UCLA Upsets Iowa; Oklahoma Tops Penn State

Freshman reserve Eric Ball rushed for 227 yards and scored a record-tying four touchdowns Wednesday to lead UCLA to a 45-28 upset victory over Iowa in the 72nd Rose Bowl game in Pasadena.

Wednesday night in the Orange Bowl at Miami, Oklahoma (11-1) laid claim to the national championship with a 25-10 win over top-ranked Penn State (11-1).

Ball had scoring runs of 30, 40, 6 and 32 yards as UCLA (9-2-1) gave the Pacific 10 Conference its fifth straight Rose Bowl victory.

Iowa (10-2) had five turnovers, including four first-half fumbles by All-American Ronnie Harmon.

In the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, Tennessee (9-1-2) sacked quarterback Vinny Testaverde seven times and dashed Miami's hopes for the national championship with a 35-7 rout of the Hurricanes (10-2).

In Dallas, Kevin Murray passed for a Cotton Bowl record 292 yards to lead Texas A&M; (10-2) to a 36-16 victory over Auburn (8-4) and Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson. Jackson rushed for 129 yards in 31 carries and scored on a five-yard run and a 73-yard pass play.

In the Fiesta Bowl at Tempe, Ariz., Michigan (10-1-1) scored 24 points in the third quarter of a 27-23 victory over Nebraska (9-3).

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