|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 13 October 2007 15:49|
- C.J. Bacher, Northwestern, completed 41-of-58 for 470 yards and four TDs in the Wildcats 49-48 victory over Minnesota.
- Joe Partridge, East Stroudsburg, rushed for a school-record 284 yards and scored four touchdowns and the Warriors routed Cheyney 42-6.
- Mike McLeod, Yale, rushed for 276 yards and two touchdowns, to lead the Bulldogs to a 23-7 win.
- Ray Rice, Rutgers, ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns and the Scarlet Knights beat Syracuse 38-14.
- Colt McCoy, Texas, threw four touchdown passes and ran for another and the Longhorns beat Iowa State 56-3.
- Joe Sandberg, Pennsylvania, rushed for 197 yards and four touchdowns in the Quakers' 59-28 win over Columbia.
- Chris Horton, Jacksonville, passed for a school-record 450 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Dolphins to a 34-24 win over Morehead State.
- James Starks, Buffalo, ran for 231 yards and three touchdowns and the Bulls defeated Toledo 43-33.
- Kevin Hoyng, Dayton, was 25-for-40 for 408 yards and four touchdowns, in the Flyers 38-28 victory over Davidson.
- Duran Lawson, Citadel, went 28-of-37 for 386 yards and ran for 100 yards to set a school record with 486 yards of total offense in a 54-51 overtime win over Furman.
- Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan, ran for four touchdowns and threw for two more to lead the Chippewas past Army 47-23.
- Anthony Alridge, Houston, ran for 205 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-48 victory over Rice.
Kentucky's Andre Woodson found Steve Johnson open in the end zone for a 7-yard score in the third extra period as No. 17 Wildcats stunned the No. 1 LSU Tigers 43-37 in triple overtime on Saturday. LSU had a chance to win, but Charles Scott ran just one yard on fourth down when the Tigers needed two. It was Kentucky's first victory over a No. 1-ranked team since 1964, when the Wildcats beat Mississippi State.
the second quarter and 50 in the third period.
Rodney Kinlaw for 115 yards and a touchdown, Anthony Morelli threw for 216 yards and another score and Penn State beat Wisconsin 38-7 win Saturday. The Nittany Lions moved the ball with ease in claiming its second straight conference win and scored on two of three Wisconsin first-half turnovers. The Badgers lost their second straight after having won 14 in a row.
THE RIGHT CHOICE
Georgia Tech's Tashard Choice ran for a career-high 204 yards on 37 carries, and the Yellow Jackets beat Miami 17-14. Georgia Tech became the fourth team since 1978 to beat Miami in three consecutive seasons, joining Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Florida State.
EYE OF THE HAWKS
Iowa's Brett Greenwood intercepted an Eddie McGee pass at the goal line with 1:12 left and the Hawkeyes upset No. 18 Illinois 10-6 on Saturday, snapping the Illini's five-game winning streak. The Hawkeyes snapped an eight-game losing streak in Big Ten play and knocked off a ranked opponent for the first time since 2005.
Mike Hart and Mario Manningham each scored two touchdowns in the first half to help Michigan take a big lead, and the Wolverines went on to beat Purdue 48-21. The Boilermakers have lost in consecutive weeks after starting strong and rising to No. 23 in AP poll. Purdue hasn't won at Michigan Stadium since 1966 when Bob Griese was its quarterback.
Brandon Roberson ran 6 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime and Northwestern stopped a 2-point conversion attempt by Minnesota for a 49-48 victory. The Wildcats (4-3, 2-2) trailed 35-14 in the second half and tied the game on C.J. Bacher's 8-yard, fourth-down TD pass to Eric Peterman with eight seconds left in regulation, forcing a second straight overtime for Northwestern, which beat Michigan State 48-41 last week.
Sean Glennon threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns in relief of injured Tyrod Taylor and No. 12 Virginia Tech's defense shut down Duke yet again in a 43-14 win. Taylor, a freshman who had earned the starting job after Glennon struggled in his first two games, left early in the second with a sprained right ankle. Glennon entered the game with Virginia Tech leading 13-7, but directed consecutive touchdown drives to take the drama out of this one.
A HUSKER LOSS
Oklahoma State pounded Nebraska 45-14, the largest rout of the Huskers at home in 49 years. It was the first time since 1960 the Cowboys won at Memorial Stadium. Missouri's 31-0 victory in 1958 was the previous most-lopsided home loss for Nebraska. It's the first time in Nebraska's 118-year history that they have surrendered 40 points four times in the same season. The Cowboys, who had lost 20 straight games in Lincoln, scored on their first six possessions in taking a 38-0 halftime lead. That marked a stretch of six quarters where Nebraska was outscored 79-6.
Todd Reesing passed for two touchdowns and Jake Sharp rushed for 110 yards and another score, leading No. 20 Kansas past Baylor 58-10 in a game delayed more than two hours by lightning and heavy rain. ... Travis Brown had a 63-yard reception for the go-ahead touchdown as New Mexico beat Wyoming 20-3 in a game interrupted nearly two hours by lightning.
Matt Ryan threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns, Andre Callender scored three TDs and No. 4 Boston College held on to beat Notre Dame 27-14 to remain undefeated. Boston College is 7-0 for just the fifth time in 107 seasons - the first time since 1942 - and beat the rival Irish for the fifth straight time. ... Chris Gould kicked a 19-yard field goal with 3:20 to play and Virginia won its sixth consecutive game and knocked Connecticut from the unbeaten ranks with a 17-16 victory.
The Citadel gained a school record 641 yards as the Bulldogs beat Furman 54-51 in overtime. Citadel quarterback Duran Lawson went 28-of-37 for 386 yards and ran for 100 yards to set a school record with 486 yards of total offense in the win. ... Liam Coen's 11-yard pass to J.J. Moore in the 4th overtime session helped Massachusetts defeat Villanova 32-24. ... Brandon Roberson ran 6 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime and Northwestern stopped a 2-point conversion attempt by Minnesota for a 49-48 victory. ... Quarterback Byron Selby completed 11 of 20 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown as Morgan State sneaked by Howard 36-33 in overtime. Morgan State kicker James Meade made a 23-yard field goal after Howard's Dennis Wiehberg missed a 38-yard attempt to seal the win for the Bears. ... Andrew Wilcox kicked five field goals, including a 49-yarder in the second overtime, to lead Elon to a 36-33 victory over Georgia Southern.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Mary. ... Chase Clement threw for a 355 yards, a career high, and three touchdowns and led Rice with 52 rushing yards in a 56-48 loss to Houston. ...
Anthony Alridge had 205 rushing yards, Donnie Avery had 346 receiving yards and Houston scored the final 21 points to rally past Rice 56-48. Aldridge scored four touchdowns, including a 33-yard run that put the Cougars ahead 49-48 with 3:37 remaining. He added a 50-yard TD for the final points two minutes later. Avery set conference and school records with his receiving total and finished with 427 all-purpose yards. He had two touchdowns.
``It proved we're a team that obviously earns a lot more respect now. We've come a long way from being a doormat in the SEC to competing with the best teams in the SEC and getting some wins.''- Kentucky QB Andre Woodson after the Wildcats' 43-37 upset of No. 1 LSU in triple overtime.