NCAA FOOTBALL: WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
October 20, 2013 1:50 AM

STARS

• Nick Marshall, Auburn, accounted for four scores and 336 yards in the No. 24 Tigers’ 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M.

• Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, threw for 454 yards and four TDs and ran for a fifth score in the Aggies’ loss to Auburn.

• Devin Gardner, Michigan, set school records with 584 yards of offense and 503 yards passing and tied a mark with five TDs to help the Wolverines outscore Indiana 63-47.

• Jeremy Gallon, Michigan, had a Big Ten-record 369 yards
receiving and two TDs against Indiana.

• Davis Webb, Texas Tech, threw for 462 yards and two TDs to help the No. 16 Red Raiders beat West Virginia 37-27.

• Tyler Gaffney, Stanford, ran for 171 yards and two TDs to help the No. 13 Cardinal beat ninth-ranked UCLA 24-10.

• Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois, rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and accounted for four TDs in a 38-17 victory at Central Michigan.

• Brady Attaway, Stephen F. Austin, threw for 337 yards and six TDs in a 55-41 victory over Nicholls State.

• Kapri Bibbs, Colorado State, rushed for career-high 201 yards and three TDs to help the Rams beat Wyoming 52-22.

• Taysom Hill, BYU, threw for 417 yards and four TDs in 47-46 comeback win at Houston.

• Michael Adkins, Colorado, ran for four TDs in a 43-10 rout of lower-tier Charleston Southern.

• Sam Ajala, Fordham, set a school record with 282 yards
receiving and tied another with four TD catches in a 52-31 win over Yale.

• Brendon Kay, Cincinnati, threw for 300 yards and four TDs and ran for another score in a 41-16 victory over winless Connecticut.

• Keith Sherman, Lehigh, rushed for 157 yards and three TDs in a 45-24 win over Georgetown.

• Austin Gahafer, Morehead State, threw for a career-high 458 yards and three TDs in a 42-28 win over Valparaiso.

• Tyler Tettleton, Ohio, threw for 375 yards and four TDs in a
56-28 win over Eastern Michigan, which played a day after starting receiver Demarius Reed was found shot to death.

• Branden Oliver, Buffalo, ran for 216 yards and a TD in a 32-3 victory over UMass.


STANFORD’S STATEMENT

Don’t count Stanford out of the Pac-12 race just yet.

The Cardinal’s physical ground game and dominant defense — which disappeared in a loss at Utah last week — showed they can still shut down new-age offenses the old-fashioned way.

Tyler Gaffney ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 Stanford smothered Brett Hundley and No. 9 UCLA 24-10 with a physical performance on both sides of the ball.

Kevin Hogan threw for 227 yards and a spectacular touchdown to Kodi Whitfield as the Cardinal (6-1, 4-1) regrouped the way they always seem to over the past four years. Stanford has not lost
consecutive games since October 2009.

The Bruins entered the game averaging 45.8 points per game. That ranked second in the Pac-12 behind Oregon, which hosts UCLA next week before traveling to North Division rival Stanford on Nov. 7 in matchups that will likely decide the Pac-12’s  championship game.


NUMBERS

17: Straight wins by Penn over Columbia after a 21-7 victory on Saturday.

19: Straight losses to ranked opponents by Tennessee before the Vols beat No. 11 South Carolina 23-21.

22: Years since Vanderbilt had beaten Georgia in Nashville before the Commodores knocked off the 15th-ranked Bulldogs 31-27.

41: Years since No. 14 Missouri had beaten consecutive ranked opponents before knocking off Georgia and Florida the past two weeks.

314: Career wins by Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks, tying Amos Alonzo Stagg and Roy Kidd for seventh on the career list.


RISING TIGERS

Another ranked opponent down for Missouri.

Maty Mauk threw for 295 yards in his first career start and the Tigers opened a two-game lead in the Southeastern Conference East Division.

Missouri became the first conference opponent in 14 games to score at least 21 points against the Gators. The Tigers bullied  Florida at the line of scrimmage, sacking quarterback Tyler Murphy six times and flushing him out of the pocket throughout the game.

The Tigers knocked off their second consecutive ranked  opponent for the first time since 1973 and will face No. 11 South Carolina next week at home.


STREAK SNAPPED

Tommy Rees threw two touchdowns before leaving the game with an injury and Notre Dame snapped a five-game home losing streak to USC with a 14-10 victory on Saturday night.

Rees was 14 of 21 passing for 166 yards with TD throws to Troy Niklas and TJ Jones in the first half. Rees left the game when he was sacked by USC linebacker Lamar Dawson in the third quarter and didn’t return.

USC managed just 121 total yards of offense in the second half. After converting both third-down conversions on their opening scoring drive, the Trojans went 0-of-11 the rest of the game.

The Irish (5-2) beat the Trojans (4-3) for the third time in the past four games, after losing the previous eight straight, but won at home for the first time since Pete Carroll’s first year as USC coach in 2001. USC won last week in Ed Orgeron’s first game as interim coach following Lane Kiffin’s dismissal, but this is the
earliest the Trojans have three losses since starting that 2001
season 2-5.

It was only the third night game at Notre Dame Stadium in the past two decades.


RECORD SETTERS

Michigan had a record-breaking day on offense and its defense was almost bad enough to overcome that.

Devin Gardner set school records with 584 yards of offense and 503 yards passing and matched another mark with five
touchdowns to help the Wolverines outscore Indiana 63-47
Saturday.

“We won the football game, that’s the only thing I care about,” Michigan coach Brady Hoke said.

Jeremy Gallon had a Big Ten-record 369 yards receiving and two TDs on 14 receptions for the Wolverines, much to the dismay of Indiana coach Kevin Wilson.

“Ridiculous,” Wilson said.

The Wolverines (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) lost two fumbles in the second half that gave the Hoosiers (3-4, 1-2) a chance to win in Ann Arbor for the first time since 1967.

Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson ran for a 15-yard score that pulled the Hoosiers within two points early in the fourth quarter.

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