|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 15 September 2007 22:41|
-Matt Caddell, Alabama, caught a 4-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone with 8 seconds left, lifting the Crimson Tide to a 41-38 victory over No. 16 Arkansas.
-Paul Smith, Tulsa, passed for a career-high 454 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Golden Hurricane to a wild 55-47 victory over BYU.
-Tim Tebow, Florida, threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 61 yards and two scores, and lifted the No. 5 Gators to a 59-20 romp over 22nd-ranked Tennessee.
-Anthony Morelli, Penn State, threw for 202 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to lead the Nittany Lions to a 45-24 win over Buffalo.
-Rusty Smith, Florida Atlantic, threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns, and the Owls forced seven turnovers to beat Minnesota 42-39.
-Kellen Lewis, Indiana, rushed for a career-high 199 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Hoosiers on three second-half scoring drives to beat Akron 41-24.
-P.J. Hill, Wisconsin, tied a school record with five touchdowns in the Badgers' 45-31 victory over The Citdadel.
-Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-3 win against Utah State.
-Curtis Painter, Purdue, passed for 360 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Boilermakers to a 45-22 victory against Central Michigan.
-Mike McLeod, Yale, ran for 157 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in a 28-14 victory over Georgetown.
-Graham Harrell, Texas Tech, threw a personal best six touchdown passes, and the Red Raiders scored 35 unanswered points for a 59-24 victory over Rice.
-Trey Elder, Appalachian State, threw three touchdown passes and rushed for 82 yards, helping the Mountaineers pull away from Northern Arizona 34-21.
-Matt Ryan, Boston College, threw for a career-best 435 yards and the No. 21 Eagles shut down Georgia Tech star Tashard Choice in a 24-10 victory.
-Ryan Perrilloux, LSU, threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 44-0 victory over Middle Tennessee.
-Blake Szymanski, Baylor, passed for 411 yards and five touchdowns to help the Bears beat Texas State 34-27 on Saturday night.
-Todd Reesing, Kansas, threw for 313 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Jayhawks to a 45-13 rout of Toledo.
-Jordy Nelson, Kansas State, set single-game school records with 15 receptions for 209 yards, catching one touchdown pass and throwing another in the Wildcats' 61-10 victory over Missouri State.
M, ran for 222 yards including a 94-yard TD in a 30-17 win over Howard.
-Ricky Santos, New Hampshire, threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth, leading the Wildcats to a 48-35 win over Marshall.
-Jayson Foster, Georgia Southern, ran for 253 yards and six touchdowns in a 42-34 victory over Coastal Carolina.
-Corey Leonard, Arkansas State, ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more to lead to a 45-28 victory Saturday night over Southern Methodist.
-Jake Phillips, William and Mary, passed for 335 yards and three touchdowns and scored from the one-yard line in the second overtime for a 48-41 win over Liberty.
-Jonathan Dally, Cal Poly, threw a school-record six touchdown passes, including four to Ramses Barden in a 47-19 win over Weber State.
-Alex Brink, Washington State, threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-28 win over Idaho.
NO LUCK FOR THE IRISH
Michigan handed Notre Dame its worst loss since beating the Irish by the same score in 2003, 38-0 on Saturday. Notre Dame is winless after three games for just the second time in school history, putting coach Charlie Weis in unwanted company with Bob Davie. The Fighting Irish have lost five straight for the first time since the 1985-86 seasons.
No. 5 Florida extended its winning streak to 10 games, its home winning streak to 18 and improved to 3-0 against Tennessee under coach Urban Meyer after a 59-20 victory over the 22nd-ranked Volunteers on Saturday. ... No. 7 Wisconsin extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 12 games after a 45-31 victory over The Citadel. ... Ohio State tied its school record for consecutive wins in the regular season with 21, matching a mark set from 1967-69, beating Washington 33-14. ... Appalachian State beat Northern Arizona 34-21 to extend Division I's longest winning streak to 17 games.
