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Saturday, 06 October 2007 15:59
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 STARS
-C.J. Bacher, Northwestern, threw for a career-high 520 yards and five touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, in the Wildcats' 48-41 victory over Michigan State.
-Mike Hart, Michigan, ran for 215 yards, and matched a career high with three touchdowns to lead the Wolverines to a 33-22 win over Eastern Michigan.
-Tim Webb, Presbyterian, threw for 648 yards and seven touchdowns Saturday as the Blue Hose outgunned North Greenville 66-52.
-Dominic Randolph, Holy Cross, passed for 404 yards and six touchdowns and the Crusaders beat Brown 48-37.
-Matt Ryan, Boston College, threw for 312 yards and four touchdown passes and the Eagles overwhelmed Bowling Green 55-24.
-Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois, rushed for 160 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Illini's 31-26 win over No. 5 Wisconsin.
-David Sinisi, Monmouth, ran for 200 yards and three rushing touchdowns and the Hawks won a 49-8 victory over Sacred Heart
-James Starks, Buffalo, ran 36 times for a 183 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bulls defeated Ohio 31-10.
-Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan, passed for 360 yards and five touchdowns - and ran for 146 yards and another score - to lead the Chippewas to a 58-38 victory over Ball State.
-Benjamin Williams, South Florida, ran for 186 yards and four touchdowns, and the No. 6 Bulls held off Florida Atlantic 35-23.
-Jordan Scott, Colgate, rushed for 270 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-24 victory over Bucknell.
-Ryan Mathews, Fresno State, ran for 171 yards and three touchdowns, in the Bulldogs' 49-41 victory over Nevada.

BADGERED
Rashard Mendenhall, rushed for 160 yards and scoreding two touchdowns in Illinois' 31-26 win over No. 5 Wisconsin. The Illini ended Wisconsin's 14-game winning streak, the longest in the nation. Illinois is off to a 3-0 start in the Big Ten for the first time since 1990. Wisconsin's P.J. Hill entered the game as the Big Ten's top running back, averaging 133.4 yards a game. But the Illini held him to 78 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown.
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HOOKED HORNS?
Sam Bradford threw for three touchdowns to steer No. 10 Oklahoma past No. 19 Texas 28-21 in their annual grudge match Saturday. Texas is now 0-2 in conference play for the first time since 1956. The Longhorns - who were ranked seventh before a 20-point loss to Kansas State last weekend - could be in jeopardy of ending a 114-week stint in the AP poll, the longest in the country.
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FLYING HIGH
Matt Ryan threw four touchdown passes and Boston College overwhelmed Bowling Green 55-24 Saturday and to get off to its best start in 65 years. The No. 7 Eagles, entering the game with their highest ranking in 23 years, have won 16 straight home games. The Eagles began the 1942 season with eight straight wins and finished at 8-2. They've gone unbeaten three times, the last in 1940 when they went 11-0 and won the Sugar Bowl. In 1984, they were ranked as high as fifth when Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie led them to a 10-2 record and a Cotton Bowl win. ... Kansas beat No. 24 Kansas State 30-24 on Saturday. Todd Reesing threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns and the Jayhawks have started a season 5-0 for just the third time in 39 years.
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WHAT A RUSH
Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead broke the NCAA all-divisions career rushing record in a game Saturday against Western New Mexico. Woodhead got the 121 yards he needed by the third quarter to surpass the previous record of 7,353 yards held by R.J. Bowers. Bowers, who set the record from 1997-2000 at Division III Grove City (Pa.) College. Woodhead, who won the 2006 Harlon Hill Trophy as the outstanding player in Division II, and set an all-division single-season record with 2,756 yards rushing last year.
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GOTTA HAVE HART
Mike Hart ran for 215 yards to become Michigan's career rushing leader, and matched a career high with three touchdowns to lead the Wolverines to a 33-22 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Hart needed 33 yards to break Anthony Thomas' record of 4,472 yards rushing. Thomas, who plays for the Buffalo Bills, set the previous record at Michigan from 1997-2000. Hart also became the first Wolverine to run for at least 100 yards in six straight games to start a season. Jamie Morris surpassed the milestone in the final six games of his career in 1987.
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HURRICANE BUTCH
Brandon Tate scored on a long reverse in a spurt of 27 points to start the game while Connor Barth kicked four field goals to lead North Carolina past Miami 33-27, giving coach Butch Davis a victory against his former program. It was Davis' first league victory and ended a four-game Tar Heels' losing streak.
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BETTER TO RECEIVE
Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree set the NCAA record for touchdown receptions by a freshman with a 32-yard scoring catch against Iowa State. It was his 15th of the season. The Red Raiders' receiver overtook the 14 TD catches by freshmen Jabar Gaffney (Florida, 2000); Mike Williams (Southern California, 2002) and Davone Bess, (Hawaii 2005). Coming into the game, Crabtree leads the nation in in receptions (60), receiving yards (920) and touchdowns (14).
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STRONG IN DEFEAT
Javon Ringer rushed 12 times for 185 yards and three touchdowns, in Michigan State's 48-41 overtime loss to Northwestern. ... Brown's Michael Dougherty threw a school-record 65 passes, and completed 42 for 422 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-37 loss to Holy Cross. ... Matt Nichols completed 37 of 59 passes for 451 yards and two touchdowns, and Aaron Boyce had a school record 17 receptions for 232 yards and a score but Eastern Washington lost to Montana 24-23. ... Alex Brink completed 27 of 50 passes for 369 yards, with two touchdowns in Washington State's 23-20 loss to Arizona State. ... Colin Kaepernick, completed 20-of-31 for 330 yards and three touchdowns in Nevada's 49-41 loss to Fresno State. ...
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SNAPPED
No. 5 ranked Wisconsin lost to Illinois 31-26 on Saturday. The loss snapped the Badgers' 14-game winning streak, which was the longest in the nation. ... Jake Brownell's third field goal of the game, with nine seconds left, gave Temple a 16-15 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Owls, who had lost 27 of their last 28 games. It was the Owls first victory since the team's 28-14 homecoming win over Bowling Green on October 28, 2006. ...
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RECORD-BREAKERS
leted 27 of 50 passes for 369 yards, with two touchdowns in Washington State's 23-20 loss to Arizona State. Brink set a Washington State record for career yards passing with 8,923. Jason Gesser had the old record with 8,830. ...
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SPEAKING
``That's why he's an All-American and some of the tacklers aren't.''- Eastern Michigan coach Jeff Genyk after Michigan's Mike Hart rushed for 215 yards in the Wolverines 33-22 victory over the Eagles. Hart broke Anthony Thomas' record of 4,472 yards by making a defender miss in the backfield and picking up 14 yards.
 

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