College Football Today
Undated (AP) _ Todd Santos completed 35 of 42 passes for a career-high 462 yards and threw four touchdowns in San Diego State’s 52-34 victory over Utah. Santos moved from 17th place to 12th on the NCAA’s passing yardage list with 8,141 yards.
Bobby Humphrey rushed for 220 yards on 36 carries in No. 19 Alabama’s 24-13 victory over No. 11 Penn State.
Sammie Smith rushed for 244 yards on 19 carries in No. 8 Florida State’s 44-7 victory over East Carolina. Smith ran for 166 yards in the second quarter.
Todd Coolidge completed 27 of 38 passes for a school-record 494 yards and six touchdowns in Susquehanna’s 51-22 victory over Muhlenberg.
Todd Miller had a 100-yard interception return for Northwood of Michigan in its 27-19 loss to Ashland.
Harvey Reed rushed for 260 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns in Howard’s 45-0 victory over Newberry.
William White intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown, in No. 5 Ohio State’s 24-3 victory over West Virginia. Shutouts
Houston’s 35-0 loss to Oklahoma State was the Cougars’ first shutout in 45 games - since a 50-0 loss to Texas in 1982. It was their first Astrodome shutout in 121 games since a 36-0 loss to Mississippi in 1965. ... Kansas, which lost to Auburn 49-0, has been outscored 167-0 in its last three games. (Outc)rushed
Augustana of South Dakota outrushed Wayne State of Nebraska 180 to minus-39 in its 27-14 victory. ... Northeast Louisiana outrushed Louisiana Tech 109 to minus-14 in its 44-7 victory. ... Colgate outrushed Bucknell 130-0 in its 31-28 victory. ... Illinois State outrushed Western Michigan 171-3 in its 20-6 victory. Cliche of the Week
″We wanted to get on the scoreboard as quickly as possible.″ - Pittsburgh quarterback Sal Genilla. The Panthers beat North Carolina State 34-0. Numerology
Michigan’s 26-7 loss to Notre Dame was its first in a home opener since Bo Schembechler became coach in 1969. He had been 17-0-1.
Bowie State’s 25-7 loss to Hampton was its 32nd consecutive defeat, the longest losing streak in the nation.
Canisius’ 49-0 victory over Buffalo State was its largest margin of victory since beating Plattsburgh State 60-0 in 1976. Coincidences
Western Maryland’s 13-6 loss to Albright was its 22nd straight. Western Maryland alumnus Al Paul is the athletic director of Columbia, which has lost 31 straight. Kicker
Marty Zendejas set an NCAA Division I-AA career scoring record in Nevada- Reno’s 40-26 victory over Eastern Washington. He kicked two field goals and four extra points, giving him 313 career points, five more than the record set by Paul Lewis of Boston University from 1981 to1984. Zendejas is the brother of Houston Oilers placekicker Tony Zendejas and a cousin of two other NFL kickers.