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HUSKIES END MIAMI'S HOME WIN STREAK

Washington scored 22 points in five minutes Saturday and rallied past Miami 38-20, ending the Hurricanes' NCAA record 58-game winning streak at the Orange Bowl.

The game turned when the Huskies scored on a 75-yard screen pass, a 34-yard interception return and a fumble recovery, all in the first five minutes of the second half.The sequence, which stunned a crowd of 62,663, erased Miami's 14-3 halftime lead and left the Huskies in command, 25-14.

No. 17 Washington, a two-touchdown underdog in the matchup of 1991 co-national champions, improved to 2-1. No. 6 Miami is also 2-1.

The loss was the first at home since Sept. 7, 1985, when Florida beat Miami 35-23. Miami's final win in the streak - against Georgia Southern three weeks ago - broke the previous record of 57 home victories set by Alabama.

Miami lost despite holding Napoleon Kaufman in check. The Huskies' senior tailback gained 80 yards in 28 carries and broke Joe Steele's school record for career rushing yards with 3,094.

Miami gave up no touchdowns in the first 21/2 games of the season before Washington struck three times in rapid succession.

No. 2 Nebraska 70, Pacific 21

At Lincoln, Neb., backup quarterback Brook Berringer threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Cornhuskers romped to victory over outmanned Pacific.

Taking over after Tommie Frazier led the Cornhuskers' first two scoring drives, Berringer ran 6 yards for a TD, then threw scoring passes of 15, 46 and 18 yards.

No. 3 Florida St. 31, No. 13 N.C. 18

In Tallahassee, Fla., Danny Kanell threw three touchdown passes and Warrick Dunn ran for 121 yards as Florida State won its 20th straight Atlantic Coast Conference game.

The Seminoles (4-0, 4-0 ACC) appeared to have built a safe 31-7 lead midway in the third period, but North Carolina (2-1, 0-1) instead took control at the line of scrimmage.

No. 5 Penn State 55, Rutgers 27

At State College, Pa., Ki-Jana Carter ran for three touchdowns and Kerry Collins threw for two more.

Carter had 122 yards on 15 carries, and Collins was 14-of-16 for 328 yards.

Rutgers (2-2) gave the Nittany Lions (4-0) a close game after three blowouts, pulling within one touchdown late in the first half.

No. 22 Wash. St. 21, No. 18 UCLA 0

In Pasadena, Calif., Dewayne Patterson had four sacks as Washington State's defense showed why it's one of the nation's best, and Kevin Hicks ran for two touchdowns as the Cougars shut out UCLA.

Washington State (3-0) handed UCLA (2-2) only its second shutout in 23 years as the Cougars limited the Bruins to 226 yards of offense in the Pacific-10 opener for both teams.

No. 8 Arizona 34, Stanford 10

At Stanford, Calif., the Wildcats sacked Stanford quarterback Steve Stenstrom six times and forced two interceptions and a fumble that led to 21 points.

Ontiwaun Carter ran for touchdowns of 10 and 3 yards for Arizona.

Stenstrom's 3-yard TD pass late in the first half gave him 61 touchdown passes, second in Pac-10 history to John Elway's 77.

The Wildcats (3-0, 1-0 Pac-10) held the Cardinal (1-1-1, 0-1) to 6 yards on the ground.

No. 9 Notre Dame 39, Purdue 21

At South Bend, Ind., Randy Kinder and Ray Zellers had career-high rushing days for the Irish (3-1).

Kinder gained 143 yards and scored twice, while Zellers added 156 yards, including a 62 TD run. The two saw added playing time because of the absence of leading Irish rusher Lee Becton, sidelined with a groin injury.

Notre Dame's ground game produced 428 yards against the Boilermakers (2-1).

No. 10 Auburn 38, E. Tenn. St. 0

At Auburn, Ala., the Tigers (4-0) extended the nation's longest Division I winning streak to 15 games at the expense of the Div. I-AA Buccaneers (3-1).

