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 STARS
-Duke's Thaddeus Lewis threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-31 victory over Navy. Lewis extended his school record of consecutive pass attempts without an interception to 206.
-Minnesota freshman tailback DeLeon Eskridge rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns in the Golden Gophers' 35-23 victory over Montana State. The last Gophers freshman to rush for at least three scores was Minnesota's career rushing leader rusher, Darrell Thompson, who did it on Sept. 13, 1986, against Bowling Green.
-Missouri's Chase Daniel completed 23 of 28 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns in a 69-17 win over Nevada. Daniel shattered predecessor Brad Smith's career school passing record. Daniel has 9,513 yards passing. Smith finished with 8,799 yards in four seasons as a starter.
week earlier against San Diego State, Bruton forced a fumble inches shy of the goal line and recovered to spark a come-from-behind victory.

WANT TO GET AWAY?
Pac-10 teams didn't fare too well away from the West Coast. No. 23 California fell at Maryland 35-27. UCLA absorbed a 59-0 whipping at 18th-ranked Brigham Young. Stanford lost at TCU 31-14. And on Friday night, Washington State was drubbed 45-17 at Baylor. Early on, the only bright spot was No. 18 Oregon's 32-26 victory at Purdue - in two overtimes.

RIBBIT
With its win over Stanford, TCU improved to 11-2 in its last 13 games against teams from conferences with automatic BCS berths.

PAGING JIM BROWN
Syracuse rushed for 48 yards in a 55-13 loss to No. 17 Penn State at the Carrier Dome. The Nittany Lions had two runners - Evan Royster, with 100 yards, and Stephfon Green, with 53 - outgain the Orange. Brown and other Syracuse legends returned to campus this weekend to attend the premiere of ``The Express,'' a movie about Ernie Davis, who was the star of the unbeaten 1959 Syracuse squad and two years later became the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy.

BY THE NUMBERS
Chattanooga. The Seminoles, who are actually members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, beat Western Carolina 69-0 a week ago.

NO. 1 ON THE WEATHER CHANNEL
Two weeks into the season, Nicholls State remains the only team in the nation on any level of the NCAA to not play a game. Hurricanes have prevented the school from keeping its schedule. Now, the rest of the Southland Conference is facing some of the same - Hurricane Ike wiped out all but three league games this weekend. Only Southeastern Louisiana, Central Arkansas and Northwestern State were able to play this weekend.

OUCH!
Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis injured his left leg during a 35-17 victory over Michigan when an Irish player was blocked into him during a punt return late in the second quarter. Irish defensive end John Ryan, who is 6-foot-5, 264 pounds, hit Weis in the leg. Weis, who was looking the other direction, never saw the hit coming and was knocked to the ground. Weis remained on the sideline on crutches with his leg in a wrap for the rest of the half. ``I was following the ball down the field there was nothing I could do, nothing they could do,'' Weis said as he left the field before halftime.

HE SAID IT
people don't want to believe that, come play us and see what happens.'' - Maryland guard Jaimie Thomas after the Terrapins' 35-27 victory over No. 23 California.

``The biggest thing is we need to play with more emotion. Football is an emotional game and for some reason we're not flying around like we've got to.'' - Illinois coach Ron Zook after the 24th-ranked Fighting Illini edged Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17.
 

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