Saturday notebook

College football

October 23, 2005

110 and out

Mount Union lost a regular-season game for the first time since 1994 yesterday, falling, 21-14, to host Ohio Northern in a Division III matchup.

Mount Union had won 110 straight regular-season games and had not lost an Ohio Athletic Conference or regular-season game since Oct. 15, 1994, when Baldwin-Wallace beat the Purple Raiders, 23-10, at Mount Union.

"We don't make a big deal out of wins, so we won't make a big deal out of a loss, either," Mount Union coach Larry Kehres said. "Give Ohio Northern credit. They did an excellent job with ball control, especially in the first half."

During the streak, Mount Union (6-1, 5-1) won seven national championships, including three in a row from 1996-1998 and again from 2000-2002.

Ohio Northern improved to 6-1, 5-1.

Streaks

Missouri has won two straight at home over Nebraska for the first time since 1967 and '69, when the team was coached by Dan Devine. ... Southern California's school-record road winning streak is at 14. It won a record-tying 19th consecutive conference game.

Milestones

Wake Forest punter Ryan Plackemeier set a school record with an 82-yard punt. He also had a 71-yarder. ... Penn State's 56 first-half points set a school record. ... Illinois' 63-10 loss to Penn State was its worst defeat since a 69-13 loss to Michigan on Nov. 1, 1986, and marked the second consecutive home game that the Illini have given up more than 60 points, after a 61-14 defeat by Michigan State on Sept. 24. ... Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst became Clemson's all-time leader in total offense with 8,959 yards. ... Joel Klatt threw four touchdown passes for a school-record 41, putting him past Coy Detmer.

Deadly celebration

A 20-year-old University of Minnesota-Morris student was killed when football fans rushed onto the field and pulled down a goal post at the end of the school's homecoming game. Richard Thomas Rose, of Benton City, Wash., was pronounced dead at a hospital after attempts to revive him on the field failed, school officials said. No one else was hurt.

HEISMAN WATCH

RISING

Brady Quinn, Notre Dame QB:32-for-41 for 467 yards and six touchdown passes

RISING

Brian Calhoun, Wisconsin RB:20 carries for 62 yards; five catches for 78 yards, two TDs

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