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Pac-10 Football Roundup

Monday October 22, 2001

Stanford 49, No. 5 Oregon 42 

EUGENE, Ore. – Kerry Carter bulled in for a 3-yard touchdown run with 1:10 remaining for Stanford. 

Stanford (4-1, 3-1 Pac-10) rallied from a 42-28 fourth-quarter deficit by blocking a punt and intercepting Oregon’s Joey Harrington pass, turning both turnovers into touchdowns. But the Ducks’ Seth McEwen deflected Mike Biselli’s extra point with 5:32 left, leaving Oregon with a 42-41 lead. 

All Oregon (6-1, 3-1) had to do was salt away the clock, but on third-and-1 from his own 30, Harrington was hit by safety Tank Williams and the ball floated into the hands of diving defensive end Marcus Hoover at the 33. 

On third-and-goal from the 3, Carter was stopped at the line of scrimmage, but got a push from his line to get into the end zone for his fourth touchdown. 

Not only did Stanford stop Oregon’s nation-best 23-game home winning streak, it ruined an undefeated record by the Ducks for the eighth time since 1964. 


No. 15 Washington 31,  

Arizona 28 

SEATTLE – Two weeks after separating his throwing shoulder, Cody Pickett ran 3 yards for the winning touchdown with 13 seconds left in Washington’s latest fourth-quarter comeback. 

Pickett threw touchdown passes of 78 and 75 yards in the first quarter and finished 29-of-49 for a career-high 455 yards, with three touchdowns and four interceptions. 

The Huskies (5-1, 3-1 Pac-10) overcame five turnovers to bounce back from their first loss in 13 games. They haven’t lost two straight since coach Rick Neuheisel’s first two games in 1999. 

Arizona is winless in four Pac-10 games and has lost nine straight conference games. 


Arizona St. 41, Oregon St. 24 

TEMPE, Ariz. – The big things predicted for Delvon Flowers came true against Oregon State. 

Flowers, who missed last season because of a knee injury, ran for 226 yards and two touchdowns as Arizona State beat the Beavers 41-24 Saturday night. 

He scored on runs of 74 and 28 yards in the biggest game by an Arizona State running back in the last 28 years, and the sixth-best ever. His yardage on 23 carries was the most since Ben Malone set the record of 250 against Oregon State in 1973. 

“I don’t know what to say,” Flowers said. “I owe it to my line and (fullback) Mike Karney. They did a great job getting up there, laying their pads down and pushing the defense back.” 

Jeff Krohn threw a 63-yard pass that the receiver, Shaun McDonald, turned in another score when he recovered his own fumble in the end zone, Justin Taplin threw a 23-yard TD pass on a trick play and Tom Pace scored on an 11-yard run. 


Notre Dame 27, USC 16 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Carlyle Holiday has the Notre Dame offense running again and the Irish winning again. 

Holiday fell 2 yards shy of his third straight 100-yard rushing game Saturday as Notre Dame (3-3) overcame an 11-point deficit to beat Southern Cal 27-16 Saturday for its third straight victory after its first ever 0-3 start. 

Holiday, making his fourth start, had a 43-yard run to set up a field goal, a 35-yard TD run, and a 42-yard pass -- Notre Dame’s longest of the season. 

“He’s a weapon every time he touches the ball,” Irish coach Bob Davie said. 

The Irish lost 24-3 to Texas A&M in Holiday’s first start, but he only played the first half because of a neck injury. He’s led the Irish in rushing in each of their victories.