College notebook

November 13, 2005


Southern California, at 32 games, has the sixth-longest winning streak in Division I history, matching Miami's 32-game run from 2000-03 and an identical streak by a 19th-century Pennsylvania team. ... Washington ended a 14-game Pacific-10 losing streak with a 31-14 victory over Arizona. ... Mount Union (9-1, 8-1) clinched its 14th straight Ohio Conference title.

Record territory

Vince Young's 8,269 total career yards broke the Texas record of 8,059 set by Major Applewhite (1998-2001). ... Arizona State's Derek Hagan set a Pac-10 record with 249 career receptions. ... Drew Olson set a UCLA record of 30 touchdown passes in a season, bettering Cade McNown's mark of 25 set in 12 games in 1998. ... Carroll College quarterback Tyler Emmert set the NAIA career record for total offense (12,920 yards), breaking the mark held by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jon Kitna. ... Kent Smith set a Central Michigan record with 460 passing yards, attempted a Mid-American Conference-record 70 passes and completed a school-record 46 in a 31-24 loss to Western Michigan.

From toast of Division II to toast

Vinnie Saylor threw two touchdown passes and DeMarcus Blount scored twice to lead North Alabama to a 40-13 victory over Valdosta State, eliminating the defending national champion in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Adieu, No. 44

A half-century after Jim Brown first made it famous, Syracuse officially retired jersey No. 44. Six of the 25 men who once wore the number were on hand - Brown, Floyd Little, Thomas Stephens, William Schoonover, Michael Owens and Rob Konrad - along with Marie Fleming, the mother of the late Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis.

This and that

Texas Christian honored LaDainian Tomlinson, its career rushing leader (5,263 yards) who now plays for the San Diego Chargers. No one has worn his No. 5 jersey since his senior season in 2000, and no one will in the future without Tomlinson's approval. ... Utah quarterback Brian Johnson will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee during a run late in the Utes' 31-27 loss to New Mexico.



Drew Olson, UCLA QB: 22-for-27 for 510 yards, 5 TDs


Brett Basanez, Northwestern QB: 15-for-31 for 121 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

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