Time for a little Did You Know? heading into Week 3:
Conference USA has two of the best quarterbacks in the country, at least in the NCAA statistics. Tulsa junior QB G.J. Kinne leads all quarterbacks with 755 yards passing in the first two games of the season. Meanwhile, East Carolina junior Dominique Davis tops all quarterbacks with eight touchdown passes through two games. Kinne is tied for second with seven passing touchdowns. Both quarterbacks face tough opponents this week as Tulsa plays at Oklahoma State and East Carolina visits Virginia Tech.
Army has eight rushing touchdowns through the first two games of 2010. The Black Knights ran for 13 scores all of last season. Sophomore FB Jared Hassin has scored four of those eight touchdowns and is one shy of matching quarterback Trent Steelman’s team-leading total from a year ago. Army also has scored at least 28 points in each of its first two games, the first time the Black Knights have reached that mark in consecutive games since a three-game run in 2004.
Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick has 43 career rushing touchdowns, the most of any active player in the nation. He leads the WAC in rushing with 110.5 yards a game and is third in the nation in total offense with 384 yards a game. He faces the biggest test yet against California tonight.
Hawaii receiver Greg Salas has 2,643 career receiving yards, the most of any active player in the nation. His 181 receptions are the second most among active players.
Utah State is 1-1 for the first time since 2005, and hasn’t started a season 2-1 since 1997. The Aggies play Fresno State on Saturday.
Bowling Green mayor John Quinn issued a “Mayoral Challenge” to mayor Kim Wolfe of Huntington, W. Va. If the Falcons win, Wolfe will have to display a Bowling Green flag at Huntington’s City Hall for the duration of the week after the game. If Marshall wins, Quinn will fly a Marshall flag at Bowling Green’s City Hall for the following week. The “losing Mayor” will also send a photo featuring them with the flag on display.
With Utah and TCU in the latest Top 25, at least two Mountain West Conference teams have been ranked in the coaches' Top 25 for 35 straight weeks, dating back to Sept. 7, 2008. The MWC joins the Big 12, Big Ten and SEC as the only four conferences that have had at least two teams ranked for 35 consecutive weeks.
San Diego State snapped a 14-game non-conference road losing streak with its victory at New Mexico State last week. It was the Aztecs’ first non-conference road win since Sept. 13, 2003, when they won at UTEP 34-0.
BYU, San Diego State and Utah have not allowed a sack. The Cougars, Aztecs and Utes are three of nine teams in FBS that haven’t given up a sack this season (Indiana, Michigan, Middle Tennessee, Penn State, Texas and Wake Forest).
When Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan play this weekend, it’s a safe bet there will be plenty of scoring. The winning team in the matchup has scored 45 points or more five times in the last eight meetings, including each of the last three years.
FIU might have only played one game, but the Panthers have already seen results from new defensive coordinator Geoff Collins. The defense allowed just 172 total yards of offense in a close loss to Rutgers last week, and now rank second in the country in total defense. The Scarlet Knights only managed 76 yards on the ground and averaged just 2 yards a carry.