Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Vols Get Happy Returns

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Vols Get Happy Returns

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Nilo Silvan set up all of Tennessee's points with punt returns and the Volunteers defense did the rest in a 24-13 victory over Memphis on Saturday.

Silvan's 136 yards on four punt returns broke the school record of 135 set by Bert Rechichar in 1950 and helped the Volunteers (5-4) run their record against Memphis (6-4) to 15-0. SOUTH N. Carolina Drubs Wake

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Mike Thomas threw three touchdown passes to Marcus Wall and Curtis Johnson ran for two TDs as North Carolina regenerated its offense and whipped Wake Forest 50-0.

It was just one more afternoon of futility for the Demon Deacons (2-8, 0-7), last in the Atlantic Coast Conference in offense with 263 yards per game and eighth in total defense.

Clemson 20, Georgia Tech 10: In Clemson, S.C., Nealon Greene ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns as Clemson beat visiting Georgia Tech 20-10 and spoiled the debut of Yellow Jackets interim coach George O'Leary, the defensive coordinator who was elevated to coach Monday when Bill Lewis resigned.

Other Games: In Lexington, Ky., Raymond Philyaw connected with Stepfret Williams on a 54-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as Northeast Louisiana defeated Kentucky 21-14. . . . In Greenville, N.C., freshman walk-on Tabari Wallace intercepted a pass with less than a minute remaining to kill a late rally by Central Florida and preserve East Carolina's 23-20 win. EAST Milestone For Columbia

In New York, Jamie Schwalbe threw for four touchdowns and Columbia guaranteed its first winning season since 1971 with a 38-33 victory over Cornell.

The Lions (5-3-1, 3-3 Ivy League) last finished above .500 with a 6-3 record 23 years ago. They close the season at home next week against Brown.

Penn 33, Harvard 0: In Philadelphia, Terrance Stokes rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown Saturday and caught five passes for 37 more as Penn clinched its second consecutive Ivy League title.

The victory extended Penn's Division I-AA winning streak to 20, matching Holy Cross' record for that division set between 1990 and 1992.

Other Games: In Philadelphia, Chad Johnston threw three touchdown passes and Kantroy Barber ran for three more scores as West Virginia trampled Temple 55-17 in the Big East. …

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