College Football Today
_ Quarterback Major Applewhite passed for 353 yards in three quarters and Texas scored touchdowns on its first six possessions in beating Stanford 69-17. Kwame Cavil had 180 yards receiving and two TDs on six catches for Texas.
_ Chris Redman passed for 324 yards and five touchdowns as Louisville avenged last year’s blowout loss to Kentucky with a 56-28 victory.
_ Freshman Terrence Edwards made an electrifying debut for Georgia, catching 10 passes for 196 yards and two long touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Utah State 38-7.
_ Cedrick Wilson had seven catches for 183 yards and two touchdowns in Tennessee’s 42-17 victory over Wyoming.
_ Ken Simonton ran for 199 yards and three touchdowns as Oregon State beat Nevada 28-13.
_ Kevin McDougal ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns as Colorado State beat Colorado 41-14.
_ Lionel Hayes threw six touchdown passes, three to Scotty Anderson, leading Grambling to a 41-25 win over Alcorn State.
_ Freshman Kevin Clive rushed 28 times for 210 yards and tied a school record with five touchdowns, leading Assumption over Sacred Heart 32-14.
_ Joe Lee threw for 467 yards and two touchdowns, leading Towson to a 34-7 victory over Monmouth, N.J.
_ Deontey Kenner was 21-of-25 for 249 yards with three touchdown passes and one TD run, leading Cincinnati to a 41-3 victory over Kent.
_ Mark Washington threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns, leading Jackson State to a 35-21 win over Howard University.
_ Todd Braverman, who found out three days ago he won the Virginia kicking job, made a 50-yard field goal with 27.4 seconds left as the Cavaliers defeated North Carolina 20-17.
_ Brandon Tinson returned a fumble 66 yards with 33 seconds remaining, giving Colgate a 28-21 victory over Maine.
_ David Garrard scored on a 1-yard sneak with 56 seconds left, lifting East Carolina to a 30-23 victory over West Virginia.
_ Ben Leard threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Ronney Daniels with 38 seconds left, helping Auburn beat Appalachian State 22-15.
_ Alex Hatazikostantis recovered a fumble on the Albion 3 with 8 seconds left to set up the game-tying touchdown and DeWayne Ewing scored in overtime as Division I-AA Butler beat Division III Albion 27-20.
SETTING A RECORD
Scott Pingel broke Jerry Rice’s NCAA career receptions record in leading Westminster to a 56-36 victory over Illinois College. Pingel tied Rice’s record of 301 catches on the first play of the game, then broke it later in the same series on a 3-yard pass from Justin Peery.
Billy Cockerham threw a career-long 89-yard touchdown pass as Minnesota opened the season with a 33-7 victory over Ohio. It was the second-longest touchdown in school history.
_ Penn State’s 70-24 victory over Akron was the first time the Nittany Lions scored 70 points since beating Maryland 70-7 in 1993.
_ Travis Prentice ran for two scores, giving him 58 for his career, to pass Marshall Faulk for third place on the NCAA career list as Miami of Ohio beat Northwestern 28-3. Ricky Williams (72) and Indiana’s Anthony Thompson (64) are 1-2 on the list.
_ Texas scored touchdowns on its first six possessions in beating Stanford 69-17. It was the most points surrendered by Stanford since a 72-0 loss to UCLA in 1954.
Ron Dayne rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns despite sitting out the second half as Wisconsin beat Division I-AA Murray State 49-10. Dayne’s 135 yards gave him 4,698 for his career, moving him ahead of five runners, including Marcus Allen, Thurman Thomas and Marshall Faulk, into 14th place on the NCAA’s career rushing list.
Michigan beat Notre Dame 26-22 before an NCAA-record crowd of 111,523 at Michigan Stadium.
Westminster’s Justin Peery was 33-of-46 for 357 yards and five touchdowns and Illinois College’s Derek Leonard was 22-of-37 for 306 yards and a school-record five TDs in a 56-36 win by Westminster, Mo.
_ There was no magic for Lou Holtz in his return to coaching as South Carolina lost 10-0 to N.C. State in a torrential rainstorm. The Gamecocks fumbled six times in the first half and the Wolfpack recorded its first shutout since 1991.
