Crowds in states of Texas, Mississippi break football attendance records
119 Baylor came back from a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat TCU 61-58 on Saturday. The combined 119 points makes it the highest-scoring game between two teams ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll since the AP poll started in 1936. It was also the 110th meeting between the schools, but the first with both ranked. Bryce Petty lifted the Bears to victory with career highs of 510 yards on 28 of 55 passing and six touchdowns. Baylor totaled 782 yards of offense, its highest output of the season and the second highest in program history. The Bears moved up a spot to No. 4 in the AP poll while TCU dropped from No. 9 to No. 12. The 21-point deficit tied the largest in program history that Baylor has overcome to win.
55 West Virginia won another game on the foot of redshirt sophomore Josh Lambert. After trailing Texas Tech 34-20, a Lambert 55-yard field goal as time expired sealed the 37-34 comeback win. It is the second time this season Lambert has broken a tie in the final seconds, with the other being a 47-yard game winner against Maryland last month. His 55-yarder on Saturday was a career long and the third longest in FBS this season. He occupies half of the top six on that list, with 53- and 54-yarders also on his ledger.
110,633 Ole Miss' 35-20 win at Texas A&M drew an audience of 110,633 at Kyle Field. That is not only an SEC record, but the largest crowd to ever watch a football game -- at any level -- in the state of Texas. The previous state record was 105,121, which happened at the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium debut against the New York Giants in 2009. The previous SEC record was 109,061 from a Florida-Tennessee game at Neyland Stadium in 2004.
7 Quincy redshirt freshman running back Chris Harris scored seven touchdowns on the ground on Saturday in the Hawks' 59-34 win against Southwest Baptist. The seven scores are the most by any non-quarterback in any division this season and is one shy of the Division II record for rushing touchdowns. He totaled 218 yards on 24 carries, an average of 9.1 yards per carry. Harris' effort helped the Hawks come back from an early 24-7 deficit and record their first GLVC win of the season.
450 Fordham quarterback Mike Nebrich racked up 450 passing yards in the first half alone in a 60-22 win against Penn on Saturday. Nebrich finished the game with 566 yards passing, surpassing his own school record, and threw for six touchdowns. As the Rams recorded their first win in program history against the Quakers, Nebrich completed 36 of 47 passes, and the total passing yards is the most by any FCS quarterback this season. The six touchdowns through the air found the hands of five different receivers.
4,427 Running back Duke Johnson passed Ottis Anderson (4,265) and Santana Moss (4,394) to claim Miami (Fla.)'s top spot in the record books for all-purpose yards with 4,427 in the Canes' 55-34 win against Cincinnati. Johnson, a junior, ran for 162 yards on 10 attempts, which included an 80-yard touchdown run, a career long. He also caught four passes for 16 yards. Johnson passed the previous record in 14 fewer games than it took Moss to set that mark.
93: Notre Dame's 50-43 survival win against North Carolina was the highest-scoring game in Notre Dame Stadium history. ... 38: Rakeem Cato of Marshall tied Russell Wilson's FBS record of 38 consecutive games with a touchdown pass. ... 52: Mississippi is off to a 6-0 start for the first time since 1962, a span of 52 years. The Rebels shared the national championship that season after going 10-0, and at No. 3, currently have their highest ranking since 1964. ... 33: With its sixth win of the season, Florida State officially became bowl eligible, ensuring that it will extend its current bowl streak to 33, the longest in the nation. ... 0: Georgia shut out Missouri, something it had never done to a ranked opponent in a true road game. ... 246: San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey took just 20 carries for a career-high 246 yards in a win against New Mexico. ... 4: Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon ran the ball into the end zone four times against Illinois. His 175 yards was actually the fewest in his past four games. ... 5: Eric Gargiulo intercepted five passes for Montclair State against Southern Virginia, the most interceptions for any player across all divisions this season ... 26: The SEC West is 26-0 against the rest of the country. ... 99: Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson returned a fumble for 99 yards, a school record, which was his fifth defensive touchdown of the season.