Saturday Notebook

October 07, 2007

Showing good hands

Saturday Notebook Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree set the NCAA record for touchdown receptions by a freshman last night with a 32-yard catch against Iowa State for his 15th touchdown. The Red Raiders wide receiver overtook the 14 touchdown catches by Jabar Gaffney (Florida, 2000); Mike Williams (Southern California, 2002) and Davone Bess (Hawaii 2005). Coming into the game, Crabtree led the nation in receptions (60), receiving yards (920) and touchdowns (14).

Hart leads Michigan running backs

Going into yesterday's game, Michigan's Mike Hart needed 33 yards to break Anthony Thomas' school record of 4,472 rushing yards. Hart ran for 215 yards to become Michigan's career rushing leader in the Wolverines' 33-22 win over Eastern Michigan. Hart, a senior, surpassed the mark midway through the first quarter. Hart started a drive from the Michigan 1 with a 20-yard run, then he later broke Thomas' record by making a defender miss in the backfield and picking up 14 yards. "That's why he's an All-American and some of the tacklers aren't," Eastern Michigan coach Jeff Genyk said. Thomas, who plays for the Buffalo Bills, set the previous record at Michigan from 1997-2000.

Rushing to success

Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead broke the NCAA all-divisions career rushing record, passing R.J. Bowers by running for 208 yards in a 21-0 victory over Western New Mexico. Woodhead got the 121 yards he needed to pass Bowers' mark of 7,353 by the third quarter. Woodhead pushed his career total up to 7,441 yards for his small Nebraska college. Bowers, who set the record from 1997-2000 at Division III Grove City (Pa.) College, and Woodhead are the only players to top 7,000 yards rushing in college football.

Duke's ACC struggles continue

Duke mounted a fierce comeback against Wake Forest but lost 41-36 to the Demon Deacons. That was the Blue Devils' 20th straight loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Reaching coaching milestones

West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez got his 100th victory when the Mountaineers defeated Syracuse, 55-14. Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville picked up his 100th career win as the Tigers beat Vanderbilt, 35-7.

Weather concerns

Florida State's 27-10 win over visiting North Carolina State was delayed 49 minutes because of a threat of lightning.

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