football-fbs flag | October 2, 2013



Northern Illinois beat Purdue 55-24 to become the first MAC team to beat two Big Ten foes in the same season. The Huskies beat Iowa to open the season. The 31-point margin of victory also ties a MAC record against a Big Ten school (Toledo against Minnesota in 2001).


New Mexico had three rushers gain more than 100 yards in the Lobos’ 56-42 loss to UNLV. Kasey Carrier gained 192 yards, Carlos Wiggins ran for 119 and Cole Gautsche had 108. New Mexico rushed for 497 yards.


East Carolina’s Shane Carden had three touchdown passes and three TD rushes in the Pirates’ 55-31 win against North Carolina to become the first FBS player with three pass TDs and three rush TDs in a game since Carden did it last season against Marshall. He is the only FBS player in the past 10 seasons to accomplish the feat twice.


Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhasse threw five touchdown passes – all in the first half – in the Illini’s 50-14 win against Miami (Ohio). It tied an Illinois record shared by Tom O'Connell (1952) and Dave Wilson (1980).


Oregon State’s Sean Mannion threw school-record six touchdowns in the Beavers’ 44-17 victory against Colorado. Mannion passed for 414 yards and leads the country with 2,018 passing yards.


Oklahoma beat Notre Dame 35-21 to end a seven-game losing streak against the Irish. It’s just the Sooners’ second win in 11 meetings against Notre Dame. The first ended the Irish’s NCAA-record 47-game winning streak in 1957.


Clemson’s Tajh Boyd threw for three touchdown passes and rushed for another scored in the Tigers’ 56-7 win against Wake Forest. He now has 11 games with at least two pass TDs and one rush TD, the most such games in the FBS since the start of the 2011 season.


Nevada overcame a 12-point deficit in the final 6 minutes to beat Air Force 45-42. The Wolf Pack’s Cody Fajardo threw for a career-high 389 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards and two more scores.


Arizona State’s Marion Grice scored four touchdowns – two rushing, two receiving – to push his nation-best total to 12.


Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews caught a 5-yard touchdown pass in the Commodores’ 52-24 win against UAB to tie the school record with 21 TD receptions.


UNLV defeated New Mexico 56-42 to end the Rebels’ 23-game road losing streak.


Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch became the 26th player in FBS history to surpass 4,000 yards passing and 2,000 yards rushing in his career. He threw for 207 yards and rushed for 35 against Purdue.


Florida defeated Kentucky 24-7 for its 27th consecutive victory against the Wildcats, the longest winning streak against one team in the country.


Washington’s Bishop Sankey had a school-record 40 carries in the Huskies’ 31-13 victory against Arizona. He rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown.


Texas A&M defeated Arkansas 45-33 to join Baylor with seven consecutive games of at least 40 points scored, the longest active FBS streak.


Clemson’s Tajh Boyd connected on TD passes of 64 yards to Sammy Watkins and 75 yards to D.J. Howard against Wake Forest to give him 13 TD passes of 50-plus yards since the start of the 2011 season, the most among active FBS quarterbacks during that span. Boyd and Watkins have connected on five TD passes of 60-plus yards, tied for the most in the FBS since the start of 2011.


Purdue allowed 55 points at home in its loss to Northern Illinois, the most points Purdue has ever allowed at Ross-Ade Stadium (since 1924).


Southern California allowed 62 points in its loss to Arizona State, matching the most points allowed in school history.


LSU had played 63 consecutive games without allowing 40-plus points before losing to Georgia 44-41. The last time the Tigers allowed 40-plus points was 2008, also against the Bulldogs.


Clemson’s Tajh Boyd threw three touchdowns against Wake Forest to bring his career total to 102, becoming just the second ACC player with 100 career TD passes (Phillip Rivers of NC State).


Florida’s Matt Jones rushed for 176 yards against Kentucky, which had just 173 total yards.


Fresno State’s Derek Carr ended a streak of 181 consecutive passes without an interception before throwing two picks in the Bulldogs’ 42-37 victory against Hawaii. Carr threw two touchdown passes, extending his streak of at least one TD pass to 24 games.


Western Kentucky’s Antonio Andrews had 182 yards rushing in the Hilltoppers’ 19-7 win against Navy, which had just 183 total yards.


Louisiana-Monroe’s Kolton Browing passed for 134 yards in the Warhawks’ 31-14 loss to Tulane to become the school’s career passing leader with 9,051 yards. Browning was hurt in the game and is likely out for the season.


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