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10.23.05: C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.22.05: C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.21.05: ECU injury report a mixed bag for U of M game ... NCAA tinkers with experimental basketball rules ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.20.05: Storm-weary Tulane blown off course again ... Video company repents for N.C. State incident ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.19.05: Southern Miss star receiver lost for season ...
C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.18.05: Pick artist Parker reinforces ECU's renaissance ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.17.05: Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule ... College Football Headliners: Stars & Storylines
10.16.05: Conference USA Standings and Scoreboard
10.15.05: C-USA standings, scores & schedule
10.14.05: Va. Tech ponies up bonanza for Beamer, staff ... Lefty-inspired hoops tradition goes primetime ... C-USA standings, scores & schedule
10.13.05: Texas baseball stadium gets $13 million name ... Conference USA standings, scores & schedule
10.12.05: C-USA, Sun Belt bowl matchup moving to UL-L ... Feds: Wolfpack basketball player in USA illegally ... One- time Dye assistant calling it quits at Temple ... C-USA standings, scores & schedule
10.11.05: Mazey benched; Godwin to fill in as head coach ... Pinkney earns 3rd career player of week honor ... Conference USA standings, scores & schedule
10.10.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Conference USA standings, scores & schedule
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

News Nuggets, 10.24.05
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College football headliners: stars & storylines


 ***  DeAngelo Williams, Memphis, plowed through and around East Carolina for 226 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help the Tigers sink the Pirates 27-24. Williams boosted his career rushing total to 5,371 yards and moved into 7th place on the all-time list, surpassing Archie Griffin, Herschel Walker and LaDainian Tomlinson during the course of the game.

 ***  Brady Quinn and Maurice Stovall, Notre Dame. Quinn threw for 467 yards and a school-record six touchdowns, and Stovall caught a career-high 14 passes for 207 yards and four TDs to send the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish past Brigham Young 49-23. Quinn broke the mark of five TD passes he set in an overtime loss against Michigan State this season.

 ***  Brad Smith, Missouri, rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 234 yards and another score in a 41-24 win over Nebraska. Smith's 480 yards in total offense set a school record and makes him second in career quarterback rushing behind Antwaan Randle El of Indiana, 1998-01. He is the sixth quarterback in NCAA history to get 200 yards in both passing and running in the same game.

 ***  Drew Olson, UCLA, threw for 262 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in the eighth-ranked Bruins' 51-28 victory over Oregon State. Olson had tied the school record of five TD passes a week earlier.

 ***  Brett Basanez, Northwestern, threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores in a 49-14 rout of No. 22 Michigan State.

 ***  Adrian Davis, Northern Illinois, rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-3 victory over Kent State.

 ***  Bruce Eugene, Grambling State, threw for 479 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score to lead the Tigers to a 52-21 victory over Jackson State.

 ***  Justin Holland, Colorado State, threw for a career-high 419 yards and four touchdowns in a 39-31 victory over Wyoming.

 ***  Michael Robinson, Penn State, threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more scores leading the 12th-ranked Nittany Lions to a 63-10 rout of Illinois.


After allowing 69 points to Louisville in a loss two weeks ago, North Carolina held off No. 23 Virginia for a 7-5 win. It was the fewest points scored in a Tar Heels' victory since a 7-3 win over Wake Forest in 1971.


Carlton Jones ran for 162 yards to pass Heisman winner Glenn Davis on Army's career rushing list as the Black Knights snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 20-0 victory over Akron. The senior running back carried a career-high 38 times, scored two touchdowns and moved into second place with 3,065 yards rushing behind only Mike Mayweather, who had 4,299 yards from 1987-90.


Mississippi State's Jerious Norwood rushed for a school-record 257 yards and a score in a 28-16 loss to Houston. Norwood passed the mark of 237 yards set by James Johnson against Alabama in 1998. ... Darren McFadden rushed for 190 yards and two scores, setting Arkansas freshman records for rushing yards in a game and a season in a 23-20 loss to No. 4 Georgia.


Top-ranked Southern Cal extended its school-record road winning streak to 14 and won a record-tying 19th consecutive conference game with a 51-24 rout of Washington. Matt Leinart completed 20 of 26 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns — three to Dwayne Jarrett — and Reggie Bush returned a punt 84 yards for another score in the Trojans' 29th straight win. Leinart's 7-yard scoring pass to Jarrett in the second quarter broke the Pac-10 mark of 85 career TD passes set by Andrew Walter of Arizona State, 2001-04.


Second-ranked Texas handed No. 10 Texas Tech its first loss of the season, 52-17, in a victory that should do nothing but help the Longhorns in their run for the Rose Bowl. The Red Raiders were looking to start 7-0 for the first time since 1976 and move into national title contention. Coach Mike Leach had Tech in the top 10 for the first time since the start of the 1977 season. Never before had the Raiders and Longhorns faced each other with perfect records this late in the season.


Jamie Christensen's 34-yard field goal with 13 seconds left lifted No. 5 Alabama to a 6-3 victory over No. 17 Tennessee, giving the Crimson Tide only its second win in 11 seasons over its bitter rival. It was the first time the Vols failed to score a touchdown since a 30-3 Peach Bowl loss to Maryland on Dec. 31, 2002.


