Saturday notebook

October 08, 2006

Record breakers

David Ball broke Jerry Rice's Division I career record with his 51st touchdown reception, helping New Hampshire beat Richmond, 27-17. "I'm glad it's over with. It's been a fun experience but it's been haunting me for a while," Ball said. Rice set the record playing for Division I-AA Mississippi Valley State from 1981-1984. ... Clifton Dawson scored three times in Harvard's 33-23 win over Cornell, becoming the Ivy League career leader in touchdowns and points. Dawson's 56 touchdowns and 338 points surpassed the marks of 54 scores and 324 points, set by Brown's Nick Hartigan.

Super skids

No. 12 Notre Dame sent Stanford to its sixth straight loss and worst start in over 20 years with a 31-10 win. Stanford also lost its first six games in 1983, en route to a 1-10 season. ... Colorado surpassed 14 points for the first time this season, but it wasn't enough to prevent matching the worst losing streak since the start of coach Eddie Crowder's 11 seasons in Boulder. ... Temple dropped its 18th consecutive game - the longest streak in the nation - with a 28-17 loss to Kent State. The Owls scored on their first possession to gain the lead for the first time this season. The last time they led was a 7-0 advantage against Maryland on Oct. 8, 2005.

Kicking woes

Boston College kicker Ryan Ohliger has been indefinitely suspended from the team for a violation of team rules. Coach Tom O'Brien said he suspended the junior Friday for "conduct unbecoming of a Boston College football player." Ohliger is still enrolled in school, O'Brien told The Boston Globe. Ohliger is 7 of 11 on field goals and 11 of 14 on extra points this season.

Offensive fireworks

Justise Hairston of Central Connecticut set a school record with 332 yards rushing and tied a Blue Devils mark with five touchdown runs in a 62-21 rout of St. Francis, Pa. ... Tulane's Lester Ricard passed for 344 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-24 win over Rice. ... Army beat Virginia Military Institute, 62-7, for its highest scoring game in 48 years. The Black Knights beat Colgate, 68-6, in 1958.

HEISMAN STOCK

RISING

Troy Smith, Ohio State QB: 17 of 20 passes for 191 yards and three TDs with no interceptions

FALLING

Marshawn Lynch, California RB: 50 yards on seven carries

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