Dawson go-ahead field goal lifts 49ers by Seattle
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Phil Dawson kicked a 22-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining and the San Francisco 49ers held off the Seattle Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday.
Frank Gore broke a 51-yard gain with just more than four minutes left to set up the go-ahead 11-play, 76-yard drive as the 49ers (9-4) kept the playoff-bound Seahawks (11-2) from clinching the NFC West on San Francisco's home field.
Dawson's fourth field goal of the day gave him 20 straight converted field goals, a franchise record topping Joe Nedney's 18 consecutive in 2006-07.
Russell Wilson threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson and Marshawn Lynch ran for an 11-yard score for Seattle, denied a franchise-best sixth road victory.
The 49ers are unbeaten at home against the West since losing to the Seahawks on Oct. 26, 2008.
No. 10 Oregon to face Texas in Alamo Bowl
No. 10 Oregon will square off against Texas in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30 in San Antonio.
(AP) - Oregon (10-2) won its first eight games and was in the national title discussion before losing at Stanford on Nov. 7. The Ducks also got blown out at Arizona before rallying to beat rival Oregon State 36-35.
Texas (8-4) will play in San Antonio for the second straight year, having beaten Oregon State 31-27 a year ago.
The Longhorns had a chance to win the Big 12 title and play in a BCS bowl game, but the Longhorns lost to Baylor 30-10 Saturday in the regular season finale.
Texas opened league play with six straight wins before losing two of its last three.
FIGHT HUNGER BOWL
Washington, BYU to meet in Fight Hunger Bowl
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Washington has been picked as the opponent for BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl.
The Cougars locked up a bid to the Dec. 27 game in San Francisco earlier this year, and bowl officials selected the Huskies as the Pac-12 participant Sunday night.
Washington went 8-4 this season before coach Steve Sarkisian left to take the job at Southern California. The Huskies hired Chris Petersen away from Boise State on Friday, but quarterbacks coach and former Washington standout Marques Tuiasosopo will be the interim head coach for the bowl game.
BYU also finished 8-4 and is headed to a bowl for the ninth straight season under coach Bronco Mendenhall. The Cougars are 6-2 in those games, including winning the last four.
This is expected to be the final Fight Hunger Bowl played at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park. The bowl is moving to the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara next year.
NEW MEXICO BOWL
Colorado State accepts invite to New Mexico Bowl
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Colorado State will play Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.
The Mountain West Conference's Rams (7-6) also played in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl, which was the team's last trip to the postseason. The Rams defeated Fresno State 40-35.
The Cougars (6-6) are playing in a bowl for the first time since 2003. Washington State finished the regular season with a 27-17 loss to rival Washington in the Apple Cup, but the team doubled its total wins from the year before - showing steady progress under second-year coach Mike Leach.
While the Cougars were bowl eligible, it did not mean they were guaranteed a postseason berth. Nine teams from the Pac-12 were eligible with just seven conference bowl spots.
No. 13 Oregon beats Mississippi 115-105 in OT
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mike Moser scored 22 of his 24 points in the second half and overtime to lead No. 13 Oregon past Mississippi, 115-105 on Sunday.
Johnathan Loyd added 23 points, and Joseph Young had 19, including an important 3-pointer in overtime to push the Ducks (8-0) ahead 100-93 with 1:59 remaining.
Six Oregon players scored in double figures during an entertaining game that stayed close throughout. The Ducks shot 38 of 65 (58.5 percent) percent from the field.
Marshall Henderson had a career-high 39 points for Ole Miss (6-2). The 6-foot-2 guard made 11 of 27 shots from the field, including 10 of 23 from 3-point range.
The final minute of regulation was wild, with Ole Miss hitting three difficult 3-pointers in the last 40 seconds to climb out of an 86-80 hole. Henderson made two, and Jarvis Summers nailed an off-balance 22-footer to tie it at 89 with 0.8 seconds left.
T25-WASHINGTON-SAN DIEGO ST
Thames helps No. 24 San Diego State rally for win
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Xavier Thames scored 19 points, and No. 24 San Diego State rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Washington 70-63 on Sunday.
Winston Shepard added 17 points for the Aztecs (7-1), who won their sixth straight while playing for the fifth time in 11 days.
C.J. Wilcox led Washington (4-4) with 17 points. Nigel Williams-Goss added 14 for the Huskies.
The Aztecs opened the second half with a 17-2 run, taking the lead on a jump shot by Thames with 14:59 remaining. JJ O'Brien scored five straight points during the run.
BKC-E WASHINGTON-SAINT MARY'S (Cal)
St. Mary's runs past EWU for 93-65 win
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - Brad Waldow scored 24 points to lead five Gaels in double figures as St. Mary's beat Eastern Washington 93-65 Sunday night.
After Drew Brandon hit a 3-point shot to pull Eastern Washington (5-3) within seven with 9:24 left in the first half, the Gaels went on a 16-5 run to open up a 33-15 lead, and EWU would never get closer than 12 the rest of the way.
Kerry Carter scored a career-high 18 points for St. Mary's (7-0). Beau Levesque added 14, and James Walker III had 12. Stephen Holt finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
St. Mary's outrebounded EWU 49-36, including 18-10 on the offensive glass.
Eastern Washington shot just 39 percent (23 of 59) from the field and a season-low 17.4 percent (4 of 23) from 3-point range.
Tyler Harvey scored 20 points in the loss.
St. Mary's led 41-26 at the half.
BKC-ARK-PINE BLUFF-OREGON STATE
Ark-Pine Bluff game against the Beavers postponed
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - The game between Oregon State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, originally scheduled for Saturday but then rescheduled for Sunday, has now been postponed indefinitely because of weather conditions.
Oregon State says the Golden Lions were unable to get a flight out of Dallas for the rescheduled game in Corvallis at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Both schools are working on a makeup date later this season.
The Beavers host Maryland Eastern Shore next Sunday at Gill Coliseum. Arkansas-Pine Bluff is next scheduled to play at Creighton on Dec. 17.
No. 24 Gonzaga hangs on to beat Ohio State 59-58
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Sonja Greinacher scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as No. 24 Gonzaga held off Ohio State 59-58 on Sunday.
Gonzaga trailed by one point with 32 seconds to play. Shaniqua Nilles gave the Bulldogs the lead with 21 ticks left, but Ohio State took it back after Ameryst Alston's basket. Down by one with 7 seconds left, Gonzaga's Nilles converted again, this time for the game-winner.
Haiden Palmer added 13 for Gonzaga (6-1). The Bulldogs made 7 of 26 shots from behind the arc and Ohio State made four of its six from 3-point range.
Alston paced Ohio State (6-4) with 18 points and Martina Ellerbe added 11. The Buckeyes trailed 32-20 at halftime.
Gonzaga led 45-35 with 11:26 left in the second half, but a Raven Ferguson 3-pointer made it a two point game with 6:25 left.
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