Todd Husak passed for 364 yards and freshman Kerry Carter rushed for three touchdowns as Stanford routed then-No. 19 Arizona, 50-22, Saturday night in Tucson.
The Cardinal (2-1, 2-0 Pacific-10) compiled 578 offensive yards against the Wildcats (2-2, 0-1), who were the preseason favorite for the conference title.
"It is hard to say anything," said Arizona Coach Dick Tomey, whose team fell out the Associated Press top 25 rankings. "This was an awful performance. It's a poorly coached football team."
The Cardinal opened a 30-7 halftime lead, fought off a rally by the Wildcats in the third quarter and secured the win with three touchdowns in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter.
Notre Dame Runs in Reverse
Then-No. 24 Notre Dame's 23-13 loss to visiting Michigan State (3-0) dropped the Fighting Irish to 0-3 against the Big Ten Conference this season after the school spurned the conference's offer to join last winter. Coach Bob Davie is 2-7 against the Big Ten. Notre Dame has started 1-3 or worse just seven times in 111 years. Two of those starts have come in Davie's three seasons. The No. 19 Spartans' third straight series win is their longest run since winning eight in a row from 1955 to 1963.
Bicknell Has Knack for Dramatics
Louisiana Tech Coach Jack Bicknell III, whose team stunned Alabama when reserve quarterback Brian Stallworth threw a last-second touchdown pass to secure a 29-28 win in Birmingham, is no stranger to last-gasp comebacks. He snapped the ball to Doug Flutie on the 48-yard, last-second touchdown throw to Gerard Phelan that beat Miami, 47-45, in 1984. Bicknell, whose father was the coach of the Eagles, is 2-2 in his first season. The Crimson Tide are 2-1. . . .
LSU reserve quarterback Josh Booty, who spent five years with the Florida Marlins' organization, completed 29 of 58 passes for 285 yards and a touchdown after replacing Rohan Davey in the second quarter during a 41-7 loss to visiting Auburn (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference). Booty threw two interceptions as the Fighting Tigers dropped to 2-1, 0-1. . . .
Air Force Coach Fisher DeBerry earned his 122nd win to move him ahead of Army's Earl "Red" Blaik for most victories by a coach at a service academy. DeBerry is 122-64-1 in his 16th season at Air Force. Blair was 121-33-10 and won three national championships between 1941 and 1958. . . .
Colorado place kicker Katie Hnida, bidding to become the first woman to play in a Division I-A football game, suited up for the first time but did not play in the Buffaloes' 51-17 defeat of visiting Kansas (1-2). Colorado is 2-1. . . .
Darren Davis ran for 208 yards and two touchdowns as Iowa State (3-0) spoiled UNLV's home opener with a 24-0 victory, handing Coach John Robinson his first loss with the Runnin' Rebels (2-1).