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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP West Virginia runs over Maryland

first_imgThe 5-foot-8 Devine served as Slaton’s setup man. Early in the third quarter, Devine ran 31 yards to the Maryland 1, putting Slaton in position for his second TD run. Late in the period, Devine rambled 76 yards to the Maryland 1 and Slaton scored on the next play to make it 28-7. In the fourth quarter, Devine ran for 18 yards to place West Virginia (3-0) in position for a field goal. The freshman finished with 136 rushing yards on five carries. Keon Lattimore ran for 80 yards and a touchdown for Maryland (2-1). The Terrapins yielded 350 yards in their first two games; West Virginia finished with 448. West Virginia took the second-half kickoff and moved 63 yards in nine plays to go up 21-7. Three punts later, Devine’s 76-yard run helped make it 28-7. It was 31-7 before Maryland’s Jordan Steffy threw his first career touchdown pass, a 22-yarder to Danny Oquendo. From news services Steve Slaton was outstanding, as usual. No one, however, expected West Virginia’s running game to be so Devine. Slaton ran for 137 yards and three touchdowns, Noel Devine amassed 125 yards on his first three carries, and No. 4 West Virginia cruised past Maryland, 31-14, Thursday night in College Park, Md. Slaton scored on runs of 22, 1 and 1 yards. He has 41 TDs at West Virginia, one short of the school record shared by Ira Errett Rodgers and Avon Cobourne. Air Force 20, TCU 17: Ryan Harrison’s 33-yard field goal on second down gave Air Force a 20-17 overtime victory over visiting TCU, keeping the Falcons unbeaten under new coach Troy Calhoun. The Falcons (3-0, 2-0 Mountain West) overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit and were swarmed on the field by thousands of cadets who hadn’t had this much to celebrate in a long time. Harrison’s winner followed a miss by TCU kicker Chris Manfredini, whose 36-yard attempt hit the left upright on the first possession of overtime. The Falcons had tied it on Jim Ollis’ 71-yard TD run on an option pitch from Shaun Carney with 5:55 left. The Frogs (1-2, 0-1), still smarting from their 34-13 loss at Texas, were lethargic and sloppy, failing time and again to capitalize on short fields and prime opportunities. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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