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No. 13 USC rebounds with 27-9 win over California Bears

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POSTED September 23, 2012 7:35 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Barkley knew he wasn't exactly polishing his personal credentials while Southern California grinded out a win with its dominant defense and a steady running game.

Nobody wins the Heisman by handing off, after all.

The star quarterback wasn't thinking about his own trophy case, though, while getting the Trojans back on track for much more important rewards.

Barkley passed for 192 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Marqise Lee, and No. 13 USC bounced back from its first defeat with a 27-9 victory over California on Saturday.

Lee had 11 catches for 94 yards, Silas Redd rushed for 158 yards and a score and the Trojans (3-1, 1-1 Pac-12) methodically rolled to their ninth consecutive win over the Golden Bears (1-3, 0-1) in the schools' 100th meeting.

Fales helps San Jose St. beat San Diego St. 38-34

SAN DIEGO (AP) — David Fales threw four touchdown passes, including a 14-yarder to Chandler Jones with 50 seconds left, to lift San Jose State to a wild 38-34 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.

The lead was tied once and changed hands four times in the final quarter.

Fales completed 21 of 31 passes for 260 yards. He threw three of his TD passes in the fourth quarter as San Jose State (3-1) overcame a 24-17 deficit.

Cal Poly holds off rally by UC Davis 28-20

SAN LUIS OBISPO  (AP) — Deonte Williams rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns and Cal Poly held off a fourth-quarter rally by UC Davis for a 28-20 victory on Saturday night.

Williams scored his first touchdown in the second quarter and the other two in the third. The last, a 7-yard run, gave Cal Poly (3-0) a 28-10 lead with 5:13 left in the third.

UC Davis (1-3) got to within striking distance in the fourth quarter, scoring on a 2-yard run by Courtney Williams with 10:10 left and a 41-yard field goal by Brady Stuart with 5:45 left.

North Dakota beats Sacramento State 35-13

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Mitch Sutton ran for three touchdowns to help lead North Dakota over Sacramento State 35-13 on Saturday night as both teams opened Big Sky conference play.

Sutton, a senior, scored on two 5-yard runs and a 1-yard run for his first three-touchdown game. Sutton posted 162 yards on 23 attempts.

Jameer Jackson caught a 32-yard pass from Marcus Hendrickson in the first quarter to put North Dakota on the scoreboard first, and a 20-yard pass in the third. At the half, North Dakota (3-1) led 14-7.

Though they couldn't pull out the win, Sacramento State led North Dakota in passing yards, 237-147. Garrett Safron was 12 of 33 for 163 yards and Mason Magleby was 6 of 7 for 74 yards.

Tulsa comes back to beat Fresno 27-26

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa overcame an early 13-point deficit and two interceptions returned for touchdowns by Fresno State to rally for a 27-26 victory on Saturday night.

Trey Watts hit Thomas Roberson for a 26-yard touchdown on a tailback option pass for the go-ahead score in the third quarter, and the Golden Hurricane (3-1) used defense and field position to protect the one-point lead. On their last six drives, the Bulldogs (2-2) advanced no farther than their 33-yard line, punting five times and having the clock run out on the last possession.

Robbie Rouse ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, and Derek Carr passed for 231 yards for Fresno State. But the defense was the points generator, as three interceptions led to touchdowns.

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