Quarterback by committee leads Cornhuskers to victory

The Associated Press

No. 2 Nebraska 17, No. 16 Kansas State 6

At Manhattan, Kan., Nebraska beat the Wildcats for the 26th straight time despite depending on third-string quarterback Matt Turman to start.

Turman, a sophomore walk-on, spent most of the first half handing off to Lawrence Phillips, who ran for 126 yards and one touchdown. Brook Berringer, who had been out with a partially collapsed lung, played the second half. Nebraska (7-0, 2-0 Big Eight) has lost Frazier for the season because of blood clots in his leg.

Chad May threw a 29-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter for Kansas State (4-1, 1-1), but had trouble throwing during a rainy second half.

No. 7 Texas A&M 41, Baylor 21

At College Station, Texas, Corey Pullig threw two touchdown passes and Texas A&M won its 25th straight game in the Southwest Conference.

The Aggies (5-0, 3-0) extended the longest winning streak in the nation to 24. Baylor (5-2, 2-1) had not allowed so many points against Texas A&M since a 48-0 loss in 1941.

No. 10 Alabama 17, Tennessee 13

At Knoxville, Tenn., Sherman Williams ran for 142 yards and the go-ahead touchdown with three minutes left for Alabama.

The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC) went 80 yards after Tennessee (3-4, 2-3) took a 13-10 lead on John Becksvoort's 22-yard field goal. Following Williams' score, Peyton Manning moved the Volunteers to the Alabama 7, but the drive stalled.

No. 13 Colorado State 47, Texas-El Paso 9

At Fort Collins, Colo., Anthoney Hill threw two touchdown passes and E.J. Watson scored on a pair of 2-yard runs.

Sam Rogers of UTEP (3-4, 1-3) was tackled for a safety on the opening kickoff. Colorado State (7-0, 5-0) faces Utah next weekend in a meeting of undefeated Western Athletic Conference teams.

No. 15 North Carolina 41, Maryland 17

At Chapel Hill, N.C., Jason Stanicek sneaked in for one score and passed for another as North Carolina ran over Maryland.

The Tar Heels (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) rushed for 335 yards and scored on seven of eight possessions. Maryland (2-4, 1-4) has lost five in a row to North Carolina.

BYU 21, No. 17 Notre Dame 14

At South Bend, John Walsh passed for 216 yards and Brigham Young won a non-conference road game for the first time since 1989.

Notre Dame (4-3) is off to its worst start since 1986, when coach Lou Holtz went 5-6 in his first season with the team. Quarterback Ron Powlus was injured late in the game, and backup Tom Krug stalled at midfield in the final minute.

BYU (5-1) twice stopped the Irish inside its 10. The Cougars recovered a fumble, intercepted a pass and had four sacks.

No. 19 Virginia Tech 27, East Carolina 20

At Greenville, N.C., Maurice DeShazo ran for an 8-yard touchdown late in the third quarter for Virginia Tech.

The Hokies (6-1), who scored on Lawrence Lewis' 60-yard fumble return early in the first quarter, did not allow East Carolina (3-3) inside their 31 in the second half.

No. 25 Duke 19, Clemson 13

At Durham, N.C., Ray Farmer blocked the eighth kick of his career and recovered it for a tie-breaking touchdown with 3:37 left as Duke remained unbeaten.

The victory assured the Blue Devils (6-0, 3-0 ACC) their first winning season in five years. Duke, the subject of a Sports Illustrated feature last week, is off to its best start since 1952.

Farmer, who earlier blocked a field goal try, smothered Nelson Welch's punt and fell on it in the end zone for only Duke's second win in 14 games against Clemson (2-4, 1-3).

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