Tusculum allows minus-100 yards

Tusculum allowed minus-100 total yards and minus-124 yards rushing to set NCAA single-game records in both categories Thursday night in a 71-0 victory over the College of Faith in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Tusculum (1-0), a Division II school, had three safeties, which tied a D-II mark, according to the Pioneers' website.

The previous record for fewest total yards allowed was minus-69, by Division II school Fort Valley State against Miles in 1993. The previous record for fewest yards rushing allowed was minus-112, by Division III program Coast Guard against Wesleyan (Connecticut) in 1989. Fort Valley State also had three safeties against Miles in '93.

Faith (0-2) ran the ball 36 times, and quarterback Travis Singleton went 7-for-12 for 24 yards and was sacked twice.

Tusculum's 71 points were the fourth-highest total in program history, according to the school's website. Redshirt freshman quarterback Malcolm Pendergrass passed for three touchdowns, and the Pioneers got rushing touchdowns from five players. They also scored on the opening kickoff return.

In another monster performance by a Division II team Thursday night, Texas A&M-Commerce beat East Texas Baptist 98-20 while going for 986 total yards (590 passing, 396 rushing). The total yards set an NCAA Division II single-game record, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Lions starting quarterback Tyrik Rollison went 26-for-33 for 562 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions.

"I have to give all the credit to my teammates on the edge catching passes and the offensive line for giving us time to work," Rollison said, according to the school's website.

Three receivers gained more than 100 yards, with two of them catching two touchdowns apiece. In addition, three rushers went for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns each.

Texas A&M-Commerce led 57-20 at the half before shutting down East Texas Baptist for good.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.