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Washington runs over UCLA, 24-7

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    Alabama's Eddie Lacy scored on a 3-yard run during the first half last night.
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SEATTLE » Jake Locker scored on a 3-yard run in the first half, and Quinton Richardson returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown with 6:22 left to help Washington keep its bowl hopes alive with a 24-7 win over UCLA.

With Locker trying to protect a cracked rib, the Huskies (4-6, 3-4 Pac-10) turned to the combo of running back Chris Polk and freshman Jesse Callier. Polk carried 25 times for a career-high 138 yards and capped the second-best night of his career with a 2-yard TD plunge with 4:24 left.

Callier added 107 yards as the Huskies ran for a season-high 253 yards against the Bruins (4-6, 2-5).

No. 10 Alabama 63, Georgia State 7

Greg McElroy completed 12 of 13 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns and the Crimson Tide (9-2) routed the Panthers (6-5).

The game against a Football Championship Subdivision team competing in its first year of college football was predictably little more than a warmup for next week’s showdown with No. 2 Auburn. Georgia State is led by former Tide coach Bill Curry.

Mark Ingram ran for 86 yards and a touchdown and Julio Jones caught seven passes for 86 yards and two scores.

Air Force 35, UNLV 20

Tim Jefferson threw a touchdown pass and had three short scoring runs to help the visiting Falcons (8-4, 5-3 Mountain West) beat the Rebels (2-9, 2-5).

Jefferson passed for 111 yards and ran for 64.

Asher Clark ran for 82 yards, and Jonathan Warzeka had a 54-yard touchdown run and finished with 64 yards rushing and 46 yards receiving.

Omar Clayton completed 18 of 30 passes for 223 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown strike to Phillip Payne for UNLV, which led 17-7 in the second quarter.

 

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