|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 10 November 2007 16:13|
-Joe Ganz, Nebraska, set school records by throwing for 510 yards and seven touchdowns in a 73-31 rout of Kansas State. His seven TD passes were the most for the Cornhuskers since 2001 Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch threw for five against Iowa State in 2000.
-Colt McCoy, Texas, passed for 269 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two more scores, leading the No. 15 Longhorns over Texas Tech 59-43.
-Ben Mauk, Cincinnati, threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to help the Bearcats beat No. 16 Connecticut 27-3.
-Knowshon Moreno, Georgia, broke 100 yards rushing for the fourth straight game, finishing with 101 yards and a pair of scores in the No. 10 Bulldogs' 45-20 win over No. 18 Auburn.
-Bobby Sewall, Brown, rushed for 144 yards and four touchdowns, caught 18 passes for 141 yards and threw a touchdown pass, leading the Bears to a 56-35 victory over Dartmouth.
-Paul Smith, Tulsa, threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns to help beat Houston 56-7. Smith now holds school records for single-season (3,496) and career (9,367) yards passing.
-Zach Amedro, West Liberty, threw for 518 yards and five touchdowns in a 70-43 win over Seton Hill.
Top-ranked Ohio State's record streak of 20 Big Ten wins was snapped with a 28-21 loss to Illinois. It was the first time the Illini had beaten a No. 1 since 1956, and the first time it had done it away from home. The Buckeyes' loss knocked them into a tie for the top spot in the Big Ten after No. 13 Michigan's 37-21 loss to Wisconsin. ... Wisconsin's 37-21 upset win over the No. 13 Wolverines snapped Michigan's eight-game winning streak. The loss doesn't eliminate Michigan from a Rose Bowl appearance, but the Wolverines have to beat Ohio State next week - something they haven't done since 2003. ... Cincinnati defeated the only unbeaten team in the Big East with a 27-3 win over No. 16 Connecticut. The Bearcats' eight regular-season wins are their most since 1993. ... Anthony Johnson returned an interception a school-record 100 yards for a touchdown, and Mississippi State became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000 with a 17-12 upset of No. 21 Alabama. The return broke Jack Nix's 70-year-old mark of 97 yards and gave the Bulldogs a 10-9 halftime lead.
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden lost to No. 11 Virginia Tech for the first time in 16 career meetings. The 40-21 victory was Hokies coach Frank Beamer's first in eight tries against the Seminoles.
BACK IN BLACK
The No. 10 Bulldogs, donning black jerseys for the first time in the modern era, beat 18th-ranked Auburn 45-20. When Georgia charged out through the main entrance wearing the uniforms,the 92,000 fans celebrated to the AC/DC anthem ``Back in Black.''
IRISH EYES CRYING
Notre Dame was handed a school-record ninth loss this season with a 41-24 defeat by Air Force. It was the largest margin of victory for the Falcons in six wins over the Fighting Irish, who lost to Navy in triple overtime last week. The last time the Irish lost to two military academies in the same season was 1944.
Boston College with the winner advancing to the ACC's championship game in Jacksonville, Fla., next month.
Iowa became bowl eligible and sent Minnesota to its ninth straight loss with a 21-16 victory. The Golden Gophers have lost 10 games for just the second time in school history. Only a win against Wisconsin next week will prevent Minnesota's first winless season in the Big Ten since 1988.
Harvard beat Penn 23-7 to set up a showdown with archrival Yale next weekend for the Ivy League championship. The Crimson and the Bulldogs, who beat Princeton 27-6, are both 6-0 in the league going into The Game for the first time since 1968.
rter, and South Dakota State beat Southern Utah 52-27. The Jackrabbits intercepted five passes and recovered two fumbles. ... John Sullivan kicked four field goals, including a 43-yarder as time expired, to lift New Mexico to a 26-23 victory over Colorado State. Sullivan has 24 field goals this season, a Lobos single-season record.
Taylor Tharp threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 19 Boise State to its eighth straight victory, 52-0 over Utah State. The Broncos are trying to make a late run in the BCS standings and crack the Bowl Championship Series for a second straight year. ... Grand Valley State won its 38th straight game, extending the Division II record and the longest winning streak in all of college football. The Lakers also earned their third consecutive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title with their 44-14 win over Northern Michigan. ... Kevin Hoyng passed for 360 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-27 win over Drake to help Dayton extended its winning streak to six and remain atop the Pioneer Football League.
``We've got bragging rights now. I don't have to say anything, but if I want to I can.'' - Sylvester Croom, a former Crimson Tide assistant coach and player, who led Mississippi State to its second straight win over No. 21 Alabama with a bruising 17-12 upset.