NEWS & NOTES
Chris Redman completed 23 passes for 224 yards to pass BYU's Ty Detmer as the Division I-A career completions leader as Louisville beat UAB, 23-14. Redman, who also holds the career attempts mark with 1,587, now has 975 completions, 17 more than Detmer's total. He stands second only to Detmer in career yardage with 11,829.
Trailing 7-3 at halftime, the Cardinals drove 80 yards on their first possession of the second half and took the lead on Redman's seven-yard pass to Ibn Green. The duo needs to connect on three more touchdown passes to become the most prolific TD combo in Division I history. Pacific's Troy Kopp threw 33 TD passes to Aaron Turner from 1989 to '92.
Wittenberg Wins 600th
Casey Donaldson scored two touchdowns, tying the school record of 42, and Wittenberg became the first school below Division I to win 600 games by beating Ohio Wesleyan 14-0 yesterday. Wittenberg (8-0), which has been playing football since 1892, is 600-318-32. Donaldson's touchdowns, both in the second quarter, matched the record set by Aaron Powers in 1993-96.
Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 216 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles' 55-6 win over East Tennessee State. Georgia Southern finished with 510 yards on the ground and 682 yards of total offense. Peterson, a sophomore, has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of his 24 college games.
Peterson wasn't the only running back to have a big yardage day. Stephen F. Austin's Isiah Stoker rushed for 289 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-16 win over Jacksonville State. Grove City's R.J. Bowers had 287 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Alfred. Bowers has surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark in 25 straight games, a Division III record. Gettysburg's Paul Smith rushed for 335 yards and two touchdowns in the Bullets' 59-28 win over St. Lawrence.
How Did They Lose?
Towson quarterback Joe Lee (Warren County) broke school and league game records for attempts, completions and yards passing, but Towson still lost as Lehigh rallied to a 44-39 victory. Lee was 47 of 78 for 568 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Phil Stambaugh completed 26 of 40 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns for Lehigh (8-0), which extended its regular-season winning streak to 20 games. Lee broke the Division I-AA single-game record of 77 attempts set by Portland State's Neil Lomax in 1979.
BY THE NUMBERS
3: Number of Harvard players who set school records in a 63-21 win over Dartmouth. With 120 yards rushing, Chris Menick set the school record for career rushing yards with 3,157. WR Terrence Patterson caught six passes for 26 yards and set the career receptions record with 128. QB Brad Wilford broke the school's single-game record with 398 passing yards.
1: Number of losses to Division
I-AA foes by North Carolina. Furman defeated the Tar Heels, 28-3, yesterday.
10,482: Career passing yards, a Mid-American Conference record, for Western Michigan's Tim Lester, who threw for 373 yards in the Broncos' 24-10 win over Akron.