|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 13 October 2007 19:47|
-C.J. Bacher, Northwestern, completed 41 of 58 passes for 470 yards and four TDs in the Wildcats' 49-48 overtime victory over Minnesota.
-Joe Partridge, East Stroudsburg, rushed for a school-record 284 yards and scored four touchdowns to help the Warriors rout Cheyney 42-6.
-Chad Hall, Air Force, rushed for a school-record 256 yards on 31 carries and scored four TDS in a 45-21 win over Colorado State.
-Mike McLeod, Yale, rushed for 276 yards and two touchdowns, to lead the Bulldogs to a 23-7 win over Lehigh.
-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 to help 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.
-Dantrell Savage, Oklahoma State, rushed for 212 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' 45-14 win over Nebraska.
-Matt Grothe, South Florida, threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to help the Bulls cruise to a 64-12 victory over UCF.
-Chris Brown, Oklahoma, ran for three second-half touchdowns, and the No. 6 Sooners beat No. 11 Missouri 41-31.
-Herb Donaldson, Western Illionis, rushed for 314 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Leathernecks past Missouri State, 31-10.
-Javon Ringer, Michigan State, ran for 203 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries to help the Spartans beat Indiana 52-27.
-Corey Leonard, Arkansas State, was 17-of-23 for 275 yards with five touchdown passes and also ran for a score in a 52-21 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
Kentucky's Andre Woodson found Steve Johnson open in the end zone for a 7-yard score in the third extra period as the No. 17 Wildcats stunned No. 1 LSU 43-37 in triple overtime. It was Kentucky's first victory over a top-ranked team since 1964, when the Wildcats beat Mississippi State.
Yvenson Bernard leaped into the end zone on fourth down from the 1 with 8:30 remaining and Oregon State delivered the latest shocker in an upset-filled season, beating second-ranked California 31-28. California became the 10th team ranked in the Top 10 to lose to an unranked team this season.
Highly touted freshman Joe McKnight gave the Trojans the big plays they desperately needed, Mark Sanchez threw his first career touchdown pass, and No. 10 USC rallied to beat Arizona 20-13. The game was USC's first since a 24-23 loss to 41-point underdog Stanford. USC won despite being held to 12 yards of total offense in the second quarter and 50 in the third period. ... Brandon Coutu kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to help No. 24 Georgia overcome a 10-point halftime deficit and beat Vanderbilt 20-17.
FALL OF THE UNBEATENS
Chris Brown ran for three second-half touchdowns, Curtis Lofton returned a fumble for a touchdown and No. 6 Oklahoma knocked No. 11 Missouri from the ranks of the unbeatens with a 41-31 victory Saturday night. ... Brian Brohm threw three touchdown passes and made a game-turning 51-yard completion, rallying Louisville to a 28-24 victory over No. 15 Cincinnati. ... 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.
South Florida routed UCF 64-12 for its eighth straight win. George Selvie continued his torrid start with three more tackles for losses, giving him a school single-season record 20 1/2 in six games. He had one sack, boosting his nation-best total to 11 1/2, and also forced a fumble that led to Grothe's first TD. USF's defense also extended its streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher to 14 games. The Bulls haven't allowed a back to reach the plateau since Ray Rice of Rutgers gained 212 against them early last season.
Rodney Kinlaw ran for 115 yards and a touchdown, Anthony Morelli threw for 216 yards and another score and Penn State beat No. 19 Wisconsin 38-7. 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 winning 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 Eddie McGee's pass at the goal line with 1:12 left and the Hawkeyes upset No. 18 Illinois 10-6, 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. Purdue hasn't won at Michigan Stadium since 1966 when Bob Griese was its quarterback.
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 it has 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 2 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 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.
``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 quarterback Andre Woodson after the Wildcats' 43-37, triple-overtime victory over No. 1 LSU.