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09.11.05: SMU springs milestone upset of No. 22 TCU ... Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
09.10.05: Green Beret parachutist hurt in pre-game jump ... NCAA rebuffs appeal on Tulsa player's eligibility
09.09.05: Tulane-MSU game shifted out of harm's way ...
Ex-Marshall coach latest to pull out of BCS poll
09.08.05: CSTV, DISH satellite service finally strike deal
09.07.05: Pirates capture two of league's three awards ... Tulane teams to carry on at five host schools ... Two players jailed on murder charges
09.06.05: Conference USA Schedule and Scoreboard ... N.C. Central wins thriller in Aggie-Eagle Classic
09.05.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
09.04.05: Dave Odom brings back lessons from Kuwait ... Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
09.03.05: ECU's "Total Access" expected to launch today ... Uprooted Green Wave to "carry the torch" ... Storm-trapped sister of UCF player found safe ... Sun Belt evacuates New Orleans headquarters
09.02.05: Green Wave football team in limbo about future ... Southern Miss sets up ad hoc camp in Memphis ... Thursday night's college football scoreboard
09.01.05: Pirate QB's second shoulder surgery a success ... East Carolina fans on the verge of Total Access
08.31.05: Katrina blows Tulane-USM game into November ... Frosh guards round out ECU hoops roster
08.30.05: Pirates set for reunions with Deacons, Seahawks
08.29.05: New home offers lavish new perks for Louisville
08.28.05: Wooden pulls out of Wooden Award ceremony
08.27.05: NCAA issues 'heads up' on new spearing rule ... Huggins ouster speeds up Cincy AD's departure
08.26.05: ECU's Moore sole Carolinas player on Butkus list ... New BCS voters panel already in for shakeup
08.25.05: Mayo's destination has well-worn path to ECU ... NCAA adds extra year to Gamecocks' probation

News Nuggets, 09.12.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

College football headliners: stars & storylines


  —  Reggie Merriweather, Clemson, scored his second touchdown on a 38-yard run with 2:58 remaining as the No. 25 Tigers rallied past Maryland 28-24.

  —  Reggie Ball and Damarius Bilbo, Georgia Tech. Ball threw for a career-high 320 yards, including 131 to Bilbo, as the 17th-ranked Yellow Jackets held off North Carolina 27-21.

  —  Thomas Brown, Georgia, rushed for 144 yards and scored the decisive touchdown with 11 1/2 minutes to go and the No. 9 Bulldogs held off South Carolina 17-15.

  —  Kyle Whitehurst, Hampton, returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown with 5:55 left in the fourth quarter to seal a 22-12 win over Howard.

  —  Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, ran for 220 yards and three touchdowns. leading the 18th-ranked Sooners past Tulsa 31-15.

  —  Cody Hodges, Texas Tech, threw for 454 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another to lead the No. 21 Red Raiders past Florida International 56-3.

  —  Hank Baskett, New Mexico, caught 10 passes for 209 yards and a career-best three touchdowns in a 45-35 victory over Missouri.

  —  Robert Jordan, California, caught 11 passes for 192 yards and three scores as the No. 16 Bears defeated Washington 56-17.

  —  Jim Terwilliger, East Stroudsburg, threw nine touchdown passes — one shy of the Division II record — in a 66-49 win over C.W. Post.

  —  DeShawn Wynn, Florida, returned from a one-game suspension and rushed for a career-high 101 yards and three touchdowns as the 10th-ranked Gators defeated Louisiana Tech 41-3.

  —  Damien Rhodes, Syracuse, ran for 236 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-0 win over Buffalo.

  —  Tyrell Sutton, Northwestern, ran for his fourth touchdown of the game with just over a minute left and finished with 214 yards in a 38-37 win over Northern Illinois.

  —  Jacobe Kendrick, Air Force, rushed for 128 yards and four touchdowns to lift the Falcons to a 41-29 win over San Diego State.

  —  Ontario Sneed, Central Michigan, scored on a 60-yard run with 1:44 remaining to help the Chippewas defeat Miami of Ohio 38-37.

  —  Matt Bohnet, Eastern Michigan, threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and added 67 yards rushing and two scores to lead the Eagles to a 31-10 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

  —  Rafael Little, Kentucky, rushed for a career-high 104 yards and returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, helping the Wildcats defeat Idaho State 41-29.


Charlie Weis became the first Notre Dame coach to win his first two games on the road since Knute Rockne in 1918 after a stunning 17-10 win at No. 3 Michigan. Weis won in his debut the previous week at then-No. 23 Pittsburgh.


Vince Young threw a 24-yard go-ahead touchdown to Limas Sweed with 2:37 left and No. 2 Texas defeated No. 4 Ohio State 25-22 in the much-anticipated first meeting between two of college football's most storied programs. It was the Longhorns' second straight huge victory over a Big Ten team, following their Rose Bowl win over Michigan.


Wisconsin's 65-0 rout of Temple was the Badgers' biggest margin of victory since an 85-0 shutout of Marquette in 1915 and their highest-scoring day since piling up 69 points against New Mexico State in 1962. ... Connecticut scored the first eight times it had the ball and amassed 600 total yards in a 59-0 win over Division I-AA Liberty. ... Lock Haven has been outscored 126-0 over its last two games, including a 70-0 defeat to Towson. The Bald Eagles lost to defending Division I-AA champion James Madison 56-0 last week.


Utah extended its winning streak to 18 games with a 31-7 victory over Utah State. The Utes, who won the state rivalry for the eighth straight time, remain undefeated under coach Kyle Whittingham.


