Rick Neuheisel got his first victory as Washington's $1 million-a-year coach when Marques Tuiasosopo passed for a touchdown with 3 minutes 17 seconds to go as the Huskies beat Colorado, Neuheisel's former school, 31-24, yesterday in Seattle.
Washington (1-2) clinched Neuheisel's emotional victory when Anthony Vontoure intercepted a pass by Mark Moschetti, Neuheisel's quarterback for the Buffaloes (2-2) last season, in the end zone on a pass from the Huskies 21 with 1:07 remaining.
Colorado's players came to Husky Stadium with revenge on their minds because they felt Neuheisel betrayed them by taking the Washington job.
Neuheisel approached Gary Barnett and exchanged a handshake with his Colorado successor on the field before the game.
ARMY 41, BALL ST. 21: Joe Gerena carried 15 times for 122 yards in guiding host Army's option offense and the Cadets earned their first victory of the season.
Gerena kept Army's highly ranked option offense moving throughout the game, leading the Cadets to four touchdowns and two field goals. The Cadets (1-2) ran over Ball State (0-4) 63 times for 447 yards, averaging 7.1 yards per play. Gerena ran for two touchdowns to start off the second half. His second, a six-yard dash, put Army ahead, 38-7, with eight minutes left in the third quarter.
OKLAHOMA 42, LOUISVILLE 21: In Louisville, Josh Heupel threw for a school-record 429 yards and tied another mark with five touchdown passes for Oklahoma. Heupel (29 of 42) broke his week-old school record of 420 yards against Baylor. He connected on scoring throws of six, 11, 44, 52 and 52 yards and also ran a yard for a score as the Sooners opened the season 3-0 for the first time since 1995.
Louisville's Chris Redman, who became the 14th major-college passer to throw for 10,000 yards, was 24 of 49 for 292 yards and two touchdowns, with two interceptions. He has 10,198 yards.
CALIFORNIA 24, ARIZONA ST. 23: Freshman Kyle Boller led two fourth-quarter scoring drives in his first college start as host California (2-1) rallied in the Pac-10 opener for both teams. A blocked extra-point try was the difference in the game. The victory snapped Cal's four-game losing streak to the Sun Devils and marked just the second win in eight meetings since Bruce Snyder left California after the 1991 season to coach at Arizona State (1-2).
MIAMI (OHIO) 24, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 16: In Mount Pleasant, Mich., Travis Prentice extended his NCAA record for games with two touchdowns for Miami (Ohio). Prentice, the Mid-American Conference's career rushing leader, gained 76 yards on 19 carries.
Prentice scored on a two-yard run in the first quarter and a one-yard run in the third quarter. It was the 23rd time Prentice has scored two or more touchdowns in a game, extending the mark he set last week when he broke Ricky Williams's NCAA record of 21.
ARIZONA 30, WASHINGTON ST. 24: Keith Smith completed a desperation 42-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Wade with no time left for visiting Arizona (3-2, 1-1 Pac-10). Televised replays appeared to show the ball hit the turf before Wade had possession.
SAN DIEGO ST. 41, KANSAS 13: Jack Hawley threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns as San Diego State ended an 18-year nonconference road drought. The Aztecs' last nonconference road win was a 38-20 victory at UNLV on Nov. 14, 1981, a string of 26 games.
IVY LEAGUE: In New York, Norman Hayes and Chris Schaefer scored 10 seconds apart as Columbia (1-1) converted two fourth-quarter turnovers into touchdowns for a 28-13 victory over Towson (3-1). . . . Brad Wilford threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third to pace Harvard (2-0) to a 25-17 win over host Holy Cross (2-1). . . . In Philadelphia, Chris Boden was 33 of 43 passing for a school-record 424 yards to lead Villanova to a 34-6 victory over Pennsylvania in the first meeting of the schools since 1980. . . . Ryan Vena threw three touchdown passes to Joe Parker, including two in a span of 28 seconds late in the first half, to lead Colgate (3-1) to a 35-3 win over visiting Dartmouth (0-2). . . . Joe Walland completed 16 of 23 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns to lead host Yale (1-1) over Valparaiso, 48-2. Valparaiso (2-1) fumbled the ball four times and punted 11 times. The Crusaders amassed 168 total yards. . . . Brown spotted visiting Lafayette a 7-0 lead on the first play from scrimmage but rebounded to score 28 straight points before halftime and went on to win, 35-28. Four different players rushed for touchdowns for the Bears (2-0), who have won eight straight games. Lafayette dropped to 0-2. . . . Ricky Rahne threw for 232 yards and four touchdowns to lead host Cornell to a 42-14 win over Fordham. Rahne completed 19 of 29 passes before leaving the game halfway through the fourth.