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Posted on November 12, 2012 at 5:33 PM


Wilson, Lynch lead Seattle's 28-7 rout of Jets

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw touchdowns of 38 yards to Golden Tate and 31 yards to Sidney Rice, and the Seattle Seahawks sent the New York Jets to their worst start since 2007 with a 28-7 win on Sunday.

Wilson was harried for much of the day by the multiple looks from the Jets' defense. But the Seattle rookie responded with key throws, hitting Tate on the opening drive, then connecting with Rice early in the fourth quarter to give Seattle (6-4) a two-score advantage. Tate added a TD pass on a reverse to Rice later in the fourth quarter.

Mark Sanchez struggled in his reunion with Seattle coach Pete Carroll, his former coach at USC. Sanchez threw a costly interception at the goal line in the first half, then fumbled at the Seattle 32.

Muhammad Wilkerson's fumble return for a TD was the only score for New York (3-6).


Oregon is No. 1 in AP Top 25; K-St 2, Notre Dame 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll after Alabama gave up the top spot following a loss to Texas A&M.

The Ducks have 45 of 60 first-place votes. Kansas State is No. 2 with 14 first-place votes. Notre Dame is third and received one first-place vote.

The Crimson Tide, which had been No. 1 for 10 straight weeks, dropped to fourth after a 29-24 loss to the Aggies in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday.

Texas A&M moved up six spots to No. 9.

The Ducks were last No. 1 in 2010. That was the first season in the history of the program that Oregon reached No. 1, and the Ducks spent seven weeks there and reached the BCS championship game, which they lost to Auburn.

No. 25 Kent State is ranked for first time since Nov. 5, 1973.


K-State, Oregon on course for BCS title game

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas State and Oregon are now on course to play for the BCS national championship.

After Alabama was upset by Texas A&M, the new BCS standings have the Wildcats (.9674) first and the Ducks (.9497) second.

Notre Dame (.9396) is third, not too far behind, but most likely in need of a loss by Oregon or Kansas State to reach the title game on Jan. 7 in Miami.

As for Alabama's run at three championships in four seasons, and the Southeastern Conference's string of six straight BCS titles, both need help to continue.


Oregon overcomes injuries to move to No. 1

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Oregon's defensive line was so depleted that backup tight end Koa Ka'ai and two other freshmen were pressed into emergency duty.

Big-play running back Kenjon Barner was bottled up all night so freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota put the game on his arm.

Oregon overcame numerous hurdles to beat California 59-17 on Saturday night to move into the top spot in The Associated Press poll with just three weeks left in the regular season.

The Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12) were without four of their top five linemen coming into the game and then lost defensive tackle Taylor Hart in the first quarter to another injury but still overwhelmed the Golden Bears.


Wash. State to review football program allegations

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The president of Washington State University has asked the athletic department and the Pac-12 separately to review recent allegations about the football program in Pullman.

The move comes one day after star receiver Marquess Wilson quit the team, blaming the coaching staff for what he called abuse of players.

Wilson says he left the program because of the actions of first-year coach Mike Leach and his staff. Wilson says the new staff has "preferred to belittle, intimidate and humiliate us," and that included physical abuse.

WSU President Elson Floyd says in a statement Sunday that he asked the athletic department to report findings and conclusions as soon as possible.

Floyd says reviews from both the Pac-12 and the athletic department "should get to the bottom of the matter."


Seattle wins opener, beating Montana State 87-72

SEATTLE (AP) — Clarence Trent scored 18 points Sunday night, leading four Seattle players in double figures, and the Redhawks won their season opener, defeating Montana State 87-72.

Trent also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in his 21 minutes of play. Deshaun Sunderhaus had 14 points and eight rebounds, Chad Rasmussen scored 12 and Prince Obasi added 10 points for the Redhawks, who never trailed and led 39-24 at the half. Seattle, which played as an independent last season, is now in the Western Athletic Conference.

Montana State, of the Big Sky Conference, also had four players score in double figures.

Antonio Biglow scored 15 points, Paul Egwuonwu had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Flavien Davis scored 12 points and Calen Coleman scored 10 for the Bobcats, also playing their first game of the season.


Oregon State defeats New Mexico State 71-62

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Ahmad Starks scored a career-high 33 points and Oregon State defeated New Mexico State 71-62 in a regional game of the 2K Sports Classic on Sunday night.

Joe Burton added 13 points for the Beavers, who improved to 2-0.

It was the opener for the Aggies, who went 26-10 last season and won the Western Athletic Conference tournament for a trip to the NCAA tournament.

Tyrone Watson and Daniel Mullings had 14 points apiece for New Mexico State, which trailed by as many as 14 points after leading by six early in the first half.


Wilcox leads Washington past Loyola Maryland 85-63

SEATTLE (AP) — C.J. Wilcox scored 22 points, Abdul Gaddy had 17 and Scott Suggs 15 to lead Washington to an 85-63 season-opening win over Loyola Maryland on Sunday night.

Wilcox hit four 3-pointers and Suggs three from long range for the Huskies, who failed to advance to the NCAA tournament last year despite winning the Pac-12 regular-season title. Aziz N'Diaye (AH'-zeez EHN'-jeye) added 10 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.

Dylon Cormier had 19 points, Erik Etherly 15 and Robert Olson 12 to lead Loyola (1-1). The Greyhounds were 24-9 last season and lost to Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The Huskies hit 7 of 11 3-pointers in the second half after leading 33-31 at halftime in the first game between the teams.

They were 2 of 6 beyond the arc in the first half, with Wilcox and Suggs each hitting one.


No. 9 Louisville eases past Portland 95-48

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shoni Schimmel had 16 points to lead No. 9 Louisville past Portland 95-48 Sunday afternoon.

Bria Smith scored 15, Sheronne Vails had 13 and freshman Megan Deines added 12. Shawnta' Dyer scored 10 for Louisville (2-0).

Kari Luttinen and Ellen Nurmi each had 10 points for the Pilots (0-2).

Louisville opened the game on a 17-2 run and never trailed. The Cardinals forced 19 first-half turnovers, including 12 steals, out of their full court zone press and held the Pilots to just nine field goals. Portland turned the ball over 32 times in all.

Deines' putback at the buzzer gave Louisville a 48-25 halftime advantage.

Louisville had an 11-4 run after halftime, capped by Deines' three from the left corner to give the Cardinals a 59-30 edge.


Galaxy beat Sounders 3-0 in 1st leg of West final

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Keane scored twice, Mike Magee added his latest clutch playoff goal and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Sunday night to take a commanding lead in the first leg of the MLS Western Conference finals.

Keane had an assist and Sean Franklin set up two goals by the defending champion Galaxy, who will head to Seattle next Sunday in prime position to earn their third MLS Cup appearance in four years.

Michael Gspurning made three saves to avoid an even more disastrous result for the Sounders, who must beat the Galaxy by four goals next weekend to advance to the franchise's first MLS Cup final.