Week of streaks: NDSU's loss, Baylor's win stop runs; Buckeyes extend theirs
33 Saturday saw UNI end North Dakota State’s run of 33 consecutive wins, which dated back to a 2012 loss to Indiana State. It is the longest win streak in FCS history. Only three FBS teams since 1915 have longer win streaks, the most recent being Miami (Fla.)’s run of 34 games spanning 2000-02. UNI shut down the Bison, holding them without a touchdown for the first time since 2010 with a 23-3 win. The Panthers’ David Johnson ran for 133 yards -- 90 more than North Dakota State as a team gained on the ground. It was the third win against a top-ranked team in program history for UNI, and the second consecutive against a top-10 team. The loss for NDSU leaves DIII’s Wisconsin-Whitewater with the longest active win streak at any level in college football at 26. Florida State is right behind with 25 consecutive wins.
37 With a 48-14 thrashing of Oklahoma, Baylor won its first game on the road against a ranked opponent since 1991, when it beat Arkanasas (and current quarterback Bryce Petty was five months old). That ended a 37-game streak for the Bears, the eighth longest without a ranked road win in college football history. Petty had his 14th career game with more than 300 yards, passing Robert Griffin III for first in program history.
21 Ohio State broke its own record with its 21st consecutive regular season Big 10 win. The Buckeyes had won 20 in a row from 2005-07. The win was also their 12th consecutive away from home, which makes it the longest active road streak in FBS. They did so by beating Michigan State 49-37, putting up 568 yards of offense on a defense that had been allowing 279.4 per game. The win moved OSU into sole possession of first in the Big Ten East.
27 MIT is in its 27th year after resurrecting the program in 1988, and for the first time, the Engineers are playoff bound. They are 8-0 on the year, almost equaling the nine wins the program had in the past four years combined. MIT beat Maine Maritime 55-37 on Saturday, coming back and outscoring the Mariners 21-0 in the fourth quarter to secure the first New England Football Conference title and NCAA tournament berth in program history.
2,951 Amari Cooper keeps showing up in Statitudes, because Amari Cooper keeps setting records. This week, he added to his historic year by becoming Alabama's all-time receiving leader. He finished the Tide's overtime win vs. LSU with 2,951 career yards, passing DJ Hall for the top spot. He also set the program's single-season mark with 1,215 this year, moving past Julio Jones.
471Luke Falk had big shoes to fill, replacing Connor Halliday at QB for Washington State. Halliday was leading FBS in passing yards before his season was ended by an leg injury. Falk, a redshirt freshman making his first start, completed 44 of his 61 passes for 471 yards and threw five touchdown passes with no interceptions as the Cougars downed Oregon State 39-32. It was, statistically, the best debut for a quarterback in program history.
63: Georgia’s 63 points in its blowout of Kentucky was its highest offensive output in an SEC game since 1942. … 28: TCU got its first win against Kansas State in 28 years. ... 55: The 55 points surrendered by Notre Dame to Arizona State is the most the Irish have given up since Miami (Fla.) scored 58 in 1985. … 84: Mary Hardin-Baylor scored 84 points against Howard Payne to secure a playoff berth, the highest single-game point total in Division III this season. … 54: Army beat Connecticut at Yankee Stadium for its first win at the old or new stadium in 54 years. … 806: Southeastern Louisiana beat Houston Baptist 76-7 while gaining 806 yards, the highest total in FCS this season. … 282: California (Pa.)’s Garry Brown set a Division II high for the season with 282 receiving yards on just eight receptions. … 30: With Marcus Mariota at quarterback, Oregon has not lost when surpassing 30 points (32-0) and have not won when being held under 30 (0-4). ... 92: Bill Belton’s 92-yard score was the longest rushing touchdown in Penn State history. … 582: Auburn gained 582 yards against Texas A&M, the most the Tigers have ever gained in a loss. … 22: Western Michigan’s Jarvion Franklin has 22 rushing touchdowns on the season, more than 94 FBS teams have. … 4: The road team is 4-0 when Alabama and LSU have gone to overtime.
Grant Hedrick was responsible for six TDs last night, tied for the most by a Bronco in the last 11 seasons. pic.twitter.com/b5Buz6ke7L— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) November 9, 2014