Tennessee takes down Miami

Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2003

MIAMI Tennessee knocked Miami out of the national championship picture Saturday for the first time in four years.

Derrick Tinsley scored on fourth down and the No. 18 Volunteers upset the sixth-ranked Hurricanes 10-6, ending the nation's longest home-winning streak at 26 games.

The Hurricanes failed to score a touchdown at home for the first time since 1984. It also was the first time since a 47-0 drubbing at Florida State in 1997 that Miami (7-2) failed to scored a touchdown in any game. And they looked bad doing it.

Brock Berlin threw two interceptions and fumbled once and probably lost his starting job for the rest of the season. The Hurricanes also had 12 penalties for 121 yards, including a key one that helped Tennessee score its only touchdown.

No. 1 Oklahoma 77, Texas A&M 0

NORMAN, Okla. Jason White tied a school record with five touchdown passes and Oklahoma's defense didn't allow a touchdown for a second straight week.

Clemson 26, No. 3 Florida St. 10

CLEMSON, S.C. Charlie Whitehurst threw for one TD and ran for another and Clemson likely ended Florida State's national title hopes with its first victory ever over a top-three team.

The Tigers (6-4, 4-3 ACC) snapped an 11-game losing streak to the third-ranked Seminoles and gave Tommy Bowden his first win in five tries over his father, Bobby. Fans tore down both goal posts after Clemson's biggest win in years.

No. 25 Pittsburgh 31, No. 5 Virginia Tech 28

PITTSBURGH Lousaka Polite finished off a score-or-else 70-yard Pittsburgh drive with a 2-yard touchdown run with 47 seconds remaining, rallying the Panthers past Virginia Tech.

No. 7 Ohio St. 33, No. 14 Michigan St. 23

COLUMBUS, Ohio Craig Krenzel threw three touchdown passes and Lydell Ross ran for 125 yards for Ohio State.

The Buckeyes (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) turned the game around on Tyler Everett's second-quarter interception and 66-yard return.

No. 16 Purdue 27, No. 10 Iowa 14

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Jerod Void ran for a career-high 120 yards and two touchdowns for Purdue. Purdue (8-2) is 5-1 in Big Ten play for the first time since 1979 and moved into a three-way tie for first with Michigan and Ohio State.

No. 11 Texas 55, No. 21 Oklahoma St. 16

STILLWATER, Okla. Cedric Benson ran for 180 yards and a touchdown and Roy Williams caught six passes for 162 yards and a score for Texas.

Texas (8-2, 5-1 Big 12) kept its Bowl Champion Series hopes alive with its sixth straight victory over the Cowboys (7-3, 3-3) and its fourth consecutive lopsided win since a 65-13 loss to No. 1 Oklahoma.

No. 12 Washington St. 31, UCLA 13

PULLMAN, Wash. Jonathan Smith ran for three touchdowns to help Washington State move into first place in the Pac-10.

Washington State (8-2, 5-1) broke a three-way tie for first by beating the Bruins (6-4, 4-2). No. 2 Southern California (4-1) is a half-game behind the Cougars, but controls the race after beating Washington State last week.

No. 17 Florida 35, Vanderbilt 17

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Ciatrick Fason scored twice, Keiwan Ratliff returned an interception for a score and Florida kept its surprising Southeastern Conference title hopes alive.

Florida (7-3, 5-2) won its fourth straight game and moved alone into first place in the SEC East, one game ahead of idle Georgia (4-2) and two in front of Tennessee (3-2).

No. 19 Nebraska 24, Kansas 3

LAWRENCE, Kan. Judd Davies scored two touchdowns and Nebraska took advantage of a rash of penalties to beat Kansas for the 35th consecutive time.

The Huskers (8-2, 4-2 Big 12) have beaten Kansas (5-5, 2-4) every year since 1969, the second strongest streak major colleges to Notre Dame's 40-game streak against Navy.

No. 20 Mississippi 24, Auburn 20

AUBURN, Ala. Brandon Jacobs had a 1-yard touchdown run with 2:39 left, and Ben Obomanu dropped a pass in the end zone on Auburn's final drive, giving Mississippi the victory Saturday. The Rebels moved to 6-0 in the Southeastern Conference for the first time since 1962 and remain in position for their first Western Division title.

Colorado 21, No. 22 Missouri 16

BOULDER, Colo. Joel Klatt threw two touchdown passes and Colorado hung on to end a three-game losing streak. Colorado (4-6, 2-4 Big 12) built a 21-9 third-quarter lead that Missouri (6-3, 2-3) couldn't overcome, despite outgaining the Buffaloes 447-276. Klatt completed 19 of 25 passes for 187 yards.

No. 23 N. Illinois 40, Buffalo 9

AMHERST, N.Y. Josh Haldi threw three touchdown passes and Michael Turner ran for 163 yards for Northern Illinois.

Turner also rushed for two scores and caught a touchdown pass, and Haldi finished 14-for-25 for 261 yards and one interception.

No. 24 Minnesota 37, Wisconsin 34

MINNEAPOLIS Rhys Lloyd kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired to lift Minnesota past Wisconsin.

After the ball sailed through the uprights, Lloyd and his teammates rushed the Wisconsin sideline, grabbed Paul Bunyan's Axe and paraded the trophy around the field.

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