Third-ranked Michigan had its 16-game home winning streak snapped with a 17-10 loss to No. 20 Notre Dame. ... Marshall lost at home for just the eighth time since its stadium opened in 1991 with a 21-19 setback to Kansas State. ... ... Miami of Ohio had a 10-game home winning streak end with a 38-37 loss to Central Michigan.


Oregon's Paul Martinez tied a school record with six field goals in a 47-14 win over Division I-AA Montana. Martinez has 11 field goals in the Ducks' first two games, two more than the team had all of last year.


No. 7 Virginia Tech limited Duke to just 35 total yards on 53 plays in its 45-0 victory, a woeful total made worse by the Blue Devils' nine penalties for 68 yards. The Hokies tallied 10 tackles-for-losses and held Duke to just 13 yards rushing on 35 attempts.


Drew Weatherford bounced back after struggling in his first college start, completing 26 of 37 passes for 342 yards and two touchdowns as No. 11 Florida State defeated The Citadel 62-10. He went 7-of-24 for just 67 yards in a 10-7 win over Miami last Monday. ... California's Joe Ayoob threw four first-half touchdown passes and finished with 271 yards as the No. 16 Bears topped Washington 56-17. Ayoob, who was 0-for-10 in his debut against Sacramento State, was intercepted by the Huskies' Darin Harris on the game's opening play and missed on his next two attempts.


Penn State has five touchdowns off six opponents' turnovers this year, including three off four during a 42-24 win over Cincinnati. ... Iowa State capitalized on five turnovers for all its points in a 23-3 win over No. 8 Iowa. LaMarcus Hicks returned one of the Cyclones' two interceptions 28 yards for a touchdown.


Nebraska returned two interceptions and a fumble for touchdowns in its 31-3 win over Wake Forest. The Huskers did not have a defensive touchdown all last season.


Iowa quarterback Drew Tate left midway through the second quarter against Iowa State with an apparent concussion. He is expected to return for next week's game with Northern Iowa. ... California running back Marshawn Lynch left the game against Washington after breaking his left pinky finger on the Golden Bears' first offensive play of the second half. ... Texas tailback Selvin Young aggravated an ankle injury late in the second quarter at Ohio State and did not return. He missed the last 10 games of the 2004 season with a broken ankle.


Jay Cutler threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Marlon White with 26 seconds remaining to give Vanderbilt its second straight come-from-behind win, 28-24 over Arkansas. The previous week, Jeff Jennings scored with 1:48 remaining to give the Commodores a 24-20 victory over Wake Forest, their first season-opening win since 1997.


Rutgers halted a six-game losing streak with its 38-6 win over Villanova. The Scarlet Knights had lost their previous two games against Division I-AA opponents. ... Washington coach Tyrone Willingham had his seven-game winning streak against No. 16 California end with a 56-17 loss. ... Framingham State snapped a 22-game losing streak with a 14-7 victory over MIT.


Mississippi State has lost 13 straight road games and 18 consecutive SEC road contests after a 28-0 setback to Auburn. ... Hawaii made its first trip to the Eastern time zone since 1975, but dropped its sixth straight road opener with a 42-14 loss at Michigan State.


Andre Hall ran for 156 yards and three touchdowns in South Florida's 37-3 win over Florida A&M and tied a school record with the seventh 100-yard rushing performance of his career.


The Jacksonville-Georgia State game was canceled because of Hurricane Katrina. Jacksonville also had its opener, scheduled for Sept. 1 against Southeastern Louisiana, canceled because of Katrina.


Tulsa receiver Ashlan Davis, who set an NCAA record with five kickoff returns for touchdowns last season, was suspended for the game at No. 18 Oklahoma for ``conduct detrimental to the team.''... Penn State has temporarily barred linebacker Dan Connor from playing or practicing with the football team over alleged harassing phone calls earlier in the year. Connor was placed on a 10-day ``deferred expulsion'' by the university, a punishment that began Thursday and ends Sept. 18.


  • ``If I answered by dignifying that, (Bill) Parcells and (Bill) Belichick would humiliate me. Let's come back and revisit that in about 10 years.'' — Charlie Weis, on becoming the first Notre Dame coach to win his first two games on the road since Knute Rockne in 1918 after a 17-10 win at No. 3 Michigan. Weis helped New England win three Super Bowls as Belichick's offensive coordinator, and earned his first championship ring with the New York Giants as one of Parcells' assistants.

  • ``A lot of people on the team are from Louisiana, so some people didn't talk to their parents, some people didn't talk to their families, so I think this win that we did was a big thing for the state of Louisiana so they could turn to something else.''   —  LSU running back Joseph Addai, after the Tigers' 35-31 victory over Arizona State.

Conference USA Scoreboard and Schedule


Friday, Sept. 16:

   Houston at Texas-El Paso 8:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 17:

   Southern Methodist at Texas A&M 12:30 PM
   McNeese State at Southern Miss 6:00 PM
   East Carolina at Wake Forest 6:30 PM
   Central Florida at South Florida 7:00 PM
   Tulsa at North Texas 7:00 PM
   Jacksonville State at UAB 7:00 PM
   Rice at Texas 7:00 PM
   Mississippi State vs. Tulane (Shreveport, LA) 8:00 PM
   Chattanooga at Memphis 8:00 PM


   Kansas State 21, Marshall 19
   (18) Oklahoma 31, Tulsa 15
   Houston 31, Sam Houston State 10
   Alabama 30, Southern Mississippi 21
   UAB 27, Troy 7
   Southern Methodist 21, (22) Texas Christian 10
   UCLA 63, Rice 21
   Virginia Tech 45, Duke 0
   Nebraska 31, Wake Forest 3
   West Virginia 35, Wofford 7

News Nuggets are compiled periodically based on material supplied by staff members; data published by ECU, Conference USA and its member schools; and reports from Associated Press and other sources. Copyright 2005 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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