Michigan's 23-20 overtime win gave coach Lloyd Carr his 100th career victory and snapped Iowa's 22-game home winning streak. The win also gave the Wolverines back-to-back victories for the first time this season — the longest it has taken Michigan to win two straight in any season since 1967. ... No. 12 Penn State gave coach Joe Paterno his 350th victory with a 63-10 rout of Illinois. The win moves Paterno's record to 350-117-3 in 40 seasons, second on the all-time Division I-A coaching victory list. The Nittany Lions also built a 56-3 halftime lead, setting a school record for scoring in a half. The old mark of 55 was set on Oct. 11, 1947, in the first half of a 70-0 victory over Fordham.


Fourth-ranked Georgia's 23-20 win over Arkansas was marred when D.J. Shockley injured his left knee in the second quarter. The senior quarterback hobbled to the bench and was in obvious pain, but Coach Mark Richt said he doesn't think Shockley will need surgery or miss the rest of the season. The Bulldogs can clinch the Eastern Division title as early as next weekend with a win over rival Florida.


No. 19 Wisconsin had 146 return yards off three interceptions of redshirt freshman Curtis Painter in a 31-20 win over Purdue. Safety Roderick Rogers returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and cornerback Jake Ikegwuonu added two interceptions, including a game-sealing pickoff that he returned 62 yards for a score with 3:21 left.


Eric Neihouse's 21-yard field goal in overtime gave Arkansas State a 3-0 win over Florida Atlantic. It was the second straight game in which Neihouse had kicked a winning field goal for the Indians, who got their first shutout since defeating Hawaii 20-0 in 1998. He kicked a 3-pointer from 35 yards on the final play of a 39-36 win over Louisiana-Lafayette two weeks ago.


This season, there was no reprieve for Auburn's John Vaughn. Vaughn's 39-yard field goal attempt in overtime hit the left upright, giving No. 7 LSU a 20-17 win over No. 16 Auburn on Saturday night. Last year, Auburn beat LSU 10-9 on Courtney Taylor's touchdown with 1:14 remaining. Vaughn initially missed the extra point, but a penalty gave him a second chance.


Rhett Bomar threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Juaquin Iglesias in the second overtime to lift Oklahoma to a 37-30 win Saturday night against Baylor and maintain the Sooners' perfect record in the series. The Sooners continued an undefeated streak against Baylor, which has lost all 15 games against Oklahoma in a series dating back to 1901.


Navy beat Rice 41-9 to extend Rice's nation-leading losing streak to 12 games. The Owls (0-6) are off to their worst start since going 0-11 in 1988. ... Temple dropped to 0-8 after a 37-7 loss to Clemson. Temple is 0-3 against the Atlantic Coast Conference in its first season as an independent after being kicked out of the Big East. ... No. 21 Texas Christian won its sixth straight to remain the only undefeated team in the Mountain West Conference, beating Air Force 48-10. ... No. 14 Ohio State's 41-10 victory over Indiana was its 13th straight in the series. The Hoosiers haven't won at home against the Buckeyes since 1988. ... Boise State beat Utah State 45-21 for its fourth straight win and record 29th consecutive league victory, the longest current conference winning streak in the nation.


``The defense definitely had a lot of pressure on it after D.J. went down. The things he can do, he means so much to this team. To lose a guy like that is devastating.'' — Georgia nose tackle Ray Gant, after quarterback D.J. Shockley left in the second quarter of the fourth-ranked Bulldogs' 23-20 win over Arkansas with a sprained left knee. Shockley is doubtful for the game against rival Florida next weekend.

``I didn't honestly think that I would have three touchdowns this entire season, much less in one game. I knew my chances would come, but I didn't think they would come this early.'' — Freshman wide receiver Greg Carr, who caught three touchdown passes in No. 11 Florida State's 55-24 victory over Duke. Carr has eight TD receptions this season, easily the best in the ACC.

C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule


(Through games of Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005)


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Southern Miss          3-1   4-2
Central Florida        3-1   4-3
Memphis                3-2   4-3
East Carolina          2-2   3-4
Marshall               2-2   3-4
UAB                    1-3   3-4


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Tulsa                  4-1   5-3
Texas-El Paso          3-1   5-1
Houston                2-2   4-3
Tulane                 1-3   2-4
Southern Methodist     1-4   2-6
Rice                   0-3   0-6


[C-USA teams in bold; ECU opponents in red.]


Central Florida 34, Tulane 24
Southern Mississippi 37, UAB 28


Tulsa 20, Southern Methodist 13
Memphis 27, East Carolina 24
Texas-El Paso 31, Marshall 3
Houston 28
, Mississippi State 16
Navy 41, Rice 9
Wake Forest 27, N.C. State 19
Florida State 55, Duke 24
West Virginia at South Florida, postponed


[C-USA teams in bold; ECU opponents in red.]


Southern Mississippi at N.C. State, 12 pm
Wake Forest at Duke, 12 pm
Central Florida
at East Carolina, 2 pm
Texas-El Paso
at Rice, 6 pm
at Tulane, 7 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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