EAST ROUNDUP : No. 12 Penn State Sacks Detmer and BYU, 33-7
Penn State sacked Brigham Young quarterback Ty Detmer six times and held BYU below 10 points for the first time since 1986 as the No. 12 Nittany Lions won, 33-7, Saturday night at State College, Pa.
Detmer, the 1990 Heisman Trophy winner, completed only eight of 26 passes for 158 yards.
“They have great defense,” Detmer said. “They always have and they always will.”
Gerry Collins ran for 99 yards in 27 carries and scored a touchdown for Penn State (3-1) as BYU (0-3) lost for the third consecutive time for the first time since 1975.
Penn State took a 10-7 first-half lead on Craig Fayak’s 38-yard field goal and Tony Sacca’s 12-yard pass to Terry Smith. Brigham Young scored on a 17-yard pass from Detmer to Bryce Doman.
The Nittany Lions pulled away in the third quarter as Collins ran five yards and Richie Anderson three yards for touchdowns that gave Penn State a 24-7 lead.
North Carolina 20, Army 12--North Carolina’s defense stopped Army on a key fourth-down play in the fourth quarter, and, seven plays later, Chuckie Burnette connected with Corey Holliday on a touchdown pass play that gave the Tar Heels (2-0) the victory at West Point, N.Y.
The Tar Heels (2-0) kept Army’s wishbone offense under wraps, allowing 285 yards rushing but never giving up a run longer than quarterback Willie McMillian’s 23-yard keeper.
Army (1-1) was behind, 13-6, when the Cadets went for it on fourth and two from their own 38 with less than 13 minutes left. But Edrian Oliver was stopped for no gain.
William & Mary 26, Navy 21--Chris Hakel completed 16 of 21 passes for 220 yards, including a 67-yard pass play to tailback Al Williams in the second quarter that paced the Indians (2-1) over Navy (0-3) at Annapolis, Md.
Yale 36, Brown 20--Chris Kouri rushed for 161 yards in 17 carries and scored two touchdowns at New Haven, Conn., to lead Yale in an Ivy League opener.
Brown quarterback Jeff Barrett, a former standout at Burbank Burroughs High and Santa Monica City College, completed 27 of 49 passes for 285 yards.
Dartmouth 21, Pennsylvania 15--Matt Brzica passed for one touchdown and ran for another in an Ivy League game at Philadelphia to lead Dartmouth to its first opening-game victory since 1983.
Harvard 21, Columbia 16--Mike Giardi passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Harvard to an Ivy League victory at Boston.
Princeton 18, Cornell 0--Senior Chad Roghair completed 21 of 28 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers recorded their first shutout since 1985 in an Ivy League opener at Princeton.