|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 08 September 2007 15:25|
-Dennis Dixon, Oregon, accounted for 368 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, helping the Ducks rout Michigan 39-7.
-Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, completed 19 of 25 passes for 205 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes in the Sooners' 51-13 victory over Miami.
-Curtis Painter, Purdue, tied a school record with six touchdown passes as the Boilermakers defeated Eastern Illinois 52-6.
- Brian Hoyer, Michigan State, completed 17 of 29 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns to help the Spartans hold off Bowling Green, 28-17.
-Sam Keller, Nebraska, threw for 258 yards and a touchdown in his first road start, leading the 16th-ranked Cornhuskers past Wake Forest 20-17.
-Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech, had 138 yards rushing and three touchdowns on only nine carries in a 69-14 victory over Samford.
-Trey Elder, Appalachian State, threw four touchdown passes and ran for another, leading the Mountaineers to a 48-7 win over Division II Lenoir-Rhyne.
-Kevin Hoyng, Dayton, tied a school record with four touchdown passes as the Flyers routed Urbana 45-7.
-LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh, ran for three touchdowns on his first four carries in the first quarter of a 34-10 victory over Grambling State.
-Duran Lawson, Citadel, went 12-for-21 for 220 yards and three touchdowns to lead The Bulldogs to their highest score in almost 100 years with a 76-0 shutout of Webber International.
-Grayson Mullins, Presbyterian, threw for 342 yards and six touchdowns in a 58-7 victory over Pikeville.
A week after losing to Appalachian State, Michigan was handed its most-lopsided loss in 39 years as Dennis Dixon and the Oregon Ducks cruised to a 39-7 victory Saturday. The Wolverines (0-2) have opened a season with two straight losses at home for the first time since 1959 and have dropped four straight, dating to last season, for the first time in four decades. The 32-point setback was Michigan's worst since losing 50-14 at Ohio State in 1968, the season before Bo Schembechler's debut in Ann Arbor.
No. 12 Ohio State forced befuddled Akron to punt 14 times, including after 12 consecutive three-and-out series, and beat the Akron 20-2 on Saturday. Akron (1-1) managed just three first downs and 69 yards on offense - gaining 3 net yards on 19 rushing attempts. The Zips had two first downs the first time they had the ball, then didn't pick up another until 5 minutes remained - with punter John Stec putting his name in the record book
Boston College ruined Tom O'Brien's return to the school he coached for 10 seasons by forcing seven turnovers and keeping his new team winless with a 37-17 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday. O'Brien left last December after becoming the winningest coach in BC history. The Eagles won bowl games in each of the last six seasons, but O'Brien went to North Carolina State before last year's Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Michigan quarterback Chad Henne did not play in the second half against Oregon on Saturday because of an injury, and he's not expected to face Notre Dame. ABC-TV reported at halftime that Michigan trainer Paul Schmidt said Henne was out for the rest of the game with a lower-leg injury.
play against the Commodores.
Army snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating Rhode Island 14-7 in overtime on Saturday. It was the second consecutive season the Black Knights won an overtime game in its home opener. The Black Knights won two overtime games last season. ... Heidelberg snapped a 36-game losing streak with a 37-26 victory over Oberlin on Saturday. Division III Heidelberg (1-0) had not won since beating Marietta 21-13 on Oct. 4, 2003.
``We have good kids and they're hurting. If losing doesn't make you hurt, you shouldn't be at Michigan.'' - Michigan coach Lloyd Carr after the Wolverines fell to 0-2 after a 39-7 loss to Oregon on Saturday.