In two impressive defensive performances, North Carolina State Strong Safety John McRorie had three interceptions and a fumble recovery in the Wolfpack's 31-17 win over South Carolina, and Murray State Cornerback James (Squeaky) Yarbrough led the Racers to a 23-10 upset of defending Division I-AA champion Eastern Kentucky. In the first quarter Yarbrough picked up a blocked punt and ran 21 yards for a touchdown. In the third quarter he returned a punt he blocked 27 yards to set up another TD. He also made two interceptions, one of which he returned 41 yards for the Racers' final score.
Willie Totten of Mississippi Valley State threw for 477 yards in a 54-12 rout of Prairie View. Wide Receiver Jerry Rice, who leads the nation in receptions with 87, caught 12 of Totten's passes.
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