Wildcats bounce back to deal Cornhuskers another close loss
NORTHWESTERN 30, NEBRASKA 28
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).