|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 03 November 2012 17:19|
-Landry Jones, Oklahoma, threw for 405 yards and a season-high four TDs in the No. 14 Sooners' 35-20 win over Iowa State.
-Aaron Murray, Georgia, threw for 384 yards and four TDs, and the No. 7 Bulldogs overcame a slow start to beat Mississippi 37-10 and move one win away from a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
-Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, rushed for 205 yards and two TDs, and threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Jamal Turner with 6 seconds left to give the No. 21 Cornhuskers a 28-24 win over Michigan State.
-Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, threw for 311 yards and ran for 129 yards and two TDs, leading the No. 16 Aggies &M to a 38-13 victory over No. 17 Mississippi State.
-Tyler Bray, Tennessee, set career highs with 530 yards passing and five TDs to help the Vols outlast Troy 55-48 in a game that featured 1,439 combined yards in total offense - most in Tennessee history.
-Cameron Coffman, Indiana, threw for 315 yards and three TD passes to Cody Latimer in the Hoosiers' 24-21 win over Big Ten foe Iowa.
-Nick Florence, Baylor, threw for 367 yards and three TDs to help the Bears win their first Big 12 game this season, 41-14 over Kansas.
-Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, threw for 324 yards and a career-high five TDs as the No. 12 Cardinals beat Temple 45-17.
-Derek Carr, Tennessee-Martin, threw for 402 yards and tied a career high with seven TD passes in a 49-47 win over Jacksonville State.
-Keenan Reynolds, Navy, ran for 159 yards and a TD and threw two scoring passes to Brandon Turner, helping the Midshipmen beat Florida Atlantic 24-17.
-Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest, tied an ACC record with 16 catches and had three first-half TDs in a 28-14 win over Boston College.
-Jake Hutson, Valparaiso, ran for a career-high 248 yards and three TDs in a 41-21 win over Campbell.
-David Ash, Texas, threw for 264 yards three TDs to lead the Longhorns to a 31-22 victory over No. 20 Texas Tech.
-Terrance Broadway, Louisiana-Lafayette, threw four TD passes and ran for another score in a 40-24 win over Louisiana-Monroe.
-Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech, passed for 348 yards and three TDs in the No. 22 Bulldogs' 51-27 victory over Texas-San Antonio.
-Brett Smith, Wyoming, passed for four TDs and ran for another score to lead the Cowboys past Colorado State 45-31.
-Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, threw four TD passes and ran for another score in a 38-7 victory over Texas State.
-Mike Colvin, Lehigh, threw for a career-high 362 yards and three TDs and ran for two more scores to lead unbeaten the Mountain Hawks to a 36-35 win over Holy Cross.
LUCK OF THE IRISH
Down 20-6 in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame was going to need some big plays and a little luck to stay undefeated and keep its national title hopes alive.
It got just enough of both.
Everett Golson scored on a quarterback sneak in the third overtime as the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish came back from a 14-point deficit and beat Pittsburgh 29-26.
Notre Dame (9-0) is off to its best start since 1993, when it finished the season ranked No. 2. Pitt (4-5) missed a potential game-winning field goal in overtime.
Golson re-entered the game after being replaced by Tommy Rees and threw an 11-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter as Notre Dame cut Pitt's lead to 20-12. Notre Dame's chances for a comeback appeared to end when Pitt cornerback K'Waun Williams intercepted a pass by Golson in the end zone.
But the Irish defense held, and Golson completed a 45-yard pass to DaVaris Daniels to the Pitt 5. Golson then threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick and ran in for the 2-point conversion to tie the game.
Notre Dame avoided the fate of the 2002 team, the last Irish team to start a season 8-0, which was upset by Boston College 14-7.
3-Kickoff returns of at least 100 yards the past two weeks by Utah's Reggie Dunn.
13-Personal foul penalties between No. 22 Louisiana Tech and Texas-San Antonio, including two on Tech coach Sonny Dykes.
18-Straight Big 12 losses by Kansas after the Jayhawks lost 41-14 to Baylor.
69-Catches by Arkansas' Cobi Hamilton this season, breaking Jarius Wright's school record of 66.
84-Years since Florida A&M failed to score an offensive touchdown before losing 16-3 to North Carolina A&T.
145-Wins by Bob Stoops at Oklahoma, putting him in a second-place tie with Bud Wilkinson on the Sooners' career win list and 12 behind Barry Switzer for the most in school history.
150-Straight games Colorado had scored at least a point before No. 15 Stanford beat the Buffs 48-0.
693-Total yards by No. 16 Texas A&M in its 38-13 victory over No. 17 Mississippi State.
BIG WIN FOR ARMY
Army coach Rich Ellerson has been searching for that elusive signature victory. He might just have it now.
Trent Steelman rushed for 101 yards and scored twice, the Army defense held Air Force's high-powered offense in check, and the Black Knights beat the Falcons 41-21.
How big was that?
Army stopped a 13-game skid in service academy games and beat an archrival it had defeated just once in the previous 15 games.
Most importantly, Army stayed in the hunt for its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996.
The coveted hardware goes to the service academy with the best record in the annual round-robin competition between the schools. Air Force has won it outright the past two seasons, but Navy beat the Falcons 28-21 in overtime a month ago and plays Army in the season finale next month.