Da'Rel Scott got out of the doghouse in time to run over Nevada.

Benched for 2 1/2 quarters after breaking curfew, the former Plymouth Whitemarsh star ran for 179 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Maryland held off the Wolf Pack, 42-35, in the Humanitarian Bowl yesterday in Boise, Idaho.

Maryland finished 8-5, Nevada 7-6.

Scott's 49-yard touchdown sprint early in the fourth quarter broke a 28-28 tie, and his 2-yard TD gallop put the Terps up 14 points.

Scott was one of seven Terrapins disciplined for curfew violations. One of the others was reserve defensive back Antwine Perez, a product of Woodrow Wilson High

Scott didn't get to play on the famous blue turf in Boise until early in the third quarter, but he still became the seventh running back in Maryland history to top 1,000 yards for the season.

Holiday Bowl

Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31 -

Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli ran through and over the Cowboys' defense for three touchdowns and threw for one TD to lead the No. 15 Ducks (10-3) over the No. 13 Cowboys (9-4) in San Diego.

Masoli, who moved up from No. 3 on the depth chart this season due to injuries, scored on option keepers of 1, 41 and 17 yards in the third quarter, then threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Jaison Williams in the fourth quarter. Masoli, who ran over OSU safety Quinton Moore on his 41-yard jaunt, gained 106 yards on 16 carries and threw for 258 yards.

Kendall Hunter ran for two TDs for Oklahoma State.

Texas Bowl

Rice 38, Western Michigan 14 -

Rice took out more than 50 years of postseason frustration in Houston.

Chase Clement threw three touchdown passes, ran for a score and caught a TD pass from Jarett Dillard to lead the Owls (10-3) over Bill Cubit's Broncos (9-4).

Rice won a bowl game for the first time since the 1954 Cotton Bowl and reached 10 victories for the first time since 1949.

Western Michigan, ranked 24th in total offense coming in, gained only 278 yards and did not score until there was 6 minutes, 33 seconds left.