football-fbs flag | November 7, 2013

Statitudes: Best numbers from Week 10

-48Michigan has been playing football since 1879, and Saturday the Wolverines set a futility mark: minus-48 yards rushing, against in-state rival Michigan State no less.
1The Longhorns’ Chris Whaley had a 40-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Kansas to become the first Texas defensive lineman with multiples TD in a season.
1Who’s No. 1 in the FCS? Well, for more than a year now it’s been North Dakota State. The Bison have held the top spot in the poll since Nov. 5, 2012.
3Lenoir-Rhyne ran for 327 yards in a 37-3 victory against perennial powerhouse Carson-Newman. The win clinched at least a share of a third consecutive SAC title for the Bears.
5Jacksonville State junior RB DaMarcus James established a school record with five rushing TDs as the Gamecocks defeated Austin Peay 42-10 on Saturday.
8Michael Juberian from Augsburg recorded his eighth consecutive double-digit tackle game, getting 14 (nine solo) in Augsburg’s 17-14 loss to St. Thomas.
8Johnny Football is even better than his Heisman year: through eight games he has more passing yards (2,594) and passing TDs (22) compared to last season.
8With a 39-38 win against West Texas A&M, Eastern New Mexico (5-3) clinched it’s first non-losing season in eight years.
13West Alabama scored two touchdowns 13 seconds apart in a 30-27 overtime loss to North Alabama. The second came off a fumbled kickoff return.
14Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch has run or passed for 14 touchdowns in the past three weeks — that's more than 106 teams have scored during the same time.
17North Dakota sophomore receiver Kenny Golladay etched his name in the record book with a school-record 17 catches for 132 yards and four TDs against Northern Arizona.
29Princeton QB Quinn Epperly set the FCS record with 29 consecutive completions, eclipsing the mark (28) set by Appalachian State’s Richie Williams vs. Furman on Oct. 9, 2004.
41Proving his prowess as an offensive guru, Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers have scored 41 offensive touchdowns this year through nine games. AU scored 24 last season.
56Against Boston College on Saturday, Cody Journell’s 56-yard field goal tied the mark for the third-longest in Virginia Tech annals — and is the longest for a Hokies kicker since 1977.
220It was like deja vu all over again: The last time New Hampshire was shut out was Nov. 14, 2009, against William & Mary. On Saturday, the College did it again, blanking UNH for the first time in 220 games, 17-0.
309Greensboro senior WR Dexter Russell caught 23 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns – and his team lost 51-50 to Methodist. He also caught a pass for a 2-point conversion.
500Dubuque QB Bryan Bradshaw was 27-for-39 for 500 yards and four TDs on Saturday – and lost – as Simpson beat Dubuque 50-48.
1980Ohio State’s 56-0 win against Purdue was its largest shutout vs. a Big Ten foe since 1980 (Northwestern, 63-0) and marked the first time the Buckeyes scored at least 56 points in consecutive B1G games.
1996Syracuse chalked up its first shutout in a conference game since 1996 (Rutgers, 42-0). The Orange blanked Wake Forest 13-0, scoring two TDs in the third quarter.
3-1-2How surreal was the fourth quarter in Delaware’s upset of then-No. 6 Towson? The Blue Hens trailed 31-10 but scored three TDs, recovered an onside kick and had a 2-point conversion: 32-31 final.