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News & Notes
Mount Union Matches Record
Division III Mount Union tied an NCAA record with its 47th straight win, a 66-0 thrashing of Heidelberg. The Purple Raiders tied the record set by Oklahoma from 1953 to 1957. Story, Page D12.
South Carolina Coach Lou Holtz knew that rebuilding the Gamecocks' program would be tough, but it's doubtful he thought things would get this bad. South Carolina fumbled twice inside its 35-yard line in a 30-10 loss to Kentucky, extending Division I's longest losing streak to 16 games. Never in Holtz's 28 years of coaching has he gone this deep in a season without a win.
It doesn't get any easier for Holtz and the Gamecocks, who still must face Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida.
Run, Adrian, Run
Adrian Peterson rushed for 115 yards in only one half, breaking the Division I-AA record for consecutive 100-yard games, to lead Georgia Southern to a 70-7 victory over Western Carolina. Peterson, a sophomore, has broken the 100-yard mark in each of his 21 collegiate games. The previous record of 20 games was set by Frank Hawkins of Nevada-Reno in the 1979-80 season.
Ron Dayne isn't the only running back chasing career records set by Texas's Ricky Williams. Miami of Ohio's Travis Prentice scored three times, putting him six touchdowns behind Williams for two NCAA records as the RedHawks beat Bowling Green, 45-31. Prentice scored his 65th and 66th career rushing touchdowns to pass Indiana's Anthony Thompson (64) and move six behind the record Williams set at Texas. Prentice also caught a touchdown pass to give him 426 career points, placing him behind only Williams's 452. He passed Roman Anderson of Houston, who is now third with 423.
Colorado DB Ben Kelly started and ended the Buffaloes' 46-39 overtime win over Missouri with two big plays. He opened the game with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and intercepted Missouri QB Kirk Farmer on the Tigers' final play of the game to seal Colorado's win. Kelly isn't a stranger to making big plays. He had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in its season opener against Washington.
By The Numbers
Touchdowns scored by Massachusetts in a 77-0 win over Northeastern. The Minutemen set Atlantic 10 records for touchdowns and points scored in a game.
Completions for Brown QB James Perry, an Ivy League record, in a 53-30 win over Princeton. The 53 points are the most Princeton has allowed in an Ivy League game.
Kansas State's penalty yards against Kansas, a school record. At one point in the third quarter, the Wildcats had more penalty yards than rushing yards.