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College Football Today
October 21, 2012, 12:29 am
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STARS

-Collin Klein, Kansas State, ran for four TDs and threw for three scores as the fourth-ranked Wildcats got little resistance from No. 17 West Virginia in a 55-14 victory.

-A.J. McCarron, Alabama, threw for a career-high 306 yards and four TDs as the No. 1 Crimson Tide defeated Tennessee 44-13 for their sixth consecutive victory over the Volunteers.

-Stepfan Taylor, Stanford, ran for a career-high 189 yards and a TD, and the No. 22 Cardinal overwhelmed California 21-3 on Saturday for a third straight victory against their rival.

-Landry Jones, Oklahoma, threw for 291 yards and three TDs to help the 10th-ranked Sooners clobber Kansas 52-7.

-Joe Bergeron, Texas, ran for five touchdowns and 117 yards and the Longhorns outlasted Baylor 56-50. Bergeron fell a touchdown short of Ricky Williams' school record.

-Jeff Driskel, Florida, threw four touchdown passes - three after turnovers - and the No. 3 Gators matched their victory total from last season with a 44-11 drubbing of ninth-ranked South Carolina.

-Aaron Murray, Georgia, threw for 427 yards and four TDs to rally the No. 13 Bulldogs to a 29-24 victory over stubborn Kentucky.

-Seth Doege, Texas Tech, threw for 318 yards and seven TDs, including one in each of three overtimes, in the No. 18 Red Raiders' 56-53 win at TCU.

-Gary Nova, Rutgers, threw four TDs passes in the second half to lead the No. 19 Scarlet Knights to a 35-10 comeback victory over Temple that kept them unbeaten.

-J.W. Walsh, Oklahoma State, threw for 415 yards and a TD to help the Cowboys beat Iowa State 31-10.

-James White, Wisconsin, raced 15 times through Minnesota's defense for 175 yards rushing and three TDs, carrying the Badgers to a 38-13 victory over Minnesota for their ninth straight win over the Gophers to keep Paul Bunyan's Axe.

-Greg Hardin, North Dakota, set a Big Sky Conference record with 333 yards receiving and had three TDs 40-34 win over Montana.

-Braden Hanson, North Dakota, completed 42 of 61 passes for 660 yards and five TDs in a 40-34 win over Montana.

-Theo Riddick, Notre Dame, pounded his way for a career-high 143 yards as the fifth-ranked Irish overpowered Brigham Young in a 17-14 victory.

-Kasey Carrier, New Mexico, set a Mountain West Conference record 338 yards rushing and had three TDs in a 28-23 loss to Air Force.

-Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, threw for 342 yards and three TDs to help the Cornhuskers rally to beat Northwestern 29-28.

-Tajh Boyd, Clemson, ran for two TDs and passed for another as the No. 14 Tigers won their third straight over Virginia Tech, 38-17.

-Antonio Bostick, Savannah State, passed for four TDs and rushed for two more as the Tigers outlasted Edward Waters 42-35 to snap a 13-game losing streak that was the longest in the Football Championship Subdivision.

-Gavin McCarney, Colgate, accounted for 510 total yards and five TDs in a 57-36 win over Georgetown.

-Seth Lobato, Northern Colorado, threw for 243 yards and a career-high five TDs in a 52-14 win over Idaho State.

-Brady Attaway, Stephen F. Austin, threw for 474 yards and five TDs in a 44-10 win over Nicholls State.

-Teddy Allen, Charleston Southern, ran for a career-high 153 yards and four TDs in a 31-21 win over Presbyterian.

-Rob Holloman, Central Connecticut State, rushed for 208 yards and returned a kickoff 96 yards for a TD in a 37-31 loss to Robert Morris.

-Thomas Wilson, Elon, threw for 378 yards and five TDs in a 42-31 win over Western Carolina.

-Tyler Benz, Eastern Michigan, threw for 369 yards and a career-high five TDs in a 48-38 victory over Army.

-Mike Colvin, Lehigh, threw for three TDS and rushed for two more to lead the undefeated Mountain Hawks past Bucknell 42-19.

-Colton Chapple, Harvard, threw for a school-record 448 yards and tied his own mark of five TDs in a 39-34 loss to Princeton that ended the Crimson's nation-leading 14-game winning streak.

-Sean Patterson, Duquesne, accounted for five TDs in a 35-3 rout of Sacred Heart.

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TROJANS' RECORDS

Robert Woods handed the football to Matt Barkley after he caught the Southern California quarterback's 100th touchdown pass - and Barkley promptly tried to throw it to an official, causing Woods a bit of concern.

The All-America receiver really didn't need to worry. Woods and Barkley could have gone home from the Coliseum with a whole bunch of souvenirs after a record-setting day in their prolific partnership.

Barkley threw for 298 yards and six touchdowns while establishing USC's new career mark for TD passes, and Woods set a pair of school records himself in the 11th-ranked Trojans' 50-6 victory over Colorado.

