Louisville and Cincinnati battle in the first quarter of the Fenway Bowl on Saturday in Boston. Winslow Townson/Associated Press

BOSTON — Jawhar Jordan ran for 115 yards, breaking free for two long touchdowns, and Louisville beat erstwhile rival Cincinnati 24-7 on Saturday in the twice-delayed first edition of the Fenway Bowl at the chilly home of the Boston Red Sox.

With a gridiron laid out over the diamond and “Fenway Park” in the end zones using the baseball team’s traditional font, Jordan scored from 49 yards out at the end of the first quarter and 40 at the end of the second to help clinch the Keg of Nails for Louisville (8-5).

Brock Domann hit Marshon Ford for another score on a 40-degree day when both teams struggled to pass – or even hold onto the ball, with the Bearcats (9-4) fumbling three times (recovering one).

But Jordan and Maurice Turner, who ran 31 times for 160 yards, gave Scott Satterfield’s former team a 287-55 edge in rushing yards over his new team.

Evan Prater connected with Wyatt Fischer for the Bearcats’ only score, barely getting off the pass before he was brought down. Ford cut back across the field from the 20 and outraced his defender to the end zone to make it 7-7 early in the second quarter.

But the Cardinals shut them out from there, earning bragging rights in the Ohio River rivalry that dates to 1929 but had been dormant since Louisville joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014. Louisville players did flips on the field afterward, passing around the Keg of Nails awarded to the rivalry game winner.


LAS VEGAS BOWL: Deshaun Fenwick came off the bench to rush for 107 yards, and No. 17 Oregon State (10-3) nearly dealt Florida (6-7) a rare shutout, winning the Las Vegas Bowl 30-3.

The Beavers reached 10 victories for the third time program history and the first time in 16 years. They first accomplished the feat in 2000, when coach Jonathan Smith was the team’s quarterback.

Oregon State won seven of its final eight games.

After the Beavers took control early in the third quarter by going up 17-0, the only real question was whether Florida would keep its NCAA-record scoring streak intact. The Gators last were shut out in 1988, a span of 436 games and 57 games longer than any other team.

The streak remained alive when Adam Mihalek made a 40-yard field goal with 37 seconds left.

LA BOWL: Jordan Mims rushed for a career-high 205 yards and two scores, Jake Haener threw two TD passes and Fresno State (10-4) completed the biggest in-season turnaround in Football Bowl Subdivision history with a 29-6 victory over Washington State (7-6) in the LA Bowl in Inglewood, California.


Fresno State – which won the Mountain West Conference title – is the first team to get to 10 wins after dropping four of the first five. The Bulldogs were 1-4 in early October before winning their final nine games.

Mims accounted for 232 all-purpose yards and outgained Washington State, which had 182 offensive yards. Both of Mims’ touchdowns were on direct snaps out of the Wildcat formation.

CELEBRATION BOWL: Quarterback Davius Richard ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard scoring plunge in overtime, and North Carolina Central (10-2) beat Jackson State (12-1) 41-34 in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta to spoil Coach Deion Sanders’ bid for an undefeated season in his final game with the Tigers.

The Eagles’ defense made a goal-line stand on Jackson State’s first overtime possession to preserve the win. Tight end Hayden Hagler’s drop on third down from the 1 set up an incompletion by Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders to end the game regarded as the championship of teams from historically Black college and universities.

Sanders’ 19-yard touchdown pass to Travis Hunter as time expired in regulation set up Alejandro Mata’s tying extra point to send the game to overtime. It was the fourth scoring pass of the game for Sanders, who also ran for a score.



(1) PURDUE 69, DAVIDSON 61: Zach Edey had 29 points and 16 rebounds and Caleb Furst scored all 12 of his points in the second half to help the Boilermakers (11-0) fend off  theWildcasts (7-4) in the Indy Classic in Indianapolis.

The Boilermakers are positioned to stay in the top spot for an unprecedented second straight week. Purdue earned its first No. 1 ranking last December, then lost on a buzzer-beater at Rutgers and didn’t return until this week.

Furst also had 13 rebounds.

(5) HOUSTON 69, (2) VIRGINIA 61: Jarace Walker scored 17 points and the Cougars (11-1) used runs in each half and the nation’s best scoring defense to beat the Cavaliers (8-1) in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Marcus Sasser and Tramon Mark each added 13 points for the Cougars, who used a 10-2 run early in the second half to open a 40-30 lead. Virginia, playing for the first time in 11 days, never got closer than six again, and each time the Cougars answered.

Kadin Shedrick scored 16 points and Jayden Gardner had 13 for the Cavaliers, who were hoping to avenge a 67-47 loss last year on the Cougars’ home floor. Houston became the highest-ranked nonconference opponent ever to play Virginia in Charlottesville.


