EAST ROUNDUP : Mistake-Prone Syracuse Wins, 27-6

From Associated Press

Syracuse continues to be riddled by mistakes, but the No. 18 Orangemen keep winning in spite of themselves.

Syracuse overcame its errors Saturday for a 27-6 victory over Temple at Syracuse, N.Y.

The Orangemen (7-2), who won their third consecutive game, had only 68 yards on offense in the first half and fumbled on their first two possessions of the second half.

"A lot of it is mental concentration," tailback David Walker said. "There's no reason for it (the mistakes). Fortunately, the defense played a great game again. We knew they weren't going to give Temple any life."

Tailback David Walker rushed for 124 yards in 21 carries and fullbacks Marcus Lee and Al Wooten scored on short touchdown runs for Syracuse.

Temple (2-6) had 262 offensive yards, but couldn't break through the Orangemen defense into the end zone.

Syracuse did not give itself any breathing room until Lee scored on a three-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it 20-6.

Boston College 38, Pittsburgh 12--Glenn Foley passed for four touchdowns and Darnell Campbell rushed for 227 yards at Newton, Mass., as the Eagles dealt Pitt its fourth consecutive loss.

Pitt (5-4), last in the Big East in yards allowed, has given up 135 points during its slide.

Boston College (3-5) led 17-12 at halftime, then scored on Foley's passes of 15 and 23 yards to Clarence Cannon.

Campbell's 24-yard run increased the margin to 26 points with 12:27 left. Foley finished with 12 completions in 21 attempts for 183 yards.

Pitt reached the Boston College six-yard line twice on their first five possessions but settled for field goals.

West Virginia 28, Rutgers 3--West Virginia quarterback Darren Studstill completed 11 of 19 passes for 197 yards and ran for 76 yards in 11 carries to lead the Mountaineers (6-3) to victory at Morgantown, W.Va.

Jim Guaranto caught a school-record 50th pass for Rutgers (5-4).

Vanderbilt 41, Army 10--Marcus Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead Vanderbilt (4-5) to the victory at West Point, N.Y.

Army (3-5) lost fumbles inside its own 30 the first two times it had the ball and trailed 14-0 before the game was four minutes old.

Dartmouth 31, Harvard 31--Dartmouth (4-2-1, 3-0-1) blocked a 27-yard field-goal attempt by Scott Johnson with 32 seconds left to preserve the tie with Harvard (2-4-1, 2-1-1) in an Ivy League game at Cambridge, Mass.

Yale 31, Pennsylvania 12--Nick Crawford rushed for 204 yards and scored two touchdowns at New Haven, Conn., to lead Yale (5-2, 3-1) to the Ivy League victory over Penn (1-6, 1-3).

Princeton 22, Columbia 6--Princeton quarterback Chad Roghair completed 17 of 23 passes for 180 yards as the Tigers (6-1, 3-1) beat Columbia (1-6, 1-3) in an Ivy League game at Princeton, N.J.

Cornell 20, Brown 17--Bill Lazor completed 31 of 50 passes for 318 yards, including a five-yard touchdown pass to John Massy as time expired to give Cornell (3-4, 2-4) the Ivy League victory over Brown (0-7, 0-4) at Providence, R.I.

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