- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014


-Samaje Perine, Oklahoma, set the single-game FBS record by rushing for 427 yards in the No. 23 Sooners’ 44-7 in over Kansas.

-Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, surpassed 2,000 yards rushing with 200 yards and two TDs, and 14th-ranked Wisconsin held off Iowa 26-24.

-Nick Wilson, Arizona, ran for 218 yards and three TDs in the No. 15 Wildcats’ 42-10 win over No. 20 Utah.

-Marcus Mariota, Oregon, threw for 323 yards and three TDs, and ran for 73 yards and another score in perhaps his last game at Autzen Stadium to help the No. 3 Ducks beat Colorado 44-10.

-Taylor Kelly, Arizona State, passed for four TDs in his final home game, helping the No. 13 Sun Devils beat Washington State 52-31.

-Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky, threw for 346 yards and five TDs in a 45-7 rout of Texas-San Antonio.

-Lorenzo Long, Wofford, ran for four TDs in a 34-6 victory over Mercer.

-Joe Johnson, Monmouth, had two interceptions, including a 55-yard pick-six in the third quarter, in a 31-15 victory over Gardner-Webb.

-Kalif Phillips, Charlotte, ran for 189 yards and scored three TDs in a game for the fourth time this season in a 52-14 defeat of Morehead State.

-David Johnson, Northern Iowa, ran for a career-high 205 yards and three TDs in a 38-24 win over Missouri State.



Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine ran for 427 yards against Kansas, breaking the single-game FBS record set by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon a week earlier.

With 12:16 to play in the game, Perine set the mark with a 42-yard run on his 34th carry, giving him 427 yards for the day.

The freshman moved ahead of Melvin Gordon, who set the record of 408 yards the previous week against Nebraska.

Everything set up perfectly for Perine’s record day. The Sooners were without top receiving threats Sterling Shepard and Blake Bell, and the game was played in a driving rainstorm.



Stanford players paraded around the field with the Axe, sprinted into the tunnel and shouted so loud outside the visiting locker room at Memorial Stadium that they drowned out coach David Shaw’s news conference in the next room.

Despite a disappointing season, celebrating a victory at California never gets old.

Remound Wright ran for four touchdowns, and Stanford used a smothering defensive effort to rout rival Cal 38-17 and clinch bowl eligibility.

Blake Martinez intercepted two passes and forced a fumble as the Cardinal created five turnovers. Stanford beat the Golden Bears for the fifth straight year in the Big Game, savoring every second as the announced crowd of 56,483 cleared out.

Jared Goff tied Cal’s record for touchdowns and broke his own school record for yards passing in a season but had little to show for his milestones.



Jalin Marshall was the problem last week and the solution for No. 7 Ohio State.

The freshman returned a punt 54 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and then added three late insurance scores to carry the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27, the Hoosiers’ sixth loss in a row.

Marshall was ripped on social media after losing two fumbles in the Buckeyes’ 31-24 win at Minnesota seven days before, but more than made up for those mistakes on a sunny and chilly day.

The surprisingly tight game for most of the day could impact the playoff hopes of the Buckeyes (10-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 6 CFP), who clinched the East Division title and a berth in the conference title game.

The Buckeyes will play the winner of the Minnesota-Wisconsin game in the Big Ten title game on Dec. 6 in Indianapolis.



24_Seasons South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has had at least six wins.

27_Straight wins by top-ranked Florida State after edging Boston College 20-17.

30_Years since Wake Forest had beaten Virginia Tech before winning 6-3.

150_Games played between Lafayette and Lehigh, the most-played rivalry in college football history.

241_Carries by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, fewest in NCAA history among the 17 running backs who have eclipsed 2,000 yards in a season.

5,565_Total yards by Western Kentucky this season, breaking the school record.



The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel.

The university had called on football fans to don plaid or tartan-patterned clothing for Saturday’s game against the University of New Hampshire. It even gave out 1,500 plaid bandanas to attendees.

The school needed more than 1,090 people wearing two plaid-patterned items to attend the game to break the Guinness world record. Instead, only about 1,000 turned out.

The Black Bears also came up short in their bid to win back the Brice-Cowell Musket. They lost to the Wildcats, 20-12.

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