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Posted on: November 6, 2010 4:04 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2010 9:06 pm

By the Numbers: Week 10's Best Performances

As we look at all the action around the nation during Week 10, here are some of the biggest performances of the day. Follow all the action on our scoreboard and our updating college football blog.

0:37: True freshman Stephen Morris hit Leonard Hankerson for a 35-yard score with 37 seconds left, rallying Miami past Maryland 26-20. The touchdown capped an 82-yard drive that began with 3:06 left and Miami trailing 20-18. 

2: Chris Rainey blocked two punts as Florida routed Vanderbilt 55-14, setting up a showdown with South Carolina for the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title next week

5: Total number of touchdowns by Auburn's Cam Newton in the first half against Chattanooga. Newton threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth in the 62-24 victory. Nevada's Colin Kaepernick also threw for five touchdowns in Nevada's 63-17 victory over Idaho.

63: Yards of two big plays for Air Force in the 42-22 victory over Army, giving the Falcons the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the 17th time. Jonathan Warzeka caught a touchdown pass for 63 yards and Jordan Waiwaiole returned a fumble 63 yards for another score. Navy had won the past seven trophies, but the Falcons beat the Midshipmen 14-6 earlier this season.

76: Total points scored by Navy in a 76-35 victory over East Carolina. Navy finished with 521 yards rushing, the most by any opponent in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and the second-most allowed by the Pirates behind West Virginia's 536 yards in 2002. It was also the second-most points allowed by East Carolina in any game, trailing Guilford's 79 points in November 1932.

179:  Rushing yards by Edwin Baker to go along with four touchdowns in Michigan State's 31-8 victory over Minnesota.

Total yards rushing and receiving by Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon in his return from suspension as the Cowboys defeated Baylor 55-28. Blackmon had 173 yards receiving and a touchdown and also scored on a 69-yard run.

246: Michigan's Roy Roundtree had a school-record 246 yards receiving and two scores in the three overtime victory over Illinois 67-65.

322: Damaris Johnson amassed 322 yards of total offense and scored three times, leading Tulsa past Rice 64-27. Johnson had eight catches for 163 yards, two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 94 yards for another score. He also moved into first place in the Conference USA record books for career kickoff return yards.

355: Career-high passing yards by TCU quarterback Andy Dalton in the Horned Frogs' 47-7 victory over Utah. Dalton now has 39 career victories, the most in the nation by an active quarterback.  

507: Kellen Moore threw for 507 yards and three touchdowns and Boise State rolled up a school-record 737 total yards in a 42-7 victory over Hawaii. Moore was spectacular, completing 30 of 37 passes and at one point hitting 18 straight in the first half to help the Broncos build a 21-0 halftime lead.

286: Rushing yards by Fresno State's Robbie Rouse in the 40-34 victory over Louisiana Tech. Rouse had 43 carries and a touchdown in the win.

Posted on: September 25, 2010 3:44 pm
Edited on: September 25, 2010 10:38 pm

By the Numbers: Week 4's Best Performances

As we look at all the action around the nation during Week 4, here are some of the biggest performances of the day. Follow all the action on our scoreboard and our updating college football blog .

4: Number of touchdowns by freshman James White as No. 11 Wisconsin steamrolled Austin Peay 70-3 . White finished with 145 yards rushing on just 11 carries.

6: Amount of touchdowns accounted by Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the 73-20 pounding of Eastern Michigan. He completed 20 of 26 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for another score and also caught a 20-yard scoring pass from his former high school teammate, Jordan Hall, late in the third quarter.

13: Points scored in the fourth quarter by Air Force in the 20-14 victory over conference rival Wyoming. Tim Jefferson ran 7 yards for the decisive score late in the fourth quarter.

24: Seconds remaining when Carson Coffman scored on a 7-yard run to lift Kansas State to a come-from-behind 17-13 victory  over UCF. The game was delayed almost 1 1/2 hours in the first quarter by weather .

35: Length of Ben DeLine's field goal as time expired to lift Colorado State past Idaho 36-34.

100: Florida coach Urban Meyer became the sixth fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 100 career wins as Florida knocked off Kentucky 48-14. He improved to 100-18 at Florida, Utah and Bowling Green, hitting the century mark faster than anyone except Gil Dobie (108 games), George Woodruff (109), Bud Wilkinson (111), Fielding Yost (114) and Knute Rockne (117).

368: Career passing yards by N.C. State's Russell Wilson in the 45-28 victory over Georgia Tech. Wilson completed 28 of 41 passes with three touchdowns as the Wolfpack improved to 4-0, their best start since winning their first nine games in 2002.

Posted on: September 4, 2010 7:05 pm
Edited on: September 5, 2010 12:01 am

By the Numbers: Saturday's big performances

As we look at all the action around the opening weekend  in college football, here are some of the biggest performances of the day. Follow all the action on our scoreboard and our updating college football blog .

Career-high number of touchdown passes by Andrew Luck in Stanford's 52-17 victory over Sacramento State. Luck also had 316 yards passing in the victory.

18.1: Average yards per carry by Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez when he rushed for 127 yards on seven carries in the 49-10 win over Western Kentucky.

48: Number of attempts by Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who finished 34 of 48 for 281 yards. Gabbert rallied Missouri from a 10-point halftime deficit with two touchdown passes to lift the Tigers over Illinois 23-13 .

