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10.02.05: Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
10.01.05: BCS poll's shaky start signals same ol', same ol' ... Katrina-forced transfer cleared to play at Cincy
09.30.05: Bowles in line to head 16-campus UNC system ... End of VPI-WVU series dampens fiery traditions
09.29.05: Schnellenberger faces program he helped build
09.28.05: Storm-weary USM starts tough stretch at ECU ... ECU Letterwinners/Hall of Fame Weekend schedule
09.27.05: Paper: Liberty Bowl seals deal with C-USA, SEC ... Busted legs deplete Memphis quarterback corps
09.26.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Conference USA standings, schedule & scores
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, 10.03.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Conference USA standings, schedule & scores


(Through games of Oct. 1, 2005)


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
UAB                    1-0   3-1
Southern Miss          1-0   2-1
Central Florida        1-0   2-2
Memphis                1-1   2-2
Marshall               1-1   2-2
East Carolina          0-1   1-3


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Tulane                 1-0   2-1
Texas-El Paso          1-1   3-1
Houston                1-1   2-2
Tulsa                  1-1   2-3
Rice                   0-1   0-3
Southern Methodist     0-2   1-4


(Conference USA games in bold.)

Saturday, Oct. 8:

   Memphis at Central Florida 6:00 pm
   Houston vs. Tulane (Lafayette, LA) 6 pm
   Rice at East Carolina 6 pm
   Southern Methodist at UAB 7 pm
   Tulsa at Southern Mississippi 8 pm

   Marshal at Virginia Tech 12:00 pm


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

Saturday, Oct. 1:

   Marshall 16, Southern Methodist 13 (OT)
   UAB 45, Rice 26

   Southern Miss 33, East Carolina 7
   Houston 30, Tulsa 23
   Memphis 27, Texas-El Paso 20
   Central Florida 24, Louisiana-Lafayette 21
   Tulane 28, Southeast Louisiana 21
   Wake Forest 31, Clemson 27
   Navy 28, Duke 21
   Virginia Tech 34, West Virginia 17


College football headliners: stars & storylines


  —   Michael Bush, Louisville, ran for a career-high 204 yards and three touchdowns in the No. 24 Cardinals' 61-10 rout of Florida Atlantic. Bush was the first Cardinals player to top 200 yards rushing since Anthony Shelman had 220 in 1994.

  —   Bruce Eugene, Grambling St., threw for 618 yards and seven touchdowns as the Tigers' crushed the Prairie View 56-7. Eugene broke Doug Williams' school record for career scoring passes. Eugene completed 34 of 50 passes and had three receivers with over 100 yards.

  —   Ryan Cole, Eastern Washington, rushed for a career-best 154 yards and five touchdowns, and the Eagles rallied to beat Portland State 42-24.

  —   Dante Ross, Bucknell, ran for 268 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score, setting a school record for rushing yards by a quarterback and beating Marist 27-7.

  —   Drew Weatherford, Florida State, passed for 234 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another TD and the sixth-ranked Seminoles beat Syracuse 38-14.

  —   Nick Hartigan, Brown, rushed for 252 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears' 45-35 victory over Rhode Island. Hartigan moved into second place on Brown's career rushing list with 3,223 yards, 43 shy of the school record set by Michael Malan from 1999 to 2001.

  —   Zac Taylor, Nebraska, threw 36-of-55 for 431 yards and two touchdowns, setting school records for completions and yards in a 27-20 win over No. 23 Iowa State in double overtime.

  —   Mike Hass, Oregon State, caught seven passes for 161 yards and a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Beavers beat Washington State 44-33. Hass has had nine straight games with at least 100 receiving yards.

  —   Michael Jump, La Salle, threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns — including a 25-yard TD pass in double overtime — to beat Iona 39-32.

  —   Brady Quinn, Notre Dame, passed for 440 yards and three touchdowns, leading No. 13 Notre Dame to a 49-28 victory over 22nd-ranked Purdue. Quinn finished the game 29-of-36 passing — a career-high 80.5 percent completion rate.


