Tyrone Jackson and Aubrey Shaw led a punishing ground attack and North Carolina State's defense held Western Carolina without a first down to tie a national record as the Wolfpack rolled to a 67-0 victory yesterday in Raleigh, N.C.
N.C. State gained 400 yards on the ground, falling nine yards short of the school record. Besides its inability to generate a first down, Western Carolina never crossed midfield and yielded two safeties.
N.C. State also broke a school record for fewest total yards allowed, as Western Carolina managed 17. The previous mark of 34 yards came against Duke in 1946.
Georgia Southern 17, Valdosta State 10: In Statesboro, Ga., cornerback Rodney Oglesby returned a fumble 97 yards for a tie-breaking touchdown and intercepted a pass in the final two minutes to preserve the victory for the defending NCAA Division I-AA national champions.
The victory was Georgia Southern's 38th in a row at home.
Tennessee 55, Pacific 7: Tailback Chuck Webb ran eight yards for a touchdown less than two minutes into the game -- capping a 74-yard, four-play drive that took only 1 minute 37 seconds -- igniting a 31-point first period that carried the eighth-ranked Volunteers in Knoxville, Tenn., before a sellout crowd of 94,467.
Tennessee led by 31-0 after one quarter, settling the outcome early. Pacific didn't cross the 50-yard line until early in the second quarter, and that drive ended with a punt.
Kentucky 20, Central Michigan 17: Doug Pelfrey kicked two field goals in the second half as the Wildcats rallied at home, giving Bill Curry a victory in his debut as Kentucky coach.
Pelfrey connected from 50 yards with 8:27 left in the third quarter to give Kentucky a 17-14 advantage. After the Chippewas tied it again, Pelfrey's 32-yarder with 12:23 remaining produced the final margin.
South Carolina 21, Duke 10: In Columbia, S.C., transfer Bobby Fuller threw touchdown passes of 11 and nine yards and the Gamecocks defense throttled Duke's air attack.
The Blue Devils had only 177 yards of offense, 121 of it through the air. The Blue Devils, last year's ACC co-champions, averaged 323 passing yards last season.North Carolina 34, Miami (Ohio) 0: Randall Felton's 54-yard punt return for a touchdown highlighted a second-half outburst as the Tar Heels overcame a sluggish start in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Southwestern Louisiana 48, Tulane 6: In his first college game, quarterback James Freeman completed six of 10 passes for 73 yards and ran 13 times for 68 yards and a touchdown, leading the Ragin' Cajuns to only their second win over Tulane in 19 games.