Marc Edwards rushed for two touchdowns and caught a pass for one Saturday as No. 21 Notre Dame defeated No. 13 Texas 55-27, the Fighting Irish's first victory over a ranked team in two seasons.
Coach Lou Holtz, who missed last week's game after undergoing spinal surgery, called plays from the press box. He drew cheers when he came onto the field with a little more than a minute left in the game.Notre Dame (3-1) scored just about every way possible: rushing, passing, off an interception, off a blocked point-after attempt and on a punt return.
Texas (2-1) led 20-19 after its first possession in the second half, but didn't threaten again until James Brown connected with Pat Fitzgerald on a 19-yard TD pass with 6:26 left in the game. It was Fitzgerald's third TD reception of the game.
But that only cut Notre Dame's lead to 41-27 and the Irish then scored twice in the last two minutes of the game.
Notre Dame took the lead for good with 5:10 left in the third quarter on a 3-yard run by Randy Kinder. Edwards ran for the 2-point conversion, and Notre Dame led 27-20.
The Irish gained 511 yards to Texas' 422.
No. 1 Florida St. 46, C. Florida 14
Pooh Bear Williams scored three touchdowns and Danny Kanell threw for two against the Division I-AA Golden Knights. The Seminoles also registered two safeties.
No. 2 Nebraska 49, Pacific 7
Damon Benning ran for three touchdowns and Nebraska (4-0) piled up 569 yards rushing before calling in the reserves. Benning finished with 173 yards before leaving with a sprained ankle in the third quarter.
The 731 yards of offense was Nebraska's fifth-highest total ever.
No. 6 Penn St. 59, Rutgers 34
Bobby Engram caught three touchdown passes and ran 58 yards with a fumble for another score. The win was the 20th straight for the Nittany Lions (3-0), but it ended with Rutgers coach Doug Graber yelling at Penn State's Joe Paterno, probably because of a late touchdown pass by the Lions.
No. 8 Ohio St. 54, Pittsburgh 14
Terry Glenn caught nine passes for a school-record 253 yards and four touchdowns, from 75, 61, 36 and 12 yards. Bobby Hoying threw for 296 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters. Eddie George rushed for 121 yards for Ohio State.
No. 10 Okla. 51, N. Texas 10
Backup quarterback Garrick McGee threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and Jeff Frazier had a late 96-yard touchdown run for the Sooners.
No. 11 Virginia 22, Clemson 3
The Cavaliers won at Clemson for the first time in 19 games as Mike Groh ran for one touchdown and threw for another. Clemson's Nealon Greene twice lost fumbles in the second half with no defender close and the Tigers were called for 11 penalties in a steady rain.
Stanford 28, No. 12 Oregon 21
Stanford (3-0-1), off to its best start in nine years, rode Marlon Evans' 96-yard kickoff return for the go-ahead touchdown. The Cardinal, outgained 454-293, took advantage of Oregon mistakes: Two of Stanford's interceptions led to touchdowns.
No. 15 Tennessee 52,
Mississippi St. 14
Peyton Manning completed 21 of 35 passes, including 19 of 30 in the first half, and Jay Graham rushed for 122 yards.
State receiver Eric Moulds set a school record with 15 catches, gaining 183 yards. Derrick Taite threw for 311 yards and two TDs.
Washington St. 24, No. 16 UCLA 15
Jay Dumas returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown as the Cougars built a 24-0 lead. Washington State held the Bruins to 38 yards in the first half, while running up 239.
Virginia Tech 13, No. 17 Miami 7
The depth of Miami's slide became crystal clear with its first loss to an unranked team in 11 years. Miami had won its last 71 games against unranked opponents, dating to a 42-40 loss to Maryland on Nov. 10, 1984.
Dwayne Thomas ran for 165 yards and a touchdown.
No. 19 Kansas St. 67, Akron 0
Bill Snyder, in his seventh season as coach, tied for the Kansas State career victories record with 39. Snyder took over the Kansas State program with the Wildcats on a 1-36-1 streak, and is 21-5-1 since 1993. The Wildcats have been to bowls in each of the past two seasons.
Mississippi 18, No. 20 Georgia 10
Mississippi's Tim Montz kicked four field goals, but backup QB Brian Smith drove Georgia 61 yards to the Ole Miss 30 before Nate Wayne's interception clinched the Bulldogs' victory.
No. 22 Washington 21, Army 13
The Huskies rallied as Damon Huard threw a touchdown pass and scored on a keeper in the fourth quarter. The game ended with the Cadets, out of timeouts, at Washington's 1. Army had a 36:46-23:14 advantage in possession time.
No. 24 Maryland 41, Duke 28
Jermaine Lewis had nine catches for 205 yards and a touchdown.
"We were just in a groove tonight. Brian made the right reads and put the ball right where I needed it," Lewis said.