USC rallied from 18 points down at the half to beat No. 14 Arizona State 38-28 and break a Pac-10 and school record for consecutive victories. The Trojans won their 26th in a row with help from LenDale White and Reggie Bush, who ran for a combined 355 yards and two scores each.


Mike Hart returned from an injury to run for 218 yards and a touchdown in Michigan's 34-31 overtime win over No. 11 Michigan State. Hart, out for two-plus games with a hamstring injury, helped the Wolverines avoid their worst start since 1967.


No. 5 Florida lost its first game under coach Urban Meyer, a 31-3 rout by No. 15 Alabama. It was the Gators' worst defeat since losing 36-7 to LSU in 2002 and ended Meyer's personal 20-game winning streak at Utah and Florida. A Meyer-coached team had never been held without a touchdown, and Florida hadn't been kept out of the end zone since 1992.


Maryland avoided its first 0-3 start at home since 1993, catching No. 19 Virginia by surprise with a multifaceted offense and winning 45-33. The Terrapins' 570 yards in offense was the most allowed by the Cavaliers since Georgia Tech got 627 in 2000.


Challenged by West Virginia before the game to run the ball, Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick rushed for a career-high 74 yards and a score to lead the third-ranked Hokies past West Virginia 34-17. Vick, younger brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, threw for 177 yards and two more scores.


Suspension-riddled Ball State was shut out 38-0 by No. 21 Boston College. Fifteen Cardinals were suspended earlier in the week for violating an NCAA extra-benefits rule involving textbooks.


Princeton beat Columbia 43-3 for its biggest win over the Lions since a 49-0 decision in 1960. The victory was also the Tigers' largest in the Ivy League since a 50-7 triumph over Brown in 1968, and their greatest margin since a 41-0 win over Lafayette in 1995.


Truman State and Missouri Southern players gathered before the game to honor John Ware. Ware, 46, died of a heart attack in his office Tuesday. He was in his second year as coach at Missouri Southern following 19 seasons at Truman State, nine as head coach. His Lions beat Truman State 41-17.


Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson left in the second quarter against Kansas State with an apparent foot injury. Peterson, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting last year, returned to the sideline in the second half, but did not play. ... Alabama receiver Tyrone Prothro broke his left leg against No. 5 Florida and will likely miss the rest of the season. Prothro landed awkwardly while attempting to catch a pass in the end zone with just under 9 minutes left in the No. 15 Crimson Tide's 31-3 victory.


Second-ranked Texas won its 11th straight road game and 11th straight overall with a 51-20 victory over Missouri. The Longhorns are 4-0 for the fourth time in five seasons. ... No. 17 Wisconsin beat Indiana 41-24 for its 10th straight victory at Camp Randall Stadium and longest home winning streak since reeling off 25 straight from 1900-03, when the Badgers' opponents included the likes of Hyde Park High School, Milwaukee Medical and the Osteopaths. ... Iowa set a school record with its 21st straight victory at home, beating Illinois 35-7. ... Dayton improved to 5-0 with a 49-17 win over Jacksonville. ... Army dropped its ninth game in a row over two seasons and fifth straight at home, losing 47-13 to Connecticut. ... Lehigh beat Harvard 49-24 to end the nation's longest Division I-AA winning streak at 13 games. ... Buffalo dropped its 20th consecutive road game dating to 2002 with a 31-21 loss to Western Michigan.


No. 12 California shut out Arizona for the second straight year with a 28-0 victory. The Golden Bears, who beat the Wildcats 38-0 last year, are off to their best start since winning their first five games in 1996. ... P.J. Williams set an NCAA Division III record with 278 yards on punt returns, including touchdowns of 86 and 80 yards, as Mary Hardin-Baylor beat Mississippi College 61-0. Williams, who also had a TD reception, broke the mark of 227 punt return yards by John Conroy of Otterbein in 2003. ... Hugh Charles rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns and Colorado shut down Oklahoma State for a 34-0 victory.


``I saw a big ol' hole and I got to it. I just cut back and after that, I saw nothing but fans and I had to get to them.'' — Michael Bush, on his 73-yard touchdown run in No. 24 Louisville's 61-10 rout of Florida Atlantic. Bush ran for a career-high 204 yards and three touchdowns in his third 100-yard rushing game of the season.

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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