Four teams in the Associated Press's top five were defeated, leading to today's expected major reshuffling of the top 10. No. 1 Virginia's undefeated season and hope for a national championship came to an end as Scott Sisson kicked a 37-yard field goal with seven seconds left, lifting 16th-ranked Georgia Tech over the Cavaliers, 41-38. . . .
No. 9 Colorado, trailing 12-0 in the fourth quarter, rallied for 27 points to upset No. 3 and previously unbeaten Nebraska, 27-12. . . . No. 4 Auburn was held to 172 yards total and minus 14 yards rushing and lost to No. 15 Florida, 48-7. The Tigers' Stan White was intercepted twice and the Gators scored 27 second-quarter points. . . .
No. 5 Illinois fell to No. 13 Iowa, 54-28, its worst loss since 1986 when the Illini fell to Michigan 69-13. The defeat also knocked Illinois out of the Big Ten title chase and, therefore, the Rose Bowl race.
Second-ranked Notre Dame, tied 10-10 at halftime with Navy, erupted for a 52-31 victory. The win, combined with Virginia's loss, should enable the Irish, who were knocked from the top spot by Stanford three weeks ago, to reclaim the No. 1 ranking.
Texas Christian backup quarterback Matt Vogler threw for an NCAA record 690 yards, but Heisman Trophy candidate David Klingler threw seven touchdown passes in leading sixth-ranked Houston to a 56-35 victory. The Cougars are the only Division I team without a loss or tie. The 1,563 total yards broke the NCAA record of 1,436 yards by Arizona State and Stanford in 1981. . . .
Another Heisman candidate, Ty Detmer, passed for 397 yards and three touchdowns to lead Brigham Young over Air Force, 54-7. Detmer extended his NCAA record of consecutive 300-yard passing games to 20 and tied former Cougar Steve Young's record of 22 straight 200-plus games. . . . Dan McGwire passed for four touchdowns and 286 yards as San Diego State routed Utah, 66-14. McGwire completed 22 of 33 passes before leaving early in the fourth quarter. . . . Ralph Martini passed for 443 yards to lead San Jose State to a 44-6 victory over Cal State Fullerton.
Bill Musgrave threw a 16-yard pass to Vince Ferry with 2:01 left, giving Oregon a 28-24 triumph over UCLA. . . . Chip Hilleary threw a three-yard scoring pass on fourth down with 1:20 left, then hit Kenny Drayton with the conversion pass to rally Kansas past Oklahoma State, 31-30. The Jayhawks had not beaten the Cowboys since 1972, going 0-14-3. . . .
Willie McMillian scored on a four-yard run with 43 seconds remaining to lead Army over Rutgers, 35-31. . . . Carl Straw's 47-yard pass to Al Jones capped a 21-point third-quarter rally that gave Kansas State a 28-14 victory over Iowa State and its first homecoming triumph in nine years.
Seventh-ranked Washington clinched its first Rose Bowl trip in nine years with a 54-10 victory over 23rd-ranked Arizona as Greg Lewis ran for 100 yards for the ninth time this season.
New Mexico committed six turnovers and lost to Hawaii, 43-16, as the Rainbows' Jamal Farmer rushed for 115 yards and three second-half touchdowns.
IN A RUSH:
Aaron Craver ran for 136 yards and three touchdowns to lead Fresno State over Nevada-Las Vegas, 45-18. The Bulldogs' Mark Barsotti also had an outstanding game, completing 15 of 29 passes for 314 yards and one touchdown. . . . Wide receiver-kick returner Gary Harrell had 372 all-purpose yards and Howard broke a three-game losing streak, defeating Morgan State, 49-13.
Quarterback Tom Bill replaced Tony Sacca early in the second quarter and directed three touchdown drives to spark No. 24 Penn State to its sixth straight win, 31-19 over West Virginia.