Freshman leads Buckeyes past Raiders

Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Maurice Clarett became the first true freshman to start at tailback in an Ohio State season opener, then rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 13 Buckeyes beat Texas Tech 45-21 on Saturday in the Pigskin Classic.

Clarett scored on runs of 59, 45 and 2 yards -- and set up two other short touchdown runs by Lydell Ross as the Buckeyes rolled up 318 yards on the ground.

No. 3 Florida State 38, Iowa State 31

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kendyll Pope and Jerel Hudson stopped Iowa State quarterback Seneca Wallace at the goal line on the final play as No. 3 Florida State held off the Cyclones in the Eddie Robinson Classic.

The Seminoles stormed to a 24-0 lead, then struggled to hold on to nudge coach Bobby Bowden past Bear Bryant for second place on the Division I-A career victory list with 324.

No. 10 Nebraska 48, Arizona St. 10

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jammal Lord threw his first career TD pass and ran for 103 yards in his first start for Nebraska as the Cornhuskers won the Black Coaches Association Classic.

The Cornhuskers blocked two punts and played strong defensively on a night they were trying to forget closing last season with blowout losses to Colorado and Miami.

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