|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 17 November 2007 16:48|
-Chris Wells, Ohio State, ran for a career-high 222 yards and two touchdowns in a 14-3 victory over Michigan that assured the Buckeyes of at least playing in the Rose Bowl.
-Tim Tebow, Florida, passed for a career-high 338 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in a 59-20 victory over Florida Atlantic.
-Juice Williams, Illinois, ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns while passing for 220 yards and another score in a 41-22 win over Northwestern.
-Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, scored three touchdowns and had 252 total yards to help the No. 6 Tigers beat Kansas State 49-32.
-Zach Brown, Wisconsin, rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in place of injured starter P.J. Hill in a 41-34 victory over Minnesota.
-Calvin Williams, St. Francis (Pa.), rushed for 243 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-10 victory over La Salle.
-Louis Rankin, Washington, ran 21 times for 224 yards and a touchdown in the Huskies' 37-23 win over California.
Jim Tressel became the first Ohio State coach to beat Michigan six times in seven years, and the seventh-ranked Buckeyes' 14-3 victory over their archrival gave them consecutive outright Big Ten titles. Ohio State has claimed three Big Ten titles in a row, earning the last two outright for the first time since 1954-55. It's the longest streak of conference championships since Michigan won five in a row from 1988-92.
Tim Tebow became the first player in NCAA history with at least 20 touchdowns passing and rushing in the same season, helping No. 14 Florida hammer Florida Atlantic 59-20. Tebow finished 25-of-34 passing for a career-high 338 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score. He has 20 rushing touchdowns and 26 TD passes. His 20th on the ground broke the previous SEC single-season record of 19 held by Georgia's Garrison Hearst (1992), Alabama's Shaun Alexander (1999) and LSU's LaBrandon Toefield (2001).
RETURN OF THE MAC
ne catches for 143 yards.
Bobby Bowden won his 300th game at Florida State, getting 133 yards and a touchdown from Preston Parker in a 24-16 victory against Maryland. Bowden now has 373 career coaching wins, the most in major college history. ... Matt Forte rushed for 194 yards to eclipse 2,000 for the season, and he scored five touchdowns to lead Tulane past Rice 45-31. Forte is the first back in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) with 2,000 yards in a season since California's J.J. Arrington in 2004.
Quintez Secka had two interceptions and Louisiana-Monroe pulled off a 21-14 upset of Alabama, sending the Crimson Tide to a third consecutive defeat. The WarHawks, 24 1/2-point underdogs, forced four turnovers and blocked a field goal for their first win over an SEC team since 1994 and third in 33 tries. ... Tim Hiller threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns and Western Michigan stunned Iowa 28-19.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
Harvard's Chris Pizzotti threw a career-high four touchdown passes to lead the Crimson to their 12th conference title with 37-6 win over archrival Yale.
Jim Ollis, Ty Paffett and Chad Hall each eclipsed 100 yards rushing and combined for seven touchdowns to lead Air Force over San Diego State 55-23. Air Force ran for a season-high 569 yards.
BYU beat Wyoming 35-10 for its seventh straight win. ... Mount Union beat Ithaca 42-18 to extend its winning streak to 34 games. ... Boise State scored 41 unanswered points to beat Idaho 58-14 for the ninth straight time.
Florida's Andre Caldwell broke the school record for career receptions in a 59-20 win over Florida Atlantic. Caldwell caught a career-high 13 passes for 164 yards, giving him 177 career receptions and breaking the previous mark of 172 set by Carlos Alvarez. ... Don Chapman became Tennesse-Martin's career touchdown leader as the Skyhawks defeated Tennessee State 43-38. Chapman scored his 48th touchdown, breaking the record of Bobby Fowler. ... David Sinisi broke Monmouth's single-season rushing record as the Hawks beat Duquesne 31-20. Sinisi finished the year with 1,184 yards, surpassing Chris Reed's total of 1,166 yards in 1998. ... Northeastern's Maurice Murray ran for 182 yards and a touchdown in a 35-30 loss to Rhode Island. He finished his career with 3,806 yards rushing, breaking the mark of 3,692 set by L.J. McKanas, and 43 career touchdowns, breaking the record of 42 set by Dave Klemic.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Jacksonville's Chris Horton threw for 417 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-27 loss to Wagner. ... Jeremy Trimble caught 11 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns in Army's 49-39 loss to Tulsa. ... Adam Weber threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns for Minnesota in a 41-34 loss to Wisconsin. ... Rice's Chase Clement passed for 353 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-31 loss to Tulane.
``The first words out of her mouth were, 'What are you doing?' I was like, 'Don't worry about it.''' -Georgia's Mikey Henderson after he proposed to his girlfriend before the Bulldogs' 24-13 victory over Kentucky.
``I'm sure Chad Henne will be seeing him in his sleep.''- Ohio State's Jim Tressel on Vernon Gholston, who had three of the Buckeyes' four sacks in a 14-3 victory over Michigan. The Ohio State defense held Michigan to 91 yards, the first time the Wolverines failed to reach 100 yards since 1962.