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Wisconsin shuts down BYU

James White, trying to elude BYU safety Craig Bills after a first-quarter catch, scores three  touch­downs during Wiscon­sin’s 27-17 victory.


James White, trying to elude BYU safety Craig Bills after a first-quarter catch, scores three touch­downs during Wiscon­sin’s 27-17 victory.

MADISON, Wis. — Chris Borland tried to do a midair split while celebrating a sack.

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He will never win a gymnastics title, but among linebackers there are few better than Wisconsin's senior.

James White ran for two touchdowns and caught one and Borland led the defense in his return from an injured hamstring as No. 21 Wisconsin held off BYU 27-17 Saturday.

"He flies around there. He smacked some guys pretty good," Badgers coach Gary Andersen said of Borland. "There is just a little bit extra when Chris is out there on the field as far as a leadership."

Borland finished with 13 tackles and two sacks, celebrating his second with the Camp Randall bounce that proved he wasn't bothered by the injury that caused him to miss a game.

Michael Caputo added 12 tackles, helping with the team effort that contained BYU's Taysom Hill to 207 yards passing and 53 rushing. His 260 total yards were 97 below his season average. BYU entered averaging 32 points and 511 yards but was held to 370.

Said BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall: "Wisconsin statistically and rightly so was good on defense.

"They're physical, and we knew that going in. It's one thing to talk about it. It's another thing to line up and play against it."

No. 15 Okla. St. 42, Kansas 6: Clint Chelf threw for three touchdowns for the host Cowboys. Justin Gilbert put them up 7-0 by returning the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. An interception on Kansas' first series led to another touchdown. And Chelf hit Desmond Roland for a touchdown that made it 21-0 early in the second quarter. The Jayhawks have lost 27 consecutive Big 12 games. "Coach (Mike) Gundy was telling us all week to stay focused, ignore the record and realize Kansas is better than people give them credit for," said Cowboys receiver Tracy Moore, who caught two touchdowns. "We came out ready to play."

No. 23 Ariz. St. 20, Utah 19: Taylor Kelly ran for a touchdown and threw for one during the visiting Sun Devils' fourth-quarter rally. Utah sought its second upset of the season after beating Stanford earlier. "Our guys are hard to stop once we get things rolling," Kelly said. "Utah did a great job defensively, scheming what we were doing. They were bringing pressure from everywhere. Once we started figuring it out and moving the ball, our defense did a great job." The Utes had won 49 in a row when leading at halftime.

Around the nation

Nebraska 17, Michigan 13: Tommy Armstrong's 5-yard shovel pass to Ameer Abdullah with 2:03 left lifted the visiting Cornhuskers. The Wolverines entered 19-0 at home in coach Brady Hoke's two-plus seasons.

Minn. 24, Penn St. 10: David Cobb ran for 139 yards and a score for the host Gophers. Minnesota has won four straight Big Ten games in the same season for the first time since 1973, and its eight wins are its most since 10 in 2003.

Iowa 38, Purdue 14: Jordan Canzeri ran for 165 yards, 8 fewer than his season total going in, and a touchdown for the visiting Hawkeyes.

Indiana 52, Illinois 35: Cody Latimer set career highs with 11 catches and 189 yards to go with three touchdowns for the host Hoosiers. The Illini have lost 19 straight Big Ten games.

Texas 47, West Va. 40 OT: Case McCoy's third touchdown pass, a 2-yarder to fullback Alex De La Torre, won it for the visit­ing Longhorns. Texas forced overtime with a 24-yard field goal with 13 seconds left.

Wash. 59, Colorado 7: The host Huskies put up 464 yards of offense in leading 31-7 at half­time.

East Carolina 58, Tulsa 24: Shane Carden threw for five touchdowns and ran for two for the host Pirates.

Navy 42, Hawaii 28: Quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for 226 yards and four touchdowns for the host Midshipmen.

Path to perfection

Alabama: at Mississippi St., vs. Chattanooga, at Auburn, SEC title game (Atlanta)

Baylor: Texas Tech (Arlington, Texas), at Oklahoma St., at TCU, vs. Texas

Florida State: vs. Syracuse, vs. Idaho, at Florida, ACC title game (Charlotte, N.C.)

* Fresno State: vs. New Mexico, at San Jose State, Mountain West title game #

Northern Illinois: vs. Ball St., at Toledo, vs. Western Michigan, MAC title game (Detroit)

Ohio State: at Illinois, vs. Indiana, at Michigan, Big Ten title game (Indianapolis)

* Played late Saturday # Would host

Wisconsin shuts down BYU 11/09/13 [Last modified: Sunday, November 10, 2013 12:13am]
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