(15) GONZAGA 100, (4) ALABAMA 90: Drew Timme matched his season-high with 29 points and the Bulldogs (9-3) overcame Brandon Miller’s 36-point outburst to beat the Crimson Tide (9-2) in the C.M. Newton Classic in Birmingham, Alabama.

Timme had 10 rebounds, four assists and made 12 of 18 shots to help the Bulldogs cool off one of the nation’s hottest teams. The Crimson Tide had won four straight and beat two No. 1 teams to earn their highest ranking in 15 years.

Miller scored 26 points in second half, including the team’s first 10. The nation’s top scoring freshman had just delivered a 21-point second half in a 91-88 victory over Memphis but couldn’t carry his team to the win this time.

(8) KANSAS 84, (14) INDIANA 62: Gradey Dick scored 20 points to lead six Kansas players in double figures scoring, Dajuan Harris Jr. added 10 points and 10 assists and the eighth-ranked Jayhawks (10-1) roared to a victory over the Hoosiers (8-3) in Lawrence, Kansas.

Kevin McCullar Jr. had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Jalen Wilson and KJ Adams scored 11 apiece, as the Jayhawks) beat their fellow college basketball blueblood for the seventh time in their last nine meetings.

(10) ARKANSAS 76, BRADLEY 57: Freshman Jordan Walsh scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Razorbacks (10-1) to a win over the Braves (7-5) in North Little Rock, Arkansas, extending the Razorbacks’ winning streak to six games.


(16) UCLA 63, (13) KENTUCKY 53: Jaime Jaquez Jr. had 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Bruins (10-2) turned back the Wildcats (7-3) in a matchup of college basketball royalty at Madison Square Garden.

Jaylen Clark and Tyger Campbell each scored 15 for the streaking Bruins, who won their seventh straight game and passed another early test away from Pauley Pavilion following an 87-60 blowout Wednesday night at No. 20 Maryland.

(17) MISSISSIPPI 68, NICHOLS STATE 66: Dashawn Davis made two clutch free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining and Tolu Smith had 15 points and eight rebounds to help the Bulldogs (11-0) hold off the Colonels (5-6) in Starkville, Mississippi.

(18) ILLINOIS 68, ALABAMA A&M 47: Matthew Mayer scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the Illini (8-3) overcome Alabama A&M’s comeback push for a win over the Bulldogs (3-7) in Champaign, Illinois.

NORTH CAROLINA 89, (23) OHIO STATE 84: Pete Nance made a jumper at the buzzer to force overtime, RJ Davis iced a much-needed victory for scuffling North Carolina with two late free throws, and the Tar Heels (8-4) beat the Buckeyes (7-3) in the CBS Sports Classic in New York.

(24) VIRGINIA TECH 74, GRAMBLING STATE 48: Sean Pedulla scored 21 points to lead the Hokies (11-1) to a win over the Tigers (6-4) in Blacksburg, Virginia.


(25) MIAMI 91, ST. FRANCIS 76: Isaiah Wong scored 22 points and the Hurricanes (11-1) beat the Red Flash (3-9) in Coral Gables, Florida.


(10) UCLA 75, CSU BAKERSFIELD 47: Emily Bessoir and Londyn Jones each scored 12 points to lead the Bruins (11-1) to a win over the Roadrunners (2-5) in Los Angeles.

The Bruins had a season-high 14 steals, which led to plenty of transition buckets. UCLA started the game on a 10-2 run and led 22-8 after the first quarter. Eight players scored in the opening quarter for the Bruins.

(13) UTAH 92, UC RIVERSIDE 45: Jenna Johnson scored 18 points, Alissa Pili had 15 and the Utes (10-0) blitzed the Highlanders (2-7) in Salt Lake City..

(19) MICHIGAN 77, APPALACHIAN STATE 49: Leigha Brown scored 16 points with eight assists, six rebounds and two steals and the Wolverines (10-1) recovered from their first loss to beat the Mountaineers (3-7) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Emily Kiser led the Wolverines with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Laila Phelia added 11. Sophomore Greta Kampschroeder, a transfer from Oregon State, had her first double-figures game for her new team with 11, getting three of Michigan’s five 3-pointers.

(21) ARKANSAS 83, (16) CREIGHTON 75: Samara Spencer scored 26 points, Saylor Poffenbarger had a double-double and the Razorbacks (12-0) beat the Bluejays (8-2) in Omaha, Nebraska.

(23) GONZAGA 67, BYU 58: Kaylynne Truong scored 24 points, Brynna Maxwell added 13 points, and the Bulldogs (10-2) defeated the Cougars (4-7) in a West Coast Conference opener in Spokane, Washington.

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