WHAT A KNIGHT
Ray Rice ran for three touchdowns and Mike Teel threw for three more in the lightning-quick outburst that carried Rutgers to a 59-0 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday. the No. 13 Scarlet Knights produced the biggest second quarter in the school history, and all it needed was 11 plays and 91 seconds to amass 277 yards and score 42 points. The 59 points and the margin of victory were the biggest for Rutgers since a 59-0 win over Buffalo in 2000.
Duke snapped the longest losing streak in the country at 22 games, beating Northwestern 20-14 Saturday night. Thaddeus Lewis threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns for the Blue Devils, whose last win came on Sept. 17, 2005 against Virginia Military Institute. Duke (1-2) hadn't defeated a major college team since Nov. 13, 2004, against Clemson, a span of 27 games.
Colorado avoided getting shut out for the first time since 1988 by scoring on a fourth-and-10 play with 3:40 left in Saturday night's 16-6 loss to Florida State. That was the latest the Buffs had scored in their 225-game scoring streak, the longest in the Big 12. The Buffs' last whitewash at home was a 28-0 loss to Oklahoma on Nov. 15, 1986.
Andre Woodson threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Steve Johnson with 28 seconds left and Kentucky shocked No. 9 Louisville 40-34 Saturday night, the Wildcats' first victory over a top-10 team in three decades. ... Tommy Grady threw for three touchdowns, Darrell Mack ran for 107 yards and Utah capitalized on a long list of mistakes by No. 11 UCLA in a 44-6 rout of the Bruins. Utah scored 30 straight points and beat the Bruins for the first time. Utah had been 0-8 against UCLA, which failed to score a touchdown for the first time in four years.
New Mexico beat a Pac-10 team for the second time in school history, 29-27 over Arizona on Saturday night. The Lobos had lost nine in a row since beating Oregon State in 1979. The Lobos last defeated Arizona in 1976, when both schools were in the Western Athletic Conference.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Max Hall passed for a career-high 526 yards, completing 34 of 57 passes with four touchdowns, but BYU lost to Tulsa 55-47 on Saturday night.
Arizona State is 10-0-1 against San Diego State after its 34-13 win on Saturday night
Iowa State kicker Bret Culbertson tied a school record with five field goals, the final a 28-yarder with 1 second left, and the Cyclones upset Iowa 15-13 Saturday for coach Gene Chizik's first win. The victory was Iowa State's fourth in five tries at home against the Hawkeyes. The Cyclones have taken seven of the last 10 from their in-state rival.
Syracuse dropped its first three games for the first time in 21 years after falling to Illinois 41-20 on Saturday. The Orange have been outscored 118-32 by three teams whose combined record in 2006 was 13-24. ... The Miami Hurricanes sent Florida International to its 15th straight loss, beating their South Florida rivals 23-9.
Division III Bethany, W.Va., broke school records for total yards (739) and rushing yards (482) in a 66-7 victory over St. Vincent on Saturday.
LONG TIME COMING
Nick Graziano became the first Nevada quarterback in nine years to throw five touchdown passes in a game during Saturday night's 52-17 win over Nicholls State. David Neill was the last to do it in 1998.
History was made Saturday night during Memphis' 35-14 victory over Jacksonville State. Sarah Thomas, a veteran high school official in Mississippi, became the first female official in a Bowl Subdivision football game, when she served as a line judge.
``It irritated me a little bit. I guess they wanted to put up as many points as they could in the first half. That's not necessarily sportsmanlike. But that's the route they chose, and they got the job done.'' - Norfolk State quarterback Casey Hansen after Rutgers coach Greg Schiano called three timeouts in an attempt to get the ball back just before the half with the Scarlet Knights (3-0) ahead 45-0.
``If we get 12 of these wins right here, then that would be just fine with me. You really can't complain with this stuff.'' - Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford after the Sooners' 54-3 win over Utah State.