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Falk leads Washington State to 37-32 win over Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Luke Falk threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns, Robert Taylor scored on a 100-yard kickoff return and Washington State held off Arizona State 37-32 Saturday night.

Washington State (5-2, 4-0 Pac-12) labored offensively early as Arizona State forced the Cougars to throw underneath instead of deep. Falk adjusted nicely, helping the Cougars score 28 straight points to remain tied with No. 5 Washington atop the Pac-12 North Division.

Arizona State (5-3, 2-3) was down to its fourth-string quarterback after Manny Wilkins was injured on the opening drive and had four other starters out. The Sun Devils still managed to lead early and clawed most of their way back from a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Tim White had a 70-yard touchdown on a punt return and Zane Gonzalez hit a 29-yard field goal to pull Arizona State within 37-32. But Falk and the Cougars ground down the game's final 4:36 for their fifth straight victory.

Arizona State came into the game with the FBS' worst pass defense and was missing starting safety Armand Perry with a turf toe injury.


Kemp throws for 4 TDs, Northern Arizona tops Montana 45-34

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Blake Kemp threw touchdown passes to four different receivers in the first half and Corbin Jountti ran for two in the second and Northern Arizona defeated Montana 45-34 on Saturday night.

Kemp, who was 11 of 19 for 200 yards in the first half, connected with William Morehand for 74 yards and Delshawn McClellon for 10 on the first two possessions for the Lumberjacks (4-4, 3-2 Big Sky). In the second it was Kendyl Taylor for 19 yards and Jake Thomas for 3 as the Lumberjacks opened a 28-20 lead.

Jountti had TD runs of 1 and 13 yards in the third quarter as NAU pushed the lead to 45-20.

Brady Gustafson, who was 34 of 59 for 394 yards, had two of his four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter for the Grizzlies (5-2, 2-2). James Homan and Justin Calhoun combined for 17 catches and each had 133 yards and a touchdown.

Joe Logan ran for 114 yards for Northern Arizona and Morehand had five receptions for a career-high 125.


Joe Williams runs wild in No. 19 Utah's 52-45 win over UCLA

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Joe Williams rushed for a school-record 332 yards and four touchdowns in his second game back from retirement, and No. 19 Utah held off pass-happy UCLA 52-45 Saturday.

Cory Butler-Byrd returned the opening kickoff for a 99-yard touchdown on a day of stunning superlatives for the Utes (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) in their second straight win at the Rose Bowl.

Williams, who quit football last month before returning last week, broke off TD runs of 3, 43, 64 and 55 yards in the most prolific rushing performance ever by a UCLA opponent.

Mike Fafaul also set UCLA records for pass attempts (70) and completions (40) while throwing for 464 yards, third most in school history. The former walk-on had five touchdown passes and four interceptions for the Bruins (3-5, 1-4), whose wholesale overhaul of their offensive approach didn't prevent their fourth loss in five games.


Clark hits Denby for 37-36 Weber St win over Southern Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Jadrian Clark threw a 60-yard pass to Darryl Denby with 31 seconds to play to preserve Weber State's unbeaten conference record with a 37-36 win over Southern Utah Saturday night.

Clark's game-winning throw capped a fourth-quarter rally that brought the Wildcats (5-2, 4-0 Big Sky) back from a 23-point deficit.

Earlier, Stefan Cantwell ran for a 10-yard touchdown and Clark threw an 11-yard score to Andrew Vollert to close the Southern Utah lead to 36-30 with 2:21 remaining.

Clark had 436 yards and four touchdowns on 31-of-52 passing. Haini Moimoi had 126 yards receiving and Denby 90 yards and a score. Jacob DeMaio's 91-yard punt in the first quarter set a new school record.

Southern Utah's Patrick Tyler threw for two touchdowns in the first half and ran for another to help the Thunderbirds (3-4, 2-3) to a 23-6 halftime lead.

Tyler had 239 yards and two scores passing and two rushing TDs.


Stevens throws 2 TD passes; Colorado St. beats UNLV 42-23

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Stevens threw two touchdown passes and Colorado State had 230 yards rushing on a season-high 50 carries in its 42-23 win over UNLV on Saturday night.

Marvin Kinsey and Izzy Matthews each ran for two touchdowns and Michael Gallup had seven receptions for 91 yards and a score for Colorado State (4-4, 2-2 Mountain West).

The Rams opened the game with a 12-play, 75-yard drive — capped by Danny Nwosu's 8-yard touchdown catch — and never trailed.

On the ensuing possession, UNLV (3-5, 2-2) drove to the 24 but a 41-yard field-goal attempt missed wide right and the Runnin' Rebels didn't cross midfield again until the second half as Colorado State built a 35-0 lead.

Dalton Sneed had 185 yards passing with two touchdowns and added 96 yards rushing on 15 carries for UNLV.

Stevens completed 21 of 28 passes for 237 yards with no interceptions.


Cubs could get Schwarber back for World Series

CHICAGO (AP) — One little doctor's appointment for Kyle Schwarber has turned into an intriguing possibility for the Chicago Cubs.

Schwarber is working out in Arizona after major left knee surgery in April, and the Cubs say the slugger with the sweet left-handed swing could be in the mix when Chicago returns to the World Series for the first time since 1945.

The Cubs had ruled Schwarber out for the year after he tore two knee ligaments during an outfield collision. But Schwarber's checkup with Dr. Daniel Cooper on Monday in Dallas cleared the way for the Cubs to take a closer look at the catcher/outfielder in the Arizona Fall League.