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10.09.05: Scoreboard and updated C-USA standings
10.08.05: Conference USA schedule, standings & scores
10.07.05: Coley twins mean double trouble for USM foes ... Golden Eagles hoops squad loses leading scorer
10.06.05: Dye's ECU Hall of Fame homecoming tripped up by illness ... Utah coach sanctioned for slamming ACC referees
10.05.05: C-USA reshuffles games in wake of hurricanes ... Memphis player booted after Beale Street incident
10.04.05: Tip-Off Classic pits UAB against Massachusetts ... Conference USA standings, schedule & scores
10.03.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Conference USA standings, schedule & scores
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

News Nuggets, 10.10.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

College football headliners: stars & storylines


  ***   James Pinkney, East Carolina, went 22-of-34 for a career-high 355 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in a 41-28 victory over Rice.

  ***   Brandon Sweeney, North Carolina A&T, ran for 205 yards and four touchdowns, including a 3-yard TD run in overtime, to lift the Aggies over Morgan State 40-33.

  ***   Elijah Brooks, William & Mary, ran for 135 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-10 win over New Hampshire.

  ***   Drew Weatherford, Florida State, threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in the fourth-ranked Seminoles' 41-24 victory over Wake Forest.

  ***   LenDale White, Southern California, scored four touchdowns and rushed 179 yards, leading the top-ranked Trojans to a 42-21 victory over Arizona.

  ***   Tyrell Sutton, Northwestern, ran for 244 yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcats' 51-48 win over No. 14 Wisconsin.

  ***   Drew Tate and Clinton Solomon, Iowa. Tate passed for a career-high 357 yards and three touchdowns, and Solomon added 166 yards and two scores on five receptions in the Cyclones' 34-17 victory over Purdue.

  ***   Maurice Drew, UCLA, ran for three touchdowns, scored a fourth on a punt return, and caught a 28-yard pass for the go-ahead touchdown as No. 20 UCLA rallied to beat No. 10 California 47-40. Drew finished the game with 279 total yards — 162 on three punt returns, 65 on 15 carries, and 52 on two receptions.


Steven Moffett passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns to lead resurgent Central Florida to its third straight win, 38-17 over Memphis. The Golden Knights are the third team in the last 55 years to win three straight games one season after going winless, joining Boston College (1979) and South Carolina (2000).


Brian Brohm threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns, Michael Bush ran for three scores and No. 23 Louisville routed North Carolina 69-14 — the most points allowed by the Tar Heels since a 66-0 loss to Virginia in 1912. The Cardinals' nine touchdowns also set a record against North Carolina, which has fielded teams since 1888.


Duke quarterback Zack Asack had 31 plays that gained only 14 yards in a 52-7 loss to No. 9 Miami. He finished 4-of-15 for 8 yards passing and carried 16 times for 6 yards.


Sidney Rice caught two touchdown passes in South Carolina's 44-16 win over Kentucky, tying the Gamecocks' mark of five consecutive games with a TD reception, set by Jermale Kelly in 1997. ... Jovon Bouknight's 16-yard catch in the first quarter of a 28-14 loss to Texas Christian moved him past Marcus Harris into first place on Wyoming's career all-purpose yards list with 4,861. Bouknight also extended his NCAA-leading streak of 42 consecutive games with at least one catch, finishing with a career-high 11 catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns.


Bobby Chase caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Jerad Romo as time expired to give Southern Methodist a 28-27 upset victory over UAB Saturday night. The dramatic finish was poetic redemption for the Mustangs, who lost an overtime heartbreaker to Marshall the previous Saturday. ... Jason Giannini kicked a 30-yard field goal with 1 second left to lift Minnesota to a 23-20 win and snap a 16-game losing streak to No. 21 Michigan. The Wolverines (3-3) are off to their worst start since 1990. ... Joey Bullen kicked a 46-yard field goal with 0.4 seconds left, capping a stunning comeback that carried Navy past Air Force 27-24. The Midshipmen trailed 24-17 before Reggie Campbell tied the game with a 40-yard run with 2:22 left.


Temple, 0-6 after a 38-7 loss to Maryland, has been outscored 297-63 in its first season since being kicked out of the Big East Conference. The Owls host No. 9 Miami next week.


