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COL FB: Oregon State 36, Southern Cal 7

Corvallis, Ore. -- Ryan Katz tossed a pair of TD passes and Jacquizz Rodgers racked up 128 rushing yards Saturday in Oregon State's 36-7 win over Southern California.

Katz completed 17-of-24 passes for 154 yards and Rodgers scored a touchdown for the Beavers (5-5, 4-3 Pac-10), who logged their biggest-ever margin of victory over the Trojans, stretching back to 1914.

USC (7-4, 4-4) played the second half without quarterback Matt Barkley, who sustained what appeared to be an ankle injury. He had gone 10-of-19 passing for 75 yards before leaving.

Barkley tossed an interception that cornerback Jordan Poyer returned 65 yards for a touchdown in the loss.

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COL FB: Oklahoma 53, Baylor 24

Waco, Texas -- Landry Jones hurled a trio of touchdown passes, gaining 325 yards Saturday in No. 14 Oklahoma's 53-24 rout of Baylor.

Jones completed 26-of-39 passes and DeMarco Murray piled up 182 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Sooners (9-2, 5-2 Big 12), who logged their 20th straight win over Baylor.

They were aided by 12 receptions and a touchdown from Ryan Broyles for 113 yards.

Robert Griffin III was victimized by a pair of interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown, for Baylor (7-5, 4-4). He finished with just 124 yards and a score in the Bears' third straight loss.

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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 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.

NHL: Columbus 5, Los Angeles 3

Los Angeles -- Rick Nash scored twice in the final 3:12 of the third period Wednesday to conclude a Columbus comeback and give the Blue Jackets a 5-3 win over Los Angeles.

The Kings became the last NHL team to lose a home game this season, having won their first eight. They dropped a point behind Detroit for the best record in the Western Conference.

Justin Williams gave Los Angeles a 3-2 lead 1:25 into the third with his ninth goal of the season, but Jared Boll tied it 2:23 later.

Nash then put the Blue Jackets in front and added an empty-net goal with 38 seconds to play. They were his seventh and eighth goals of the season, and allowed the Blue Jackets to improve the Western Conference's best road record to 5-1.

NBA: New York 113, Sacramento 106

Sacramento -- Amare Stoudemire and Danilo Gallinari both scored 27 points Wednesday and the New York Knicks ended a six-game losing streak by downing Sacramento 113-106.

Gallinari, in his third NBA season, came within three points of his career high, thanks to his making 16 free throws in 17 attempts.

The Knicks took the lead for good in the second period and built as much as a 13-point advantage in the fourth quarter.

Stoudemire made 11-of-19 from the field and the Knicks shot 52 percent as a team. Raymond Felton added 16 points.

Tyreke Evans led the Kings with 23 points, but they suffered their sixth straight defeat. Sacramento has only a 1-5 home record, tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for the worst in the league.

NBA: Golden State 101, Detroit 97

Oakland, Calif. -- Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry combined for 48 points Monday and the Golden State Warriors bested Detroit 101-97.

Ellis pumped in 27 points and Curry added 21, teaming up to go 16-for-32 from the field for the Warriors, who held on down the stretch after seeing their 32-point lead shrink to two.

Dorell Wright contributed 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists to go along with Reggie Williams' 14 points in Golden State's win, its fifth straight at home.

Six Pistons reached double figures in scoring, including Charlie Villanueva with 18 points and Tayshaun Prince with 15.

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NFL: Philadelphia 59, Washington 28

Landover, Md. -- Michael Vick passed for four touchdowns and rushed for two others Monday, propelling the Philadelphia Eagles to a 59-28 rout of Washington.

Vick broke several records in the performance, during which he powered the Eagles to a 28-0 advantage after one quarter and led Philadelphia to the second-most points in club history.

Vick, who completed 20-of-28 throws and added 80 rushing yards, became the first player in NFL history to throw for more than 300 yards, run for more than 50, throw four TD passes and run for two more in the same game.

The Eagles racked up a team-record 592 yards of offense in the lopsided win.

NBA: Charlotte 113, Minnesota 110

Charlotte, N.C. -- Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace each pumped in 26 points Monday. leading the Charlotte Hornets to their first home win, 113-110 over Minnesota.

Tyrus Thomas contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds, and D.J. Augustin added nine points and 11 assists for the Bobcats, who had lost their first four at home.

Michael Beasley scored with 34 seconds left to put Minnesota up by a point at 110-109, but Wallace made three free throws down the stretch to let Charlotte eke out the win.

Wesley Johnson missed two potential game-tying foul shots with 3 seconds left for the Timberwolves, who got 28 points from Beasley while dropping their sixth in eight games.

Darko Milicic scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Minnesota.

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)

Pittsburgh -- Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky teamed up for a goal in overtime Monday, lifting the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

With 2:22 remaining in the extra frame, Dubinsky skated in to the right of Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury on a 2-on-1 break, made a fake and passed to Callahan, who shot into an empty net for the game-winner.

New York's overtime win came after a furious final 3 minutes of regulation. Matt Cooke gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead with 1:53 to go -- a play on which Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.

But the Rangers' Marc Staal scored a short-handed tally to tie the game just 27 seconds later and the contest into overtime.