Sunday, November 19, 2006

Rutgers on wrong end of victory celebration


Cincinnati - Nick Davila fought back tears while hugging his family and friends in the middle of a rare, raucous Cincinnati celebration.

He had good reason to get choked up.

The senior quarterback who had never started a game led the Bearcats to their biggest upset in school history Saturday night, a 30-11 victory over No. 7 Rutgers that ended the Scarlet Knights' perfect season and national-title aspirations.

"I'm just caught up in the moment right now," said Davila, who scored on a one-yard run and threw an 83-yard touchdown pass. "I can't explain what's going on. It's so unbelievable. This is the greatest scene in the world."

No. 3 Florida 62, Western Carolina 0

Gainesville, Fla. - Tim Tebow ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more, and the Gators routed the Catamounts.

No. 4 USC 23, No. 17 California 9

Los Angeles - John David Booty passed for 238 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Trojans became the first team to win five straight Pac-10 football titles.

No. 5 Arkansas 28, Mississippi State 14

Starkville, Miss. - Darren McFadden ran back a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, and Chris Houston scored on an 87-yard interception return as the Razorbacks won the SEC Western Division title.

No. 6 Notre Dame 41, Army 9

South Bend, Ind. - Brady Quinn threw for three touchdowns to keep the Fighting Irish in national-title contention.

No. 9 LSU 23, Mississippi 20, OT

Baton Rouge, La. - Colt David kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Tigers past the Rebels.

No. 10 Louisville 31, South Florida 8

Louisville, Ky. - Brian Brohm threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns to wide receiver Harry Douglas as the Cardinals rebounded from a loss to Rutgers.

No. 12 Wisconsin 35, Buffalo 3

Madison, Wis. - On the first two plays of the game, the Badgers picked off a pass and threw for a touchdown on their way to a rout and the first 11-win regular season in school history.

No. 13 Boise St. 49, Utah St. 10

Boise, Idaho - Jared Zabransky threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns, and Brett Denton ran for 125 yards and two scores for the unbeaten Broncos.

No. 19 Virginia Tech 27, No. 14 Wake Forest 6

Winston-Salem, N.C. - Sean Glennon threw two touchdown passes, and Xavier Adibi had a 35-yard fumble return for a score for the Hokies.

No. 15 Auburn 22, Alabama 15

Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Brandon Cox threw a 22-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, David Irons had a crucial interception, and the Tigers won their fifth straight Iron Bowl.

No. 18 Georgia Tech 49, Duke 21

Atlanta - Reggie Ball passed for three touchdowns - all in the second quarter - and the Yellow Jackets added momentum to their ACC championship drive.

No. 20 Bost. College 38, No. 21 Maryland 16

Boston - Jolonn Dunbar scored on two fumble recoveries before the Eagles' offense took the field, and BC remained in the ACC championship picture.

No. 22 Tennessee 39, Vanderbilt 10

Nashville, Tenn. - Erik Ainge threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, LaMarcus Coker ran for two more, and the Vols ended a two-game losing streak.

No. 23 BYU 42, New Mexico 17

Provo, Utah - John Beck passed for 464 yards and four touchdowns, Curtis Brown became the leading rusher in school history as the Cougars clinched the Mountain West Conference championship.


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