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News Nuggets, 11.14.04
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Cancer-stricken USF basketball player to miss season


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11.08.04: C-USA standings, scoreboard, schedule & TV ... Associated Press college football poll ... More...
11.07.04: Roundup: Bearcats shoot down Golden Eagles ... College football weekend: stars & storylines ... More...
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TAMPA — South Florida senior guard Bradley Mosley was diagnosed with renal cell cancer and will miss the 2004-05 season, the school announced Friday.

Mosley will undergo treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center on the South Florida campus. The team's second-leading scorer last season, he has not practiced since Oct. 24. A biopsy on Nov. 8 revealed the cancer.

``Our team and staff are extremely saddened to learn of Bradley's diagnosis,'' coach Robert McCullum said. ``As sad as we are, our sadness is certainly surpassed by our support and our hope and our confidence that Bradley will overcome this and that he will be another survivor.''

Mosley, 21, was the only player to start every game for the Bulls last season, averaging 14.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 27 games.

A West Palm Beach native, Mosley joined the team last season after two years at Daytona Beach Community College.

College football weekend: stars & storylines


 —  Vince Young, Texas, had 409 combined yards, including a 22-yard scramble on a fourth-and-18, and threw the winning TD pass with 11 seconds remaining in No. 6 Texas' 27-23 victory over Kansas.

 —  Michael Hart, Michigan, ran for 151 yards and a season-high three touchdowns to help No. 9 Wolverines beat Northwestern 42-20.

 —  Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown, Auburn, combined for 260 yards of total offense and each scored a touchdown in the third-ranked Tigers' 24-6 victory over No. 8 Georgia.

 —  Jon Helmandollar, Boise State, scored his third touchdown in the second overtime, giving No. 14 Boise State a 56-49 victory over San Jose State.

 —  Marshawn Lynch, California, finished with 121 yards, running for two touchdowns and catching another as the fifth-ranked Golden Bears beat Washington 42-12.

 —  Tyler Palko, Pittsburgh, became the first quarterback to throw five touchdown passes against Notre Dame, four in the first half alone, to help the Panthers to a 41-38 victory over the 24th-ranked Irish.

 —  Frank Gore, Miami, ran for 195 yards and a touchdown to help No. 18 Hurricanes beat No. 10 Virginia 31-21.

 —  Omar Jacobs, Bowling Green, passed for 389 yards and five touchdowns to lead Bowling Green to a 56-35 win over Marshall. Jacobs leads the nation with 32 TD passes.

 —  Erik Meyer, Eastern Washington, passed for 372 yards and five touchdowns, including the winner in overtime, as Eastern Washington rallied for a 51-44 victory over Montana State.


Rice recorded two safeties in the last six minutes of regulation to force overtime against UTEP. Trailing 21-17, Rice blocked Bryce Benekos' punt for a safety with 5:20 left to pull within two. With 17 seconds left, Benekos lost a rain-soaked ball out of the end zone to tie the game. Both teams scored in the first overtime. In the second, Jordan Palmer threw a 25-yard TD pass to Johnnie Lee for UTEP and Rice's Ed Bailey fumbled to give the Miners a 35-28 victory.


Alvin Nnabuife returned two fumbles for touchdowns in Southern Methodist's 38-20 win over Nevada.


No. 4 Wisconsin had been allowing 9.1 points a game  —  lowest in the nation  —  before the Badgers' 49-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday. The Spartans rolled up 551 yards of total offense, including 430 on the ground.


Laurence Maroney ran 19 times for 156 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, and Marion Barber III carried 29 times for 167 yards in Minnesota's 29-27 loss to Iowa. Barber surpassed 1,000 yards for the second straight season, joining Maroney as the first pair of teammates to accomplish that in NCAA history. Iowa, which entered with a conference-best average of 68.2 yards rushing allowed per game, gave up 337 yards on the ground to the Gophers.


