Top performances

October 04, 1998


* Tim Rattay, Louisiana Tech

28-for-41, 539 yards, 7 TDs

Ranked second nationally in total offense with 396 yards per game and averaging 51 passes a game, he sat out the final quarter.


Drew Brees, Purdue

31-for-36, 522 yards, 6 TDs

The sophomore led the Boilermakers to a school-record 692 total offensive yards, third-best in the Big Ten.

( Chris Redman, Louisville

25-for-32, 431 yards, 4 TDs

He set a Conference USA mark for yardage and touchdowns against winless Cincinnati as the Cardinals piled up a 742 yards, breaking the school record set in 1966.

* Marc Bulger, West Virginia

24-for-36, 354 yards, 2 TDs

His arm helped hand Navy its 22nd straight loss to a ranked team.

& Quincy Carter, Georgia

27-for-34, 318 yards, 2 TDs

The freshman completed his first 15 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown before his first incompletion.


# Brian Shay, Emporia

32 carries, 228 yards, 0 TD

The 25-24 loss to Truman State was the 12th time Shay rushed for more than 200 yards in a game, breaking the all-divisions record of 11 shared by several players.

& Thomas Jones, Virginia

23 carries, 203 yards, 2 TDs

His day, plus the 142-yard effort by Antoine Womack, made for the first time since 1995 that two Cavaliers players had at least 100 yards.

% Dante Hall, Texas A&M

36 carries, 178 yards, 3 TDs

He carried five times for 32 yards on the Aggies' winning drive.

Devin West, Missouri

30 carries, 176 yards, 3 TDs

In topping 100 yards for the third time in four games, he also surpassed the 2,000-yard mark for his career.


, Troy Edwards, Louisiana Tech

10 catches, 235 yards, 5 TDs

His touchdown receptions in 63-28 win over Boise State tied a school record.

' Travis McGriff, Florida

9 catches, 213 yards, 1 TD

His was the only TD as Gators won despite not scoring a touchdown in the six times it drove inside Alabama's 12.

# Santana Moss, Miami

6 catches, 146 yards, 3 TDs

In rout of Rutgers, the sophomore -- who missed the season opener because of a broken jaw -- is only the third Miami receiver to catch three TDs in game.

$ Randall Lane, Purdue

6 catches, 137 yards, 1 TD

He was one of three Boilermakers with more than 100 yards receiving.

Pub date 10/04/98

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