Top performances

November 16, 1997

Passing

Thad Busby, Florida State 27-for-35, 390 yards, 4 TDs

Helped extend Seminoles' streak of winning 10 or more games in a season to 11, an NCAA record.

Cade McNown, UCLA 16-for-23, 320 yards, 3 TDs

Also ran for a score to end three-game skid against Huskies.

Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech 22-for-30, 294 yards, 2 TDs

Also ran for a score to hold back Duke's fourth-quarter rally, 41-38.

Rushing

Claude Mathis, SW Texas State 46 carries, 308 yards, 3 TDs

He became the Southland Football League's career rushing leader in a 35-27 win over Jacksonville State.

Jerry Azumah, New Hampshire 26 carries, 300 yards, 2 TDs

Led 38-0 win over Boston.

Ahman Green, Nebraska 15 carries, 209 yards, 3 TDs

Broke 100-yard mark in ninth straight game, a 77-14 rout of Iowa State.

Receiving

Corey Thomas, Duke 16 catches, 276 yards, 4 TDs

School-record catches couldn't get the Blue Devils past Georgia Tech.

L.C. Stevens, North Carolina 3 catches, 169 yards, 0 TDs

All three of his catches -- a 44-yarder the shortest -- set up scores in 17-10 win over Clemson.

Torry Holt, N.C. State 4 catches, 97 yards, 2 TDs

In 31-24 win over Virginia, he set school season marks for receptions (56) and yards (963) and the career mark for TD receptions (18).

Pub Date: 11/16/97

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