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Posted on: November 20, 2010 3:44 pm
Edited on: November 20, 2010 11:59 pm
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By the Numbers: Week 12'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.

5: School-record five touchdowns by Alvester Alexander as Wyoming beat Colorado State 44-0 in the Border War rivalry. Alexander ran in from 8 yards for the final score and the school record late in the fourth quarter. Redshirt freshman quarterback Kolton Browning also threw five touchdown passes as Louisiana-Monroe beat North Texas 49-37.

6:
Total touchdowns by Southern Mississippi's Austin Davis, who rushed for four touchdowns and threw for two more, in the 59-41 victory over Houston. Davis completed 23 of 30 passes for 285 yards without an interception, and rushed for 111 yards on 17 carries.

102: Marcus Lattimore had 102 yards rushing and three touchdowns by halftime and No. 17 South Carolina scored its most points under coach Steve Spurrier, routing Troy 69-24.

Rodney Stewart (US Presswire)192: Rushing yards by Dwayne Priest on 35 carries, including three touchdowns in Eastern Michigan's 21-17 win over Buffalo.

195: Career-high rushing yards by Colorado tailback Rodney Stewart in the 44-36 victory over Kansas State. Stewart ran for a touchdown, while also catching two passes for 49 yards. He also completed a 23-yard halfback pass for a TD.

213: Rushing yards by Cincinnati's Isaiah Pead in the 69-38 victory over Rutgers. Pead also scored a career-high five touchdowns - four running, one receiving in the highest-scoring game in Big East history.

248: Career-high rushing yards by Western Kentucky's Bobby Rainey in the 27-26 loss to Middle Tennessee. Rainey also had two touchdowns on 45 carries.

330: Mikel Leshoure ran for a school-record 330 yards and two touchdowns, and Illinois beat Northwestern 48-27 in a game played under circumstances at Wrigley Field. The Wildcats and Fighting Illini were looking for publicity when they scheduled the first football game in 40 years at the old ballpark and did they ever get it.

354:
Montee Ball and James White combined for 354 yards rushing and six touchdowns in Wisconsin's 48-28 victory over Michigan. Ball ran for 173 yards and four TDs. White had 181 yards rushing and two scores. Ball and White became the second pair of Badgers to run for 150-plus yards in a game, joining Billy Marek (226) and Ken Starch (184) who pulled off the feat against Wyoming in 1973.

389: Passing yards by Brandon Weeden to go along with three touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State to a share of the Big 12 South title with a 48-14 win over Kansas.

1,500:
Michigan's Denard Robinson set two NCAA records in the loss to Wisconsin. Robinson broke Beau Morgan's major-college record for yards rushing by quarterbacks and became the first player in NCAA history with 1,500 yards rushing and 1,500 yards passing in one year. Morgan had 1,494 yards rushing for Air Force in 1996. Robinson beat that mark with a 12-yard run in the third quarter against the Badgers.


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.

242:
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: October 2, 2010 3:47 pm
Edited on: October 2, 2010 11:58 pm
 

By the Numbers: Week 5's Best Performances

As we look at all the action around the nation during Week 5, here are some of the biggest performances of the day. Follow all the action on our scoreboard and our updating college football blog .

4: Total touchdowns by Ole Miss' Jeremiah Masoli in the 42-35 victory over Kentucky . Masoli threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another.

94: Length of a school-record touchdown pass by Cameron Newton. The quarterback connected with Emory Blake on a 94-yard touchdown pass on his first throw as No. 10 Auburn routed Louisiana-Monroe 52-3. Newton finished with 245 yards and three TDs.

190: Jordan Todman ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns to lead Connecticut to a 40-21 win over Vanderbilt , just the second win for the Big East over a BCS conference team this season. Todman, who carried the ball 37 times, has now rushed for over 100 yards in seven of his last eight games.

226: Career-high rushing yards by backup running back Matt Brown in Temple's 42-35 victory over Army. Pierce, the Owls' leading rusher, was scratched for the game with an ankle injury.

257: Sophomore running back LaMichael James rushed for 257 yards in the 52-31 victory over Stanford. James busted loose on a 76-yard TD run to seal the victory for the Ducks.

