Lorenzo White rushed for two touchdowns and John Langeloh kicked three field goals as 11th-ranked Michigan State beat Wisconsin, 30-9, yesterday in Madison, Wis., and completed an unbeaten Big Ten Conference season.
The Rose Bowl-bound Spartans finished 8-2-1, 7-0-1 in the conference. Wisconsin, ending its first season under Coach Don Morton, was 3-8, 1-7.
White scored on runs of one and 23 yards and Langeloh kicked all his field goals in the second quarter as the Spartans took a 23-9 halftime lead on a windy, chilly day at Camp Randall Stadium.
White, who did not play after the first series of the second half, finished with 92 yards on 19 carries. Blake Ezor carried 28 times for 148 yards.
Colorado 41, Kansas St. 0:
Erich Kissick ran 42 yards for a touchdown that set the tone in Manhattan, Kan., as the Buffaloes finished the season 7-3, 4-2 in the Big Eight. It was the 16th consecutive nonwinning effort for the Wildcats (0-10-1).
Five players scored touchdowns for Colorado.
Oklahoma St. 48, Iowa St. 27:
Thurman Thomas became the Cowboys' career rushing leader by carrying for a school-record 293 yards in Stillwater, Okla.
A senior, he has 5,047 yards in his career. Terry Miller had held the record of 4,754. Thomas' 293 yards bettered by 23 the single-game record previously held by Ernest Anderson.
Thomas scored on runs of 58, nine, one and 66 yards and set up a touchdown with a 35-yarder for the Sun Bowl-bound Cowboys (9-2, 5-2 in the Big Eight). Iowa State finished 3-8 and 2-5.
Halfback Barry Sanders, who alternated with Thomas, had 122 yards on 12 carries.
Iowa 34, Minnesota 20:
Chuck Hartlieb passed for two touchdowns and surpassed the 300-yard mark for the fifth time in the last six games to lead the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes in a Big Ten finale in Iowa City.
Iowa (9-3, 6-2 in the conference) scored its fifth straight victory and was to accept an invitation to play in the Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
Hartlieb completed 14 straight passes in one stretch of the first half and finished 26 of 41 for 328 yards. His season total is 2,855 yards -- third-best in Iowa history.
Rickey Foggie passed for 216 yards, including second-half touchdown plays of five yards to Chris Gaiters and 45 yards to Gary Couch, for Minnesota (6-5, 3-5).
Indiana 35, Purdue 14:
Anthony Thompson rushed for three touchdowns as the 20th-ranked Hoosiers scored five times after Purdue turnovers to win the Big Ten game in Bloomington, Ind.
It was Indiana's largest winning margin over Purdue since a 26-0 shutout in 1945 and gave the Peach Bowl-bound Hoosiers an 8-3 regular season finish. The Boilermakers dropped to 3-7-1.
Brian Dewitz had two first-quarter interceptions to set up two Indiana touchdowns, a one-yard run by quarterback Dave Kramme and a five-yard run by Thompson.
Northwestern 28, Illinois 10:
Quarterback Mike Greenfield set up one touchdown with a 27-yard run and passed 29 yards to Bob Driscoll for another to lead the underdog Wildcats, at home, to the Big Ten victory.
The Wildcats broke a three-game losing streak and finished 2-8-1, 2-6. Illinois, suffering a third straight defeat, fell to 3-7-1, 2-5-1.
Missouri 19, Kansas 7:
Sophomore Tommie Stowers rushed for a career-high 130 yards and a touchdown and the Tigers benefited from three Jayhawks turnovers to win the Big Eight game in Columbia, Mo.
It ended a four-game losing streak for Missouri (5-6, 3-4). Kansas, which is winless in its last 16 games against Division I-A teams, finished at 1-9-1, 0-6-1. Kansas' last Big Eight victory was against Missouri in the final game of the 1985 season.
Dayton 52, Capital 28:
Mike Nicholson scored three touchdowns and Dave Jones rushed for 112 yards and another score as the Flyers won a Division III playoff game in Dayton, Ohio.
Dayton (9-2) will next meet the winner of yesterday's other first-round playoff game between Hiram and Augustana. Capital, the Columbus school that won the Ohio Athletic Conference title, finished 7-2-2.
Memphis St. 14, Tulsa 0:
In Tulsa, Wayne Pryor rushed 115 yards and caught a touchdown pass to lead the victors.
Memphis State scored the first two times it had the ball, Tracy going over from the 3 at 6:43 in the first quarter and Pryor catching a 13-yard pass from Tim Jones about four minutes later.