Saturday notebook

October 15, 2006

Even in Buffalo

Yesterday's game between Miami of Ohio and Buffalo was postponed until this afternoon by an unusual fall storm that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on Buffalo. The snow knocked out power and transportation systems, and as of yesterday afternoon some 350,000 homes and businesses in the region were without electricity.

Hold the phone

"I had an interesting call on the field - Ben Roethlisberger called my son's phone," said Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner (right) after the Hoosiers upset No. 15 Iowa. Hoeppner coached the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback at Miami of Ohio. "He just wanted to call and congratulate me. Normally, I wouldn't take a phone call at that point, but I'd take that phone call."

Streaks dept.

Kent State routed Toledo, 40-14, for its first five-game winning streak in 30 years. The Flashes (5-2) are 4-0 in Mid-American Conference play for the first time. They had not won five games in a row since 1976. ... Savannah State ended a 19-game losing streak, beating Morehouse, 24-20, with an 18-point fourth quarter. ... NAIA No. 2 St. Francis beat Taylor, 49-0, for its 47th straight regular-season win. ... Grand Valley State won its 20th straight game, a 33-7 victory over Indianapolis.

Stats zone

Since the series started in 1992, Duke has held Florida State to fewer than 44 points only once (2004). ... Arkansas' 56-point margin of victory was its largest since a 60-0 win over Tulsa in 1974.

HEISMAN STOCK

RISING

Steve Slaton, West Virginia RB: 20 carries for 163 yards, one TD

FALLING

Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois RB: 18 carries for 25 yards, held scoreless for the first time this year

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