College Football Today
- Eric Zeier threw for 420 yards and two touchdowns to ra (AP) _ Eric Zeier threw for 420 yards and two touchdowns to rally Georgia over Kentucky, 34-30.
- Bob Hoying tossed four touchdown passes and reached a career high with 290 passing yards - just in the first half - as Ohio State beat Purdue 48-14. Hoying finished with 304 yards and tied John Borton’s 42-year-old Ohio State record with his five touchdown passes.
- Casey McBeth had 304 yards and scored five touchdowns and a 2-point conversion to lead Toledo over Akron, 48-25. McBeth set a Mid-America Conference record with 32 points and became only the second back in league history to rush for over 300 yards.
- Joe Abdullah carried 36 times for 272 yards, caught nine passes for 52 yards and scored three touchdowns as Pacific defeated Arkansas State 30-16.
- Butler’s Arnold Mickens, Division I-AA’s leading rusher, ran for 263 yards as the Bulldogs defeated San Diego 38-21. It was Mickens’ seventh consecutive 200-yard game.
- Ozzie Young had 329 total yards and scored three touchdowns as Valparaiso defeated Evansville 34-21. Young rushed for 226 yards on 29 carries and caught five passes for 103 yards.
- Mark Orlando broke his own single-game receiving yardage record, catching 11 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns, in Towson State’s win over American International.
- Dennis Lundy ran for 174 yards and became Northwestern’s career rushing leader with 2,755 yards in the Wildcats’ 20-7 win over Indiana. Lundy surpassed the mark of 2,643 set by Bob Christian from 1987-90.
- Ryan Henry threw six touchdown passes, a Mid-American Conference record, as Bowling Green defeated Ball State 59-36.
- Antonio Freeman returned a punt 80 yards for one score, caught a touchdown pass for another and set up two more TDs with punt returns of 38 and 30 yards in Virginia Tech’s 45-7 victory over Pittsburgh.
- Marvin Harrison caught nine passes for 191 yards, both career highs, and scored on passes of 53 and 55 yards and a 20-yard reverse as Syracuse beat Temple 49-42.
- Kito Lockwood of Wagner ran for 195 yards and three touchdowns as the Seahawks beat Iona 39-22.
- C.W. Post’s Joe Brusca scored five touchdowns and ran for 226 yards in the Pioneers’ 42-3 victory over Mercyhurst.
- Jake Campbell had a career-high 149 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns as Air Force beat Fresno State 42-7.
- Astron Whatley rushed for a career-best 201 yards and two touchdowns as Kent beat Ohio University 24-0. SETTING RECORDS
Alcorn State’s Steve McNair became the NCAA’s career yardage leader with 15,049 yards to surpass the old mark set by Brigham Young’s Ty Detmer, who had 14,665. McNair’s 649 yards Saturday also broke his own Division I-AA single- game record as he led the Braves to a 41-37 win over Southern. STREAKS
Miami ran its winning streak over unranked teams to 68 with a 38-6 win over West Virginia. ... Penn defeated Brown 24-0 for its 17th straight victory, the longest current streak in Division I-AA. ... Texas A&M extended its home wining streak to 25, the longest in the nation, and its Southwest Conference winning streak to 26 games with a 7-0 win over Rice. ... Nebraska has won 21 in a row in the regular season, 12 in a row in the Big Eight, and has a 16- game winning streak against Missouri. The Cornhuskers have won the last six meetings by a cumulative 300-72 score. ... Virginia, after its 35-10 win, is now 7-0 at home against North Carolina under coach George Welsh. STAMPEDING BUFFALOES
Rashaan Salaam ran for 202 yards and two scores and Kordell Stewart had 127 yards and three TDs, leading Colorado to a 35-21 victory over Kansas State for their 11th straight win. STRANGE PLAY
After Louisville blocked a Navy field goal, Tony Solliday of the Midshipmen scooped up the ball behind the line of scrimmage and ran 26 yards for a touchdown as the Cardinals players stood and watched, seemingly unaware that the ball was still live. SUPER LIONS
Columbia recorded its most lopsided win ever against Yale, 30-9, to improve its record to 3-2-1, marking the first time since 1978 the Lions are over .500 after six games. SETTING UP A SHOWDOWN
Duke defeated Wake Forest 51-26 to improve to 7-0 and set up a showdown for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with Florida State, which defeated Clemson to move to 4-0 in the ACC. SHAKY OPPOSITION
Duke is 7-0, its best record since it went 9-0 in 1941, but has done it against teams with a combined record of 13-30. SLINGERS
Syracuse’s Kevin Mason was 17-for-20 for 334 yards and three scores and led all runners with 66 yards on 13 carries as the Orangemen beat Temple 49-42. ... Steve Stenstrom completed 19 of his 32 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns to lead Stanford over Oregon State, 35-29. ... Maryland quarterback Scott Milanovich threw for 322 yards on 22-for-31 passing and four touchdowns as the Terrapins beat Georgia Tech 42-27. STORM
In a rare occurrence for football, the game between Alabama and Mississippi was halted in the second quarter Saturday because of a severe lightning storm. The game resumed after a 25-minute delay. SEASONS
