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Question of the Day
_ Denard Robinson, Michigan, ran for three scores in the first half and finished with 200 yards, helping the No. 22 Wolverines beat San Diego State 28-7.
_ Bernard Pierce, Temple, ran for a school-record five TDs and 149 yards in the Owls’ stunning 38-7 rout of Maryland.
_ Tevin Washington, Georgia Tech, threw a long touchdown pass and ran for two scores to give the No. 25 Yellow Jackets a 35-28 victory over North Carolina.
_ Matt McGloin, Penn State, threw for three TDs as the Nittany Lions welcomed coach Joe Paterno back to the sideline with a 34-6 win over Eastern Michigan.
_ Casey Pachall, TCU, threw two of his three TD passes during a 21-point scoring spree in a 1:18 span just before halftime, helping the No. 20 Horned Frogs beat Portland State 55-13.
_ Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers, set a team record with 16 catches for 176 yards and two TDs in a 38-26 victory over Ohio.
_ Keith Wenning, Ball State, threw for a career-high 324 yards and tied a career-high with three TD passes, leading the Cardinals past Army 48-21.
_ Chris Forcier, Furman, threw seven TD passes to break the school’s single-game record in a 62-21 victory over Presbyterian.
_ J.J. McDermott, SMU, threw for three TDs and 357 yards to lead the Mustangs in a 42-0 rout of Memphis.
_ Scott Darby, Georgetown, threw for four TDs and rushed for another score to lead the Hoyas to a 52-28 win over Marist.
_ Lavante Page, Florida A&M, rushed for five TDs, including two in the fourth quarter, in a 38-33 win over Southern.
_ Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State, threw for a school-record 438 yards and two scores to help the No. 7 Cowboys rally for a 30-29 win over No. 8 Texas A&M.
_ Keith Price, Washington, threw for 292 yards and three TDs as the Huskies knocked off California 31-23.
_ Tajh Boyd, Clemson, threw for 344 yards and three TDs and ran for another as the No. 21 Tigers opened ACC play with a 35-30 victory over No. 11 Florida State.
_ Trent Richardson, Alabama, rushed for 120 yards and caught a 61-yard touchdown pass as the No. 3 Crimson Tide overwhelmed No. 14 Arkansas 38-14.
_ Nick Toon, Wisconsin, had a career-high 155 yards receiving and two touchdowns, helping the No. 6 Badgers rout South Dakota 59-10.
_ Tim Jefferson, Air Force, threw for a career-high three TDs in a 63-24 rout of Tennessee State.
GAME OF THE DAY
Oklahoma State didn’t panic when it was down by 17 points to eighth-ranked Texas A&M at halftime.
It was, after all, nothing new to the seventh-ranked Cowboys, who rallied from a big first-half deficit last year to beat the Aggies.
Behind Brandon Weeden’s school-record 438 yards and two scores, along with 244 combined yards by Justin Blackmon and Josh Cooper, Oklahoma State rallied for a 30-29 win over Texas A&M.
The Aggies built a 20-3 halftime lead before the Cowboys took advantage of three Texas A&M turnovers and numerous penalties to reel off 27 straight points to take a 30-20 lead.
Texas A&M pulled within 30-27 on Jeff Fuller’s 4-yard touchdown reception, but the Cowboys sealed it with their third interception of Ryan Tannehill with under 2 minutes left.
PENN STATE’S INJURIES
Penn State cornerback D’Anton Lynn went to the hospital to have his neck and spinal column examined and starting linebacker Michael Mauti is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the Nittany Lions’ 34-6 win over Eastern Michigan.
Lynn lay motionless face down on the field for several minutes as trainers attended to the senior, and the announced crowd of around 95,000 fans at Beaver Stadium fell silent. He was strapped to a backboard and carted off the field, but was later released from the hospital.
Coach Joe Paterno says Mauti, Penn State’s leading tackler, is likely done for the year.
8_Straight wins by Georgia in its series with Ole Miss after a 27-13 win.
19_Number of consecutive road losses by Colorado after a 37-17 loss at Ohio State.
22_Consecutive home wins by No. 20 TCU after beating Portland State 55-13 to extend the Horned Frogs’ school record.
36_Unanswered points by Jacksonville in the second half of its 57-21 rout of Campbell.
96_Yards of Anthon Samuel’s TD run in a win over Miami (Ohio), a Bowling Green record.
792_Yards of offense by Air Force to set a school record in its 63-24 rout of Tennessee State.
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer paid tribute to the memory of a former teammate and the 74 other members of the Marshall University football team, coaching staff and community killed in a 1970 plane crash.
Beamer laid a 3-inch by 5-inch piece of stone at the nearby Spring Hill Cemetery memorial in Huntingon, W.Va., about 2 1/2 hours before the game between his No. 13 Hokies and the Thundering Herd.
He was teammates at Virginia Tech with Frank Loria, who went on to become an assistant at Marshall under fellow Tech graduate Rick Tolley. Tolley also was killed in the crash at the nearby Tri-State Airport.
The game between Rutgers and Ohio had a dramatic moment at the end of the third quarter when a fan in the stands suffered an apparent heart attack and was given CPR behind the Ohio bench.
Bobcats coach Frank Solich walked onto the field after the opening play of the fourth quarter, trying to get the officials to stop the game so a cart carrying the fan could get off the field. The cart rolled down the sideline and out of the stadium seconds later.
Washington linebacker John Timu was placed in an ambulance after going down while making a tackle in the third quarter against California. X-rays were normal, but he’s expected to stay overnight.
Timu was hurt while making a tackle on California running back Isi Sofele with 1:25 left in the third quarter. Timu remained down on the field and was moving his legs back and forth in pain after apparently taking a knee to the head. The training staff summoned the rest of the medical staff and paramedics onto the field before taking him off.
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