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COL FB: Nebraska 9, Texas A&M 6

College Station, Texas -- Randy Bullock kicked a 19-yard field goal with 3 minutes left Saturday and No. 19 Texas A&M hung on to edge ninth-ranked Nebraska 9-6.

Ryan Tannehill threw for 172 yards on 19-of-29 passing, and Cyrus Gray rambled for 137 yards on 26 carries and made nine receptions for 65 yards for the Aggies (8-3, 5-2 Big 12), who took their fifth straight win.

Nebraska (9-2, 5-2) had to play much of the first half without starting signal-caller Taylor Martinez, who left with an ankle injury but returned later in the game.

He ended up going 11-of-17 passing for 107 yards and an interception for the Cornhuskers, who with the loss missed a chance to wrap up the Big 12 North title.

COL FB: Ohio State 20, Iowa 17

Iowa City, Iowa -- Daniel Herron's 1-yard touchdown plunge with 1:49 to go Saturday capped a long drive that boosted No. 7 Ohio State to a 20-17 win over No. 20 Iowa.

Terrelle Pryor drove the Buckeyes 76 yards on 12 plays with time ticking down to set up Herron's winning score. The key play came when Pryor scrambled for a first down on fourth-and-10 at the 50-yard line, keep the drive alive.

The run came one play after OSU receiver DeVier Posey dropped Pryor's sure 50-yard TD pass.

Pryor went 18-of-33 for 195 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He added 78 yards on 15 carries rushing for the Buckeyes (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten), who remained tied with Wisconsin and Michigan State atop the conference standings.

COL BKB: Missouri 96, North Florida 58

Columbia, Mo. -- Marcos Denmon led a parade of five Tigers scoring in double figures Saturday who led No. 14 Missouri past North Florida 96-58.

Denmon put in 18 points and Ricardo Ratliffe scored 16 and grabbed 10 rebounds for Missouri (2-0), which notched its 49th straight non-conference home court win.

Kim English chipped in 13 points and Laurence Bowers added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the victors, who followed up on Thursday's season-opening win over Western Illinois.

The Ospreys (1-3) got 17 points off the bench from Parker Smith and Matt Sauey contributed 14 points.

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COL FB: South Carolina 69, Troy 24

Columbia, S.C. -- South Carolina had three touchdowns from freshman Marcus Lattimore Saturday in their 69-24 rout of Troy, which landed them a berth in the SEC Championship Game.

Lattimore ran for 102 yards and scored on the No. 17 Gamecocks' (8-3, 5-3 SEC) first play from scrimmage and scored two more first-quarter TDs to give South Carolina an early 21-lead.

South Carolina was up 35-0 before the Trojans (5-5, 4-2 Sun Belt) got on the board in the second quarter on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Chris Anderson to Jason Bruce.

Stephen Garcia, one of three quarterbacks to see action for South Carolina, was 9-of-12 passing for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Ace Sanders caught two TD passes.

COL BKB: Butler 88, Ball State 55

Indianapolis -- Shelvin Mack popped in 19 points and Matt Howard added 16 Saturday, fueling No. 18 Butler's 88-55 rout of Ball State.

The duo were also effective on the glass, with Mack pulling down seven rebounds and Howard grabbing 10 caroms in Butler's 17th straight home victory at Indianapolis.

Shawn Vanzant canned a 3-pointer 6 minutes into the game to give the Bulldogs (2-1) the lead for good at 14-11. The basket sparked a 13-4 run capped by Erik Fromm's trey with 6:16 left in the half.

Vanzant chipped in with added 11 points and helped out with a defensive game that limited Ball State to just 32.7 percent shooting from the field.

COL FB: Michigan State 35, Purdue 31

East Lansing, Mich. -- Kirk Cousins ran in a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that rallied No. 11 Michigan State to a 35-31 win over a game Purdue.

The Spartans (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) scored 22 points in the fourth quarter and blocked a punt that set up the winning drive.

Michigan State was down 15 entering the fourth quarter. Cousins threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to B.J. Cunningham and a 9-yard scoring toss to Mark Dell. Purdue was held to a 52-yard Carson Wiggs field goal in the period.

Cousins finished the game 28-of-37 for 276 yards. He also threw a
touchdown pass in the first quarter to give Michigan State a 7-0 lead.

COL BKB: Georgetown 74, Wofford 59

Charleston, S.C. -- Jason Clark scored the first five points of the game, sending No. 21 Georgetown off to a 74-59 victory Friday over Wofford at the Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

Clark made a 3-pointer and a layup before the Hoyas' Austin Freeman and Hollis Thompson added baskets to give Georgetown (4-0) an early 9-0 lead. Wofford (1-4) didn't manage a point until Brad Loesing's 3-point shot 4:02 into the game.

Georgetown pulled out to a 37-24 lead by halftime but the Terriers crept back to within 5 points when Jamar Diggs connected from 3-point range to make the score 50-45 with 9:48 to go.

Henry Sims quickly answered for the Hoyas, who posted another 9-0 run, with three Chris Wright free throws making the score 59-45 with 7:31 left.

COL BKB: North Carolina 107, Hofstra 63

San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Freshman Harrison Barnes led the way with 19 points Thursday and No. 8 North Carolina enjoyed a tremendous shooting performance in downing Hofstra 107-63.

The Tar Heels reached the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off by making 56 percent of their field goal attempts and hitting 12-of-17 from 3-point range.

Four of the 3-pointers came from Barnes, who failed to make one in three tries during North Carolina's season opener against Lipscomb.
Leslie McDonald scored 16 for the Tar Heels, Justin Watts had 13 and John Henson 12. Charles Jenkins led Hofstra with 24 points.

North Carolina took a 15-2 lead, raced to a 58-33 advantage at halftime and then held Hofstra to a single point during the first 4:30 of the second period.

COL BKB: Georgetown 80, Coastal Car. 61

Charleston, S.C. -- Jason Clark scored 22 points and Austin Freeman 20 Thursday in pacing No. 21 Georgetown to an 80-61 win over Coastal Carolina at the Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

The Hoyas (3-0) never trailed and secured the win with a series of second-half spurts.

Already ahead 33-26 at the half, Georgetown had a 10-2 run, ignited by Freeman, to open the second half and pushed the lead to 53-33 after another 10-2 run in which Clark hit two 3-point shots.

Coastal Carolina (2-2) got within nine points but Freeman and Austin hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make the score 59-44 with 9:40 to go.

Chris Wright added 12 points and 12 assists for Georgetown. Clark, Freeman and Wright combined for 13-of-22 shooting from 3-point range.

COL BKB: Ohio State 93, Florida 75

Gainesville, Fla. -- Jared Sullinger pumped in 26 points Tuesday, sparking No. 5 Ohio State to a 93-75 win over No. 10 Florida in a key early-season game.

Sullinger, hailed as one of the best incoming first-year players in college basketball, lived up to the hype Tuesday, making several slam-dunks in his 10-of-17 shooting performance and collecting 10 rebounds for the Buckeyes (2-0).

David Lighty scored 26 points, William Buford added 16 and Jon Diebler scored 14 for Ohio State, which shot a sizzling 62.9 percent from the field.

Kenny Boynton racked up five 3-pointers en route to a 21-point game for Florida (1-1).

Erving Walker added 15 points and Chandler Parsons contributed 13 in the Gators' defeat.