Antwaan Randle El ran for three touchdowns and threw a 25-yard touchdown pass on Indiana's first offensive play in overtime, giving the Hoosiers a dramatic 34-31 victory over Illinois yesterday in Bloomington, Ind.
Indiana (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten) overcame a 28-7 deficit to send the game into overtime. Illinois (3-2, 0-2) got the ball first in the extra period and settled for a 36-yard field goal by Neil Rackers after Adewale Ogunleye sacked Kurt Kittner for a four-yard loss on third down.
Randle El, who accumulated a career-high 157 yards rushing and threw for 265, then dropped back and hit Levron Williams in the corner of the end zone.
Indiana overcame three lost fumbles, including two by Randle El, to snap a three-game losing skid. Illinois scored 18 points after recovering Indiana fumbles.
Randle El scored on runs of one, three and seven yards. His longest came when he took a high snap in the shotgun formation, bobbled the ball for a second and then raced into the end zone with 2 minutes 21 seconds left in regulation.
ARIZONA STATE 28, UCLA 27: Delvon Flowers took a screen pass 49 yards for the decisive touchdown with 23 seconds left in Tempe, Ariz.
SAN JOSE ST. 44, STANFORD 39: Steven Pulley tied a school record with 15 receptions for 255 yards, including touchdowns of 54 and 15 yards, as San Jose State won in Palo Alto, Calif.
USC 37, OREGON ST. 29: Linebacker Zeke Moreno ran 17 yards with a recovered fumble for one touchdown and returned a pass interception 71 yards for a score in Los Angleles.
WASHINGTON ST. 31, CALIFORNIA 7: In Pullman, Wash., Steve Birnbaum threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as the Cougars broke a school-record 12-game losing streak, winning for the first time since September 1998.
LOUISVILLE 45, E. MICHIGAN 10: Frank Moreau rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns and Chris Redman threw for two scores in Louisville.
MINNESOTA 33, NORTHWESTERN 14: Thomas Hamner scored two touchdowns, Billy Cockerham threw for 222 yards and the Golden Gophers improved to 4-0 behind a stifling defense in Evanston, Ill.
MISSISSIPPI 36, SOUTH CAROLINA 10: Joe Gunn ran for 127 yards and Duce McAllister scored twice in Columbia, S.C., to drop Coach Lou Holtz's Gamecocks to 0-5, 0-3 SEC and extend their losing streak, Division I-A's longest, to 15 games.
NEVADA 26, UNLV 12: David Neill threw two touchdown passes to Trevor Insley and ran for a third in Reno, Nev., to snap the Rebels' longest losing streak in 35 years.
COLORADO ST. 46, N. MEXICO ST. 7: Matt Newton passed for two touchdowns and Greg Pollard had three sacks, including a safety, as the Rams (3-1) won at home.
JMU 23, VILLANOVA 20: Curtis Keaton ran 31 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown, and visiting James Madison, ranked 22nd in I-AA, held on after Wildcats kicker Casey Hannon missed a 47-yard field goal late in the game.
IVY LEAGUE: Erich Kutschke kicked a 33-yard field goal on the final play and Colgate beat host Harvard, 24-21. . . . Don McDowell ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Bucknell scored 23 straight points to defeat Pennsylvania, 23-16, in Philadelphia. . . . Brian Tuma rushed for a touchdown and a career-high 123 yards, and Angel Colon returned an interception 43 yards for a score as Lafayette defeated winless Dartmouth, 20-10, in Easton, Pa. . . . Cameron Atkinson rushed for 122 yards and became the first Princeton freshman to score an offensive touchdown for the varsity as the host Tigers (1-2) defeated winless Fordham, 27-0.