the notable and unranked

NDSU wins in final minute

• NORTH DAKOTA STATE 31, NORTHERN IOWA 28: Carson Wentz threw an 18-yard TD pass to Darrius Shepherd with 35 seconds left to lift the host Bison (4-1, 2-0 Missouri Valley) to their 26th straight home win. After the Panthers (2-3, 0-2) missed a 38-yard field-goal attempt, Wentz led a 10-play, 79-yard drive capped by Shepherd's twisting catch while blanketed by two defenders in the corner of the end zone. The drive had been extended on a 14-yard reception by Zach Vraa on a fourth-and-8. Wentz threw for 335 yards — the fifth most in school history — and four scores. His 26 completions (to 11 different receivers) and 40 attempts were both career highs. He also threw his first two interceptions this season. Vraa, from Rosemount, made five catches to break the NDSU career receptions record with 179.

other AREA FCS

• SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 24, INDIANA STATE 7: Taryn Christion threw for one touchdown and ran for another for the host Jackrabbits (4-1, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference).

• WESTERN ILLINOIS 40, SOUTH DAKOTA 21: The Coyotes (2-3 overall) fell to 0-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a road loss. Michael Fredrick rushed for 90 yards on 19 carries for South Dakota.

• IDAHO STATE 37, NORTH DAKOTA 31: Jakori Ford scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the Bengals (2-4, 1-2 Big Sky) upset host North Dakota (4-2, 2-1). Idaho State quarterback Michael Sanders passed for 427 yards and four touchdowns.


Cougars upset Ducks in Eugene

• WASHINGTON STATE 45, OREGON 38 (2OT): Luke Falk threw for season-high 505 yards and five touchdowns as the visiting Cougars (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) ended an eight-game losing streak to the Ducks (3-3, 1-2).

• WAKE FOREST 3, BOSTON COLLEGE 0: The host Eagles (3-3, 0-3 ACC) had first-and-goal at the 1 with 29 seconds left, but Tyler Rouse ran for no gain, and Jeff Smith spiked the ball as the clock hit :00. After a replay review, the referee confirmed the game was over. The Eagles had a third-and-1 at the Wake Forest 8 with under two minutes left, but Troy Flutie fumbled on a sneak.

• DUKE 44, ARMY 3: The Blue Devils have back-to-back 5-1 starts for the first time since 1952-53. They also improved to 11-1 in their past 12 road games.

• WESTERN KENTUCKY 58, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 28: Brandon Doughty threw five TD passes during a 52-point first half for the host Hilltoppers (5-1, 3-0 Conference USA).

• TEMPLE 49, TULANE 10: A win by the host Owls (5-0, 2-0 American) gave them their first 5-0 start since 1974.


• North Texas fired coach Dan McCarney after the winless Mean Green lost their homecoming game 66-7 to Portland State of the FCS.

• Columbia ended a 24-game losing streak.

saturday's stars

• Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech: Threw for 428 yards and five touchdowns to lead the host Red Raiders to their first Big 12 win, 63-31 over Iowa State.

Associated Press