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Associated Press

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 31 at 3:33 PM


Wilson leads Seattle past St. Louis 20-13

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson tied Peyton Manning's record for most touchdown passes by a rookie with 26, and his 1-yard TD run with 1:39 left gave Seattle a 20-13 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday and an 8-0 home mark for the Seahawks.

Seattle (11-5) entered the day with hopes of still winning the NFC West and getting a home playoff game, but those dreams were dashed when San Francisco beat Arizona 27-13 to clinch the division. Seattle will be the No. 5 seed in the NFC and face the NFC East champion — Washington — in the opening round next weekend.

Seattle finished as the only unbeaten team at home in the NFL.

St. Louis' defensive effort didn't make it easy for Seattle.

The Rams (7-8-1) sacked Wilson six times, but couldn't do enough offensively to finish with their first winning record since 2003.


Season of surprises for Oregon State

UNDATED (AP) — Even a disappointing ending can't diminish what Oregon State accomplished this season.

The No. 15 Beavers were the surprise of the Pac-12, rebounding from a 3-9 disaster last year to a 9-4 finish this season.

The six-game turnaround is the best in school history.

Only Ohio State and Middle Tennessee could also boast the same improvement this year.

Oregon State's season ended Saturday with a 31-27 loss to Texas in the Alamo Bowl.


Boise State crushes Corban 105-49

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Jeff Elorriaga made a school-record 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead Boise State to a 105-49 win over Corban on Sunday.

Elorriaga was 10 of 16 from 3-point range, breaking the previous record of nine set by Abe Jackson on Dec. 10, 2000. He had eight 3-pointers at halftime.

Kenny Buckner posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Broncos, who also got double-digit scoring games from Anthony Drmic (11) and Joe Hanstad (10).

Boise State (10-2) scored the game's first 14 points and never trailed against Corban (5-8), an NAIA Division II program.

Josiah Sebens scored 12 points, and Andrew Evans had 11 for the Warriors, who were outrebounded 56-21.