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Statitudes: Running & Streaking

Devin Gardner fumbled once and threw three INTs.Devin Gardner fumbled once and threw three INTs.
Michigan did not score in a 31-0 loss to Notre Dame, ending an FBS-record 365 consecutive games without being shut out. The last time a Michigan team was scoreless came on Oct. 20, 1984, a 20-0 loss to Iowa. The Wolverines actually outgained Notre Dame 289-280, but committed four turnovers. Michigan had two opportunities to score, but missed field-goal attempts on its first two possessions. Michigan's mark ends four better than BYU, which went 361 consecutive shutout-free games from 1975-2003. The longest current non-shutout streak now belongs to Florida, covering 323 games (third most in FBS history) since 1988.


200 Steve Spurrier became the third SEC coach to win 200 games, following Bear Bryant (292) and Vince Dooley (201). Spurrier won 122 games at Florida (1990-2001) and has 78 wins at South Carolina (2005-present).

986 Texas A&M-Commerce set a Division II record with 986 yards of offense in a 98-20 win against DIII East Texas Baptist. The previous record stood for nearly 66 years when Hanover amassed 910 yards against Franklin on Oct. 30, 1948.

2 Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota set two school records in the Ducks' 46-27 win against Michigan State. First, he surpassed Bill Musgrave's mark of 8,140 yards of total offense, finishing the game with 8,479. Then, he broke a tie for most TD passes and now holds the top spot with 69, three better than Darron Thomas.

4 Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen completed four passes, all for touchdowns, in the Razorbacks' 73-7 win against Nicholls State. Allen's 50-yard touchdown pass to Keon Hatcher was one of five drives in which Arkansas scored a TD on the first play of a possession.

9 June Jones engineered a nine-win improvement, the best in NCAA history, in 1999, his first as head coach of Hawaii, which had gone 0-12 the season prior to his arrival. Jones won 76 games in nine seasons with Hawaii and 36 games with SMU before resigning two games into his seventh season with the Mustangs earlier this week.


7: Stanford had nine trips inside the Southern California 30-yard line; seven times the Cardinal came away with no points in a three-point loss. ... 305: Pittsburgh ran for 305 yards (213 by James Conner) it its 30-20 win against Boston College, marking the second consecutive game the Panthers rushed for more than 300 yards (409 in a Week 1 win vs. Delaware). Prior to this year, Pitt had ran for more than 300 yards just twice in 10 seasons. ... 223: Baylor wideout KD Cannon had 223 yards receiving in the Bears' 70-6 win against Northwestern State, with three of his six catches going for touchdowns. ... 19: Oregon has 19 touchdowns on fourth down since the start of the 2011 season, four more than any other team. ... 18: Miami (Ohio) lost to FCS foe Eastern Kentucky 17-10, extending its losing streak to 18 games, longest in the FBS. ... 7: Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams Jr. threw a school-record seven touchdown passes in a 59-52 loss to Washington, the most ever allowed by the Huskies. ... 13: Amari Cooper had 13 catches in Alabama's 41-0 win against Florida Atlantic, tying DJ Hall's school record set in 2007. ... 7: Florida ended a seven-game losing streak (to end last season) with a 65-0 victory against Eastern Michigan; it was the most points for the Gators since putting up 70 against The Citadel in Tim Tebow's junior season of 2008, a string of 68 games. ... 26: It had been nearly 26 years since Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State all lost on the same day, on Sept. 17, 1988. 


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