College Football Today
_ Cade McNown, UCLA, passed for 339 yards and three touchdowns as the Bruins defeated Texas 49-31.
_ Darren Davis, Iowa State, rushed for 244 yards and one TD as the Cyclones beat Iowa 27-9 to win the intrastate battle for the first time in 16 years.
_ Tim Couch, Kentucky, threw for 372 yards and five TDs in a 52-7 victory over Eastern Kentucky.
_ Devin West, Missouri, ran for a school-record 319 yards, helping the Tigers to a 41-23 victory over Kansas.
_ Daunte Culpepper, Central Florida, completed 28-for-33 for 406 yards and four TDs, and ran for three scores in a 48-0 victory over Eastern Illinois.
_ Shaun Alexander, Alabama, rushed for 206 yards and three TDs, leading the Crimson Tide to a 32-7 victory over Vanderbilt.
_ Donovan McNabb, Syracuse, passed for three TDs and ran for one in the Orangemen’s 38-28 victory over Michigan.
_ Michael Wiley, Ohio State, ran for a career-high 151 yards and two TDs as the Buckeyes beat Toledo 49-0.
_ Chad Pennington, Marshall, passed for a career-high 437 yards and five TDs in a 42-12 victory over Troy State.
_ Oscar Arzu, San Diego, rushed for 220 yards on 25 carries, including a 53-yard fourth-quarter TD run, in a 42-30 victory over Wagner.
_ Adrian Peterson, Georgia Southern, rushed for 219 yards and scored four TDs, leading the Eagles to a 51-32 victory over Jacksonville State.
_ James Johnson, Mississippi State, rushed for 192 yards, including a 62-yard TD, leading the Bulldogs to a 14-6 victory over Memphis.
_ Mike Basnight, North Carolina A&T, rushed for 215 yards and a TD in a 20-12 victory over Winston-Salem.
_ Phil Stambaugh, Lehigh, threw for a career-high 417 yards and three TDs, leading the Mountain Hawks to a 31-6 victory over Fordham.
_ Ricky Williams, Texas Tech, ran for 170 yards and three TDs in a 30-0 victory over North Texas.
_ Tyrone Browning, Indiana, caught 13 passes for 258 yards, second-most in school history, in a 45-30 victory over Western Michigan.
_ Ronney Jenkins, Brigham Young, had a career-high 171 yards rushing, 43 receiving and scored a TD in a 26-6 victory over Arizona State.
Penn State’s 48-3 victory over Bowling Green made Joe Paterno the sixth coach in NCAA history and only the fourth major college coach to reach 300 wins, joining Bear Bryant (323), Pop Warner (319) and Amos Alonzo Stagg (314). He is the first major college coach to win 300 games at one school, and he reached 300 quicker than anyone else _ 380 games.
North Carolina State, a 25-point underdog, defeated Florida State 24-7 for its first win over an opponent ranked as high as second since 1967, when the Wolfpack defeated No. 2 Houston.
Syracuse defeated Michigan 38-28 in front of 111,012 fans at Michigan Stadium, the largest crowd in college football history.
Boston College, with a 41-14 victory over Rutgers, has won its first two games for the first time since 1992. ... Duke, with a 44-10 victory over Northwestern, is 2-0 for the first time since 1994, when the Blue Devils finished 8-4 and went to the Hall of Fame Bowl.
Iowa State’s 27-9 victory at Iowa was its first road victory since a 23-22 triumph at Missouri Nov. 2, 1991. Iowa State was 0-30-1 during that span.
UCLA’s 49-31 victory over Texas was the 11th straight for the Bruins _ a school record. ... Virginia’s 31-19 victory was its seventh straight over Maryland.
Florida State’s 18-game ACC winning streak ended with a 24-7 loss to North Carolina State. The Seminoles were 47-1 in ACC games since joining the league in 1992.
Alabama held Vanderbilt to minus-26 yards rushing and 152 overall with three interceptions and nine sacks in a 32-7 victory.
Texas’ Ricky Williams had 160 yards on 29 carries in the Longhorns’ 49-31 loss to UCLA, giving him a career total of 4,530 yards. He passed Earl Campbell atop the school’s career list.
Michigan fell to 0-2 for only the second time since 1959 with a 38-28 loss to Syracuse, and became the first defending national champion to lose its first two games since Penn State started 0-3 in 1983.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Brian Ah Yat threw for 423 yards and four touchdowns, including three to Justin Olsen, in Montana’s 45-35 loss to Southern Utah.
