Miami defeated Florida A&M 63-17
Pittsburgh defeated Ohio 27-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) Rod Rutherford made an uneven debut as Pittsburgh's quarterback, completing two touchdown passes before halftime but also throwing three interceptions in an unimpressive 27-14 victory over Ohio on Saturday night.
Boston College defeated UConn 24-16
Without Willie Green Boston College was in trouble. UConn came into the game focusing on stopping the "Greenless" Boston College running game. Without Green, BC had no running game and the Eagles are not a team that can change over to a passing game on the fly. The Eagles went down 16-3 in the first half before rallying on a touchdown pass to Keith Hemmings just before intermission to bring the halftime score to 16-10. BC pulled it out with a touchdown late in the second half but the margin of victory over of supposed "35 point underdog" has to have BC fans (and future UConn opponents) considerably worried.
UConn impressed as being a considerably improved football team.
BOSTON (AP) Brian St. Pierre threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes as Boston College overcame a 13-point deficit and escaped with a 24-16 season-opening victory over Connecticut on Saturday.
West Virginia defeated Tennessee-Chattanooga 56-7
West Virginia's defense held the Mocs to just three first downs in the first half. The Mountaineers had a 560-150 lead in total yards and didn't allow a third- or fourth-down conversion until the Mocs' last possession. Tennessee-Chattanooga rushed 26 times for 52 yards.
Notre Dame defeated Maryland 22-0
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Tyrone Willingham clapped his hands in encouragement when the game started, and everyone else at Notre Dame cheered when the Fighting Irish walked off the field with a victory over No. 21 Maryland on Saturday night.
Tennessee defeated Wyoming 47-7
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee's top receiver watched from the sideline wearing shorts. Quarterback Casey Clausen and an unrelenting defense made sure the fourth-ranked Volunteers didn't need Kelley Washington.
Army did not play. Virginia Tech plays LSU on Sunday.
In other games of interest Florida State crushed Virginia by a score of 40-19. That game wasn't as close as the final score as FSU jumped out to a 23-0 first half lead that could have been larger had the Seminoles not twice turned over the ball to the Cavaliers on the Cav goal line late in the first half. FSU coasted to victory after getting that first half lead. FSU is now 2-0. Virginia drops to 0-2. Penn State edged the University of Central Florida by a score of 27-24.
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