No. 22 Oklahoma State beats Louisiana-Lafayette, 54-28


Brandon Weeden threw five touchdown passes, three of which ignited a second-half rally that boosted No. 22 Oklahoma State to a 54-28 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night at Lafayette, La.

Weeden hit Michael Harrison for a 24-yard score and Hubert Anylam for a 22-yard touchdown in the first nine minutes of the third quarter as the Cowboys (5-0), after trailing, 21-17, at halftime, scored 24 points in the third quarter to take the lead for good.

Weeden was 29 for 47 for 351 yards, while Justin Blackmon had a career-high 13 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns and Kendall Hunter rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown for the Cowboys.


Chris Masson was 32 for 54 passing for a career-high 313 yards for the Ragin’ Cajuns (2-3).

Rutgers tops UConn

San San Te kicked a 34-yard field goal with 13 seconds to play and Rutgers rallied for 10 points in the final 3:53 to beat Connecticut 27-24, in a Big East game at Piscataway, N.J.

Freshman quarterback Chas Dodd threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Mark Harrison to tie it with 3:53 to play and set up Te’s winning field goal with a 45-yard pass to Jeremy Deering.

Dodd, making his first start in place of the injured Tom Savage, completed 18 of 29 passes for 322 yards, including a 46-yard scoring pass to Deering.



Nebraska, which joins the Big Ten next year, unveiled a $56-million Memorial Stadium expansion plan that would boost capacity to about 90,000 people and keep it competitive with Big Ten crowds accustomed to massive facilities at Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan. The plan would add about 5,000 seats, including more than 30 luxury boxes. . . . New Hampshire defensive back JeRome Wilkins, 19, was in jail after being arrested and charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault. . . . Tennessee State running back Preston Brown will have knee surgery next week to repair a torn ligament and likely will miss the rest of the season.