72: Points scored by Oregon in an easy 72-0 victory over New Mexico. Kenjon Barner replaced the suspended LaMichael James and had a career-high 147 yards and four touchdowns.

141: Freshman Le'Veon Bell rushed for 141 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns to spark Michigan State past Western Michigan 38-14 in a season-opening game Saturday.

168: Scott McKnight became Colorado's all-time leader in receptions with a 27-yard touchdown in the 24-3 victory over Colorado State . McKnight's 168th career catch broke the mark set by Michael Westbrook from 1991-94. The senior finished with six catches for 78 yards.

218: Rushing yards by Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray, helping No. 7 Oklahoma survive an unexpected scare from Utah State 31-24.

235: Daniel Thomas rushed for 235 yards and two touchdowns and Kansas State rallied for a 31-22 victory over UCLA before a crowd of 51,059, the biggest for a home opener in Wildcat history.

292: Second-half rushing yards for Air Force as the Falcons scored 41 points after halftime against Northwestern State. Air Force ended up winning 65-21.

357: Total combined yards rushing and passing by Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton in the win over Arkansas State. Newton ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 186 yards and three more scores.
Posted on: November 24, 2008 1:27 pm

CBSSports.com 120 -- Surprising Iowa

As the season winds down and we are closing in on what could be a wild finish (especially in the Big 12), it is time to reflect on some of the biggest surprises this season.

We all know about Alabama and Ball State, who check in at No. 1 and No. 14 in this week's CBSSports.com 120, but what about some of those other teams we predicted to not do so well back in August.

Two teams in the Big Ten are at the top of the list, beginning with Iowa, who joins the Top 25 this week, moving up from No. 30 to No. 25.

The Hawkeyes were predicted to finish eighth in the conference in our Big Ten preview, but here they are with a chance to go to a Jan. 1 bowl game.

Back in August Dennis Dodd said: I never thought I'd see Iowa sink this low under Kirk Ferentz. The off-field stuff is more than a distraction. The biggest blow is the decline in talent. The recruiting just hasn't been good in recent years. Last year's 6-6 record is going to look like a BCS bowl after 2008.

Iowa looked like it was headed for a rough season after losing three in a row to drop to 3-3 after six games. But the Hawkeyes finished strong, beating Wisconsin 37-16, Penn State 24-23 and closing out the regular season with a 55-0 thrashing of Minnesota.

"It's a long season and we've had our ups and downs," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. "I cannot say enough about the leadership we've gotten from our upperclassmen and a lot of other guys. I'm pleased with the attitude the team kept all through the season."

One guy Ferentz can thank is running back Shonn Greene. The junior came into the season with just 378 career rushing yards and sat out all of 2007 to work on his academics. 

Now his name is popping up on Heisman lists after rushing for 1,729 yards with 17 touchdowns this year.

"My expectations at the beginning of the season were just like everybody else - I didn't know what to expect," Greene said to Daily Iowan. "I just stuck with it, and with my teammates helping me out with stuff like that, we just happened to have a good season."

Iowa can now look forward to capping their strong season in either the Outback Bowl against a SEC team or Champs Sports Bowl vs. an ACC squad.

The Hawkeyes aren't the only Big Ten team that has been a surprise -- Northwestern is sitting at No. 18 after downing Illinois 27-10 this weekend. Many publications, including ours had the Wildcats finishing near the bottom of the rankings. But led by quarterback C.J. Bacher, the Wildcats are looking for their first 10-win season since winning the Big Ten in 1995.

Another big surprise has been Cincinnati. The Bearcats were predicted to finish fourth in the Big East behind West Virginia, Pittsburgh and South Florida, but they are on the verge of winning the Big East and check in this week at No. 16 with a 9-2 record, including 5-1 in the conference.

Not a bad season for a team that has played four different quarterbacks. Tony Pike guided the Bearcats to their biggest win of the season, beating Pittsburgh to take control of the Big East. They only need to beat Syracuse this weekend to earn an automatic bid to a BCS Bowl, most likely the Orange Bowl.

One more team that has surpassed all expectations is Air Force. Since this one is all on me, this is what I said in the Mountain West preview, when I predicted them sixth:

The Falcons should expect a drop-off from last season after losing two of the best players in school history -- Shaun Carney and Chad Hall -- to graduation. Only three starters are back on offense and the Falcons will break in a new quarterback, either Eric Herbort or Shea Smith. The defense is thin on returners too, but safety Chris Thomas is back after recording 110 tackles.

So much for finishing sixth. The Falcons are 8-4 and in fourth place in the division, behind three ranked teams (Utah, TCU and BYU). Air Force had a tough loss this week, but are still ranked No. 43 this week, much higher than was expected at the beginning of the season.


... Mississippi jumped from No. 43 to No. 28 and is on the verge of reaching the Top 25 for the first time this season.

... The highest-ranked team with a losing record is N.C. State, which checks in at No. 57 this week. The Wolfpack have won three in a row, beating Duke, Wake Forest and North Carolina.

... Rotten Apple Cup. With Washington State's victory, it moved up to No. 104, while Washington fell to No. 117. The Huskies are ranked ahead of SMU, North Texas and Western Kentucky.

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