sand­wiched around Sean Chan­dler’s 22-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn for a score.

Walker hit 11 of 15 passes for 183 yards.

lWISCONSIN 23, NE­BRASKA 21: Rafael Gaglianone made a 46yard field goal with four sec­onds left af­ter miss­ing from 39 yards just more than a minute ear­lier, giv­ing the Badgers (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) a win over the Corn­huskers (2-4, 0-2) in Lin­coln, Neb.

All four of Ne­braska’s losses have come on its op­po­nent’s fi­nal of­fen­sive play.

lWASHINGTON STATE 45, ORE­GON 38 (2OT): Luke Falk threw for 505 yards and five touch­downs to lead theCougars(3-2, 1-1Pa­cific12) over the Ducks (3-3, 1-2) in Eu­gene, Ore.

Washington State had lost eight straight games to Ore­gon.

lSOUTH FLORIDA 45, SYRACUSE24: Mar­lonMack rushed 179 yards and two sec­ond-half touch­down­sto help the Bulls (2-3) end a three-game slide with a win over the Or­ange (3-2) in Tampa.

lPENN STATE 29, IN­DI­ANA 7: Chris­tian Hack­en­berg threw for 262 yards and two touch­down passes and also ran for two touch­downs as the Nit­tany Lions (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) beat the vis­it­ingHoosiers (4-2, 0-2) in State Col­lege, Pa.

Hack­en­berg­was21 of39and­hit Briar Woods grad­u­ate Bran­don Polk and DaeSean Hamil­ton on 39-yard scor­ing strikes.

lMINNESOTA 41, PUR­DUE 13: Shan­non Brooks ran for 176 yards and changed the game with a 71yard touch­down run early in the third quar­ter to help the Golden Go­phers (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) win a road game over the Boil­er­mak­ers (1-5, 0-2) in­West Lafayette, Ind.

lWAKE FOR­EST 3, BOS­TON COLLEGE0: MikeWeaver kicked a 25-yard field goal af­ter the De­mon Dea­cons forced a turnover deep in Ea­gles ter­ri­tory in the third quar­ter, andWake For­est (3-3, 1-2) held on for the win over Bos­ton Col­lege (3-3, 0-3) in Ch­est­nutHill, Mass.

lDUKE 44, ARMY 3: Thomas Sirk threw for 197 yards and one touch­down, Jela Dun­can scored on a 43-yard run and Parker Boehme scored twice to lead the Blue Devils (5-1) over the host Black Knights (1-5) in­West Point, N.Y.

TEXAS TECH 66, IOWA STATE

l 31: Pa­trick Ma­homes threw for 428 yards and five touch­downs to lead the Red Raiders (4-2, 1-2 Big 12) to a win over the Cy­clones (2-3, 1-1) in Lub­bock, Tex.

lARIZONA 44, ORE­GON STATE 7: Anu Solomon com­pleted 17 of 30 passes for 276 yards to lead the Wild­cats (4-2, 1-2 Pa­cific 12) to a win over the vis­it­ing Beavers (2-3, 0-2) in Tuc­son.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI STATE 45, TROY

l 17: Nick­Fitzger­ald, fill­ing in fo­ran un­der-the-weather Dak Prescott, had three touch­downs and 170 yards of to­tal of­fense to lead the Bull­dogs (4-2) to a home win over the Tro­jans (1-4) in Starkville, Miss.

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