Brigham Young a 13-10 Winner Over Arizona St.
Freshman Owen Pochman, shrugging off two earlier misses and a block, kicked a 32-yard field goal with 4:39 remaining to give Brigham Young a 13-10 victory over No. 14 Arizona State Saturday at Tempe, Ariz.
It was the Cougars’ first victory in Tempe since 1965 and only their sixth in a 26-game series that started in 1935.
Sophomore Kevin Feterik, who completed 17 of 30 passes for 328 yards in his first start, calmly directed BYU (1-1) 77 yards in 10 plays to get Pochman into field-goal range.
Redshirt freshman Ryan Kealy, who led the defending Pac-10 champions to a 23-12 victory at Miami last weekend, couldn’t rally Arizona State (2-1).
He was sacked for a six-yard loss on third and 10 at the Arizona State 28 and the Sun Devils had to punt with 3:55 to play.
They got it back at their 20 with 2:22 left but Kealy threw four consecutive incomplete passes.
No. 19 WASHINGTON STATE 35,
Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf called his performance “terrible” and Coach Mike Price was furious at his team for committing 18 penalties, still the Cougars (3-0) were able to rally past winless Illinois at Champaign, Ill.
“We are not very good at staying disciplined right now,” Price said. “I chewed the team a little bit at halftime. I wanted to strangle those guys, but [penalties] happen.”
Leaf threw four touchdown passes but also three interceptions, and Washington State had to overcome a 14-7 Illinois lead early in the second half.
The go-ahead touchdown drive took just two plays and 25 seconds. Running back Michael Black broke off a 44-yard run on the final play of the third quarter. Then on the opening play of the fourth quarter, DeJuan Gilmore ran 21 yards around the right side for the touchdown that made it 21-14.
Leaf completed 21 of 36 passes for 302 yards against the Illini (0-3), giving him 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns in three games.
On the first scrimmage play, Washington State stunned the Illini when Leaf threw the ball across the middle to Kevin McKenzie, who ran untouched through the Illini defense to complete an 80-yard touchdown only 16 seconds into the game.
NO. 21 STANFORD 27, OREGON ST. 24
Greg Comella capped a 78-yard, 15-play drive by bulling over from two yards out with just 27 seconds left to give Stanford (2-1) the victory at Corvallis, Ore.
The Beavers seemed headed for their second home victory over Stanford in as many seasons.
Oregon State, 1-1 under new Coach Mike Riley, had stunned Stanford with DeShawn Williams’ 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the final play of the first half to cut the Cardinal’s lead to 20-18.
The Beavers took the lead on field goals of 45 and 33 yards by junior-college transfer Jose Cortez in the second half.
Stanford’s Chad Hutchinson, sacked 11 times by the Beavers in last year’s 26-12 upset, was sacked seven times Saturday. But he regrouped to complete all four of his passes on the winning drive, including a 25-yarder to Jimmie Johnson to the Oregon State 13.
CALIFORNIA 40, OKLAHOMA 36
Justin Vedder threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Shaw with 2:37 remaining and the Bears, who blew a 21-point second-half lead, pulled out a victory over the Sooners at Berkeley.
It was the first win for Cal (2-0) in three meetings with the Sooners (1-2).
Shaw, who caught two of Vedder’s three touchdown passes, got a step on cornerback Corey T. Ivy and Vedder lofted a pass to him in the left corner of the end zone for the decisive score.
Ignacio Brache’s extra point attempt was blocked and Ivy returned it 93 yards to score two points for the Sooners. Oklahoma had one final possession after the kickoff but defensive tackle Brandon Whiting sacked Justin Fuente on a fourth-down play and Cal ran out the remaining 67 seconds.
OREGON 43, FRESNO STATE 40
Jason Maas, benched early in his first collegiate start after throwing two interceptions, scored on a one-yard keeper in overtime as the Ducks held off the Bulldogs at Eugene, Ore.
The Ducks (3-0) had a 17-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but Fresno State (1-3) rallied behind quarterback Billy Volek, who completed 13 straight passes at one point and finished with 288 passing yards and three touchdowns.
The Bulldogs had the ball first in overtime, and drove from the Ducks 25 to the 11 before Jeff Hanna kicked a 28-yard field goal to make it 40-37.
On the Ducks’ overtime try, Maas passed to tight end Blake Spence, who had nine catches for 127 yards and three touchdowns, for 11 yards to the one. Mass, a junior, scored on the next play.