No. 2 Texas beat Oklahoma 45-12 to end one of the most dominant runs in the 100-game series between the Red River rivals. The Sooners hadn't lost to the Longhorns in five years — their longest series winning streak since the 1950s.


Top-ranked Southern California won its school-record 23rd straight home game, 42-21 over Arizona. LenDale White and Reggie Bush each ran for 100-plus yards for the third consecutive game, Steve Smith added seven catches for 134 yards and the Trojans piled up 724 yards in total offense on their way to their 27th consecutive victory.


Baylor won a Big 12 road game for the first time in the league's 10-year history, beating Iowa State 23-13. The Bears had been 0-37 on the road in the Big 12 and had lost 38 straight conference games overall away from home. Their last league victory on the road was a 48-7 win over Southern Methodist on Nov. 11, 1995, in the old Southwest Conference.


D.J. Shockley, starting for the first time against a Top 10 team, led No. 5 Georgia to a 27-14 victory over No. 8 Tennessee. Shockley went 16-of-27 for 207 yards and ran 11 times for 51 yards, alleviating any fear Georgia fans had about his ability to adequately replace four-year starter David Greene.


Cody Hodges threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Joel Filani with 12 seconds left to help Texas Tech beat Nebraska 34-31. After squandering a 21-point lead, the Red Raiders (5-0) converted two fourth downs in the last 2 minutes and handed the Huskers their first homecoming loss since 1968.


No. 11 LSU kept Vanderbilt from its best start in 55 years, routing the Commodores 34-6. JaMarcus Russell threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns, Joseph Addai ran for 102 yards and a score, and the Tigers limited the SEC's second-best offense to 138 yards. Vanderbilt had not started 5-1 or 3-0 in the SEC since 1950.


Quinton Porter, who missed Boston College's last two games with a sprained right ankle, was 25-for-37 for 301 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-17 win over Virginia. His return helped the No. 18 Eagles overcome three missed field goals, 111 penalty yards and the loss of their best defensive player, Mathias Kiwanuka, who was ejected in the third quarter.


Blake Powers threw for 198 yards and four touchdowns to lead Indiana to a 36-13 win over Illinois and break Antwaan Randle El's single-season school record of 17 TD passes. Powers, who has 18 TD passes in five games, also extended his school record of three or more TD passes in four straight games.


No. 13 Florida avenged last year's humiliating defeat in Starkville with a 35-9 victory over Mississippi State. A 38-31 defeat by the Bulldogs last season was one of the most embarrassing losses in the Gators' history and cost coach Ron Zook his job.


Northwestern scored on seven straight possessions and finished with 674 yards of total offense in a 51-48 victory over No. 14 Wisconsin. The Badgers' defense had allowed an average of 336.8 offensive yards.


Brian Jackson's 30-yard field goal in the fifth overtime ended the longest game in Mid-American Conference history, giving Ball State a 60-57 win over Western Michigan. It was the longest NCAA game this season, but fell two overtimes short of the NCAA record.


``I watched the heartbreak the last two years and everyone said we couldn't beat Michigan. When there was 1 second left, I kept looking around and wondering, 'Where's the Jug?''' — Offensive tackle Tony Brinkhaus, after Minnesota's first series win over No. 21 Michigan since 1986. The Gophers' 30-yard field goal with 1 second left gave them a 23-20 win and the Little Brown Jug — a bulky water jug that dates to 1903 and is the oldest trophy in Division I-A football.

Conference USA standings, scores & schedule


(Through games of Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005)


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


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


[Conference USA teams in bold; ECU opponents in red.]

Central Florida 38, Memphis 17
Houston 35, Tulane 14
East Carolina 41, Rice 28

Southern Methodist 28, UAB 27
Tulsa 34, Southern Mississippi 17
Virginia Tech 41, Marshall 14
Florida State 41, Wake Forest 24
Miami (FL) 52, Duke 7
West Virginia 27, Rutgers 14


(Conference USA games in bold.)

Friday, Oct. 14:

Texas-El Paso vs. Tulane (Ruston, LA) 8:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 15:

East Carolina at Southern Methodist 3:00 pm
Tulsa at Rice 4:00 pm
UAB at Marshall 5:00 pm
Memphis at Houston 5:00 pm

Central Florida at Southern Mississippi 7:00 pm


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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