Kansas State, which has outscored opponents 139-7, set school records for points in a half (59) and a game, with its 73-7 victory over Northern Illinois.
Baylor set a school record with 19 penalties, three more than it had against Houston in 1950, in a 27-17 loss to Oregon State.
Ohio State, which won its 20th straight home opener with a 49-0 triumph over Toledo, is 13-1 against current members of the Mid-American Conference. The only loss was to Akron in 1894.
Howard’s Ted White threw for a school-record 458 yards in a 38-31 loss to Hampton. ... Monmouth’s Anthony Galella set school records with 12 receptions for 179 yards in a 42-20 loss to Towson. ... Tom Wallin broke Coast Guard’s single-game receiving yards record, catching five passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-21 victory over Massachusetts Maritime. ... Villanova’s Chris Boden was 40-for-61 for 422 yards and two touchdowns, setting school records for completions and yards in a 34-31 overtime victory over Delaware. ... Morehead State quarterback David Dinkins amassed a school-record 482 yards, including an 89-yard run from scrimmage, the longest in school history, as the Eagles beat Butler 55-17.
Virginia Tech’s 31-point second quarter in a 37-0 victory was the most ever allowed by Clemson in its 102-year history.
Northern Illinois extended the longest major-college losing streak to 20 games with a 73-7 loss to Kansas State.
North Carolina State intercepted Florida State’s 26-year-old quarterback Chris Weinke six times in the Wolfpack’s 24-7 victory over the Seminoles. The six interceptions were a Florida State record.
Duke outgained Northwestern in total offense (575-205) and first downs (30-8) in its 44-10 victory. ... Northeastern had 533 yards to Lafayette’s 271 in the Huskies’ 41-7 victory.
Kansas State’s Martin Gramatica kicked a school-record 65-yard field goal as time expired in the first half of the Wildcats’ 73-7 victory over Northern Illinois.
Cincinnati had three turnovers, missed one field goal, had a punt and a field goal blocked and never got closer than Miami’s 20 in the Hurricanes’ 38-12 victory.
Bryant defeated Dean 20-19 in the first football game in Bryant’s 135-year history.
Florida’s 42-10 victory over Northeast Louisiana was the Gators’ 23rd straight at Florida Field, tying a record set from 1990-93.
Prairie View squandered an eight-point halftime lead and lost to Howard Payne 22-14 for its NCAA-record 79th straight defeat.
Rocky Harvey and Steve Havard combined to rush for 390 yards and five touchdowns as Illinois snapped an 18-game losing streak with a 48-20 win over Middle Tennessee State.
Indiana’s Randle El was 22-for-29 for 385 yards, a record for a Hoosiers quarterback in his debut, and rushed 23 times for 82 yards in a 45-30 victory over Western Michigan. The 467 total yards broke the Indiana record of 458 set by Bob Hoernschemeyer at Nebraska in 1943.
SHOULDERING THE LOAD
LSU’s Kevin Faulk rushed for 180 yards and two TDs, had two catches for 12 yards and added 74 return yards, including a 58-yard punt return for a TD, for 266 all-purpose yards in the Tigers’ 42-6 victory over Arkansas State
Tailback Sedrick Irvin ran for 119 yards on 24 carries, leading Michigan State to a 45-23 upset over Notre Dame.
Herman Ho-Ching had 117 yards on 13 carries and scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns in Oregon’s 33-26 victory over Texas-El Paso.
Weber State’s Scott Shields had field goals of 30 and 27 yards, five extra points, two interceptions and punted for a 49.1 average in the Wildcats’ 41-12 victory over Humboldt State.
Germany Thompson had 10 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner, in New Mexico’s 39-36 triple overtime victory over Utah State.
``I’m so overwhelmed I can’t tell you how welled up I am with the memories. After 48 years at Penn State, I salute all the efforts of every team I’ve been a part of, and that includes all you fans and all you alumni. I love every one of you.″ _ Penn State’s Joe Paterno, after becoming the sixth coach in NCAA history to win 300 games with the Nittany Lions’ 48-3 troumph over Bowling Green.
``We wanted to go in and break their hearts early. We didn’t want these guys to live.″ _ Ohio State offensive guard Rob Murphy, after the Buckeyes’ 49-0 victory over Toledo.