Sun, Dec 28, 2003 - Page 24 News List

Bowling Green contains Wildcats; California wins

AP , DETROIT, MICHIGANAND PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Texas wide receiver Roy Williams catches a two-point conversion despite the defense by Texas Tech defensive back Greg Aycock during third quarter action in Austin, Texas, Saturday. Texas defeated Texas Tech, 43-40.

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Josh Harris passed for 386 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bowling Green to a 28-24 victory over Northwestern in the Motor City Bowl on Friday night.

Bowling Green (11-3) took the lead for good on Harris' 3-yard touchdown pass to Cole Magner with 4:06 left.

Harris, who also ran for a touchdown, set a Motor City Bowl record for completions with 38 in 50 attempts. Magner also set a game record for catches, finishing with 12 for 97 yards.

Jason Wright ran for 237 yards on 21 carries and finished with 336 yards for Northwestern (6-7). He had a 77-yard TD run.

Insight Bowl

Tyler Fredrickson, who had missed his previous five field goal attempts, capped a wild Insight Bowl with a 35-yard field goal as time expired to give California a 52-49 victory over Virginia Tech.

Cal's Aaron Rodgers and Virginia Tech's Bryan Randall each flirted with 400 yards passing in an aerial duel that saw both teams rally from 14-point deficits Friday night.

Rodgers, a sophomore who didn't start until the fifth game, was 27-of-35 for 394 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for two scores and was named the game's offensive MVP.

Randall was 24-for-34 for 398 yards and tied an Insight Bowl record with four TD passes. He also ran for a score.

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