277: Number of rushing yards by Pittsburgh's Ray Graham in his first college start, lifting the Panthers to a 44-17 win over FIU . Graham's third consecutive 100-yard game - his first two were off the bench - represented the second-highest rushing total in Pitt history.

380: Robert Griffin threw for a career-best 380 yards with two of his three touchdowns to Josh Gordon as Baylor pounded Kansas 55-7 for its most lopsided conference victory ever.

401: Combined yards rushing by Derrick Coleman (185) and Johnathan Franklin (216) in UCLA's 42-28 victory over Washington State.

969: Total yards of offense combined by Michigan's Denard Robinson and Indiana's Ben Chappell. Robinson rushed for 217 yards and two scores, while throwing for 277 yards and three scores. Chappell set school records with 480 yards passing (45-of-64) with three touchdowns (he also has negative 5 yards rushing). 



Posted on: February 3, 2010 2:08 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2010 3:19 pm
 

Michigan on the way back up?

The Rich Rodriguez era hasn't been kind to Michigan fans, but things might be changing in Ann Arbor.

MaxPreps.com sees a big class is coming with three Top 100 players slated and a potential Top 10 recruiting class despite losing Sean Parker to Washington. Parker one of the top cornerbacks in the nation, surprised everybody by choosing the Huskies.

The best news of the day was signing Demar Dorsey. One of the best defensive backs in the country was deciding between Florida State, Michigan and USC.

Bleacher Report: Washington scores with Parker

Meanwhile, if you can't get enough Michigan news, The Detroit Free Press is blogging live.

You can watch Michigan's Signing Day press conference today at 3 p.m. ET on CBS College Sports XXL.

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Posted on: April 28, 2008 3:49 pm
 

Some guys should have stayed in school


Alot of great underclassmen were drafted over the weekend -- Darren McFadden, Ryan Clady, Vernon Gholston -- just to name a few, but some of these guy who bolted college a year early, probably are wishing they stayed another season.

Some of the guys of note who left early, who could have used another year in school:

Adrian Arrington, Michigan, WR: With Chad Henne, Michael Hart, Mario Manningham and Lloyd Carr all leaving Michigan, it was no surprise to see Arrington leave too, but I'm sure he was hoping to go a little higher than the No. 237th pick overall (7th round). The Saints actually made a trade to grab Arrington in the final round. At 6-foot-3 he could be another big target for Drew Brees.

Xavier Lee, Florida State, QB/TE: My how the mighty have fallen. Lee was rated as one of the top-rated quarterbacks in 2004 and now he is an undrafted free agent. Lee never had a major impact at Florida State. He told the Miami Herald, "I know my athletic ability will get me to the next level. I made some mistakes -- missing classes -- but I know in my heart I didn't get a good chance" at Florida State. So far nobody has come calling.

Erin Henderson, Maryland, LB: According to the Baltimore Sun, NFL analyst Mike Mayock suggested his size and history of knee injuries cost him a chance to be drafted. Henderson thought for sure he would be drafted on the second day, but was passed over by every team. He did agree to a free-agent contract with the Vikings to join his brother E.J. Henderson.

Johnny Dingle, West Virginia, DE: The 6-2 defensive end from the Mountaineers was expected to be a second-day pick, but unfortunately for him his name was not called. Another player from a team with a coaching change. He was coming off his best season in 2007 with nine sacks, but nobody came calling. He did sign a free agent contact with the Chiefs on Monday.

Davone Bess and Ryan Grice-Mullen, Hawaii, WR: With Colt Brennan and Jason Rivers exhausting their eligiblity, these two also decided to leave school a year early, but neither was drafted. Grice-Mullen missed part of his pro day workout with cramping, but still ran a 4.3 40-yard dash. His size might of scared teams off, considering he was just 5-10, 187 pounds. Grice-Mullen signed with the Texans, while Bess, who is also 5-10, signed with the Dolphins.

 

Posted on: February 5, 2008 12:20 pm
 

Signing Day Eve

Is there such a thing? Well, there should be.

