Maryland kicker Dan DeArmas, Virginia quarterback Shawn Moore, Navy kicker Frank Schenk and Howard kicker Gary Mossop led local teams to big victories.
DeArmas's 25-yard field goal with 11 seconds left gave the Terrapins their third come-from-behind victory this season, 13-12 over North Carolina State. Moore completed 11 of 17 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns, adding one rushing to lead the 10th-ranked Cavaliers over Duke, 59-0. Virginia amassed 543 total yards in registering its first shutout in three years.
Schenk kicked two of his three field goals in the fourth quarter, giving Navy a 23-21 victory over Villanova. He converted from 34, 36 and 37 yards. Mossop kicked field goals of 32 and 29 yards and a 20-yarder in overtime, lifting the Bison to a 23-20 win over South Carolina State. . . .
Montgomery-Rockville Coach Phil Martin called his team's 26-22 victory over Nassau Community College (ranked third by the National Junior College Association) the "biggest in the school's history." Quarterback John Kaleo's one-yard plunge with 5:57 left won it.
ON THE LOOSE:
Jon Vaughn, the nation's rushing leader, ran for 288 yards and three touchdowns as seventh-ranked Michigan defeated UCLA, 38-15. Vaughn, a sophomore, became the first Wolverine to rush for more than 200 yards in consecutive games. He had 201 in a 28-24 loss to Notre Dame last week.
Oklahoma threw 25 passes, six short of the school record set in 1938, and completed 12, three short of the school mark, in trouncing Tulsa, 52-10. . . . Ty Detmer was 26 of 38 for 514 yards to lead No. 4 Brigham Young over San Diego State, 62-34. San Diego State's Dan McGwire, brother of Oakland Athletics first baseman Mark, threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns.
WHO WERE THOSE GUYS?
Southern Cal's highly touted sophomore, Todd Marinovich, completed just seven of 16 passes for 80 yards with two interceptions as the No. 5 Trojans were routed by No. 21 Washington, 31-0. Said Marinovich: "I've never been shut out in my life. It's pathetic. I'm embarrassed."
Minnesota allowed 42 first-half points in losing to No. 8 Nebraska, 56-0. Appalachain State lost to No. 17 Clemson, 48-0, as freshman Ronald Williams rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns in his first start. And even though Southern Illinois plays in Division I-AA, Illinois running back Howard Griffith's eight touchdowns and 48 points went into the national record book as 15th-ranked Illinois won, 56-0.
THE WAIT IS OVER:
Long Beach State, after dropping its first three games by a combined 124-33, including a 59-0 season-opening loss at Clemson, won its first game for first-year coach George Allen, 28-7 over Pacific. "It seems like I've been waiting 40 years for this win," said Allen, who last coached a college team, the Whittier Poets, 34 years ago.
Alabama suffered its third straight loss this season and fifth in a row since last season, the longest slide for the Crimson Tide in 34 years. John Kasay's 40-yard field goal gave Georgia a 17-16 win and kept new coach Gene Stallings winless.
Navy hosts Boston College, Virginia hosts William and Mary, Maryland is at Michigan, Howard is at Morehouse, Bowie State hosts Virginia Union, Catholic is at Wesley, Georgetown is at Franklin & Marshall, Gallaudet hosts St. Francis, Montgomery-Rockville is at Ulster.