Florida overwhelm Western Carolina 62-0

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 3:56 pm
By: News On 6

GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) Tim Tebow ran for 2 touchdowns, threw for 2 more and 3rd ranked Florida overwhelmed Western Carolina 62-0 in U.S. college football on Saturday.

The Gators (10-1) scored touchdowns on 9 of their first 10 possessions while using the Division I-AA opponent to prepare for next week's game at rival Florida State.

They also got a glimpse into the future, with numerous young players making an impact, such as Tebow, who has been primarily a running quarterback this season, and was 10-12 passing for 200 yards; Brandon James, who broke the school record for punt return yardage, returning 6 punts for 155 and scoring on a 77-yarder; and Riley Cooper, who caught 3 touchdown passes, covering 7, 55 and 20 yards.

The defense posted its second shutout of the season. The defense allowed 53 yards and 4 1st downs against the Catamounts (2-9).

No. 12 Wisconsin 35, Buffalo 3

At Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin picked off a pass and threw for a touchdown on the first 2 plays of the game But the rout didn't start until the end of the 1st half.

The Badgers (11-1) pulled away with 2 touchdowns just before halftime on the way to posting the first 11-win regular season in school history. Wisconsin also appears headed to a second straight berth in the Capital One Bowl. The Bulls (2-9) continued a tough season under first-year coach Turner Gill.

Tyler Donovan, who made his second straight start filling in for injured starter John Stocco, was 16 of 26 for 308 yards and 2 touchdowns.

No. 20 Boston College 38, No. 21 Maryland 16
At Boston, Jolonn Dunbar scored on 2 fumble recoveries before Boston's offense took the field. When it did, the Eagles made sure they stayed in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship picture.

The Eagles led 14-0 in the first 4 minutes on Dunbar's returns of 14 and 38 yards before Matt Ryan threw 2 scoring passes.

To win the Atlantic Division, BC (9-2, 5-2) needs a win over Miami next Thursday and losses by Wake Forest in its final 2 games. The Terrapins (8-3, 5-2) can still win the division if they beat Wake Forest next Saturday and BC loses to Miami.

No. 22 Tennessee 39, Vanderbilt 10

At Nashville, Tennessee, the Volunteers' rare November slide is over, thanks to Erik Ainge and LaMarcus Coker.

Ainge threw for 266 yards and 2 touchdowns, Coker ran for 2 more, and the Vols ended a 2-game losing streak.

The victory also gave the Vols (8-3, 4-3 SEC) a bit of revenge against their state rival. The Commodores snapped Tennessee's 22-game winning streak in this series last season with a 28-24 victory in Knoxville, which they celebrated with a special DVD.

Vanderbilt (4-8, 1-7) had a chance to finish with consecutive seasons with at least 5 victories for the first time since 1974 and 1975 with a win.