WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (Ticker) -- It took the entire game,
but Purdue finally stopped Miami of Ohio on its last two
Kory Sheets scored four touchdowns - including one in overtime -
and Purdue withstood three potential tying end-zone passes by
Mike Kokal for a 38-31 victory over Miami.
With the game tied, 31-31, Nathan Parseghian had a 39-yard field
goal blocked by defensive end Anthony Spencer as time expired
in regulation, denying the RedHawks the upset.
Sheets ran for 61 yards on 14 carries. He had a two-yard run
before scampering in from the 11 in OT.
On the final possession, Kokal, who completed 29-of-43 passes
for 355 yards and four touchdowns, had Miami (0-2) with a
1st-and-goal at the 8. But after a penalty and no gain on a run
by Austin Sykes, Kokal threw three incompletions in the end
Curtis Painter was 17-of-31 for 208 yards and a touchdown as the
Boilermakers (2-0) get their first overtime win in nearly five
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Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.