College Football Today

Updated: November 18, 2012, 12:00 AM ET
Associated Press


-Tajh Boyd, Clemson, threw for five touchdowns, ran for three more scores and had 531 total yards to lead the No. 11 Tigers to a 62-48 win over North Carolina State.

-Landry Jones, Oklahoma, threw for 554 yards to break his own school record and had six touchdown passes, including a 5-yarder to Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left, to lift the No. 13 Sooners to a wild 50-49 win over West Virginia.

-Tavon Austin, West Virginia, rushed for a school-record 344 yards and set a Big 12 record with 572 all-purpose yards in the Mountaineers' 50-49 loss to No. 13 Oklahoma.

-Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, threw for 267 yards and three TDs, and ran for 100 yards and two more scores as the No. 9 Aggies beat Sam Houston State 47-28.

-Montel Harris, Temple, rushed for a career-high 351 yards and seven TDs to help the Owls beat Army 63-32.

-Devin Gardner, Michigan, threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more to help the No. 23 Wolverines rout Iowa 42-17.

-Dri Archer, Kent State, ran for 241 yards and two long touchdowns to lead the No. 25 Flashes to their first Mid-American Conference title game with a 31-24 victory over Bowling Green.

-Keith Price, Washington, threw for 248 yards and a career-best five TDs to help the Huskies overcome a slow start and beat hapless Colorado 38-3.

-Stephen Morris, Miami, threw for 413 yards and three scores to help the Hurricanes roll past South Florida 40-9.

-Brett Hundley, UCLA, passed for 234 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two more scores as the No. 17 Bruins beat No. 21 USC 38-28, clinching the Pac-12 South title and emphatically snapping a five-game losing streak in their crosstown showdown.

-Matt McGloin, Penn State, threw for a career-high 395 yards and hit Allen Robinson on three of his four TD passes in the Nittany Lions' 45-22 win over Indiana. He also set school records for yards in a season (3,071), career touchdowns (45) and single-season completions (251).

-Devonta Freeman, Florida State, ran for 148 yards and two TDs as the No. 10 Seminoles rolled past Maryland 41-14 to earn a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

-Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, threw for 308 yards and two TDs to Kenny Bell while becoming the No. 16 Cornhuskers' career passing leader in a 38-14 victory over Minnesota.

-Isaiah Anderson, Oklahoma State, had a career-best 174 yards receiving and caught three long TD passes from Clint Chelf in his final home game, leading the Cowboys to a 59-21 win against No. 23 Texas Tech.

-Tyler Russell, Mississippi State, threw for 274 yards and four TDs to lead the Bulldogs to a 45-14 victory over Arkansas.

-Sam Richardson, Iowa State, threw for 250 yards and four TDs to lead the Hawkwyes past Kansas 51-23.

-Brett Smith, Wyoming, threw for 412 yards and three TDs to lead the Cowboys to a 28-23 win over UNLV.

-Rakeem Cato, Marshall, threw for 377 yards and three TDs and ran for another score in a 44-41 win over Houston.

-Terrance West, Towson, rushed for 236 yards and two TDs in a 64-35 rout of New Hampshire.

-Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth, threw for 287 yards and three TDs and ran in another score in a 35-21 win over Princeton.

-Michael Colvin, Lehigh, passed for 362 yards and four TDs and ran for another score during a 38-21 win over Lafayette.

-Terrence Lefall, Howard, ran 41 times for 253 yards and two TDs in a 41-34 win over Delaware State.

-Ryan Aplin, Arkansas State, set a school record with 454 yards of offense and threw for four TDs in the Red Wolves' 41-34 win over Troy. He also became the Sun Belt Conference's leading passer with 10,307 career yards.



Alabama, welcome back to the BCS championship chase.

With losses by No. 1 Kansas State and No. 2 Oregon, Notre Dame will likely move to the top of the BCS rankings and the Crimson Tide figure to move into the second slot.

Alabama rebounded from its loss to Texas A&M last week with a 49-0 nonconference victory over Western Carolina.

Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 38-0 to finish undefeated at home for the first time since 1998. The Irish improved to 11-0 for the first time since 1989 and can liekly lock up a spot in the BCS title game by beating Southern California next weekend.

A week after moving to the No. 1 spot, Kansas State was run over by Baylor in a 52-24 loss, the Bears' first win over a No. 1 in their history.

Not long after that, Oregon went down 17-14 in overtime when Stanford's Jordan Williamson hit a 37-yard field goal.



Johnny Football has a few records to add to his Heisman resume.

Johnny Manziel threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for 100 yards and two more scores in the No. 9 Aggies' 47-28 win over Sam Houston State.

Another prolific day by the redshirt freshman with the cool nickname helped him break the NCAA freshman quarterback rushing record of 1,029 set by Missouri's Brad Smith in 2002. Manziel also broke the freshman record for total offense of 3,827 yards set in 2000 by Jared Lorenzen on A&M's first drive.

He also became the fifth player and first freshman in FBS history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

His 4,161 yards are a school record for total offense in a season.



6-Straight times Harvard has beaten Yale, a first for the Crimson in a rivalry that started in 1875.

13-Outright Ivy League titles by Pennsylvania after beating Cornell 35-28.

21-Touchdown passes by Alabama's AJ McCarron, setting a new single-season school record.

44-Career rushing touchdowns by Army's Trent Steelman, breaking the school record of 43 set by Glenn Davis in the mid-1940s.

64-Wins by South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, tying him with Rex Enright for most in school history.

78-Touchdowns by Wisconsin's Montee Ball, tying Travis Prentice's major-college record for career scores.

754-Total yards by No. 11 Clemson in its 62-48 win over North Carolina State.

1,440-Combined yards in No. 13 Oklahoma's 50-49 win over West Virginia.



Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was sent to a hospital for surgery soon after sustaining a serious injury to his left leg.

Coach Brady Hoke declined to provide details after the 23rd-ranked Wolverines beat Iowa 42-17.

Toussaint's left leg snapped gruesomely between his ankle and knee as he was tackled by two Hawkeyes on Michigan's first possession and he was carted off the field.

The redshirt junior ran for 31 yards on three carries against Iowa, giving him 520 yards rushing in 10 games this season. Toussaint ran for 1,041 yards last year and was starting to regain his form in recent weeks.



Nebraska coaching great Tom Osborne joined Bo Pelini in leading the Cornhuskers from the locker room onto the field for their game against Minnesota and was honored on the field at halftime.

The day at Memorial Stadium was designated as a "Salute to Tom Osborne." The 75-year-old Osborne is retiring as athletic director on Jan. 1.

A video focusing on Osborne's coaching career preceded the traditional Tunnel Walk. Osborne, wearing a red windbreaker and ball cap, walked side by side with Pelini from the locker room to the tunnel opening in the northwest end zone. Pelini pumped his fist to the crowd as he and Osborne jogged onto the field ahead of the team to a standing ovation.

Before the Tunnel Walk, fans on the east side of the stadium held up cards spelling out "Thanks Tom" in white letters against a red background, then flipped them over to display the message "Go Big Red" in red letters against a white background.

At halftime, Osborne, his wife, Nancy, and their family stood at midfield while a video tribute played on the big screen.

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder hailed Osborne for his character and leadership.

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