STILL THE 1: Top-ranked Notre Dame received a scare from Tennessee but held on to win, 34-29, as Rod Smith intercepted Andy Kelly's pass to Alvin Harper at the Irish 2 with less than a minute remaining. REBOUND: No. 11 Virginia, a week after it was knocked from the top spot by Georgia Tech, 41-38, regrouped to defeat North Carolina, 24-10, as Shawn Moore completed 16 of 22 pases for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Herman Moore caught five passes for 99 yards and a touchdown. HEX: No. 21 Penn State continued its 29-year hex over Maryland, defeating the Terrapins, 24-10. It was Maryland's 20th straight loss in University Park, Pa., and 32nd loss in 34 games in the series. FOURTH-QUARTER HEROICS: Navy scored all of its points in the fourth quarter -- and the game-winner with 30 seconds remaining -- to beat Toledo, 14-10. Jason Pace's second score of the day, a five-yard reception from quarterback Alton Grizzard was the difference. . . . Greg Frey hit Bobby Olive with a three-yard touchdown pass with one second to play and Ohio State dealt No. 6 Iowa its first Big Ten loss, 27-26. . . .
Jeff Shudak's school-record fifth field goal, a 36-yarder with 14 seconds left, gave Iowa State a 27-25 win over Missouri. . . . Brad Daluiso's 43-yard field goal with 10 seconds left gave UCLA a 25-22 victory over Rose Bowl-bound Washington. . . . Steve Ballard caught a 12-yard scoring pass from Deron Smith with 22 seconds to play to lead Tulane over Syracuse, 26-24. . . . Southern Mississippi's Anthony Harris caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre with 46 seconds left, handing No. 15 Auburn its second straight loss, 13-12. SETBACK: No. 3 Houston, the last unbeaten and untied team in Division I-A, was routed by No. 14 Texas, 45-24, as quarterback Peter Gardere threw for a career-high 322 yards, completing 20 of 28 passses. Cougars quarterback David Klingler, a Heisman Trophy candidate, was 10 of 34 for 164 yards through three periods before finishing 22 of 52 for 299 yards. . . . Hawaii had a three-game winning streak broken by San Diego State, 44-38, as Dan McGwire threw for 429 yards, with Jimmy Raye catching 10 passes for 209 yards. LOPSIDED: Darian Hagan passed for a school-record four touchdowns, two to Mike Pritchard, and Eric Bieniemy ran for 148 yards to lift No. 4 Colorado over Oklahoma State, 41-22, for at least a share of the Big Eight title. The Buffaloes, who scored 31 straight points to break a 7-7 tie, wrapped up an Orange Bowl berth because they've beaten Nebraska, the only team with a mathematical chance to catch them. . . .
Oklahoma opened a 27-7 first-half lead behind Dewell Brewer's 87 yards rushing and defeated Kansas State, 34-7. . . . Johnny Mitchell caught two touchdown passes and Scott Baldwin ran for 170 yards and two scores to lead No. 13 Nebraska to its 22nd straight win over Kansas, 41-9. . . . Central Michigan rolled for 31 second-quarter points to rout Ohio, 52-7, and secure a California Raisin Bowl berth. INTERCEPTIONS: Texas Tech intercepted five Texas Christian passes and Ronald Ferguson returned one 75 yards for a touchdown as the Raiders coasted, 40-28. . . . Mark Sandler returned an interception 30 yards for the decisive touchdown and John Gainey made an end zone interception as time expired to lead Louisville over Boston College, 17-10. . . .
Terrell Buckley returned an interception 83 yards for a touchdown and set up a score with a punt return as 12th-ranked Florida State scored on its first nine possessions to beat Cincinnati, 70-21. . . . North Carolina State had seven sacks and five interceptions and beat Duke, 16-0. MONT-ROCK OF AGES: Montgomery-Rockville, ranked second among junior colleges, made its playoff hopes a reality by defeating Stevens Tech, 32-12. The undefeated Knights, who advance to the Mid-American Bowl, battled back from a 12-point halftime deficit.