Saturday notebook

October 29, 2006

Hitting the right note

"They spelled it right and I got my footwork right," Jack Nicklaus said on the sideline after dotting the "i" in the Ohio State marching band's signature maneuver, Script Ohio, at halftime in Columbus, Ohio. Nicklaus, a former Ohio State golfer, became the fifth non-band member - usually a sousaphone player does it - to be accorded the honor. The others are former Ohio State president Novice Fawcett, comedian Bob Hope, longtime university ticket director Bob Ries and former football coach Woody Hayes.

Stopped short again

Iowa held Northern Illinois' Garrett Wolfe, the nation's leading rusher, to 66 yards on 22 carries. Wolfe's sputtering Heisman campaign is most likely finished. After rushing for more than 160 yards in each of his first six games, including a 171-yard effort at No. 1 Ohio State, Wolfe has just 136 in his past three.

By the numbers

Jon Cornish became Kansas' first running back in 10 years to rush for 1,000 yards. ... Purdue hasn't scored for seven quarters. ... San Diego (8-0) won its 16th straight, the longest winning streak in Division I-AA. The Toreros also won their 18th consecutive home game and have won 24 of 25 overall.

What the doctor ordered

Southern Illinois coach Jerry Kill watched the Salukis beat Missouri State, 27-17, two days after he was released from a St. Louis hospital. The coach, 45, had been hospitalized after suffering a seizure last Sunday, shortly after taping a weekly television show.



Brady Quinn, Notre Dame QB: 18-25 for 295 yards and 3 TDs


Mike Hart, Michigan RB: 20 carries for 95 yards, 1 TD

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