Number of consecutive wins Augsburg has against St. John’s (Minn.) after beating the Johnnies 48-17 on Saturday. Why is that significant? Because the last time Augsburg won back-to-back contests in the series was from 1927 to 1929. The loss was also SJC’s fourth consecutive, the longest losing streak at the school since 1930.
Rushing yards allowed by fifth-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater, which cruised to a 35-0 win against UW-River Falls by posting three third-quarter touchdowns. We bet they had triple the fun on the way home as well.
Sacks by Syracuse DL Brandon Sharpe against Pittsburgh, matching the single-game season high in FBS play this season. Sharpe’s four solo sacks matched the totals of Florida State’s Bjoern Werner against Murray State and San Jose State’s Travis Johnson against UC Davis.
Unbeaten FBS teams that fell on Saturday, including three in the Big 12. Five of the previously undefeated squads were ranked in AP poll, as a total of nine ranked teams lost Saturday, the most in one weekend since 2008.
Total number of 500-yard games this season in FBS play after Arizona QB Matt Scott passed for 506 yards in an overtime loss. He completed 45 of 69 pass attempts, both school records.
Total team sacks by Maine as it rolled to a 26-3 win against Delaware. The Black Bears tied Drake for the FCS single-game lead while totaling 60 yards lost. Michael Cole led the charge with five sacks of his own, the most in FCS play this fall.
Total number of combined pass attempts by No. 10 Florida and No. 6 South Carolina in home wins against No. 4 LSU and No. 5 Georgia, respectively. The Gators attempted just eight pass plays while the Gamecocks put the ball in the air only six times, with QB Connor Shaw tossing three touchdown passes.
Consecutive conference games TCU had won until the then-No. 15 Horned Frogs were stopped cold by Iowa State on Saturday. With 24 wins in the Mountain West and one in the Big 12, TCU had not lost a league contest since Nov. 6, 2008, until the Cyclones blew through town. Ironically enough, it was only ISU’s third win in its last 33 road games against top-25 teams dating to 1996.
Yards allowed in the second half by the Michigan State defense as it shut down Indiana for a 31-27 come-from-behind win. The Hoosiers compiled nearly 200 total offense yards in the opening two quarters but could not move the ball at all after halftime, gaining just two first downs in the last two frames.
Average length of the two punts by Western Michigan’s J. Schroeder, breaking the school mark of 52.6 yards per punt in a game originally set in 1986. Schroeder had a career-best 82-yarder on his first punt of the day, coming up just four yards short of the school record. His average leads all FBS punters by nearly 11.0 yards.
Longest rush in the FBS this season as Boston College’s Andre Williams went from his own 1 to the end zone for a score against Army. The score tied the game at 14-14 in the second quarter before the Black Knights rallied to snap an eight-game losing streak for their first win of the season.
Career milestone win reached by not one but two Colonial Athletic Association coaches on Saturday. James Madison coach Mickey Andrews improved to 100-62 in his career while New Hampshire coach Sean McDonnell pushed his record to 100-64. Each has earned the 100 wins all at the same school.
Receiving yards by Missouri’s Bud Sasser despite only being credited with one catch. Because of a statistical oddity, Sasser, who picked up a fumbled reception by a teammate, had 16 receiving yards without a reception before catching an 85-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. His TD grab is the only one that counts as a reception, yet his line score (1 catch, 101 yards, 1 TD) looks like something out of the 1930s.
Rushing yardage by Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, who blew past the Nebraska defense time and again while leading OSU to a 63-38 victory. Oh, and he’s the quarterback. It was a Buckeye QB single-game rushing mark and helped OSU to 371 yards, the 20th highest single-game total in FBS this year. On hand to see the effort were 106,102 fans, a new Ohio Stadium record.
Total passing yardage for Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, a career high. While it was impressive, what really caught our eye was that the multi-talented Boyd helped the Tigers score points in three different ways: he passed for two touchdowns, rushed for one and also caught a 2-point conversion. Now, the only question remaining: does he play in the band too?
Total rushing yardage by Washington & Lee, which became the first school in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference to top 500 rushing yards in a single game when it blew by Emory & Henry Saturday. Running back Luke Heinsohn pulled double duty, rushing for 138 yards (second on the squad) while also notching three touchdowns to go with his first career field goal and six PATs as the Generals’ place-kicker. He moved into the top five for scoring in ODAC history with 255 points, after recording 27 points on the day, the seventh-highest single-game total in league history.
Rushing total for Army in its win at Boston College, the highest single-game team total in FBS this season. The Black Knights also had the second-highest total for rushing attempts (89) this year.
Last year that Ohio started 6-0 before the Bobcats beat Buffalo 38-31 to reach the mark this past weekend. Daz Patterson’s 100-yard kickoff return for a score helped the Bobcats and made him the seventh player in the FBS this season with a KOR the length of the field. With the victory, OU became the first bowl-eligible team in the country.
Last time Ferris State had beaten Grand Valley State in a Division II gridiron matchup until Saturday, when it rallied from a 17-point first-quarter deficit to beat the third-ranked Lakers. The reward: the Bulldogs took home the Anchor-Bone Trophy. Well done.
Career rushing total for the one they call ‘Shoelace’. Michigan QB Denard Robinson, who is now the active career rushing leader in FBS ahead of Montee Ball, moved into fifth place in FBS history and set the Big Ten record after posting 235 yards on the ground against Purdue, the sixth-highest total in a game this season.
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