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Woodson's toss leaves Kentucky in a happy state

Jamaal Westerman (90) and the Rutgers defense had an easy day. Jamaal Westerman (90) and the Rutgers defense had an easy day. (MEL EVANS/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Andre Woodson threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Steve Johnson with 28 seconds left and Kentucky shocked No. 9 Louisville, 40-34, last night in Lexington, Ky., the Wildcats' first victory over a top-10 team in three decades.

Kentucky (3-0) was about to lose its fifth in a row to its in-state rival and had been pushed back by a personal foul. Then Johnson zipped past the Cardinals' secondary and Woodson hit him in stride.

Woodson completed 30 of 44 passes for 275 yards and four TDs as he beat Brian Brohm, a rival dating to high school, for the first time. Brohm's last-second attempt was deflected and caught by Harry Douglas at the 10, but time ran out for Louisville (2-1).

Kentucky was ahead, 33-28, with six minutes left when Brohm began an 84-yard drive that ended in Anthony Allen's 2-yard TD plunge.

Southern Cal 49, Nebraska 31 - With Stafon Johnson running for 144 yards and one of USC's five rushing TDs, the top-ranked Trojans rolled into Lincoln, Neb., and rolled over the No. 14 Cornhuskers in a game far more one-sided than the final margin.

John David Booty threw two short TD passes and USC (2-0) totaled 313 yards on the ground and the third-most points scored by an opponent in Lincoln. The Huskers (2-1) hadn't hosted a No. 1 team since 1978, and looked overmatched in falling behind, 49-17, in the fourth quarter.

LSU 44, Middle Tennessee 0 - Making his first career start, Ryan Perrilloux threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns and the No. 2 Tigers (3-0) encountered little resistance in Baton Rouge, La.

With an SEC showdown against South Carolina next weekend, LSU coach Les Miles decided to rest regular quarterback Matt Flynn (ankle) and No. 1 receiver Early Doucet. Perrilloux hit on 20 of 25 passes.

Oklahoma 54, Utah St. 3 - Sam Bradford threw for three touchdowns in another efficient performance, and the No. 3 Sooners piled on the Aggies in Norman, Okla.

Malcolm Kelly caught his sixth and seventh TD passes of the season and Allen Patrick had a 69-yard scoring run as the Sooners (3-0) enjoyed their third straight rout.

Texas 35, Central Florida 32 - Colt McCoy threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns and Jamaal Charles scored on a 46-yard run to clinch the win for the sixth-ranked Longhorns (3-0), who barely survived their first visit to Florida in 34 years.

Wisconsin 45, The Citadel 31 - Running back P.J. Hill tied a school record with five touchdowns and the No. 7 Badgers (3-0) extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 12 games, but not without a battle from the visitors.

California 42, Louisiana Tech 12 - Lavelle Hawkins returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, Justin Forsett ran for 152 yards and three scores, and the No. 8 Golden Bears (3-0) won their eighth in a row at home.

Ohio St. 33, Washington 14 - At Seattle, Chris Wells (135 yards rushing, TD) and linebacker James Laurinaitis (two INTs) keyed a second-half surge for the 10th-ranked Buckeyes (3-0), who tied a school record with their 21st consecutive regular-season victory.

Utah 44, UCLA 6 - Tommy Grady threw for three TDs and the Utes (1-2) capitalized on a host of mistakes by the 11th-ranked Bruins (2-1) to post the upset in Salt Lake City.

Penn St. 45, Buffalo 24 - The No. 12 Nittany Lions (3-0) righted themselves after a sluggish start as Anthony Morelli threw for a career-high four TDs in State College, Pa.

Rutgers 59, Norfolk St. 0 - Ray Rice ran for three touchdowns, Mike Teel threw for three more scores, and the 13th-ranked Scarlet Knights (3-0) put together a 42-point second quarter in Piscataway, N.J.

S. Carolina 38, S. Carolina St. 3 - The No. 17 Gamecocks, off to their first 3-0 start in six years, received three touchdown passes from Blake Mitchell in Columbia, S.C.

Oregon 52, Fresno St. 21 - At Eugene, Ore., Dennis Dixon threw for two scores and ran for another, and Jonathan Stewart added two rushing TDs for the No. 19 Ducks (3-0).

Georgia 45, Western Carolina 16 - Matthew Stafford threw two second-quarter scoring passes and the No. 23 Georgia (2-1) recovered from last week's offensive malaise to crush the Catamounts in Athens, Ga.

Hawaii 49, UNLV 14 - At Las Vegas, Colt Brennan ran for three touchdowns for the No. 24 Warriors (3-0), threw for two more, and set an NCAA record by passing for more than 200 yards for the 29th straight game.

Texas A&M 54, Louisiana-Monroe 14 - The No. 25 Aggies (3-0) scored on nine of their 10 possessions and amassed 547 yards, with Stephen McGee passing for 237 yards and a score in College Station, Texas.

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