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09.25.05: Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
09.24.05: Big names helping UNC-P restore grid program ... Conference USA schedule, standings & scores
09.23.05: NCAA okays instant replay in all 28 bowl games ... Conference USA schedule, standings & scores
09.22.05: C-USA, NFL teams thrown off stride by Rita ... Conference USA schedule, standings & scores
09.21.05: Hurricane Rita threatens disruption of schedule ... Indian mascot ban extended to bowl games
09.20.05: Vandy sheds doormat image in breakout start ... C-USA Standings, Schedule, Scoreboard
09.19.05: Injured Clemson player has spleen removed ... College football headliners: stars & storylines ... C-USA Standings, Schedule, Scoreboard
09.18.05: Scoreboard [C-USA teams & ECU opponents]
09.17.05: Fed judge labels NCAA monopolistic, okays trial ... UTEP wins double OT thriller in C-USA debut ... C-USA schedule, standings, scores
09.16.05: Slive's contract with SEC extended until 2009 ... Conference USA Standings and Schedule
09.15.05: ECU football ticket sales picking up momentum ... Tulane teams on a mission to make impression
09.14.05: Dye headlines ECU's Hall of Fame Class of 2005 ... Ophelia shutters ECU; dormitories remain open
09.13.05: Conference USA Standings and Schedule ... Auburn player learns family escaped Katrina
09.12.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Conference USA Scoreboard and Schedule
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

News Nuggets, 09.26.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Conference USA standings, schedule & scores


(Through games of Sept. 24, 2005)


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Central Florida        1-0   1-2
UAB                    0-0   2-1
Southern Mississippi   0-0   1-1
East Carolina          0-0   1-2
Memphis                0-1   1-2
Marshall               0-1   1-2


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Texas-El Paso          1-0   3-0
Tulsa                  1-0   2-2
Tulane                 1-0   1-1
Rice                   0-0   0-2
Houston                0-1   1-2
Southern Methodist     0-1   1-3


(Conference USA games in bold.)

Saturday, Oct. 1:

   Tulane vs. SE Louisiana (Baton Rouge) 3:30 pm
   Central Florida at Louisiana-Lafayette 8:00 pm
   Southern Methodist at Marshall 4:30 pm
   Southern Miss at East Carolina 6:00 pm
   Houston at Tulsa 7:00 pm
   Rice at UAB 7:00 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Memphis 8:00 pm


(C-USA teams in bold; ECU opponents in red.)

Saturday, Sept. 24:

   Tulane 31, Southern Methodist 10
   Central Florida 23, Marshall 13
   Tulsa 37, Memphis 31 (OT)
   Southern Mississippi at Houston, postponed
   West Virginia 20, East Carolina 15
   Texas-El Paso 21, New Mexico 13
   Navy at Rice, postponed
   Maryland 22, Wake Forest 12
   Virginia 38, Duke 7

College football headliners: stars & storylines


  —   Sam Keller and Derek Hagan, Arizona State. Keller threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns and Hagan had 11 catches for 193 yards and two TDs in No. 18 Sun Devils victory over Oregon State.

  —   Drew Stanton, Michigan State, set a school record with five touchdown passes and finished 20-of-26 for 259 yards in the No. 17 Spartans' 61-14 romp over Illinois.

  —   Chris Leak and DeShawn Wynn, Florida. Leak threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns and Wynn ran for three TD and caught a scoring pass as the No. 5 Gators beat Kentucky 49-28.

  —   Troy Smith, Ohio State, threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores in the No. 8 Buckeyes' 31-6 victory over No. 21 Iowa.

  —   Gary Russell and Laurence Maroney, Minnesota. Russell's third touchdown run came in the second overtime, and Maroney rushed for a career-high 217 yards to help the Gophers beat No. 11 Purdue 42-35.

  —   Kalvin McRae, Ohio, rushed for 200 yards and two scores in the Bobcats' 35-32 victory over Kent State.


Drew Stanton set a school record with five touchdown passes and finished 20-of-26 for 259 yards as No. 17 Michigan State beat Illinois 61-14. The Spartans' points total was their highest since scoring 76 against Northwestern in 1989, and their offensive output of 705 yards set a Memorial Stadium record for total yards by an Illinois opponent.