Stephen Davis rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns, and Frank Sander caught a career-high eight passes, one for a TD, in the first half.

No. 11 Alabama 20, Tulane 10

At Birmingham, Ala., Tulane (1-3) held the Crimson Tide (4-0) without a touchdown until late in the third quarter, when Brian Steger scored on a 16-yard to break a 10-10 tie.

No. 12 Texas A&M 41, S. Miss 17

At College Station, Texas, Leeland McElroy returned the opening kickoff 100 yards, and the Aggies (3-0) won their 22nd consecutive game at Kyle Field, now the nation's longest home streak.

McElroy also scored a fourth-quarter touchdown.

The Golden Eagles dropped to 2-2.

No. 15 Texas 34, TCU 18

In Fort Worth, Texas, Lovell Pinkney returned from a two-game suspension Saturday night and made a spectacular touchdown catch, igniting No. 15 Texas.

The favored Longhorns (3-0, 1-0 Southwest Conference) took no chances in their league opener against the Horned Frogs (2-2, 0-1), who upset them 23-14 in Amon Carter Stadium two years ago when Texas was No. 18.

No. 16 Wisc. 62, No. 25 Indiana 13

At Madison, Wis., Darrell Bevell opened the game 13-of-13 and Wisconsin scored on its first seven possessions.

Rebounding from the Badgers' loss at Colorado, Bevell threw for 184 yards and three TDs as Wisconsin (2-1) jumped out to a 41-0 lead, the biggest half in school history.

Indiana was forced to punt the first 10 times it had the ball.

The Badgers led 62-0 before the Hoosiers (3-1) finally scored, on Royce Robertson's 1-yard run with 6:50 remaining.

No. 20 Ohio State 52, Houston 0

At Columbus, Ohio, the Buckeyes (3-1) handed Houston its second consecutive shutout.

The Cougars, who averaged 54 points a game five years ago with Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware at quarterback, have scored 20 points in four losses this season while giving up 135 points.

Ohio State rolled up 373 yards in the first half en route to a 36-0 lead. Freshman Jermon Jackson ran for two touchdowns in the second half.

Miss. St. 24, No. 23 Tenn. 21

At Starkville, Miss., Eric Moulds caught three passes from Taite during the winning drive, including a leaping 22-yard grab on fourth-and-12.

Moulds caught five passes for 86 yards for the Bulldogs (2-1 overall, 1-1 Southeastern Conference). Tennessee (1-3, 1-2) committed six turnovers in the second half.

Aaron Hayden's fumble set up the winning drive.

The Volunteers took three September losses for the first time since starting 0-6 in 1988.

No. 24 N.C. St. 38, W. Carolina 13

In Raleigh, N.C., Brian Fitzgerald rushed for 114 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns and North Carolina State used its defense to stymie Western Carolina.

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Additional Information

Heisman watch

Tyrone Wheatley, RB, Michigan: Rushed 17 times for 50 yards and 1 TD, in loss to Colorado.

Eric Zeier, QB, Georgia: Completed 24 of 44 passes for 257 yards. Had 2 TDs, but threw 3 interceptions in win over Mississippi.

Napoleon Kaufman, RB, Washington: Rushed for 80 yards on 28 carries in upset win over Miami.

J.J. Stokes, WR, UCLA: Caught one pass for 13 yards in loss against Washington State.

Tommie Frazier, QB, Nebraska: Only played in first two series in blowout victory over Pacific. Rushed once for five yards and completed one of two passes for 26 yards.

Kordell Stewart, QB, Colorado: Completed 21 of 32 passes for 294 yards and 2 TDs, including game-winning 64-yard TD pass with no time left to beat Michigan. Also rushed 20 times for 80 yards.

Steve McNair, QB, Alcorn State: Completed 33 of 56 passes for 395 yards, including 2 TDs and 2 interceptions; rushed 10 times for 46 yards and a TD in loss to Sam Houston State.