Top performances

September 13, 1998

Passing

Cade McNown, UCLA

20-for-30, 339 yards, 3 TDs

The Bruins quarterback has passed for 200 or more yards in 16 straight games, the last 11 of which UCLA has won. McNown guided UCLA to touchdowns on five of its six first-half possessions.

Todd Bankhead, UMass.

26-for-43, 323 yards, 3 TDs

He capped his second straight 300-yard passing performance by completing all five of his passes in the Minutemen's final drive. His last toss was an 18-yard game-winner to Jimmy Moore with 1: 01 to play.

Tim Couch, Kentucky

32-for-41, 372 yards, 5 TDs

He shared the wealth, connecting with eight receivers against Eastern Kentucky.

Donovan McNabb, Syracuse

21-for-27, 233 yards, 3 TDs

He was the biggest star before an NCAA-record crowd of 111,012 at Michigan. McNabb also rushed for 60 yards on 19 carries.

Rushing

Devin West, Missouri

33 carries, 319 yards, 2 TDs

He set a school single-game rushing record as 10 of his carries resulted in gains of 10 yards or more, including runs of 55, 45, 33 and 16 yards. He scored on runs of 3 and 45 yards.

Darren Davis, Iowa State

37 carries, 244 yards, 1 TD

He scored on a 12-yard run, helping the Cyclones beat Iowa for the first time in 16 years.

Shaun Alexander, Alabama

20 carries, 206 yards, 3 TDs

For the second straight game, he carried the Crimson Tide offense. He has scored eight of the team's nine touchdowns and rushed for 321 yards.

Oscar Arzu, San Diego

25 carries, 220 yards, 1 TD

His 53-yard fourth-quarter run secured 42-30 win over Wagner.

Kevin Faulk, LSU

180 yards, 2 TDs

The Tigers' all-purpose star also had 74 return yards -- including a 58-yard TD on a punt return -- and two receptions for 12 yards.

Ricky Williams, Texas

29 carries, 160 yards, 3 TDs.

He passed Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell to become the leading career rusher in Longhorn history with 4,530 yards.

Receiving

Torry Holt, N.C. State

9 catches, 135 yards, 2 TDs

He sealed the year's biggest upset over No. 2 Florida State with a fourth-quarter scoring catch of 63 yards. He also returned a punt 68 yards for the Wolfpack's other touchdown in its 24-7 win.

Dennis Northcutt, Arizona

5 catches, 160 yards, 1 TD

The Wildcat pulled in a 33-yard scoring toss and also made a 44-yard play to set up another touchdown against Stanford.

Dylan Ching, San Diego

7 catches, 141 yards, 3 TDs

He led the Torreros with touchdown receptions of 16, 26 and 5 yards.

Pub Date: 9/13/98

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