Charlie Frye threw for one touchdown and ran for another yesterday, leading host Akron to a 34-20 victory over a Marshall team that played part of the game without injured star quarterback Byron Leftwich.
Leftwich, one of the nation's top quarterbacks, was hit on the left shin by Ryan Myers with about seven minutes to play in the first quarter. He left for one play and came back to lead a touchdown drive for the Thundering Herd (6-2, 4-1 Mid-American Conference).
He then left the game and didn't return until there was 7 minutes 6 second left in the third quarter. Leftwich (H.D. Woodson) was taken to a hospital for X-rays, which were negative.
Marshall fumbled nine times, losing five, and Leftwich and Stan Hill each threw an interception. Ricky McKenzie returned a fumble 98 yards for Akron's first score and intercepted a late pass by Leftwich.
Leftwich finished 26 for 38 for 307 yards, but did not throw a touchdown pass for the first time since last November.
* WEST VIRGINIA 46, TEMPLE 20: Avon Cobourne ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Rasheed Marshall added 98 yards rushing and two scores in Philadelphia.
The Mountaineers (6-3, 3-1 Big East) have beaten the Owls (3-6, 1-3) in 11 of their last 12 meetings. In the first half, the Mountaineers outgained Temple 226-16. The Owls managed two first downs and nine rushing yards in the half.
* CLEMSON 34, DUKE 31: Aaron Hunt kicked a 21-yard field goal with eight seconds left as the visiting Tigers rallied to extend the Blue Devils' ACC losing streak to 23.
The Tigers (5-4, 3-3) came back from a 24-10 deficit in the fourth quarter, thanks to redshirt freshman Charlie Whitehurst. Making his first start, Whitehurst set school records with 34 completions and 420 yards passing. He also matched a Clemson record with four touchdown passes.
* AUBURN 31, MISSISSIPPI 24: Travaris Robinson caught Eli Manning's third interception of the second half in the end zone with 1:52 left to seal the win for the visiting Tigers. Ronnie Brown rushed for 224 yards on 33 carries and three touchdowns for the Tigers (6-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference).
* KENTUCKY 45, MISSISSIPPI ST. 24: Derek Abney returned two punts for touchdowns and Artose Pinner scored on a one-yard run -- all in the third quarter. Abney's first touchdown came on a 69-yard punt return to turn a close game into a rout for visiting Kentucky (6-3, 2-3 SEC).
* UCLA 34, WASHINGTON 24: Tyler Ebell ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns, and freshman quarterback Drew Olson was steady if not spectacular in his first start to lead the Bruins (6-3, 3-2 Pac-10) in Seattle.
* OKLAHOMA STATE 28, TEXAS A&M 23: Tatum Bell rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns, and Vernon Grant intercepted a pass in the end zone with a minute remaining in Stillwater, Okla.
* NORTHWESTERN 41, INDIANA 37: Jason Wright ran for a career-high 219 yards and four touchdowns as the host Wildcats (3-7, 1-5 Big Ten) snapped a five-game losing streak.
* TEXAS TECH 62, BAYLOR 11: Kliff Kingsbury threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns for the Red Raiders (6-4, 3-2 Big 12) at home. Backup B.J. Symons added three more touchdowns passes after replacing Kingsbury in the third quarter.
* VILLANOVA 41, WILLIAM & MARY 20: Brett Gordon passed for 256 yards and four touchdowns to lead the host Wildcats (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic 10) over the Tribe (5-3, 4-2).
* IVY LEAGUE: Mike Mitchell completed 28 of 34 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns as Penn (6-1, 4-0) defeated visiting Brown, 31-7, to remain undefeated in the Ivy League. Chas Gessner (Good Counsel), who was leading Division I-AA in receptions per game, caught nine passes for 76 yards for Brown (0-7, 0-4). . . .
Neil Rose threw three touchdown passes and Harvard (5-2, 4-0) took advantage of two pass interference plays for first-period touchdowns in a 31-26 victory over host Dartmouth. . . . Matt Verbit threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Blair Morrison in overtime as visiting Princeton came from behind to beat Cornell, 32-25.