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Posted on: October 16, 2010 3:59 pm
Edited on: October 16, 2010 10:49 pm

By the Numbers: Week 7's Best Performances

As we look at all the action around the nation during Week 7, here are some of the biggest performances of the day. Follow all the action on our scoreboard and our updating college football blog.

0:19: Time remaining when Miami (Ohio) scored the game-winning touchdown over Central Michigan. Zac Dysert, who also threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns, completed a 71-yarder to Andrew Cruse with 19 seconds remaining to lift the RedHawks over Central Michigan.

Career-number of touchdown passes by quarterback Tino Sunseri in Pittsburgh's 45-14 victory over Syracuse.

5: Matt Barkley threw for a school-tying five touchdowns and 352 yards to lift USC over California 48-14.
18: Losing streak ended by Eastern Michigan after Alex Gillett found Ben Thayer with a 12-yard touchdown pass in overtime, lifting the Eagles to a 41-38 win over Ball State. 

207: Justin Blackmon had a career-high 207 yards receiving with a touchdown to lead Oklahoma State over Texas Tech 34-17. Blackmon's previous career high for receiving yards came last week against Louisiana-Lafayette, when he had 13 catches for 190 yards. He caught 10 passes Saturday.

349: Passing yards by Kentucky quarterback Mike Hartline in the 31-28 victory over South Carolina. Hartline also had four touchdowns, including the game-winner to Randall Cobb.

361: Blaine Gabbert threw for a 361 yards and three touchdowns as Missouri remained undefeated with a 30-9 victory over Texas A&M.

376: Passing yards by Dominique Davis in East Carolina's upset victory over North Carolina State 33-27. Davis threw two touchdowns and also scored on a 1-yard keeper in the overtime win.

382: The number of passing yards by Indiana's Ben Chappell in the 36-34 come-from-behind victory over Arkansas State. Chappell also had four touchdowns in the victory.

678: Total offense by Louisiana Tech in its 48-35 victory over Idaho. Quarterback Ross Jenkins threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, while also throwing for 417 yards. Rich Casey caught nine passes for 117 yards and Lennon Carter added 179 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries for the Bulldogs.

Posted on: September 11, 2010 4:22 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2010 8:05 am

By the Numbers: Sept. 11's Best Performances

As we look at all the action around one of the biggest weekends of the season, here are some of the biggest performances of the day. Follow all the action on our scoreboard and our updating college football blog.

5: Total touchdowns for East Carolina quarterback Dominique Davis in the victory over Memphis. Davis ended up throwing three touchdowns and rushing for two more in the 49-27 win.

16: Points in the fourth quarter, allowing Washington State to come from behind and beat Montana State 23-22. Nico Grasu's 18-yard field goal with 2:13 remaining capped the comeback.

Combined number of points by Wake Forest and Duke in the Demon Deacons' 54-48 victory. Wake Forest posted the first consecutive 50-point games in school history, outgained the Blue Devils 500-487 and won the second highest-scoring game in ACC history.

182: A career-high day for South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore, who ran for 182 yards on 37 carries in South Carolina's 17-6 victory over Georgia.

183: The number of rushing yards by Michigan State's Edwin Baker in the 30-17 victory over Florida Atlantic. Baker also had an 80-yard touchdown run.

350: C.J. threw for 350 yards, including touchdown passes of 42 yards to Charles Clay and 25 yards to Trae Johnson, to lead Tulsa to a 33-20 victory over Bowling Green.

391: Passing yards by Steven Threet to lead Arizona State to a 41-20 win over FCS opponent Northern Arizona.

409: Rushing yards for Air Force as the Falcons knocked off BYU 35-14. It was the last time the two teams are scheduled to meet with BYU leaving the Mountain West after the season.

502: Total yards for Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in the 28-24 victory over Notre Dame. Robinson finished with 244 yards passing and 258 yards rushing and blogger Tom Fornelli wonders, could this be the year a Michigan player wins the Heisman?

Posted on: September 1, 2008 10:14 am
Edited on: September 1, 2008 1:01 pm

CBSSports.com 120 -- Movers and Fallers

With East Carolina's upset victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday, the Pirates stormed into the Top 25 of the CBSSports.com 120.

The Pirates were ranked No. 62 in the preseason, but with their win over the Hokies and a loss by Clemson it opened up a spot for them at No. 25.

The ranking could be short-lived since the Pirates play No. 7 West Virginia this week, but a closer look a the schedule shows the Pirates might be hanging around 25-30 most of the season now. They play Tulane, N.C. State, Houston and Virginia in the coming weeks -- all winable games.

"It's a story of a group of young men that have come together and said, 'We're tired of losing. We want to accomplish something special,'" said East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz after their victory.

The Pirates weren't the only team to make a big move as Bowling Green jumped 36 spots from No. 78 to No. 42 after beating Pittsburgh on the road.

Other big movers up:

+ 27 spots -- Louisiana Tech from No. 80 to No. 53 after beating Mississippi State
+ 25 spots -- Stanford from No. 75 to No. 50 after beating Oregon State

For every team that makes a huge move up the rankings, there are always a few that make a big dive. And this week's biggest dive was Texas A&M, which lost to a Sun Belt school. The Aggies were preseason ranked No. 50 and fell all the way to No. 105. I don't think this is what new coach Mike Sherman had in mind when looking at the schedule before the season started.

Things get even rougher this week as they play at New Mexico, which has been to four bowl games in the past five years.

"Well, you know I've been in situations like this before, and I told the guys you can learn more about yourself from adversity than you even can from winning a football game," Sherman said after the game.

Dig in Aggies fans, its going to be a long season.

Other big fallers:
- 36 spots -- Pittsburgh from No. 27 to No. 63 after losing to Bowling Green
- 19 spots -- Michigan State from No. 26 to No. 45 after losing to California

Special notice: San Diego State lost to a FCS school, falling 29-27 to Cal Poly, but since the Aztecs were already ranked so low (No. 107) they didn't have too far to go and landed at No. 117.


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