College Football Roundup
Associated PressMORGANTOWN, W.Va. ó Noel Devine rushed for 134 yards and Tyler Bitancurt kicked four field goals, including a 43-yarder as time expired to lift West Virginia to a 19-16 win over No. 8 Pittsburgh.
West Virginia (8-3, 4-2 Big East) halted Pittsburgh’s five-game winning streak. The Panthers (9-2, 5-1) can still earn the conference’s Bowl Championship Series berth with a win at home next week against No. 5 Cincinnati. The Bearcats beat Illinois 49-36 earlier Friday.
Pittsburgh was held out of the end zone on five drives inside the West Virginia 30 until there were only 2:54 left to tie the score at 16-16.
No. 5 Cincinnati 49, Illinois 36
CINCINNATI ó Tony Pike returned from an injury to his non-throwing arm and had a record day Friday, passing for six touchdowns in a 49-36 victory over Illinois that left fifth-ranked Cincinnati unbeaten and back to full strength.
The senior quarterback started for the first time since Oct. 15 and broke the school record for touchdown passes. Cincinnati (11-0) remained one of six unbeaten Bowl Subdivision teams.
Nebraska 28, Colorado 20
BOULDER, Colo. ó The Nebraska Cornhuskers had just as tough of a tuneup for the Big 12 championship game as No. 3 Texas did one day earlier.
Rutgers 34, Louisville 14
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó Mohamed Sanu ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns to lead Rutgers past Louisville 34-14 on Friday.
JThe Scarlet Knights (8-3, 3-3 Big East) bounced back from an ugly loss to Syracuse last week.
Tulsa 33, Memphis 30, OT
TULSA, Okla.ó G.J. Kinne tossed a game-tying, 2-yard touchdown pass to Trae Johnson with 30 seconds and Kevin Fitzpatrick’s fourth field goal was the game-winner in overtime as Tulsa rallied to beat Memphis 33-30 in coach Tommy West’s last game for the Tigers.