Sports Briefs: Texas wins; good starts for Adams, Stoodley
From staff and wire reports
AUSTIN, Texas — Tyrone Swoopes scored on a lunging 6-yard touchdown run in the second overtime, giving Texas a 50-47 victory over No. 10 Notre Dame late Sunday night.
The Texas quarterback broke a tackle, burst up the middle and stretched the ball across the line as the Longhorns earned a huge victory for embattled coach Charlie Strong after two losing seasons.
Freshman Shane Buechele got the start over Swoopes, but the senior played a huge role in Texas’ running game with two scores and big runs that punished Notre Dame defenders in overtime.
Buechele, the first freshman quarterback to start a Longhorns season opener since Bobby Layne in 1944, was impressive, with 280 yards passing and two long touchdown throws.
Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer rallied the Irish from a 31-17 deficit in the third quarter and finished with 215 yards passing and five touchdowns.
Texas went ahead 37-35 on D’Onte Foreman’s 18-yard touchdown run before Notre Dame blocked the extra point and Shaun Crawford returned it for 2-point score that tied it at 37 with just under 4 minutes left.
Keion Adams (Salisbury) had three tackles and three QB hurries as Western Michigan surprised Northwestern, 22-21, on Saturday.
Logan Stoodley (West Rowan) had two tackles for loss and a forced fumble as Limestone opened with a 31-6 win against Shaw.
Reigning Division II champion Pfeiffer notched three goals over an eight-minute span midway through the second half to down visiting Catawba, 4-2, in men’s soccer action on Sunday night at Lefko Field.
The top-ranked Falcons improve to 2-0, while the Catawba Indians fell in their opener.
The teams battled scoreless over the first 60 minutes before an onslaught of five goals over 13 minutes broke the deadlock.
All-American Nathan Regis had two assists and a goal for Pfeiffer.
College cross country
SALISBURY, N.C. — Catawba freshman Hannah Mercer paced the women’s field in winning the 5k race at the Catawba Chick-fil-A Cross Country Invitational at Salisbury Community Park. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jacob Black won the men’s 8k. Louisburg took team honors on the men’s side, while Lenoir-Rhyne claimed the women’s title. Both Catawba teams placed third.
SALISBURY, Md. — The Kannapolis Intimidators won, 6-2, against the Delmarva Shorebirds on Sunday.
Danny Dopico (3-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Delmarva starter Cristian Alvarado (10-9) lost.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The team of Ricky Honeycutt, Jan Godwin and Harry Owen took first place.
The team of Terrol Kendall and Gene & Mary Seaford took second.
Eileen Full won closest to the pin. Godwin won longest putt.
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