For the second time this season, Notre Dame has been upended while ranked No. 1, this time by No. 18 Penn State, 24-21. The Nittany Lions, trailing by two touchdowns at halftime, rallied on Craig Fayak's 34-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Notre Dame was knocked off by Stanford earlier this season.
Alton Grizzard's five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dave Berghult on fourth down with 51 seconds remaining gave Navy a 31-27 victory over Delaware. Todd Marinovich threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Johnnie Morton with 16 seconds left to lead 19th-ranked USC over UCLA, 45-42. Marinovich completed 16 of 25 passes for 215 yards.
David Klingler set an NCAA record with 11 touchdown passes and tied the record of 47 in a season, leading No. 12 Houston to an 84-21 rout of Eastern Washington. He left the game midway through the fourth quarter after completing 41 of 58 passes for 572 yards.
Ty Detmer threw five touchdown passes and became the first junior with 10,000 passing yards as No. 5 Brigham Young won a Holiday Bowl berth, defeating Utah, 45-22. Detmer completed 28 of 50 passes for 451 yards. Shane Matthews passed for 303 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 6 Florida over Kentucky, 47-15. Craig Erickson threw three touchdowns passes during a 28-point third quarter as No. 3 Miami gained ground in the national championship race by beating Boston College, 42-12.
No. 4 Georgia Tech won its first ACC championship and a Citrus Bowl invitation, defeating Wake Forest, 42-7, as Bobby Rodriguez caught a touchdown pass and ran for one. Wide reciever Mike Pritchard scored on a 70-yard reverse and a 48-yard pass from Darian Hagan as No. 2 Colorado routed Kansas State, 64-3, for its ninth straight win and second straight Big Eight championship. The Buffaloes are expected to get the top ranking.
Todd Studer threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as Long Beach State defeated UNLV, 29-20, giving the 49ers (6-5) and first-year coach George Allen a winning record.
William & Mary (9-2) will host Massachusetts (8-1-1) in Saturday's first round of theDivision I-AA playoffs.