Saturday Notebook

College football

October 09, 2005

DEFENSE RULES

Massachusetts held Northeastern to 72 total yards in a 27-0 victory. ... Texas Christian forced seven Wyoming turnovers - all by Corey Bramlet, who threw four interceptions and fumbled three times.

STREAKS

Nebraska lost a homecoming game for the first time since 1968. ... Baylor won a conference game on the road for the first time in 10 years. The Bears had been 0-37 on the road in the Big 12 and had lost 38 straight conference games overall away from home before beating Iowa State, 23-13. The Bears' last league victory on the road had been on Nov. 11, 1995 - 48-7 over Southern Methodist in the old Southwest Conference.

MILESTONES

Brian Calhoun became the first Wisconsin player with more than 100 yards rushing and receiving in a game, carrying 23 times for 122 and catching 11 passes for 128. ... Ronnie Drummer's 81-yard touchdown run was the sixth-longest carry in Duke history and the longest play from scrimmage allowed by Miami in 29 years. ... Blake Powers, a sophomore, broke Antwaan Randle El's single-season Indiana record of 17 touchdown passes. Powers has thrown 18 touchdowns in five games and also extended his school record to four straight games with at least three scoring passes. ... Kevin Robinson tied a Utah State record with his third career punt return touchdown.

LET'S PLAY TWO

After beating Trinity Bible College, 59-0, Northwestern College (5-2) took a two-hour break before a 6 1/2 -mile bus ride down Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, Minn. - and beat Macalester College, 47-14. Northwestern, a nondenominational Christian school with about 2,600 students, was having trouble finding a 10th opponent without drastically extending the season or busting the travel budget when the two-games-in-one-day idea was raised. It was OK with the NCAA, and the proximity to Macalester made the Scots a good fit for the first known doubleheader in modern college football history.

HEISMAN WATCH

RISING

DeAngelo Williams, Memphis RB:14 carries, 136 yards.

FALLING

Chris Leak, Florida QB:18-for-33 for 244 yards, 2 INTs, 1 TD.

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