Saturday notebook

September 10, 2006

The upsetters are upset

Now Montana State knows how Colorado feels.

A week after playing up and beating Colorado, the Division I-AA Bobcats were beaten by Division II Chadron State, 35-24, yesterday in Bozeman, Mont.

"We knew we were underdogs, but there's no better position to be in in sports," Chadron quarterback Joe McLain said.

Montana State received a $275,000 guarantee to play at Colorado last week. Chadron State received $40,000 from MSU, which the school said it would use to help pay for its new uniforms.

A first at Michigan

The Central Michigan-Michigan game was delayed for an hour in the first quarter because of lightning, the first weather interruption in Michigan Stadium history, according to the school. The Wolverines have been playing at Michigan Stadium since 1927.

Back to the record books

Quarterback Kevin Kolb became the all-time leading passer in Houston history, throwing for 350 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-7 victory over Tulane. Kolb has 9,738 career passing yards, breaking David Klingler's mark of 9,430 yards set from 1988-1991. Kolb also moved past 10,000 yards of total offense.

Justin McKinney became the first Kansas State player in 70 years to run back an opening kickoff for a touchdown, in the Wildcats' 45-0 victory over Florida Atlantic. McKinney sprinted to his right and went 88 yards down the sideline for Kansas State's first game-opening score since Red Elder's touchdown return in a 6-6 tie at Oklahoma on Nov. 7, 1936.

Football lite

No. 22 California was the first ranked nonconference opponent in coach Glen Mason's cupcake-filled 10 seasons at Minnesota, which beat lowly Kent State, 44-0, last week and faces Temple and Division I-AA North Dakota State later.

Bush gets out

Louisville running back Michael Bush, a preseason Heisman Trophy hopeful, is out of the hospital and recovering from a broken leg that knocked him out for the rest of the season.

HEISMAN STOCK

RISING

Brady Quinn, Notre Dame QB: 25-for-36, 287 yards, 3 TDs

FALLING

Kenny Irons, Auburn RB: 21 carries, 69 yards

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