Syracuse Humbled on Road

From Times Wire Reports

Rasheed Marshall set a Big East Conference career rushing mark for quarterbacks and threw three touchdown passes Thursday night to lead No. 15 West Virginia over Syracuse, 27-6, at Morgantown, W.Va.

Jason Colson had 113 yards as the Mountaineers (6-1, 2-0 Big East) took sole possession of first place in the conference.

Syracuse (3-4, 1-1) must win three of its final four games to become bowl eligible. Each loss has been to a ranked team.

Marshall has league records once held by Syracuse’s Donovan McNabb and Virginia Tech’s Michael Vick. Marshall’s 87 rushing yards Thursday gave him 1,605 for his career, breaking McNabb’s mark of 1,561. In 2002, Marshall set the single-season mark of 666 formerly held by Vick.


Washington Coach Keith Gilbertson said sophomore Isaiah Stanback would start at quarterback Saturday against USC.... Washington State Coach Bill Doba said Jerome Harrison would start at running back Saturday at Oregon State, replacing Chris Bruhn, who suffered a knee injury last week against Stanford.


Walk-on Sam Brownlee will start at running back for Iowa in Saturday’s game at Penn State. The Hawkeyes have lost their top four running backs to injuries.... South Carolina quarterback Dondrial Pinkins has a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The Gamecocks’ next game is Oct. 30 against Tennessee and it is not known if Pinkins will be cleared to play.

The Tangerine Bowl, which pits teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12, changed its name to the Champs Sports Bowl after officials agreed to a multiyear contract with the Bradenton, Fla.-based athletic clothing retailer.