Christmas Eve is the day when kids get all excited because Santa is coming tomorrow and hoping to get the presents they asked for.

Signing Day Eve is the day when adults get all excited because the five-star recruit they've been drooling over the past two months, might put on the hat of their favorite team. I'm sure Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame fans all over the country will have trouble sleeping tonight, because they don't know what tomorrow will bring.

I can't make any promises, but here is what I bring today .... rumors:

As reported by the Bleacher Report, the nation's No. 1 wide receiver Julio Jones, might be signing with Alabama.

The website said he was spotted at the LSU-Alabama basketball game in Tuscaloosa on Saturday with Alabama commits Burton Scott and Robert Lester.

Jones has basically narrowed his choices down to Oklahoma, Florida State and Alabama. Texas Tech also had a shot, but he canceled his visit this weekend to Lubbock. He will announce his plans at 11 a.m. on ESPNU's recruiting show.

As for the nation's top quarterback Terrelle Pryor, its down to Ohio State and Michigan.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Terrelle Pryor told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he is 80 percent sure he'll announce his college choice Wednesday afternoon on National Signing Day.

That pretty much means Oregon is out, considering he never visited the campus. So it's all coming down to Ohio State or Michigan.

Darrell Scott, the nation's No. 1-rated running back, is expected to choose between Colorado and Texas.

According to the Daily Camera, Scott told several recruiting services last month he was leaning toward Texas because it offers the chance to play early, tradition and warm weather. In interviews last fall, Scott told the Daily Camera and other media outlets he was heavily favoring Colorado because of early playing time and the fact his uncle, freshman wide receiver Josh Smith, is already a Buff.

The only other undecided player left on CSTV.com's Top 25 is Quinton Coples, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound, defensive lineman from Virginia.

Coples has a handful of schools to choose from, including Florida State, Tennessee, North Carolina and N.C. State. Mike Farrell, from Rivals.com, reported there are also strong rumors that he is headed to join the Tar Heels, but Coples has publicly denied that he is committed, and he is scheduled to announce on Signing Day.

Stay tuned, tomorrow is a big day.

Posted on: January 23, 2008 1:05 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor, Darrell Scott and Julio Jones

With National Signing Day right around the corner, the top three prospects are still undecided.

The nation's No. 1 prospect, QB Terrelle Pryor, appears to have his choices down to four.

According to Terrelle Pryor's official website -- yes, he has his own official site -- he says he's still considering Ohio State, Michigan, LSU and Oregon, which indicates that Florida and Penn State may have fallen out of the picture.

He just visited Michigan and the Detroit Free Press reports his high school coach "liked" his trip. Pryor sat with Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez for parts of the game and Pryor was serenaded with “WE WANT PRYOR!!!” and “COME TO MICHIGAN!!!” chants from the student section.

He already visited Ohio State and will probably get to LSU and Oregon in the next couple of weeks.

"I talked over the Michigan visit with my dad when I got back, and I still have a lot of comparing to do," Pryor said. "And I'm going to take at least one or two more official visits if I can fit them in."

Darrell Scott, the nation's top RB, is likely leaning toward Texas. "Texas is still in the same place they were before. They hold a slight lead over Colorado."

According to BurntOrangeNation.com, the coaches from Austin are think they're going to win this battle with the Buffaloes. Scott still might be taking a visit to LSU, but it appears to be down the two Big 12 rivals. His uncle, Josh Smith, is a freshman wide receiver with the Buffaloes, which could play into where he lands.

The DailyCamera.com, a newspaper from Colorado, said Scott told them nothing is more important to him than family when he made an official visit to Colorado in October, but they also report that Scott isn't a fan of the cold weather in Boulder, which is one of the reasons Texas is in the lead.

As for Julio Jones, the nation's top receiver from Alabama. He is considering Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech, but the Crimson Tide are definitely the front runner. According to RollBamaRoll.com, he cut short his visit to Florida, so they are probably out.

He is headed to Norman, OK to visit the Sooners this weekend, where Stoops and Co. will try their hardest to steal him from Saban.

Stay tuned...

 

 

 
 
 
 
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