Walter Washington gave Temple a Big East memory worth remembering.

Washington ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns to help Temple snap a six-game losing streak with a 34-24 win yesterday over visiting Syracuse.

"We deserved it," said Washington, who also threw for a score. "We knew we could win going into all the games, but we were able to come out with this one."

Washington set the Big East season record for yards rushing by a quarterback with 816, breaking the mark set by West Virginia's Rasheed Marshall (666) in 2002.

Washington's performance this season has been a rare highlight for the Owls (2-8, 1-4), who have had 13 straight losing seasons and were kicked out of the Big East conference. The Owls, who had lost 12 straight conference games, begin life next year as an independent. Syracuse fell to 5-5, 3-2.

* PENN STATE 22, INDIANA 18: The Nittany Lions' defense refused to let down Coach Joe Paterno in Bloomington, Ind.

Penn State stopped the Hoosiers four times from the 1-yard line in the game's final two minutes, preserving the victory and ending a six-game losing streak.

Indiana (3-7, 1-6 Big Ten) lost its second straight overall and its home finale for the third straight season as the Nittany Lions (3-7, 1-6) improved to 10-0 in the series.

* NORTH CAROLINA 31, WAKE FOREST 24: Darian Durant threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Holley in the final minute to help the visiting Tar Heels stay on track for a bowl game.

After the Demon Deacons rallied from two touchdowns down to tie it, North Carolina (5-5, 4-3 ACC) began the winning drive on its 44. The Deacons (4-5, 1-5) have to win their final two games to qualify for a bowl.

* PURDUE 24, OHIO STATE 17: After sitting for the first 31/2 quarters because of a hip injury, Kyle Orton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Keller with 2 minutes 17 seconds to play as the Boilermakers won at home

The Buckeyes (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) had one last chance to tie, but Troy Smith's pass glanced off the hands of freshman Ted Ginn Jr. and Stanford Keglar intercepted to preserve the win for Purdue (6-4, 3-4).

* FLORIDA 48, SOUTH CAROLINA 14: Chris Leak threw a career-high six touchdown passes as the host Gators sent out fired coach Ron Zook with a postseason berth.

It was Zook's most lopsided Southeastern Conference victory in three seasons. Athletic Director Jeremy Foley said he planned to ask Zook to stick around for the bowl game for Florida (6-4, 4-4). The Gamecocks (6-4, 4-4) became bowl eligible last week.

* ARKANSAS 35, MISSISSIPPI 3: Matt Jones ran for 126 yards and a touchdown on just five carries and passed for two more scores, and the host Razorbacks broke a four-game losing streak.

Junior tight end Jared Hicks also had a big game for Arkansas (4-5, 2-4 SEC), scoring the first two touchdowns of his career. The Rebels dropped to 3-6, 2-4.

* GEORGIA TECH 30, CONNECTICUT 10: In Atlanta, Djay Jones returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and knocked down another punt in the Yellow Jackets' victory.

Georgia Tech (6-3) clinched a winning regular season, which means it will be eligible for its eighth straight bowl bid. The Huskies (5-4) remain one win short of bowl consideration.

* UCLA 34, OREGON 26: Third-string tailback Chris Markey ran for 131 yards to lead the Bruins in Eugene, Ore.

Markey, playing because of an injury to starter Maurice Drew, also caught five passes for 84 yards to help UCLA (6-4, 4-3 Pacific-10) become bowl eligible. Terrence Whitehead led the Ducks (5-5, 4-3) with 124 yards rushing.

* OREGON STATE 24, STANFORD 19: Derek Anderson passed for 334 yards and three touchdowns as the Beavers, on the road, kept alive their bowl hopes.

Anthony Wheat-Brown caught 11 passes for 117 yards for Oregon State (5-5, 4-3 Pac-10), which must beat rival Oregon next week to be bowl eligible. Stanford (4-6, 2-5) has lost four straight.

* KENTUCKY 14, VANDERBILT 13: Shane Boyd threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Glenn Holt with 1:39 left, lifting the host Wildcats.

Kentucky (2-8, 1-6 SEC) snapped a seven-game losing streak. Boyd and Holt connected for two fourth-quarter touchdowns against the Commodores (2-8, 1-6), who have not won an SEC road game in four years.

* TULANE 45, ARMY 31: Matt Forte had 283 total yards and four touchdowns to lead the Green Wave at home.

Forte ran for 216 yards on 34 carries, with 159 yards coming in the second half as Tulane (4-5, 2-4 Conference USA) shifted from its usual pass-oriented attack to a time-consuming ground game. Army fell to 2-7, 2-5.

* IVY: D.J. Busch's 38-yard scoring pass to Brian Romney capped a 25-point fourth quarter for Cornell (4-5, 4-2) and gave the Big Red a 32-26 victory over host Columbia (1-8, 1-5). . . . In Hanover, N.H., Chad Gaudet ran for 137 yards and scored a touchdown to lead Dartmouth (1-8, 1-5) to a 20-7 win over Brown (5-4, 2-4). . . . Clifton Dawson ran for 160 yards and a touchdown to lead Harvard (9-0, 5-0) to a 31-10 victory over host Penn (7-2, 5-1). . . . Robert Carr rushed for 160 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead host Yale (5-4, 3-3) to a 21-9 win over Princeton (4-5, 2-4).