_ Southern Methodist’s 13-0 loss to Arkansas marked the first time the Mustangs were shut out since 1995 _ 41 games ago.
Kevin McDougal ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns and Colorado State’s defense contributed to four scores as the Rams _ 13 1/2-point underdogs _ defeated Colorado 41-14. Colorado State’s defense forced six turnovers and sacked Colorado quarterbacks Mike Moschetti and Adam Bledsoe nine times.
_ Washington & Jefferson defeated Emory & Henry 24-17, ending the nation’s longest home winning streak for all divisions at 37 games. Emory & Henry had not lost at home since Oct. 26, 1991, when Guilford won 17-16.
_ Swarthmore ended the country’s longest losing streak with a 42-6 victory over Oberlin College. The Garnet had lost 28 consecutive games. With the loss, Oberlin has lost 20 straight and 60 of its last 61.
_ Florida’s 55-26 victory over Western Michigan was its 28th straight at The Swamp, extending the nation’s longest home winning streak.
_ Akron, a 45-point underdog, remained winless in 10 games against Top 25 teams since joining Division I-A in 1987 after a 70-24 loss to Penn State.
_ Purdue’s 47-13 victory over Central Florida was its seventh straight, matching the school’s longest winning streak since 1979.
_ Northeastern gained a school-record 600 yards in beating American International 44-7. The Division I-AA Huskies piled up 300 yards rushing and 300 yards passing against their Division II opponent.
_ Hofstra’s Giovanni Carmazzi threw three touchdown passes in a 56-17 victory over Connecticut, boosting his career total to 53, breaking the school record of 51 set by George Beisel from 1990-93.
_ Adrian Peterson ran for four touchdowns as Georgia Southern scored the most points in school history in a 76-0 victory over Fayetteville State.
_ Northridge’s Aaron Arnold caught 12 passes in a 38-19 win over Western Oregon to become the school’s career reception leader with 144.
_ Tennessee recorded a school-record 13 sacks in a 42-17 victory over Wyoming.
_ Anthony Lucas’ three touchdown catches in Arkansas’ 13-0 win over SMU were the most by a Razorbacks player since Alton Baldwin had three in 1944 and ’45. Lucas raised his career total to 21, extending his school record.
Leading only 7-0 after a mistake-laden first half, Nebraska broke loose in the second half behind quarterbacks Bobby Newcombe and Eric Crouch and beat Iowa 42-7. Newcombe atoned for three first-half turnovers by running for two touchdowns and passing for one, and Crouch scored three times.
In a 24-7 victory, Oklahoma State held Louisiana-Lafayette to 61 total yards, the second-lowest total by a Cowboys’ opponent. The Cowboys held Kansas State to 29 yards in 1947.
_ Washington State, which led Division I with 40 turnovers last season, lost four fumbles, three of which led to Utah scores, in a 27-7 loss.
_ Northwestern State committed eight turnovers _ including six interceptions _ in a 20-13 loss to Southern University.
Louisiana Tech quarterback Tim Rattay _ who led the nation in total offense and passing yards last season _ was 45-of-65 for 331 yards in a 37-17 loss to Texas A&M.
STELLAR IN DEFEAT
Tim Lester of Western Michigan passed for 405 yards _ 314 in the first half _ in a 55-26 loss to Florida.
STEPPING UP IN CLASS
Division I-A newcomer Middle Tennessee lost 40-7 to Mississippi State. The Blue Raiders averted a shutout when Wes Counts threw a 7-yard TD pass to Hansford Johnson on the game’s final play.
``They’ve said in the past that we’ll throw more, and it never happened. I’m thankful for the opportunity to get that many catches. It’s not often we throw the ball that much to the same person.″ _ Matt Farmer, who had 92 yards on seven catches, the most receptions by an Air Force receiver in 16 seasons under Fisher DeBerry.
``I’ve never tackled anybody like him. We were just bouncing off him, and he just kept running.″ _ Murray State defensive tackle Steve Williams, on attempting to tackle Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne.
``The second quarter seemed to last 2 1/2 hours. That was a long quarter.″ _ Wyoming coach Dana Dimel, after Tennessee scored 28 points in the second quarter of its 42-17 victory over the Cowboys.