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Saturday, 25 October 2008 19:06
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 STARS
-LSU kicker Colt David became the leading scorer in school history with a 51-yard field goal in the second quarter of the Tigers' 52-38 loss to Georgia. David's kick gave the senior 320 points in his career, passing former LSU running back and current New England Patriot Kevin Faulk.
-North Carolina receiver Hakeem Nicks had three touchdown catches and ran for a score to help the Tar Heels beat No. 23 Boston College 45-24.
-Fresno State's Kevin Goessling kicked a 58-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Bulldogs to a 30-28 win over Utah State.
-Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel threw a school-record six touchdown passes, five in the first half, as the Scarlet Knights routed No. 17 Pittsburgh 54-34.

TEXAS TWO-STEP
oma and Missouri. But the Longhorns didn't look like a unanimous No. 1 team in a tense 28-24 victory over No. 7 Oklahoma State in Austin. The Longhorns needed a big defensive stand in the fourth quarter to overcome a pair of late mistakes by quarterback Colt McCoy. McCoy passed for 391 yards and two touchdowns but threw a rare interception that set up a field goal as Oklahoma State pulled within 28-24. He also fumbled on the Cowboys' 10 with just over five minutes left when Texas could have put the game away. Next up for the Longhorns: a trip to No. 8 Texas Tech, which improved to 8-0 with a 63-21 shellacking of No. 19 Kansas.

SUPER SUB
With Penn State down three points and its quarterback dinged, backup Pat Devlin came off the bench and was just good enough to get the Nittany Lions their first victory at Ohio State in 30 years.
Devlin led two scoring drives, sneaked in from a yard out with the game's only touchdown, and didn't do anything terrible filling in for Daryll Clark.
The victory leaves unbeaten Penn State in the thick of the national title race with a manageable remaining schedule. The Nittany Lions have a road trip to Iowa and home games against Indiana and Michigan State to finish the regular season.

GETTING UGLY
ruised to a 29-9 victory against the Vols, the second straight win in the series for Nick Saban's Tide.
Fulmer, who has won a national title for the Volunteers, has been getting crushed by Vols fans on message boards and talk radio.
The Vols are 3-5 and need to go 3-1 to get to become bowl eligibile.

GET YOUR KICKS
Remember Matt Williams? He's the Texas Tech student who came out of the stands between quarters of a game on Sept. 20 and won a month of free rent by connecting on a 30-yard field goal. Williams was invited to join the Red Raiders the week after he made that kick. On Saturday, Williams hit all nine of his extra-point tries in Tech's 63-21 win at Kansas. ``I thought it was easy compared to the kick that got him free rent,'' Texas Tech coach Mike Leach said. The Raiders' regular kicker, Donnie Corona, missed his only field goal attempt.

BOOMER SOONER
who else? - Kansas State in 1942. ``It was like a video game,'' said Ryan Broyles, who returned a punt for a TD during the onslaught.

ANCHORS AWEIGH
All three U.S. service academies have won a game this season without completing a pass. Army went 0 for 3 in a victory over Eastern Michigan and Air Force was 0 for 7 against Houston. On Saturday it was Navy's turn to pass on passing. The Middies didn't even attempt a pass in a 34-7 victory over Southern Methodist in a game played in a driving rain.

TIGER RAG
LSU overcame two losses to win the national championship last season. Good luck trying that this year, Tigers. No. 11 LSU (5-2, 3-2 SEC) had its hopes for a repeat title evaporate in a 52-38 loss to ninth-ranked Georgia - in Death Valley, no less. It was the Tigers' second humiliation in three weeks. The first one was a 51-21 loss at Florida on Oct. 11.

IN A RUT
No offense to Rutgers. But it's hard to take the Big East seriously when co-leader Pittsburgh gets hammered by the 3-5 Scarlet Knights 54-34 - at home. ``It's the most disappointing defensive performance we've had since I've been here,'' Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt said.

GAME OF THE WEAK
Kent State drubbed Miami of Ohio 54-21 in a game that left both teams 2-6.

BY THE NUMBERS
17-6 loss to No. 25 Minnesota was the Boilermakers' 18th straight loss to a ranked opponent, including four this season. The Boilermakers (2-6, 0-4) have lost five straight and are in danger of missing a bowl game in coach Joe Tiller's final season. ... It's not hard to figure out why Michigan stinks. The Wolverines have 20 touchdowns and 24 turnovers. In Saturday's 35-21 loss to Michigan State, the Wolverines scored three touchdowns but threw three interceptions and lost a fumble. ... Duke and Vanderbilt combined for 17 points and 13 punts in a game that was about as exciting as taking the SATs. The Blue Devils pulled out a 10-7 win in Nashville.

SPEAKING
``You're eligible every week, if you don't come and play your best, to get a butt-whipping. But we've got to come back from that.'' - Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski after the 23rd-ranked Eagles' 45-24 loss to North Carolina.

``I had some pretty sick feelings when I saw 51 points scored on LSU two weeks ago.'' - Kentucky coach Rich Brooks after a 63-5 loss to No. 5 Florida, which had a week off after blowing out LSU.
 

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