Barkley and Woods connected on scoring throws of 39, 29, 17 and 3 yards in the first 35 minutes for USC, which finally showcased its offensive might against hapless Colorado after a season of mostly unintimidating performances. The two stars who stuck with the Trojans through heavy NCAA sanctions have been rewarded with lofty spots atop USC's record book, and they savored the moment.

Woods set a single-game school record for TD catches, and he passed Dwayne Jarrett on USC's career receptions list with his 217th catch on his third scoring grab.

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BUCKEYES' MILLER HURT

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was ``doing fine'' after being taken to a hospital and undergoing tests in the wake of an injury sustained late in the third quarter of No. 7 Ohio State's 29-22 overtime win over Purdue.

Team spokesman Jerry Emig said the sophomore had been taken to the hospital and his shoulders, head and neck were evaluated. Miller's father, Kevin, was with him in the hospital.

Miller, mentioned among the top Heisman Trophy contenders, was at the end of a 37-yard run when he was thrown to the turf by cornerback Josh Johnson.

Miller didn't get up for several minutes - he was in obvious pain - while he was attended by several doctors and trainers. Eventually he sat up, then stood on shaky legs for at least 60 seconds before he was led to the sidelines. He was later taken to the locker room by cart.

Miller completed 9 of 20 passes for 113 yards with an interception and ran for 47 yards on 12 carries before leaving the game.

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BIG 12 SHOOTOUT

Texas Tech and TCU needed three overtimes and 109 points to decide a winner.

Seth Doege tossed a touchdown pass in each of the three overtime periods, giving him seven for the game and helping No. 18 Texas Tech beat TCU 56-53 after blowing a late 10-point lead.

The winning pass was an 8-yarder to Alex Torres, which came four plays after freshman Jaden Oberkrom's Big 12-record sixth field goal had put TCU ahead. Both teams scored touchdowns in the first two overtime periods.

TCU, the Big 12 newcomer, has lost consecutive home games in a single season for the first time since it dropped its final two home games of 1998. Two weeks ago, the Horned Frogs lost their first Big 12 home game to Iowa State.

Doege hit Torres in the middle of the end zone to end the game with the most combined points ever for Texas Tech, and the second-most for TCU. He threw a 6-yard TD pass to Eric Ward in the first overtime, and a 25-yarder to Jakeem Grant on the first play of the second extra period.

Doege completed 30 of 42 passes for 318 yards and Texas Tech quickly became bowl eligible a year after its first losing season since 1992. The Red Raiders were coming off an impressive 49-14 victory over then-No. 5 West Virginia.

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NUMBERS

16-Games of Jacksonville's home winning streak before a 24-7 loss to San Diego.

18-Years since Duke had been bowl eligible before accomplishing it with a 33-30 win over rival North Carolina.

21-Straight wins by Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium, one behind LSU for the longest current home streak in major college football.

29-Points scored by Princeton in the fourth quarter of its 39-34 win over Harvard.

33-Games of Wilmington (Ohio) College's losing streak before a 13-12 victory Marietta. The Quakers hadn't won since defeating John Carroll 24-16 on Oct. 3, 2009.

73-Career touchdown passes by Georgia's Aaron Murray, breaking David Greene's school record set from 2001-04.

63-Wins by Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State, breaking Pat Jones' school record.

631-Total yards by Dayton in its 45-0 win over Valparaiso, most for the Flyers since becoming a non-scholarship program in 1977.

900-Wins by Michigan, college football's winningest program, after a 12-10 win over Michigan State.

2,670-Career rushing yards by Vanderbilt's Zac Stacy, breaking Frank Mordica's school record of 2,632 yards from 1976-79.

3,616-Career yards rushing by Stanford's Stepfan Taylor to pass 2009 Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart (3,522) for second on the school's rushing list. Now only Darrin Nelson (4,033) has more.

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PASSING THE BEAR

Mount Union coach Larry Kehres has passed Bear Bryant for fourth place on college football's career victory list with 324, leading the NCAA Division III powerhouse to a 51-0 victory over Otterbein.

Kehres is 324-24-3 in 27 seasons, all at Mount Union. Bryant won 323 games at Alabama, Maryland, Kentucky and Texas A&M.

Only three college coaches have won more games: John Gagliardi (Carroll, St. John's of Minnesota) with 487, Eddie Robinson (Grambling State) with 408 and Bobby Bowden with 377 (Samford, West Virginia, Florida State).

Kehres' teams have won 10 of the last 18 Division III national titles and 23 Ohio Conference championships, including the last 20.

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DOOLEY'S STOOL

Tennessee coach Derek Dooley coached from a stool on the sideline for the Volunteers' game with No. 1 Alabama.

Dooley worked from the press box last week in a 41-31 loss at Mississippi State after undergoing surgery Oct. 9 on a fractured right hip. Dooley had said earlier this week he would probably return to the press box for the Alabama game, though he added that he didn't like the experience because he couldn't look in his players' eyes.

Until last week, Dooley hadn't worked a game from the press box since his 2005-06 stint as the Miami Dolphins' tight ends coach. He was the first Tennessee head coach to work a game from the press box since Johnny Majors on Sept. 26, 1992.