Saturday, September 21, 2013

Gary Nova threw touchdown passes of 33 and 4 yards to Leonte Carroo in the final 10 minutes, capping Rutgers's rally from a 17-point second-half deficit to defeat Arkansas, 28-24, on Saturday.

Janarion Grant began the comeback for the host Scarlet Knights (3-1) with a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown late in the third quarter, cutting the Razorbacks' lead to 24-14.

Midway through the fourth, Grant returned a punt 47 yards to the Arkansas 33, setting up the winning drive for Rutgers. On the punt return, however, the officials did not call what appeared to be a block in the back.

Nova, who left Rutgers's previous game with a concussion, also threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft. Nova finished 22 of 43 for 346 yards.

Tevin Mitchel scored on a 26-yard interception return for Arkansas (3-1), which was seeking its first 4-0 start since 2003. Quarterback A. J. Derby was 14 of 26 for 137 yards and a touchdown.

SYRACUSE 52, TULANE 7 Terrel Hunt, making his first start for Syracuse, threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to help the Orange (2-2) rout Tulane (2-2) at the Carrier Dome. The victory was the 700th for the Syracuse program.

Hunt completed 16 of 21 passes for 175 yards, and the Orange blocked two punts and a field-goal attempt. Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana, playing in front of his father, the former N.F.L. great Joe Montana, was 22 of 38 for 213 yards and a touchdown.

PENN STATE 34, KENT STATE 0 Running back Zack Zwinak scored three times for the second consecutive week, leading Penn State (3-1) to a home win over Kent State (1-3).

HARVARD 42, SAN DIEGO 20 Conner Hempel threw for 345 yards and 4 touchdowns as Harvard (1-0) pulled away from host San Diego (1-2).

YALE 39, COLGATE 22 Tyler Varga had 39 carries for 236 yards and a touchdown, helping Yale (1-0) win at Colgate. Bulldogs quarterback Henry Furman ran for 60 yards and 3 touchdowns, but he limped off the field early in the third quarter and did not return.

The Raiders are 0-4 for the first time in 17 years.

FORDHAM 52, COLUMBIA 7 Michael Nebrich threw for 347 yards and 3 touchdowns, leading host Fordham (4-0) past Columbia (0-1). Carlton Koonce carried 27 times for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Rams.

CORNELL 45, BUCKNELL 13 Jeff Mathews threw for 285 yards and 3 touchdowns as host Cornell (1-0) overcame a 10-0 deficit to rout Bucknell (1-1). It was the first victory for David Archer, 30, the youngest head coach in N.C.A.A. Division I.

BROWN 45, GEORGETOWN 7 John Spooney had two touchdowns rushing and one receiving, leading host Brown (1-0) to a blowout of Georgetown (1-3).

WAKE FOREST 25, ARMY 11 Josh Harris rushed for 96 yards and 2 second-half touchdowns, Michael Campanaro had a 66-yard scoring catch, and visiting Wake Forest (2-2) defeated Army (1-3) for the seventh straight time.

VANDERBILT 24, UMASS 7 Austyn Carta-Samuels threw for 219 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Vanderbilt (2-2) pulled away at Massachusetts (0-4).

VILLANOVA 35, STONY BROOK 6 Quarterback John Robertson had 259 total yards and accounted for 2 touchdowns, and Villanova (1-2, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) pounded visiting Stony Brook (1-2, 1-1).

Source: Nytimes

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