Mike Moschetti threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Stiggers in overtime and Ben Kelly subsequently intercepted a fourth-down pass as Colorado outlasted Missouri, 46-39, yesterday in a Big 12 Conference game in Boulder, Colo.
The Buffaloes (3-2, 2-0) rallied from a 25-18 deficit with three straight fourth-quarter touchdowns. Interceptions by Brady McDonnell and Damen Wheeler accounted for two of the scores, helping Colorado take a 39-25 lead with 4 minutes 12 seconds remaining.
But Missouri quarterback Kirk Farmer sparked his team to two touchdowns to tie the game at the end of regulation. Farmer completed a 55-yard pass to Kent Layman and scrambled 21 yards for a touchdown with 3:04 remaining. The Tigers (3-2, 0-2) recovered an onside kick and Farmer's 27-yard touchdown pass to Eric Spencer with 1:42 left tied it at 39. However, Moschetti ended the rally in overtime.
"Colorado just made more plays at critical times," Missouri Coach Larry Smith said.
NOTRE DAME 48, ARIZONA STATE 17: Jarious Jackson threw for four touchdowns, tying a school record, and rushed for one as the Fighting Irish rolled in South Bend, Ind.
Jackson completed 10 of 17 passes for 223 yards and rushed nine times for 93 yards before sitting out his team's final drive. The Sun Devils (2-3) committed six turnovers, five in the first half. Notre Dame improved to 3-3.
INDIANA 34, NORTHWESTERN 17: Quarterback Antwaan Randle El scored three touchdowns and Levron Williams rushed for a career-high 241 yards to lead the Hoosiers to a come-from-behind victory at home.
The Wildcats (2-4, 0-3 Big Ten) led 14-0 after a 75-yard interception return by Harold Blackmon late in the first quarter, but Indiana (3-3, 2-1) did not allow a first down the rest of the half and took control with three touchdowns in the second quarter.
WASHINGTON 47, OREGON STATE 21: Willie Hurst rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns and the Huskies (3-2, 2-0 Pac-10) returned two interceptions for scores to secure the road win. The Beavers are 3-2, 0-2.
VANDERBILT 58, THE CITADEL 0: In Nashville, Rodney Williams ran for four touchdowns in the first half as the Commodores took advantage of their first game against a Division I-AA school since 1985 to win their fourth game in a season for the first time since 1994. The Bulldogs are 1-4.
MISSISSIPPI 20, TULANE 13: Joe Gunn rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown to lead the Rebels past the Green Wave (2-3) in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi scored twice in the fourth quarter to improve to 5-1 for the first time since 1990.
UNLV 35, WYOMING 32: Duane James caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for another score as the Runnin' Rebels earned their first conference road win in five years. UNLV (3-3, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak. The Cowboys dropped to 3-2, 1-1.
OKLAHOMA STATE 41, TEXAS TECH 21: B.J. Tiger threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third to lead the Cowboys (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) to the home win. The Red Raiders slipped to 2-3, 1-1.
WILLIAM & MARY 45, VILLANOVA 10: David Corley threw four touchdown passes to lead the Tribe (2-3, 2-1 Atlantic 10) to the home win. Chris Boden completed 20 of 36 passes with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Wildcats (3-3, 2-2).
IVY LEAGUE: Ricky Rahne threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Keith Ferguson and John McCombs converted the extra point with 26 seconds remaining to give Cornell (4-0, 3-0) a 24-23 home win over Harvard (2-2, 1-1). . . .
Joe Walland threw two touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Yale (3-1) to a 34-14 victory over Holy Cross (1-4) in Worcester, Mass. . . . In Philadelphia, Kris Ryan rushed for 256 yards and four touchdowns as Penn (2-2) ended a two-game losing streak with a 35-18 victory over Fordham (0-5).