Taurean Henderson, the NCAA's active leader in touchdowns, ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 19 Texas Tech beat Indiana State 63-7. Henderson, whose first scoring run made him the Red Raiders' career leader in touchdowns and points, finished the game with 55 touchdowns for 330 points. James Gray had 52 touchdowns and 312 points from 1986-89.


D.J. Shockley passed for a career-high 312 yards in his first career road start, leading No. 7 Georgia past Mississippi State 23-10. Shockley also set career highs with 20 completions and 33 attempts despite gusty, hurricane-related wind and occasional showers. His previous bests of 289 yards passing and 16 completions were set four weeks ago in a win against Boise State.


DeShawn Wynn became the first player in Florida history to record two four-touchdown games in the No. 5 Gators' 49-28 win over Kentucky. Wynn, who last accomplished the feat in a 2003 win over Florida A&M, caught Chris Leak's first touchdown pass and also scored on three short runs.


Top-ranked USC won its 25th straight, with Matt Leinart throwing for 315 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-13 victory over No. 24 Oregon. The Ducks jumped out to a 13-0 lead and clung to a 13-10 halftime advantage.


Wisconsin beat No. 14 Michigan 23-20 to tie its modern-day mark of nine straight home wins — its first such streak since the early 1960s. The victory snapped the Wolverines' 23-game winning streak in Big Ten openers and sent them to just their second loss in their last 38 conference openers, the last also to the Badgers.


Michael Robinson became the first Penn State player to reach 1,000 career yards rushing and passing with an 8-yard touchdown run in a 34-29 win over Northwestern. Robinson finished with 60 yards rushing and threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns — including a 36-yard pass to freshman Derrick Williams with 51 seconds left.


Mason Crosby's 58-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of a 23-3 loss to No. 12 Miami prevented Colorado from being shut out for the first time in nearly two decades. The last time the Buffaloes were blanked was Nov. 7, 1988, against Nebraska — 200 games ago. ... Nate Meyer kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Western Michigan to a 19-16 win over Temple. ... Andrew Wellock kicked three field goals, including the winner in overtime, to lead Eastern Michigan past Central Michigan 23-20.


Clemson was handed a tough loss at home for the second straight week as Boston College won 16-13 in overtime for its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory. Last week, the Tigers lost 36-30 to Miami in triple overtime.


The nation's third-longest Division I-A winning streak was snapped when South Florida beat No. 9 Louisville 45-14. The Cardinals had not lost since a 41-38 setback at Miami last Oct. 14. ... No. 20 Alabama beat Arkansas 24-13 to open with four straight wins for the first time since 1996. ... Central Florida snapped major college football's longest losing streak at 17 games, knocking off Marshall 23-13. UCF last won Oct. 23, 2003, when it beat Central Michigan 31-13.


Darius Walker became the first running back in Notre Dame history to run for more than 100 yards in each of his first four games, rushing for a career-high 128 yards on 21 carries in the No. 16 Fighting Irish's 36-17 victory over Washington. ... Parrish Fisher became the first Kansas State freshman to run for 100-plus yards in a game as the Wildcats rolled up a school-record 658 yards in a 54-7 rout of North Texas. Fisher, subbing in place of the benched Thomas Clayton, ran for 169 yards on 21 carries. ... Jay Cutler threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns to help Vanderbilt improve to 4-0 for the first time since 1984 with a 37-13 victory over Richmond. Cutler set the school's total yardage record with 6,769 and also broke the touchdown record with 44.


Furman quarterback Ingle Martin scored on a 1-yard run in the second overtime to beat Hofstra 44-41. ... Cory Rodgers scored on a 3-yard run in overtime, and after the play was upheld by replay, Jeff Manfredini kicked the winning extra point to give Texas Christian a 51-50 victory over Brigham Young.


Elijah Brooks ran for three touchdowns and caught another as William & Mary beat Liberty 56-0. ... Pittsburgh avoided its first 0-4 start since 1984 and got its first win under coach Dave Wannstedt with a 41-0 victory over Youngstown State.


``I hope Iowa left here today feeling the same way we did a year ago.'' — Ohio State center Nick Mangold after the No. 8 Buckeyes' 31-6 victory over No. 21 Iowa. Iowa embarrassed the Buckeyes 33-7 last year in Iowa City.

``I was dreading having to go look in their eyes in the locker room and have to give them one of those talks that I've had to give too many times. We've kind of been snake-bitten against Purdue.'' — Minnesota coach Glen Mason after his team's 42-35 overtime victory over No. 11 Purdue.


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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