October 23, 2011 in Sports

College football today

 

STARS

• Case Keenum, Houston, threw for 376 yards and tied his career high with six TD passes while becoming the NCAA’s all-time leader in total yards in the No. 21 Cougars’ 63-28 win over Marshall.

• AJ McCarron, Alabama, passed for 284 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to lead the No. 2 Crimson Tide to a 37-6 rout of Tennessee.

• Brady Attaway, Appalachian State, threw for 364 yards and seven TDs in a 57-21 win over Nicholls State.

• Zach Collaros, Cincinnati, threw for three TDs and ran for two fourth-quarter scores in a 37-34 comeback victory over South Florida.

• Tajh Boyd, Clemson, threw for 367 yards and tied a school record with five TD passes in a 59-38 victory over North Carolina

• Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State, ran for 138 yards and accounted for four TDs as the No. 6 Cowboys remained unbeaten and ended Missouri’s 10-game home winning streak with a 45-24 victory.

• Collin Klein, Kansas State, threw for a career-high 195 yards and accounted for five TDs to help the No. 12 Wildcats rout rival Kansas 59-21.

• Riley Nelson, BYU, passed for 215 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 62 yards and another TD in a 56-3 victory over Idaho State.

• Cody Fajardo, Nevada, passed for 313 yards and a touchdown and ran for 61 yards and another score in a 45-38 win over Fresno State.

UNDISTRACTED TIGERS

Top-ranked LSU didn’t seem to mind missing three key players, thanks to Rueben Randle.

Randle caught a 42-yard scoring pass from Jordan Jefferson and a 46-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Lee, and the Tigers again overcame off-the-field distractions in style with a 45-10 victory over 19th-ranked Auburn.

LSU was without star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, leading rusher Spencer Ware and defensive back Tharold Simon – all suspended one game for violating the team’s drug policy.

Yet LSU continued to make team history with its eighth double-digit win in as many games this season, a streak that started with a season-opening triumph over Oregon without the then-suspended Jefferson and receiver Russell Shepard.

Off next week, LSU (8-0, 5-0 SEC) will be unbeaten entering its showdown at second-ranked Alabama on Nov. 5.

NUMBERS

10 – Straight losses by Mississippi in the SEC, its longest as a program, after No. 10 Arkansas rallied for a 29-24 win.

18 – Games in the home losing streak ended by Western Kentucky with its 42-23 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

24 – Career touchdown receptions by Iowa’s Marvin McNutt, breaking the mark held by Tim Dwight and Danan Hughes at 21.

69 – Points by TCU in its shutout win over New Mexico, breaking the school record of 68 against Austin College in 1932.


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