Saturday notebook

College football

November 06, 2005

Streaking

Texas' 16-game winning streak is its longest since a school-record 30 in a row from 1968-1970. ... Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst missed his first start since 2002 with a sore right throwing shoulder, ending his 37-game starting streak. ... Southern Methodist defeated Rice, 27-7, to extend the Owls' nation-leading losing streak to 14 games. Rice's last victory came against SMU last year.

Offensive gems

Sophomore quarterback Sedale Threatt completed just 10 passes, but four of them went for touchdowns as Lehigh rolled to a 46-14 win over Georgetown. ... It was the sixth straight game the Irish scored at least 31 points, their longest streak since 1993. ... Colorado has won all five of its home games this season and has outscored its three Big 12 opponents 126-45 at Folsom Field.

Not so hot

Baylor has lost eight straight to Texas and been outscored 203-14 the past four games, three of those shutouts. ... Mississippi State has been outscored by a combined 153-33 in its Southeastern Conference losses.

Turning it around

Western Michigan (6-3) became bowl eligible one year after posting a 1-10 record by beating Eastern Michigan, 44-36.

Record territory

Missouri's Brad Smith set an NCAA career rushing record for quarterbacks with 3,899 yards, breaking the record set by Indiana's Antwaan Randle-El from 1998-2001. ... Glenville State's Joey Conrad broke the Division II career passing record, completing 31 of 40 passes for 427 yards, giving him 11,884 career yards. ... Adam Knoblauch of Division III Delaware Valley and Jimmy Terwilliger of Division II East Stroudsburg became the sixth and seventh players in NCAA history to throw for 10,000 yards and run for 1,000. Montana State quarterback Travis Lulay joined the 10,000-1,000 club last weekend. The others on the list are Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair (Alcorn State), Doug Nussmeier (Idaho), Curt Anes (Grand Valley State) and Adam King (Howard Payne).

HEISMAN WATCH

FALLING

Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech QB:8-for-22, 90 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs, 4 lost fumbles

FALLING

Brodie Croyle, Alabama QB:14-for-22, 116 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs

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