College Football Highlights
Published 11:36 pm Saturday, October 22, 2011
The Associated Press
—Case Keenum, Houston, threw for 376 yards and tied his career high with six TD passes while becoming the NCAA’s all-time leader in total yards in the No. 21 Cougars’ 63-28 win over Marshall.
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—Zach Collaros, Cincinnati, threw for three TDs and ran for two fourth-quarter scores in a 37-34 comeback victory over South Florida.
—Tajh Boyd, Clemson, threw for 367 yards and tied a school record with five TD passes in a 59-38 victory over North Carolina
—Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State, ran for 138 yards and accounted for four TDs as the No. 6 Cowboys remained unbeaten and ended Missouri’s 10-game home winning streak with a 45-24 victory.
—Dan Di Lella, Albany (N.Y.), threw for 283 yards a school-record five TDs in a 63-35 rout of Central Connecticut State.
—Collin Klein, Kansas State, threw for a career-high 195 yards and accounted for five TDs to help the No. 12 Wildcats rout rival Kansas 59-21.
—Riley Nelson, BYU, passed for 215 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 62 yards and another TD in a 56-3 victory over Idaho State.
—Collier Winters, Harvard, passed for 403 yards, five touchdowns and rushed for a score in a 56-39 win against rival Princeton.
—Cody Fajardo, Nevada, passed for 313 yards and a touchdown and ran for 61 yards and another score in a 45-38 win over Fresno State.
Top-ranked LSU didn’t seem to mind missing three key players, thanks to Rueben Randle.
Randle caught a 42-yard scoring pass from Jordan Jefferson and a 46-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Lee, and the Tigers once again overcame off-the-field distractions in style with a 45-10 victory over 19th-ranked Auburn.
LSU was without star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, leading rusher Spencer Ware and defensive back Tharold Simon — all suspended one game for violating the team’s drug policy.
Yet LSU continued to make team history with its eighth double-digit win in as many games this season, a streak that started with a season-opening triumph over Oregon without the then-suspended Jefferson and receiver Russell Shepard.
Off next week, LSU (8-0, 5-0 SEC) will be unbeaten entering its showdown at No. 2 Alabama on Nov. 5.
East Carolina’s Dominique Davis, Boise State’s Kellen Moore and Houston’s Case Keenum all put their names in the NCAA record book.
Davis broke two for successive completions — single game and in two games — Keenum set the NCAA’s career total offense mark and Moore matched the all-time wins mark.
Davis completed his first 26 passes against Navy on Saturday, breaking the single-game record of 23 set by Tee Martin of Tennessee in 1998 and tied by Aaron Rodgers of California in 2004.
Davis went 26 for 26 for 251 yards in the first half against Navy. The senior completed his final 10 passes last week against Memphis, giving him 36 straight completed passes — eclipsing the season mark of 26 set by Rodgers in 2004.
Keenum, a senior granted a sixth season after a knee injury last year, came into the game needing 130 yards to eclipse the record (16,910 yards) set by Hawaii’s Tim Chang from 2000-04. He moved past Chang’s mark on a 30-yard pass to Justin Johnson with 3:56 left in the quarter.
Keenum and the Cougars won 63-28 and he threw for 376 yards and six touchdowns. He completed 24 of 28 passes — 15 in a row during one stretch — and also crept closer to the FBS career records for passing yards and touchdown throws. He needs 802 passing yards to move ahead of Chang’s record (17,072) and five TD passes to eclipse the high mark (134) set by Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell from 2005-08.
Moore tied Texas’ Colt McCoy for most wins all-time with 45 after the No. 6 Broncos beat Air Force 33-26. He also three three TD passes to move into fourth all-time with 123 for his career ahead of past former BYU quarterback Ty Detmer.
10—Straight losses by Mississippi in the SEC, its longest as a program, after No. 10 Arkansas rallied for a 29-24 win.
16—Straight victories in the Pioneer Football League — a record — by Jacksonville after its win Davidson.
18—Games in the home losing streak ended by Western Kentucky with its 42-23 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
23—Points in the fourth quarter by Maine in its 23-22 win over Richmond 23-22.
24—Career touchdown receptions by Iowa’s Marvin McNutt, breaking the mark held by Tim Dwight and Danan Hughes at 21.
69—Points by TCU in its shutout win over New Mexico, breaking the school record of 68 against Austin College in 1932.
83—Points scored by Johns Hopkins in a win over Gettysburg.