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Perine, Hardy set FBS records

  Perine's historic day included five touchdowns.
7 LaDainian Tomlinson’s single-game rushing record lasted 5,474 days before Melvin Gordon broke it on Nov. 15. Gordon’s record then lasted a whole seven days. Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine set the FBS mark for rushing yards in a game with 427 yards in a 44-7 win against Kansas on Saturday, eclipsing Gordon’s 408 against Nebraska the previous week. It marks the second time that the single-game rushing record has been broken twice in a season, with the other example being 1991, when Marshall Faulk set the record at 386 before Tony Sands ran for 396 later on. Perine became this first player in FBS history to run for more than 200 yards in both halves of a game. He had 12 carries that went longer than 10 yards, and at one point had 10 consecutive carries that went for more than five yards.


355 East Carolina receiver Justin Hardy set the FBS record for receptions in the Pirates' 34-6 win against Tulane, surpassing Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles’ previous mark of 349. Hardy caught the ball nine times on Saturday, bringing his career total to 355. He also holds school records for career receiving yards and touchdown catches, and is the only player in ECU history with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

42 Marcus Mariota set a Pac-12 mark for total touchdowns responsible for, bringing that number to 42 after three passing scores and one rushing touchdown in a win against Colorado on Saturday. Mariota has passed for a touchdown in all 37 of his career games, one game behind Russell Wilson’s streak that is second in history.

304 Lafayette running back Ross Scheuerman ran for 304 yards against Lehigh on Saturday, the highest rushing total in FCS this season and a Patriot League record. The game, held at Yankee Stadium, was the 150th meeting between the oldest rivals in college football. Lafayette won 27-7, while Scheuerman added another 53 yards on three catches. The sellout crowd of 48,256 is the second-largest to witness a college football game at Yankee Stadium.

21 Both Pittsburg State and Angelo overcame early 21-point deficits to advance in the Division II playoffs. Third-seeded Pittsburg State was down 21 to Harding at the 7:42 mark of the second quarter, but tied the game at 28 by halftime and ran away in the second half to win 59-42. It took sixth-seeded Angelo State a bit longer to mount its comeback effort; the Rams went ahead of No. 3 seed Michigan Tech with 3:31 to go and held on to win 42-41.

3 Brett Hundley is in his third year as UCLA's quarterback, and in that time he has led the Bruins to at least nine wins each seasons. UCLA had never had a three-year streak of nine-win seasons before. The Bruins also have scored 30 points in the past three matchups with USC for the first time since 1996-98, and Hundley set the program mark for career total offense in the 38-20 win against the Trojans. He had 328 yards in the game, bringing his career total to 11,353.

22: Pittsburgh’s James Conner broke the ACC record and tied the school record with his 22nd rushing touchdown of the season. … 10: Missouri hasn’t lost on the road since 2012, a streak of 10 games without a loss. … 3,507: J.T. Barrett broke Braxton Miller’s school record for total yards in a season, bringing his total to 3,507 after Saturday’s win vs. Indiana. … 54: Minnesota had gone 54 years without winning in Lincoln, Nebraska, a streak it broke in comeback fashion on Saturday. … 30: Arkansas beat Ole Miss 30-0, the worst shutout loss by an AP top-10 team since 1990 and the second consecutive shutout for the Razorbacks. … 6: Colorado State’s Dee Hart ran for five touchdowns and caught one. The six scores is the second-best single-game total in the history of the Mountain West. … 42: In the first round of the Division III playoffs, Wesley jumped out to a 42-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Wolverines defeated Hampden-Sydney 52-7 to advance. … 1.2: BYU held Savannah State to 63 total yards, an average of 1.2 per play, in a 64-0 rout. … 13,438: Oregon State QB Sean Mannion improved his career passing total to 13,438 yards, moving him past Aaron Murray and Colt McCoy into 10th on the all-time list. 9: Arizona has its first nine-win season since 1998. … 8: Harvard’s win against Yale was its eighth in a row, the first such streak in the rivalry since 1880-1889. 27: Virginia Tech and Wake Forest combined for 27 possessions and no touchdowns, as the Demon Deacons won 6-3 in overtime. … 17: Melvin Gordon is the 17th player in FBS history to run for more than 2,000 yards in a season.


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