|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 08 November 2008 14:37|
-Iowa's Daniel Murray kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1 second to play to lift the Hawkeyes to a 24-23 victory over No. 3 Penn State. It was Murray's second field goal in four tries this season.
-Brigham Young receiver Austin Collie had nine catches for 127 yards as the 17th-ranked Cougars defeated San Diego State 45-14. It was Collie's eighth straight 100-yard receiving game.
-Georgia defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs picked off a screen pass by Kentucky quarterback Randall Cobb to preserve No. 14 Georgia's 42-38 win over the Wildcats. The play killed a Kentucky drive deep in Georgia territory in the final minute.
-Michigan State tailback Javon Ringer scored two touchdowns and had 121 yards on 32 carries to lead the 18th-ranked Spartans to a 21-7 victory over Purdue.
-Nebraska nose tackle Ndamukong Suh, who weighs 300 pounds, had a career-best 12 tackles and caught a 2-yard touchdown pass as the Cornhuskers defeated Kansas 45-35.
JUST FOR KICKS
ed a 31-yarder with 1 second to play to stun No. 3 Penn State 24-23. A few minutes later, in Baton Rouge, La., Alabama's Leigh Tiffin had a 29-yarder blocked by LSU's Ricky Jean-Francois as time expired, forcing overtime. But the second-ranked Crimson Tide rebounded for a 27-21 overtime victory.
LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee threw an interception that Alabama's Rashad Johnson returned 53 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers' 27-21 loss. It was the sixth time this year that Lee has had an interception returned for a score. Lee threw four interceptions, the last in the end zone on the Tigers' lone overtime possession.
Ten months after facing USC in the Rose Bowl, Illinois lost to Western Michigan 23-17 in Detroit. The Fighting Illini fell to 5-5 and have two more shots to qualify for a bowl: next week against 12th-ranked Ohio State and on Nov. 22 at No. 25 Northwestern.
PLAY OF THE DAY
Down 17-10 to Oregon in the second quarter, Stanford lined up for a 25-yard field goal. Holder Bo McNally took the snap, dashed eight yards through the middle of the line for a tying touchdown.
IT'S A START
Outscored 169-0 in its previous 10 quarters, Washington State jumped out to an early 7-0 lead at home against Arizona. But the Cougars went into the dressing room trailing 35-14.
ighth straight, 28-24 at Colorado, and this one hurt. In the face of the Folsom Field crowd, the Cyclones (2-8, 0-6 Big 12) drove to Colorado's 1-yard line with 3 seconds remaining, but tailback Alexander Robinson was stuffed by Daniel Dykes and Jimmy Smith for a loss.
BY THE NUMBERS
With its 13-7 victory at Tennessee, Wyoming improved to 3-1 against the SEC under coach Joe Glenn. ... The Volunteers (3-7) need to sweep Kentucky and Vanderbilt to avoid becoming the first Tennessee team to lose eight games in a season. ... No. 19 North Carolina beat 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech 28-7 to improve to 7-2, 3-2 in the ACC. The Tar Heels are assured of their first winning record in seven seasons. ... BYU went 6-0 at home, its third straight unbeaten season in Provo. ... Boise State was flagged 12 times for 114 yards, its third straight game with at least 11 penalties. But the ninth-ranked Broncos overcame their lack of discipline in a 49-14 rout of Utah State. ... Georgia tailback Knowshon Moreno ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns in the 14th-ranked Bulldogs' 42-38 victory at Kentucky. Moreno has 1,113 yards on the year and became only the second Bulldog in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in two straight seasons. Herschel Walker did it all three of his years at Georgia, from 1980-82.
the fans and everybody for this whole week coming about.'' - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer after the Volunteers' 13-7 loss to Wyoming in Knoxville. Fulmer resigned under pressure this week.
``You have to credit our offense and defense. They played about 99 percent of the game. I played about 1 percent.'' - Iowa kicker Daniel Murray, whose 31-yarder with 1 second remaining beat No. 3 Penn State 24-23.