QBs, running backs enjoy impressive college afternoons

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 28, 2004

The Associated Press

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4Kyle Orton, Purdue, passed for 366 yards and four touchdowns to lead the No. 15 Boilermakers to a 38-30 win over Illinois.

4Alley Broussard, LSU, rushed for a career-high three touchdowns, helping the No. 13 Tigers rout Mississippi State 51-0.

4Bobby Seck, Hofstra, threw eight touchdown passes to tie an Atlantic 10 Conference mark and set a school record in the Pride's 62-43 victory over Rhode Island.

4Marty Johnson, Utah, tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns and the No. 14 Utes held off Air Force 49-35.

4Ciatrick Fason, Florida, had a career-high 210 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the No. 16 Gators' 20-3 win over Kentucky.

4Clifton Dawson, Harvard, ran for 142 yards and three touchdowns to help the Crimson beat Brown 35-34.

4Derric Daniels, Fordham, threw for 251 yards and five touchdowns, lifting the Rams to a 41-34 win over Duquesne.

4Erik Ainge and Cedric Houston, Tennessee. Ainge threw three touchdown passes, and Cedric Houston ran for 160 yards and two scores as the No. 11 Volunteers beat Louisiana Tech 42-17.

4Dan Orlovsky, Connecticut, threw for 288 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Huskies to a 40-3 victory over Army.

4Tyler Palko, Pitt, completed 30 of 36 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers beat Furman 41-38 in overtime.



LSU rolled up 594 yards and held Mississippi State to seven first downs and 130 yards in a 51-0 rout Saturday. The No. 13 Tigers' defense looked like the dominating force that helped win a share of the national championship last year with four interceptions, a fumble recovery, and a touchdown against the Bulldogs. On the way to the BCS title in 2003, LSU scored seven defensive touchdowns while forcing 33 turnovers.



No. 8 Florida State forced five turnovers in a 41-22 win over Clemson, and coach Bobby Bowden earned his 344th career victory - the most ever by a Division I-A coach. Bowden also improved to 5-1 in matchups against his son, Tigers coach Tommy Bowden.



Bobby Seck threw eight touchdown passes to tie the Atlantic 10 Conference mark and set a Hofstra record as the Pride beat Rhode Island 62-43 Saturday. Seck matched the A-10 mark set by Tom Ehrhardt of Rhode Island in a 56-42 victory over Connecticut in 1985, and he broke his school record of six by Rocky Butler in a 55-28 win over Albany, N.Y., in 2000. Seck finished 30-for-43 for 560 yards, missing the school record of 585 set by Tim Lynch in 1991.



Cedric Benson rushed for more than 100 yards for the third straight game to help the No. 5 Longhorns beat Rice 35-13 Saturday night. Benson, who rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown, is the first Texas back to rush for more than 100 yards in the first three games of the season since Ricky Williams did it in 1996.



USC overcame an 11-point deficit and beat Stanford 31-28 for its 13th straight victory Saturday night. The No. 1 Trojans yielded 291 yards in the first half, but gave up just 36 after halftime to preserve the nation's second-longest winning streak.



Purdue won its eighth straight Big Ten opener with a 38-30 victory over Illinois on Saturday. Kyle Orton, who was not intercepted for the third straight game, completed 35 of 50 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns as the Boilermakers rolled up 515 yards. … Michigan won its 23rd consecutive Big Ten opener and its 12 straight victory at Michigan Stadium with a 30-17 victory over Iowa. The Hawkeyes had won two straight against the Wolverines.



Louisville beat North Carolina 34-0 Saturday for its second shutout of the season. The No. 24 Cardinals, who ranked 11th nationally by allowing 10.5 points per game, opened the season with a 28-0 win against Kentucky. … Colgate earned its first shutout since 1988 with a 33-0 win over Georgetown on Saturday.



Drew Stanton, in his starting debut, became the first Michigan State quarterback to rush for more than 100 yards in a game since Charlie Baggett had 120 yards on Nov. 15, 1975. His 134 yards in Saturday's 30-20 win over Indiana were the most by a Spartans quarterback since Baggett had 151 against Indiana in 1974.



Notre Dame beat Washington 38-3 Saturday, sending the Huskies to their worst start since 1969. Washington, which lost its first nine games that year before beating Washington State in the season finale, was also held without a touchdown for the first time since a 16-3 loss to Arizona in 1992.



Auburn has a six-game winning streak for the first time since opening the 1997 season 6-0, following a 33-3 win over The Citadel on Saturday. Next week, the No. 9 Tigers face No. 11 Tennessee. … Wisconsin held their opponents out of the end zone for the third time in four games and ended the month 4-0 as the No. 20 Badgers beat Penn State 16-3. … Navy beat Vanderbilt 29-26 Saturday to improve to 4-0 for the first time since the Midshipmen opened the 1979 season with six straight wins.



Villanova's 16-13 win Saturday snapped Penn's 17-game winning streak - the longest in Division I-AA. The Quakers' last loss was also to Villanova on Oct. 10, 2002. … Jackson State ended a 10-game losing streak dating back to last season and won at home for the first time since the 2002 season with a a 31-16 victory over Mississippi Valley State.



Marc Eddy and Dallas Mall both set NCAA Division II national records in Bentley's 32-8 win over Assumption on Saturday. Eddy threw four touchdown passes - the 21st time that he has thrown for at least three in a game - to break the previous record set by Curt Anes of Grand Valley State from 1999 to 2002. Eddy now has 101 career TD passes, making him just the sixth Division II player to surpass the century mark, and leaving him 15 shy of the national record. Mall, who had six receptions for 98 yards and three scores, broke the Division II record for most career games with a touchdown catch with 33. The previous mark was set by David Kircus of Grand Valley State from 1999 to 2002.



Harvard and Brown combined for 1,010 yards of total offense as the Crimson beat the Bears 35-34 Saturday. Harvard scored 18 points in the third quarter to climb back in the game, and Clifton Dawson scored his third touchdown in the fourth to cap the second-half comeback.



Marty Johnson tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns and No. 14 Utah beat Air Force 49-35 Saturday for its first 4-0 start since 1994. Johnson is the first Utah player to run for four touchdowns in a game since Mike Anderson did it against UNLV in 1999. … Clemson's Justin Miller matched a school record with two kickoff return touchdowns in a 41-22 loss to No. 8 Florida State on Saturday. Miller's two TDs covered 97 and 86 yards and he finished with 282 yards on six returns to set an NCAA record.



Army lost 40-3 to Connecticut on Saturday, extending the nation's longest losing streak to 18 games. Bobby Ross, the former NFL coach who was coaxed out of retirement after the Black Knights went 0-13 last season, apologized to the cadet corps, fans and U.S. troops for his team's performance.



South Carolina's Tim ''Pops'' Frisby, a 39-year-old walk-on receiver, saw his first college football action when he joined his team for the final four plays of a 17-7 win over Troy on Saturday night. The 20-year Army vet who retired this summer was given clearance to play for the Gamecocks this week by the NCAA.



''I was watching some highlights from Emmitt back in the day, in a Florida uniform, and it was one of his big games. I saw that and I was like, 'Man, I hope I have a big game like that one day.''' - Florida's Ciatrick Fason, who had career-best 31 rushes for a career-high 210 yards and two touchdowns in the No. 16 Gators' 20-3 victory over Kentucky on Saturday.