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Navy rushes for 374 to rout No. 15 Memphis

MEMPHIS — Chris Swain rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns as Navy upset No. 15 Memphis 45-20 Saturday night, ending the Tigers' 15-game winning streak.

The Midshipmen remained tied with Houston atop the West Division.

DeBrandon Sanders ran for 82 yards and Navy's triple-option rushing attack had 374 yards against a Memphis defense that had only allowed 118.8 yards a game.

But it was a 75-yard touchdown pass from Keenan Reynolds to Sanders with 6:43 left in the third quarter that gave the Midshipmen the lead for good at 24-17. The pass came on the first play from scrimmage after Memphis tied it at 17.

NO. 18 HOUSTON 33, CINCY 30: The host Cougars overcame Gunner Kiel's 523 yards passing and forced four straight incompletions on the final drive to remain unbeaten. A personal foul by Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville on fourth and 1 — one of three penalties on the play — led to a touchdown, the first of 16 straight points by Houston to open the second half. The Cougars then held on to improve to 9-0 for the first time since 2011. Greg Ward led scoring drives on two of three Cincinnati turnovers, finishing 16-of-24 for 161 yards with two touchdown passes and two interceptions for Houston. He also ran for 119 yards on 16 carries. Kiel was 28-of-51 with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

UCONN 7, Tulane 3: Jamar Summers scored on a 67-yard interception return to give the visiting Huskies the edge they needed. The cornerback picked off Tanner Lee with 2:28 left in the first quarter and the Huskies held Tulane to a field goal after that. UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs completed 8-of-19 passes for 81 yards and ran for 79 yards on 16 carries. Arkeel Newsome added 54 yards rushing. The Huskies held the Green Wave to 140, just 34 on the ground, to end Tulane's bowl eligibility hopes.

Late Friday: P.J. Walker threw for four touchdowns and ran for one and freshman Jager Gardner had a 94-yard score, the longest run in Temple history, as the No. 23 Owls beat host SMU 60-40. Temple had it most points since beating Holy Cross 63-34 on Sept. 29, 1973.

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