Southern Cal defeated California 61-0. The Trojans scored the most points since a 66-10 win over Utah State in 1989. It was Cal’s worst defeat since a 66-0 loss to Alabama in 1973. SUB
Western Michigan backup quarterback Andrew Schorfhaar threw two touchdown passes and completed 25 of 41 passes for 269 yards as the Broncos beat Eastern Michigan 33-14. Schorfhaar replaced Jay McDonagh, who missed the game with a sprained ankle. SAVING TACKLE
Texas A&M quarterback Corey Pullig made a touchdown-saving tackle on Rice defensive end Andry Clifton, who returned Leeland McElroy’s fourth-period fumble 20 yards to the Aggies 43. Pullig was the only player with a chance to make the tackle. A&M then forced Rice to punt. SPECIAL TEAMS
Michigan used a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown by Amani Toomer and four field goals by Remy Hamilton to beat Illinois 19-14. SWEET REVENGE
Miami avenged its only 1993 Big East loss by beating West Virginia 38-6. West Virginia’s 17-14 victory last Nov. 20 cost the Hurricanes their third title in the three-year history of the league, as well as a chance to play for their fifth national championship in 11 years. SHELTERED QB
Iowa, with fourth-stringer Michael Duprey starting due to injuries to the team’s other quarterbacks, rushed for 369 yards on 59 attempts and attemped only 10 passes in Hawkeyes’ 19-14 win over Michigan State. SCARE
Oklahoma needed 13 fourth-quarter points to beat Kansas 20-17 and avoid going 3-4, which would have been its worst record in nearly 30 years. SHUTOUT
Kent recorded its first shutout in 18 years, 24-0 over Ohio University. The Golden Flashes’ last shutout was against Northern Illinois, 42-0 in 1976. SCORING D
Utah returned two interceptions for touchdowns and recorded a safety in its 45-31 win over Colorado State. With the score 38-31 in the final minutes, the Utes’ Harold Lusk picked off a pass and ran it back 100 yards to seal the win. ... Middle Tennessee State returned two interceptions for touchdowns and also scored on a 15-yard fumble return in its 38-14 victory over Southeast Missouri State. SCORING RECORD
Austin Peay defeated Morehead State 73-6 to set an Ohio Valley Conference record for points in a game. Murray State scored 71 points against Iowa Wesleyan in 1967. ... Bowling Green and Ball State combined for a Mid-American Conference record 95 points as the Falcons defeated the Cardinals 59-36. SWINGS
David Green of Boston College ran for 136 yards, but went from hero to goat when he fumbled on the Rutgers 9-yard line with 22 seconds left in the game forcing the Eagles to settle for a 7-7 tie with the Scarlet Knights. SECOND TO NONE
Jay Barker became the winningest quarterback in Alabama history with a 31-1-1 record as the Crimson Tide beat Mississippi 21-10. Barker scored the game-winning touchdown on a 2-yard run as he broke Harry Gilmer’s mark of 30 wins from 1944-47. SEATS
A record crowd of 39,101 at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colo., watched Utah defeat Colorado State 45-31 in a battle of previously undefeated WAC teams. ... Arizona defeated UCLA 34-24 in front of record crowd of 58,817 at Arizona Stadium. SETTING STANDARDS
Florida State tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with 21 straight league wins by defeating Clemson 17-0. The Seminoles have not lost a conference game since joining the ACC in 1992. ... Boston College tight end Pete Mitchell caught 11 passes against Rutgers to set a school record with 167 career receptions, breaking Mark Chmura’s mark of 164. ... West Virginia’s Aaron Beasley, who leads the nation in interceptions, picked off his school- record eighth of the season. ... Ryan Williams kicked six extra points and a field goal to become Virginia Tech’s career scoring leader with 235 points, one more than kicker Chris Kinzer had from 1985-1988. STEALS
Freshman Tom Ludwig tied a Princeton single-game record with three interceptions in the Tigers’ 18-7 win over Harvard. ... Freshman Kenny Wheaton intercepted a pass and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown with 49 seconds to play, clinching Oregon’s 31-20 upset over Washington. STUFFED
South Carolina shut down the SEC’s top rushing team, holding Vanderbilt to 184 yards. Vandy was averaging 259 yards per game. ... Miami held West Virginia to 23 yards rushing on 23 carries.... The Citadel held Army, averaging 301 yards rushing a game, to 95 yards on 40 carries, its lowest output since adopting the wishbone 10 years ago. STRONG LEG
Reed Morton kicked four field goals, the last a 41-yarder that provided the difference in South Carolina’s 19-16 victory over Vanderbilt. SPEAKING
″We didn’t win. We didn’t lose. We really did lose. We’re a better team than them.″ - Boston College quarterback Mark Hartsell after the Eagles 7-7 tie with Rutgers in which they outgained the Scarlet Knights 413 to 234 yards.
″Everything in this game was lousy. People were getting on the bandwagon. I know we’re better than we were (last year), but I was petrified that what happened today might happen.″ - Purdue coach Jim Colletto after his upstart Boilermakers were pounded 48-14 by Ohio State.