Reggie Nevels threw for a touchdown and ran for another to help Army win its first game of the season yesterday, 14-10 over Tulane in New Orleans.
The Cadets (1-9, 1-6 Conference USA) have defeated the Green Wave (6-5, 3-4) three times in the last three years and the 10 points are the fewest they have allowed in their past 68 games.
Tulane place kicker Seth Marler had a field goal blocked and pushed two more wide in a game the Green Wave needed to win to guarantee a winning season and strengthen their chances to go to a bowl for the first time since 1998.
Tulane had one last chance to win with the ball on the Army 23 and less than 1 minute 30 seconds to go, but J.P. Losman's pass was tipped and intercepted by Maurio Smith.
* MISSOURI 42, TEXAS A&M 35: Brad Smith's one-yard touchdown run in the second overtime helped the Tigers overcome losing a two-touchdown halftime lead to win on the road.
Smith also threw two touchdown passes for Missouri (5-6, 2-5 Big 12). The Aggies (6-5, 3-4) were trying to follow their victory over top-ranked Oklahoma with another win, and they had the ball first in the second overtime. However, they failed to score when Missouri cornerback Michael Harden intercepted Dustin Long's pass.
* BOSTON COLLEGE 41, SYRACUSE 20: Derrick Knight ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns to surpass 1,000 yards for the season as the host Eagles (6-4, 1-4) qualified for a bowl game and snapped a five-game Big East losing streak.
Boston College became the sixth team this season to compile more than 500 offensive yards against the Orangemen (4-7, 2-4).
* TENNESSEE 35, MISSISSIPPI STATE 17: Cedric Houston ran for a career-high 149 yards and two touchdowns as the Volunteers turned to their ground game and defense to win on the road.
Mississippi State (3-7, 0-6 Southeastern Conference) lost three fumbles, which Tennessee (6-4, 3-3) converted into 21 points.
* KENTUCKY 41, VANDERBILT 21: Derek Abney set an NCAA record with his sixth kick return for a score this season as the Wildcats (7-4, 3-4 SEC) rolled over the Commodores (2-9, 0-7) at home.
Artose Pinner ran for a career-high 224 yards and four touchdowns for Kentucky. Abney also set an SEC record with his seventh career kick return for a touchdown.
* PURDUE 45, MICHIGAN STATE 42: Kyle Orton threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to John Standeford with three minutes remaining to rally the Boilermakers (5-6, 3-4) past the Spartans (4-7, 2-5) on the road.
* AIR FORCE 49, UNLV 32: Quarterback Chance Harridge ran for 114 yards and accounted for four touchdowns to lead the Falcons (8-3, 4-2 Mountain West) in Las Vegas. The Runnin' Rebels fell to 4-7, 2-4.
* OREGON STATE 31, STANFORD 21: Steven Jackson ran for 230 yards and a touchdown as the Beavers (7-4, 3-4 Pac-10) rallied on the road. The Cardinal dropped to 2-8, 1-6.
* E. WASHINGTON 30, MONTANA 21: Josh Blankenship threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns as the host Eagles handed the Grizzlies their first loss in more than a year. Montana (10-1, 5-1 Big Sky), the nation's top Division I-AA team, had won 24 straight games since a Sept. 8, 2001, loss to Hawaii. Eastern Washington improved to 6-5, 3-4.
* OKLAHOMA STATE 55, KANSAS 20: Josh Fields threw a school-record six touchdown passes as the visiting Cowboys (5-5, 3-3 Big 12) cruised. The Jayhawks finished 2-10, 0-7.
* TEMPLE 20, RUTGERS 17: Tanardo Sharps carried a Big East Conference-record 48 times for 215 yards and set up Cap Poklemba's game-winning 22-yard field goal with 39 seconds to play to rally the Owls (4-7, 2-4) on the road. The Scarlet Knights fell to 1-9, 0-6.
* GEORGIA TECH 17, DUKE 2: Gordon Clinkscale ran for two touchdowns and A.J. Suggs passed for 200 yards as the host Yellow Jackets (7-4, 4-4 ACC) extended the Blue Devils' ACC-record losing streak to 24 games. Duke is 2-9, 0-7.
* JAMES MADISON 34, WILLIAM & MARY 31: Raymond Hines scored the winning touchdown on a one-yard run in overtime to lift the host Dukes (5-6, 3-5 Atlantic 10) past the Tribe (7-4, 5-3).
* IVY LEAGUE: Kyle Slager completed 32 of 42 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown as Brown (1-8, 1-5) defeated host Dartmouth (3-6, 2-4), 21-18. . . .
Ron Benigno caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Mroz with 4:42 left to lift host Yale to a soggy 7-3 win over Princeton in the 125th meeting of the teams. The Bulldogs (6-3, 4-2) lead the series 67-41-10. The Tigers fell to 5-4, 4-4. . . .
Cornell (4-5, 3-3) defeated host Columbia (1-8, 0-6), 17-14.