Syracuse owes Kansas St. at least a salute after Pinstripe penalty
Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 5:50 pm
By: By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Delone Carter ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Marcus Sales caught three long TD passes and Syracuse got some help from a celebration penalty on Kansas State en route to a 36-34 triumph in the first Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
Adrian Hilburn slipped a tackle and raced to a 30-yard touchdown catch with 1:13 remaining to pull Kansas State within two. Hilburn saluted the crowd behind the visitor’s dugout and was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct, which pushed the two-point conversion attempt back to the 17-yard line.
Carson Coffman overthrew Aubrey Quarles in the end zone, and when Kansas State (7-6) couldn’t come up with the onside kick, Syracuse (8-5) only had to take a knee to win a bowl game for the first time since 2001.
Daniel Thomas ran for three touchdowns for Kansas State, which was making its first bowl appearance since 2006.
Wash. 19, Nebraska 7
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jake Locker bounced back from an injury and scored on a 25-yard run in the third quarter, and tailback Chris Polk ran for 177 yards and a score.
The Huskies (7-6) avenged a 56-21 loss to the Huskers (10-4) in Seattle on Sept. 18. The Cornhuskers piled up 533 yards of total offense in that game, including 383 rushing.
Washington was a winner in its first bowl game since 2002. The Huskers came out flat in their second straight Holiday Bowl appearance.
They were manhandled on both sides of the line and imploded under 12 penalties for 102 yards.
Locker, who passed up the NFL draft last spring to return for his senior season, capped the opening drive of the second half with a 25-yard scoring run to give UW a 17-7 lead. He faked a handoff and then ran right, bouncing off a defender and staying on his feet to score.
Armed Forces Bowl
Army 16, SMU 14
DALLAS (AP) — Josh McNary scooped up a fumble and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown and Army held on for its first winning season since 1996.
Army (7-6) had a 16-0 halftime lead on SMU’s home field, then ran out the final 4 minutes after Matt Szymanski was wide left on a 47-yard field goal attempt that would have put the Mustangs ahead.
SMU (7-7) still hasn’t had consecutive winning seasons since resuming play in 1989 after being the only team ever given the NCAA’s so-called death penalty.
Army got the ball back with 4:05 left and quarterback Trent Steelman converted a pair of third downs.
He ran for six yards on third-and-five after SMU called its final timeout, then later rolled right and threw a 22-yard pass on third-and-four for only his second completion in the game before a final kneel-down.
The Black Knights doused second-year coach Rich Ellerson with the contents of a water cooler. They ran to the far end of the field to share the victory with their fans.