College Football Today
College Football Today
The Associated Press
Sep. 13, 2015
— Cody Kessler, Southern California, threw for a career-high 410 yards and hit JuJu Smith-Schuster with two of his three TD passes, leading the No. 8 Trojans past Idaho 59-9.
—Corey Coleman, Baylor, had a team-record four touchdown catches in the fourth-ranked Bears' 66-31 victory over FCS team Lamar.
—Trevone Boykin, TCU, threw for 285 yards and four TDs in just over a half in the No. 3 Frogs' 70-7 win over Stephen F. Austin.
—Nick Wilson, Arizona, ran for 194 yards and three TDs to lead the No. 22 Wildcats past Nevada 44-20.
—Nick Chubb, Georgia, ran for 189 yards to help the No. 10 Bulldogs beat Vanderbilt 31-14.
—Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State, passed for a career-high 401 yards to help the Cowboys defeat Central Arkansas 32-8.
—Luke Falk, Washington State, threw for 468 yards and four TDs in the Cougars' 37-34 victory over Rutgers.
—Chad Kelly, Mississippi, threw for 346 yards and four TDs in a 73-21 win over Fresno State.
—Matt Johnson, Bowling Green, set career highs with six TDs and 491 yards passing in a 48-27 victory over Maryland.
—Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech, threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for two more scores to lead the Red Raiders past UTEP 69-20.
—Thomas Sirk, Duke, accounted for 401 total yards and four TDS in a 55-0 rout over North Carolina Central.
—Myles Gaskin, Washington, rushed for 146 yards and three TDs as the Huskies cruised to a 49-0 victory over Sacramento State.
—John Russ, Mercer, threw for four TDs and 336 yards in the first half in a 57-14 rout over Stetson.
At least nine players were ejected from major college football games for targeting Saturday, most of them during games involving Top 25 teams.
Lamarcus Brutus, a starting safety for No. 11 Florida State, was ejected in the first quarter against South Florida. Later in the game, USF linebacker Auggie Sanchez was ejected in the third quarter.
Cornerback Blake Countess of No. 6 Auburn was tossed during the first half against Jacksonville State; linebacker Lorenzo Carter of No. 10 Georgia was ruled out minutes into the game at Vanderbilt; and cornerback Tee Shepard of No. 17 Mississippi was ejected in the third quarter against Fresno State.
In Boulder, Colorado, Buffaloes defensive back Afolabi Laguda was called for targeting a UMass player. Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard was ejected for a hit on No. 2 Alabama backup quarterback Cooper Bateman.
Stanford defensive lineman Aziz Shittu was ejected in the first half for a hit on Central Florida running back Taj McGowan.
All the penalties were reviewed by replay and confirmed. Targeting penalties are 15 yards and an ejection in college football. The ejection portion was added in 2013.
Notre Dame has lost two of its top playmakers in consecutive weeks.
Quarterback Malik Zaire is out for the season after fracturing his right ankle in the third quarter of No. 9 Notre Dame's last-minute 34-27 win over Virginia. It came a week after running back Tarean Folston was knocked out for the season with a knee injury.
Zaire gained 3 yards on a designed run and was helped to the sideline, then taken away in a cart. Coach Brian Kelly announced Zaire was done for the rest of the year after the game.
11_Straight road wins by No. 21 Missouri after beating Arkansas State 27-20.
15_Straight games with at least 250 yards rushing by Georgia Tech, the nation's longest streak.
27_Years since Eastern Michigan had won a non-conference road game before beating Wyoming 48-29.
29_Straight wins in home openers by North Dakota after holding off Drake 21-18.
149_Points by Ole Miss in its first two games, the most in school history.
April Goss finally got her chance and kicked her way into history.
A four-year member of Kent State's team, Goss kicked an extra point in the first half against Delaware State, becoming the second woman to score in a major college football game.
Katie Hnida kicked a pair of extra points for New Mexico in 2003. According to STATS LLC, Goss, who was a soccer player in high school before deciding to try football, appears to be the only woman currently on a Division I roster.
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