EAST ROUNDUP : No. 18 West Virginia Recovers in a Big Way, 69-3

From Associated Press

Quarterback Major Harris, playing slightly more than half the game, threw for two touchdowns and ran for another Saturday as No. 18 West Virginia ended a two-week slump with a 69-3 victory over Cincinnati at Morgantown, W. Va.

Harris completed 11 of 14 passes for 122 yards and ran for 105 yards. He left after running 50 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the second half, giving West Virginia a 41-3 lead.

The victory was West Virginia's first in three games, and the 69 points were a school record at Mountaineer Field. West Virginia (5-1-1) was tied by Pittsburgh and upset by Virginia Tech after opening with four consecutive victories. Cincinnati (1-5-1) lost its fourth in a row.

Harris hit Reggie Rembert with a 30-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the second quarter, and freshman Garrett Ford scored on a three-yard run for a 28-0 lead with 11:22 remaining in the half.

Harris gained 15 yards on a keeper, and two penalties set up West Virginia's final score of the half--a five-yard pass from Harris to Rembert that made it 34-0 with 6:56 left.

Cincinnati's Chad Volland kicked a 39-yard field goal just before the half for the Bearcats' only points.

Syracuse 49, Rutgers 28--Quarterback Bill Scharr tied a Syracuse record by throwing four touchdown passes and ran for another touchdown as the Orangemen snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory at Piscataway, N.J.

Scharr threw two 41-yard touchdown passes to Rob Carpenter, completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Rob Moore and also tossed a three-yard swing pass for a touchdown to fullback Duane Kinnon.

Scharr completed 18 of 24 passes for 293 yards, scored on a 20-yard run late in the game and also threw for a two-point conversion. The yardage, completions and touchdown passes were all career highs.

The four touchdown passes tied a mark held by four other players and was last matched by Todd Philcox in a 34-20 win over Rutgers last year.

Syracuse improved to 3-3 and handed Rutgers (2-3-1) its third consecutive loss.

Navy 27, Boston College 24--Jason Pace, a reserve halfback who had carried just once this season, ran for two touchdowns as the Midshipmen held on for the victory at Newton, Mass.

Pace scored on runs of 24 and two yards. His second touchdown gave Navy a 27-16 lead early in the third quarter.

Kwame Moultrie scored Navy's other touchdown on a nine-yard first-quarter run and Frank Schenk kicked a 33-yard field goal in the opening period as the Midshipmen (2-4) snapped a two-game losing streak. Boston College dropped to 1-5.

Army 34, Lafayette 20--Mike Mayweather continued his march up the Cadet career rushing list, running for 160 yards and three touchdowns as the Cadets won their 12th consecutive game at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y.

Mayweather, who also scored three touchdowns last week against Holy Cross, has rushed for more than 100 yards in his last three games and 12 times in his career. He ranks fourth on Army's all-time rushing list and needs 372 yards to break the school record of 2,957 set by Glenn Davis from 1943-46.

Mayweather, who scored on a pair of one-yard runs in the second quarter, also scored on a 30-yard run with 10:28 left in the third quarter to give Army a 27-10 lead.

A 41-yard field goal by Jim Hodson and a one-yard run by quarterback Frank Baur pulled the Leopards (3-4) within 27-20 early in the fourth quarter. But Army (4-2) came right back on its next possession, with Calvin Cass scoring on a one-yard run.

Harvard 6, Dartmouth 5--Brian Kotz kicked a 25-yard field goal with 47 seconds left as the Crimson rallied for the Ivy League victory at Cambridge, Mass.

Helped by a holding penalty on a fourth-down punt, Harvard, 2-4 overall and 2-1 in the league, drove from its 25-yard line to the Dartmouth five before settling for Kotz' game-winning kick. Dartmouth dropped to 1-5 and 0-3.

Brown 28, Cornell 7--Quarterback Danny Clark passed for 221 yards and two touchdowns as the Bears snapped a 15-game winless streak at Providence, R.I.

The victory was Brown's first since a 19-16 triumph over Columbia in November 1987 and left the Bears 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the Ivy League. Cornell dropped to 3-2 and 1-1.

Clark threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter to give Brown a 21-7 halftime lead. On the first one, he rolled right and threw back across the field to Bill Miller, who ran 16 yards to score. The second touchdown pass was to Rodd Torbert for 10 yards.

Yale 23, Columbia 0--Darin Kehler passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to keep the Bulldogs unbeaten in the Ivy League with the victory at New York.

Yale, 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the league, handed winless Columbia its sixth loss of the season. The Lions were held to nine first downs and crossed midfield only twice.

Princeton 38, Fordham 20--Joel Sharp threw three first-half touchdown passes and helped the Tigers overcome a 14-point deficit for the victory in their 1,000th football game.

Sharp completed 12 of 20 passesfor 143 yards and three touchdowns, along with 50 yards rushing and one rushing touchdown. Judd Garrett, who last week became the Tiger's all-time rushing leader, ran for 97 yards and scored twice. Princeton is 4-1-1. Fordham is 1-5.

Villanova 20, William & Mary 17--Scott Donald's 18-yard touchdown catch with 11:04 left gave the Wildcats their fourth consecutive victory at Villanova, Pa.

With William & Mary (4-2-1) leading, 17-13, quarterback Kirk Schulze threw his only touchdown pass of the game to Donald. Villanova improved to 5-2.

William & Mary went ahead, 10-0, after Chris Hogarth caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Criag Argo in the first quarter and Christie kicked a 42-yard second-quarter field goal. Villanova (5-2) made it 10-3 at halftime with Tom Withka's 35-yard field goal.

Jeff Johnson tied the score, 10-10, early in the third quarter on a 31-yard touchdown run, but William & Mary reclaimed the lead three plays later on a 73-yard pass play from Argo to Hogarth.

Penn 25, Bucknell 24--Dan Curtin sacked Scott Auchenbach for a safety to lift the Quakers to their fourth consecutive win at Philadelphia, Pa.

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