Saturday notebook

November 12, 2006

Stanford's skid ends

Stanford won't be the first 0-12 team in Pacific-10 history. The visiting Cardinal shocked Washington, 20-3, yesterday. Stanford (1-9, 1-6) broke the nation's second-longest losing streak at 11 games. The losing streak matched the longest in school history. The Cardinal lost its final game in 1959 and all 10 the next season. Washington (4-7, 2-6) lost its sixth straight and looked nothing like the team that nearly upset Southern California and took California and Arizona State to overtime before losing.

Rare absence

Penn State's 47-0 drubbing of Temple was the Nittany Lions' first game without coach Joe Paterno in nearly three decades. Paterno, 79, who is recovering from left leg surgery, was at home a day after being released from the hospital. The only other game Paterno missed as a head coach was in 1977, after his son David was involved in an accident.

Let's go to the record book

Harvard's Clifton Dawson became the Ivy League's career leader in rushing yards with 4,781, eclipsing the mark of 4,715 set by Cornell's Ed Marinaro in 1969-1971. ... New Hampshire's David Ball tied Jerry Rice's Division I-AA record for 100-yard receiving games in a career, 23. ... Jimmy Terwilliger of Division II East Stroudsburg tied the all-divisions NCAA record for career touchdown passes of 148, set by Justin Peery of Division III Westminster, Mo. ... Zac Taylor's 21st touchdown pass this year broke Vince Ferragamo's 1976 Nebraska record. Taylor also became the school's all-time passing leader with 5,193 passing yards, eclipsing David Humm.

Noteworthy

Columbia beat Cornell, 21-14, breaking a 16-game Ivy League losing streak. ... Three Florida International players returned to play against Louisiana-Monroe after serving suspensions for their involvement in a brawl Oct. 14 against Miami. ... Iowa State lost to Colorado, 33-16, in its first game since coach Dan McCarney resigned. ... Michigan State lost to Minnesota, 31-18, in its home finale, 1 1/2 weeks after John L. Smith was fired but permitted to finish the season. ... Oklahoma State's 66-24 win over Baylor was its most points since 1973. ... Southern Mississippi held Tulane to 85 total yards.

HEISMAN STOCK

RISING

Steve Slaton, West Virginia RB: 12 carries, 148 yards, 2 TDs

FALLING

Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech: 2 receptions, 13 yards, 0 TDs

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