Boston College withstood the running of wishbone quarterback Bryan McWilliams (32 carries, 165 yards) and capitalized on Army turnovers yesterday in a rain-drenched, 41-20 victory over the Cadets (2-3) in Newton, Mass.

The Eagles (3-2) spotted Army a 10-7 first-period lead, then took command to earn a third consecutive victory for the first time since 1986.

Pittsburgh 45, Rutgers 21: Glenn Deveaux scored on three short runs, Alex Van Pelt hit Olanda Truitt with two scoring passes and the Panthers (3-2-1) blocked a punt to end a late-game rally by the Scarlet Knights (2-4) in Pittsburgh.

West Virginia 28, Cincinnati 20: Darrell Whitmore intercepted three passes as the Mountaineers (3-3) beat the Bearcats (1-5) in Morgantown, W.Va.

Penn 21, Columbia 6: Doug Hensch threw for 163 yards and two touchdowns as the Quakers (2-3, 2-0) broke a three-game losing streak with the Ivy League victory in Philadelphia, assuring the Lions (0-5, 0-2) of their 19th straight nonwinning season.

James Madison 21, Towson St. 14: The Dukes (4-2), lead by quarterback Eric Williams, took advantage of two late turnovers by the Tigers (0-6) in Towson, Md.

Dartmouth 27, Yale 17: Shon Page rushed for 126 yards and Neal Martin scored twice to lead the Big Green (2-2-1, 1-1) over the Bulldogs (2-3, 1-1) in Hanover, N.H.

Cornell 38, Lafayette 16: John McNiff rushed for 136 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns as the Big Red (3-2) beat the Leopards (3-3) in Easton, Pa. The game had 11 turnovers.

Harvard 19, Fordham 13: The Crimson (3-2) parlayed the running of Matt Johnson and two blocked punts into the victory over the Rams (1-4) in Cambridge, Mass.

Boston University 28, Richmond 14: Stan Greene completed 25 of 42 passes for 281 yards to lead the host Terriers (2-4) past the Spiders (1-5).

Bucknell 14, Princeton 10: Todd Hatajik threw a 26-yard touchdown pass as Bucknell (5-1) held off the Tigers (2-3) to win in Lewisburg, Pa.

Holy Cross, 55, Brown 0: Tom Ciaccio passed for 312 yards and three touchdowns as the Crusaders (4-1-1) spoiled homecoming for the Bruins (0-5).