Wild­cats bounce back to deal Corn­huskers an­other close loss

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Clay­ton Thor­son’s 37-yard touch­down pass to Dan Vi­tale and Jack Mitchell’s third field goal gave North­west­ern an eight-point lead in the fourth quar­ter and the Wild­cats hung on to beat Ne­braska, 30-28, on Satur­day in Lin­coln, Neb.

The Wild­cats (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) bounced back from con­sec­u­tive losses to Michi­gan and Iowa in which they were outscored 78-10 and handed Ne­braska (3-5, 1-3) its fifth loss by five points or fewer.

Mitchell’s 27-yard field goal put North­west­ern up 30-22, but the Huskers drove 75 yards in eight plays to pull within two points. But Tommy Arm­strong’s two­point pass to Stan­ley Mor­gan Jr. fell in­com­plete.

WIS­CON­SIN 24, ILLI­NOIS 13: Re­serve Bart Hous­ton threw for 232 yards and two touch­downs to spark the vis­it­ing Bad­gers.

Wis­con­sin start­ing quar­ter back Joel Stave left late in the first quar­ter with a head in­jury.

Alex Erick­son had 10 catches for 96 yards and four rushes for 81 yards for the Bad­gers (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten ). Wes Lu nth ad 278 yards pass­ing for the Illini (4-3,1-2).

TEXAS 23, KANSAS STATE 9: Backup quar­ter­back Tyrone Swoopes scored three touch­downs as the Longhorns won a game in heavy rain in Austin.

Swoopes, a 244-pound ju­nior who started last sea­son but now is used pri­mar­ily in short yardage sit­u­a­tions, scored his last and de­ci­sive touch­down on a 10-yard run with 1:47 re­main­ing.

Texas (3-4, 2-2 Big12) rushed for 274 yards, led by 103 from Johnathan Gray.

Ju­nior Charles Jones rushed for a ca­reer-high 122 yards for the Wild­cats (3-4, 0-4).

VAN­DER­BILT 10, MIS­SOURI 3: Ralph Webb rushed for 99 yards and scored the game’s only touch­down as the host Com­modores (3-4, 1-3) gave Coach Derek Ma­son his first South­east­ern Con­fer­ence win in 12 tries.

Van­der­bilt held the Tigers (4-4, 1-4) to 188 to­tal yards and 10 first downs. Mis­souri, which has lost three in a row, drove to the Van­der­bilt 13- yard line be­fore turn­ing the ball over on downs with five sec­onds left in the game.

LOUISVILLE 17, BOS­TON COL­LEGE 14: La­mar Jack­son ran for a touch­down and passed for 230 yards, and the Car­di­nals’ de­fense made a big stand late to pre­serve a win over the Ea­gles.

Louisville (3-4, 2-2 ACC), which recorded eight sacks, held Bos­ton Col­lege (3-5, 0-5) to mi­nus-14 yards rush­ing and just 79 over­all.

The Ea­gles forced four turnovers and posted seven sacks.

WASH­ING­TON ST. 45, ARI­ZONA 42: Luke Falk threw for 514 yards and hit Gabe Marks on four of his five touch down passes as the Cougars (5-2, 3-1 Pa­cific-12) won in Tuc­son. Falk, a sopho­more, com­pleted 47 of 62 passes and had the most pass­ing yards ever against the Wild­cats (5-3, 2-3).

RICE 38, ARMY 31: Dri­phus Jack­son threw a 13-yard touch­down pass to Zach Wright to end a seven-play, 75-yard win­ning drive in the rain over the fi­nal two min­utes for the host Owls (4-3).

Aaron Kem­per ran for 129 yards and A.J. Schurr added 117 for the Black Knights (2-6), who piled up 378 yards on the ground.

AIR FORCE 42, FRESNO STATE 14: Quar­ter­back Kar­son Roberts rushed for four touch­downs and caught an­other on a trick play, and the Fal­cons (4-3, 3-1 Moun­tain West) rushed for 458 yards to beat the vis­it­ing Bull­dogs (2-6, 1-4).

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