GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tim Tebow ran for two touchdowns, threw for two more and Florida overwhelmed Western Carolina, 62-0.

The Gators (10-1) scored touchdowns on nine of their first 10 possessions while using the Division I-AA opponent to prepare for next week’s game at rival Florida State. They also got a glimpse into the future, with numerous young players making an impact on “Senior Day.”

Tebow was among them The freshman who has been primarily a running quarterback this season, was 10-of-12 passing for 200 yards.

No. 5 Arkansas 28, Mississippi State 14

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Darren McFadden ran back a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and Chris Houston scored on an 87-yard interception return as Arkansas won the SEC Western Division title and will play Florida in the league championship game on Dec. 2.

The Bulldogs shut down McFadden and the high-powered Razorbacks offense at every turn, but defense and special teams carried Arkansas (10-1, 7-0).

No. 6 Notre Dame 41, Army 9

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Brady Quinn threw for three touchdowns and Darius Walker ran for 162 yards and two scores to keep Notre Dame in national title contention.

Despite being heavy favorites, the Irish (10-1) came out wearing green uniforms for motivation. The rare appearance of the jerseys didn’t do much at first as Notre Dame came out flat and trailed 3-0 late in the first quarter.

The Irish close out the regular season next week at No. 4 Southern California. A win could put Notre Dame in position to earn a spot in the national title game.

No. 12 Wisconsin 35, Buffalo 3

MADISON, Wis. – On the first two plays of the game, Wisconsin picked off a pass and threw for a touchdown. But the rout didn’t start until the end of the first half.

The Badgers (11-1) pulled away with two touchdowns just before halftime on the way to posting the first 11-win regular season in school history. Wisconsin also appears headed to a second straight berth in the Capital One Bowl.

No. 13 Boise St. 49, Utah St. 10

BOISE, Idaho – Jared Zabransky threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns and Brett Denton ran for 125 yards and two scores for Boise State.

The Broncos (11-0, 7-0 Western Athletic Conference) played without running back Ian Johnson, recovering from a partially collapsed left lung he sustained last week.

No. 15 Auburn 22, Alabama 15

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Brandon Cox threw a 22-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, David Irons had a crucial interception and Auburn won its fifth straight Iron Bowl.

Irons picked off a John Parker Wilson pass with 1:17 left to preserve the Tigers’ victory.

No. 16 Oklahoma 36, Baylor 10

WACO, Texas – Malcolm Kelly had a touchdown catch and an incredible grab to keep alive another Oklahoma scoring drive as the Sooners remained in contention for the Big 12 South title.

Reggie Smith returned one of his two interceptions 42 yards for a touchdown and set up another TD with his other, and third-string tailback Chris Brown ran 24 times for 169 yards and a score.

Oklahoma (9-2, 6-1 Big 12) overcame five turnovers, including fumbles by Smith and Brown that led to Baylor’s only scores.

No. 18 Georgia Tech 49, Duke 21

ATLANTA – Reggie Ball passed for three touchdowns – all in the second quarter – and Georgia Tech added momentum to its ACC championship drive by beating winless Duke.

Georgia Tech will face the still-undetermined Atlantic Division champion in the ACC title game Dec. 2 in Jacksonville.

Georgia Tech (9-2, 7-1) put the game away in the first half and then rested its starters. Receiver Calvin Johnson had two TD catches in the first half and tailback Tashard Choice ran for 118 yards and a score.

Neither played in the second half.

Duke (0-11, 0-7) must beat North Carolina next week to avoid its first winless season since 2001. Duke has the nation’s longest losing streak at 19 games, has lost 23 consecutive ACC games and 29 straight conference road games.

No. 20 Boston College 38, No. 21 Maryland 16

BOSTON (AP) – Jolonn Dunbar scored on two fumble recoveries before Boston College’s offense took the field. When it did, the Eagles made sure they stayed in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship picture.

The Eagles led 14-0 in the first four minutes on Dunbar’s returns of 14 and 38 yards before Matt Ryan threw two scoring passes.

To win the Atlantic Division, BC (9-2, 5-2) needs a win over Miami next Thursday night and losses by Wake Forest in its final two games. The Terrapins (8-3, 5-2) can still win the division if they beat Wake Forest next Saturday and BC loses to Miami.

No. 22 Tennessee 39, Vanderbilt 10

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Volunteers’ rare November slide is over, thanks to Erik Ainge and LaMarcus Coker.

Ainge threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, Coker ran for two more, and the Vols ended a two-game losing streak.

The victory also gave the Vols (8-3, 4-3 SEC) a bit of revenge against their state rival. The Commodores snapped Tennessee’s 22-game winning streak in this series last season with a 28-24 victory in Knoxville, which they celebrated with a special DVD.

Vanderbilt (4-8, 1-7) had a chance to finish with consecutive seasons with at least five victories for the first time since 1974 and 1975 with a win.

No. 23 BYU 42, New Mexico 17

PROVO, Utah (AP) – John Beck passed for 464 yards and four touchdowns, Curtis Brown became the leading rusher in Brigham Young history and the Cougars clinched the Mountain West Conference championship.

The Cougars (9-2, 7-0) won their eighth in a row and locked up the MWC title – BYU’s first league championship since 2001. BYU can complete a perfect conference season by winning at rival Utah next week.

Beck completed 28 of 42 passes with two interceptions and became the second Cougar to pass for 10,000 yards. Brown had 13 carries for 124 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and also caught a 9-yard touchdown.

Quincy Black returned an interception 88 yards for a touchdown for New Mexico (5-6, 3-4).

AP-ES-11-18-06 2135EST



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