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Washington beats BYU in Fight Hunger Bowl

Washington beats BYU, Syracuse and Marshall also win bowl games

Washington beats BYU in Fight Hunger Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Washington's Bishop Sankey ran for 95 yards and two scores to tie the college's career touchdown record and the Huskies went on to beat Brigham Young University 31-16 in the Fight Hunger Bowl on Friday.

In the day's other bowl games, Syracuse got a late touchdown to edge Minnesota in the Texas Bowl and Marshall used two fourth-quarter scores to beat Maryland in the Military Bowl.

Washington's Keith Price added a 16-yard touchdown pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and John Ross returned a kick 100 yards for another score to help the Huskies complete their best season since winning the Rose Bowl in 2000.

BYU's Taysom Hill threw for 293 yards and ran for 133 yards and a score for the Cougars (8-5), who had their four-game bowl winning streak snapped. Justin Sorensen kicked three field goals but also missed one in the third quarter after an interception by Robertson Daniel had given BYU prime field position.

The game capped a whirlwind month for the Huskies that began with coach Steve Sarkisian leaving for the same job at Southern California. Chris Petersen was lured from Boise State to take over, but quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo coached Friday on an interim basis.

The defense led the way this game, holding the Cougars to four field goal attempts and one touchdown on five drives inside the Huskies 30.

The game made history by being the first ever in the bowl series with two female officials. Sarah Thomas was the line judge and Maia Chaka was the head linesman based on their work in Conference USA this season.

In Houston, Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to lift the Orange to a 21-17 win over Minnesota.

Brisly Estime set up Hunt's touchdown with a 70-yard punt return.

Syracuse led 14-3 entering the fourth quarter before Mitch Leidner threw two touchdown passes and a 2-point conversion to put the Golden Gophers up 17-14.

After the Orange regained the lead, Minnesota attempted two long passes to the end zone on the final plays. The first slipped through Drew Wolitarsky's arms and the second, as time expired, was knocked down near the end zone.

Marshall's Rakeem Cato threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Thundering Herd to a 31-20 win over Maryland.

Marshall trailed 20-17 before Cato brought them back. After directing a 63-yard march to put his team up 24-20 with 12:05 left, Cato clinched it with an 8-yard touchdown throw to Gator Hoskins with 3:42 to play. Cato completed 28 of 44 passes with no interceptions.

Maryland (7-6) scored only one touchdown after halftime, and A.J. Leggett followed Cato's final TD pass with an interception to set off a celebration among the Marshall fans.

Brandon Ross rushed for 116 yards for the Terrapins, and C.J. Brown went 14 for 24 for 197 yards.

Updated : 2021-05-09 13:48 GMT+08:00