Seymore Shaw was a solid replacement for the injured Vernand Morency, rushing for 172 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries to lead No. 25 Oklahoma State to a 49-21 victory over Baylor. Morency, the nation's sixth leading rusher, did not play after having fluid drained from a bothersome knee.


J.J. Arrington, who ran for 121 yards in California's 42-12 win over Washington, has posted 100-yard efforts in all nine games this season, a school record. The Pac-10 record is 11 by Southern California's Marcus Allen in 1981, when he won the Heisman Trophy. ... Walter Washington ran for three touchdowns and three another in Temple's 34-24 win over Syracuse. Washington's 15 touchdowns this season also tied the school record set by running back Paul Palmer in 1986, when he finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting. ... Cedric Benson had 161 yards in Texas' 27-23 win over Kansas and set an NCAA record with his 36th game with a touchdown.


Steve Breaston scored twice in 35 seconds, catching a 10-yard TD pass and returning a punt 67 yards for another TD in Michigan's 42-20 win over Northwestern. ... Roscoe Parrish returned a punt for a touchdown and caught a clinching touchdown pass in the final minute as Miami beat Virginia 31-21. ... DeJuan Tribble returned a first-quarter punt 41 yards for a score and Will Blackmon went 71 yards for a TD with a punt return in the fourth quarter of Boston College's 36-17 win over West Virginia. ... Djay Jones returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and knocked down another punt himself, leading Georgia Tech to a 30-10 victory over Connecticut ... Erick Harris returned two punts for touchdowns, a first in school history, in Liberty's 43-40 win over Chattanooga.


Nick Turner led three 100-yard rushers for Murray State as the Racers beat Tennessee-Martin 38-0. Turner rushed for 148 yards on 26 carries, Ron Lane carried the ball 18 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns and Chad Cook added 106 yards on 19 carries.


Penn's Ivy League-record winning streak was snapped at 20 with a 31-10 loss to Harvard. The Quakers also had won 17 straight at home. Harvard, the only unbeaten team in I-AA, won at Penn for the first time since 1980.


Pittsburgh won at Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since 1986, ending an 0-6 streak with a 41-24 win. It was just Pitt's second win in its last 13 games against the Irish. ... Penn State ended a six-game losing streak with a 22-18 victory over Indiana. The Nittany Lions have not lost seven straight since 1931. The victory also ended a 10-game skid outside State College, Pa. ... No. 13 West Virginia's 36-17 loss to No. 23 Boston College was the first November defeat for the Mountaineers under fourth-year coach Rich Rodriguez. West Virginia also had its 10-game conference and home winning streaks broken. ... Kentucky snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 14-13 win over Vanderbilt. ... San Diego State ended a six-game losing streak with a 37-31 victory over Air Force.


Boise State extended the nation's longest winning streak to 20 games with a 56-49 double-overtime victory over San Jose State. ... Michigan has won 15 straight games at home and 13 conference games in a row after the Wolverines' 42-20 victory over Northwestern. ... Oklahoma State beat Baylor for the ninth straight time, 49-21.


Michael Gaston missed three of his five PAT attempts before making a 45-yard field goal in overtime that gave South Carolina State a 38-35 win over Morgan State.


Chad Friehauf threw five touchdown passes and finished with over 550 yards of total offense to lead Colorado Mines to a 52-33 win over Midwestern State in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Friehauf extended his single-season Division II record for total offense to 4,878 yards. It was the 14th consecutive win for the Orediggers.


Mount Union beat Heidelberg 59-10 to complete its 10th consecutive undefeated regular season. The Division III powerhouse extended its regular-season winning streak to 104 games. Jeff Strauch rushed for 221 yards and matched a school record with six touchdowns.


``You know what this is all about, don't you? BCS. That's what made a difference today in the game. That's what made the difference in a call in front of their bench. Dollar signs.''  —  Kansas coach Mark Mangino after the Jayhawks' 27-23 loss to No. 6 Texas. The Longhorns got the ball for their final drive after a controversial offensive pass-interference call. Then, with 11 seconds to go, Texas scored the winning TD.

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