College Football Today
_ Madre Hill scored a school-record six touchdowns and ran for 178 yards as Arkansas beat South Carolina 51-21.
_ Lawrence Phillips of Nebraska rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns in a 50-10 win over Michigan State.
_ Marcus Crandell threw for a career-high 392 yards and four TD passes, three in the second half, as East Carolina rallied from 21 down to defeat Syracuse 27-24.
_ Troy DeGar, playing with a cast because of a broken bone in his left hand, passed for three TDs in the final eight minutes as Tulsa stunned Oklahoma State 24-23.
_ Warrick Dunn rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns, including a back-breaking 55-yarder in the fourth quarter, to lead Florida State past Clemson, 45-26.
_ Brett Conway, who missed two field goals earlier, kicked a 39-yarder with four seconds left as Penn State beat Texas Tech 24-23.
_ Chris McCoy, a sophomore who played only defense on the plebe team last season, ran for 273 yards and threw for 125 more in Navy’s 33-2 win over SMU.
_ Toderick Malone made a leaping TD catch on a fourth-down pass with 17 seconds left as Alabama rallied for a 24-20 victory over Southern Miss.
_ Ozzie Young scored four touchdowns in Valparaiso’s 41-30 victory over St. Xavier.
_ Thomas Haskins rushed for 186 yards and four TDs as VMI beat Liberty 50-31.
_ Damon Tolbert rushed for 190 yards and three TDs as Central Michigan beat Weber State 39-31.
_ Deland McCullough rushed for 196 yards and a TD in Miami of Ohio’s 39-0 win over Kent.
_ Matt Miller’s 22-yard TD pass to Kevin Lockett as time expired gave Kansas State a 23-21 victory over Cincinnati.
_ Josh Nelson tied a school record with four TD passes in Mississippi’s 56-10 win over Indiana State.
_ Freshman Jeff Hall kicked a 34-yard field goal with 10 seconds left to lift Tennessee to a 30-27 win over Georgia.
_ Ohio University ended the longest losing streak in Division I-A with a 14-6 victory over Illinois State. The Bobcats had lost their last 12 games.
_ Fordham ended a 14-game losing streak with a 46-0 rout of Marist.
_ Maryland defeated North Carolina for the first time in six years with a 32-18 victory over the Tar Heels in College Park.
_ Lehigh, playing its first Division I-A opponent since 1986, failed to score in double figures for the first time in 75 games in a 42-9 loss to Army.
_ South Carolina beat Furman for the first time in nine games 27-21.
_ Florida State ran its ACC unbeaten streak to 26 games with a 45-26 victory over Clemson.
_ Temple dropped its 26th consecutive Big East game with a 24-13 loss at West Virginia.
_ Penn State extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 18 games by edging Texas Tech 24-23.
_ Kentucky now owns the nation’s longest Division I-A losing streak _ 12_ following a 42-7 loss to Florida.
_ LSU defeated Mississippi State 34-16 for the fourth straight year in an SEC opener, giving Gerry Dinardo his first win at LSU.
_ Nebraska’s 50-10 win over Michigan State was the Cornhuskers’ 27th straight regular-season win.
_ Southern Cal’s Keyshawn Johnson caught eight passes for 124 yards in a 45-7 win over San Jose State, extending his streak of 100-yard-plus receiving games to nine straight.
_ Charleston Southern lost its 17th straight, 44-6 to Prebyterian.
_ Auburn has defeated Tennessee-Chattanooga 20 straight times following a 76-10 win.
_ Brook Berringer, who led Nebraska to a 7-0 record as a starter last year when Tommie Frazier was sidelined with a blood clot in his right leg, came to the rescue again for the Cornhuskers in a 50-10 win over Michigan State. Berringer directed two second-quarter scoring drives after Frazier left with a bruised thigh.
_ Tom Brown replaced Air Force starting quarterback Beau Morgan for the second straight week and helped the Falcons defeat Wyoming 34-10. Brown, running Air Force’s wishbone attack, rushed for 99 yards and a TD after Morgan was forced out with a possible concussion.
Howard Schnellenberger, who has promised to return Oklahoma football to national prominence, won his debut as the Sooners defeated San Diego State 38-22.
_ Nebraska mascot Herbie Husker returned to the sidelines for the Cornhuskers’ game at Michigan State. Herbie, an overall-clad farmer with an aw-shucks grin, had been retired in August when the school announced his image did not market well nationally.
Pooh Bear Williams, Florida State’s 280-pound fullback, scored on two short runs in a 45-26 win over Clemson. Williams has six touchdowns on just nine carries this season.
Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz got his 200th college victory, a 35-28 win over Northwestern, making him the 15th coach to reach that milestone.
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Chris Parker became the Southern Conference’s all-time leading scorer with two TDs in a 45-14 win over Tennessee Tech. Parker has 332 career points, surpassing the record of 330 set by Marshall kicker Dewey Klein.
New Hampshire thought it had defeated Connecticut on Jon Curry’s 36-yard field goal on the game’s final play, but officials ruled the snap had not occurred before time expired. The Huskies prevailed 23-21.
_ Maryland scored 25 points after halftime to defeat North Carolina 32-18.
_ Paul Harris returned a blocked punt for a TD to ignite an 18-point fourth quarter as James Madison rallied to beat William & Mary 24-17.
_ VMI scored 29 points in the fourth quarter to erase a 10-point deficit and defeat Liberty 50-31.
_ Virginia scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to down North Carolina State 29-24.
Bucknell recorded its first shutout since 1983 with a 20-0 win over Southern Connecticut.
_ Oklahoma was flagged for 15 penalties in a season-opening 38-22 win over San Diego State.
_ Rutgers lost four fumbles, had three passes intercepted and was penalized 12 times in a 24-14 loss at Duke.
The most exciting moment in Auburn’s 76-10 win over Tennessee-Chattanooga came when Auburn’s public address announcer mistakenly reported that Kentucky was beating Florida 14-0, drawing a collective gasp from the crowd. It was actually the other way around.
_ Pittsburgh scored four touchdowns in less than 12 minutes, and 49 straight points in less than two quarters en route to a 66-30 win over Eastern Michigan.
_ UCLA scored two TDs in 37 seconds and 17 in the third quarter in a 23-9 win over BYU.
Missouri coach Larry Smith lost to his alma mater when the Tigers were beaten by Bowling Green 17-10.
Michigan drew only 100,862 at Michigan Stadium for Memphis, the smallest crowd for a Michigan home game since 100,824 showed against Northwestern in 1980, and the third-smallest crowd since Michigan began its streak of 124 home games before crowds of 100,000 or more in 1975.
_ Rashad Hodge scored on a 74-yard run on the first play from scrimmage _ and his first career carry _ as Army rolled to a 42-9 win over Lehigh.
_ Mississippi State scored on the game’s first play when Derrick Taite hit streaking Eric Moulds for an 80-yard touchdown. However, the Bulldogs lost to LSU 34-16.
_ Freshman Ray Marfell passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns as Tri-State (Angola, Ind.) launched its football program with a 32-24 victory over Taylor.
Nebraska rolled up 552 yards on the ground in its 50-10 rout of Michigan State.
_ West Virginia junior cornerback and kick returner Mike Logan, who Mountaineers coach Don Nehlen has called the best athlete on his team, broke his right arm in a 24-13 win over West Virginia. Logan broke the same arm last year and missed most of the season.
_ Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier, sidelined for seven games last season with a blood clot, sustained a bruised thigh in the second quarter of a 50-10 win over Michigan State. Frazier watched the remainder of the game from the bench and his status was uncertain for next week.
Jay Austin and Eldrin Milton combined for TD passes of 52, 68 and 78 yards in Arkansas-Monticello’s 23-18 victory over Henderson State.
_ Michigan’s defense held Memphis to 96 total yards _ 19 rushing _ and set up two scores in a 24-7 win.
_ Nebraska limited Michigan State to 45 yards rushing on 34 attempts in a 50-10 win.
_ Evansville held Cumberland to just 9 yards passing in a 27-7 victory.
_ Ball State allowed Western Illinois just seven yards rushing on 27 attempts in a 20-7 win.
_ Washington State held Division I-AA Montana to minus-6 yards rushing in a 38-21 victory.
Reserve tailback Eric Hines-Tucker pushed Auburn over the 70-point mark with a 77-yard TD run in the fourth quarter of a 76-10 over Tennessee-Chattanooga.
_ ``Lest you all think I’m not elated to win this football game, let me reiterate: The first olive to come out of the jar is always the hardest. We’ve got the first olive out. We have a LONG way to go before we’re a solid football team.″ _ Oklahoma Coach Howard Schnellenberger following his first victory as the Sooners’ coach, a 38-22 triumph over San Diego State.
_ ``We get a big paycheck. We had three goals coming in here _ to win, play well and leave unscathed. Fortunately we won the latter two.″_ Florida A&M coach Billy Joe after his Division I-AA Rattlers were trounced 49-3 by Miami at the Orange Bowl.