Stats of the Day:
- 4 – Number of teams Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson has coached in the Top 25. At 4-0, the #23 Sun Devils join Washington State, Miami and Oregon State as Erickson’s coached ranked teams. Only Lou Holtz has coached more ranked schools with 5.
- 646 – Number of passing yards by Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell in a 49-45 loss to Oklahoma State, fourth highest in major college history. Who holds the record for most passing yards in a single game? (Answer below.)
- 0 – Number of times #1 USC had to punt in Saturday’s 47-14 victory over Washington State. Playing a flawless game, the Trojans (3-0) scored 6 touchdowns, 2 field goals and had two interceptions in their 10 drives. The Trojans rushed for a season-low 207 yards in their latest win.
Upset of the Day: #10 Penn State (3-1) 9 – 14 Michigan (2-2)
Yes, the Wolverines have lost their first 2 games of the season but have suddenly turned things around and can win their next 6 games handily until they meet up with (9) Wisconsin and (8) Ohio State to wrap up the season.
Scare of the Day: #4 Florida (4-0) 30 – 24 Mississippi (1-3)
Tim Tebow had to do it all against Ole Miss, rushing for a school-record for quarterbacks with 166 yards and two touchdowns and passing for two more. Tebow might run away with the Heisman at this point, but he’s going to need some help from his teammates real soon, as the Gators face four ranked teams in the next six weeks.
Surprise of the Day: Notre Dame (0-4) 14 – 31 Michigan State (4-0)
Notre Dame is 0-4 for the first time in the school’s 119-year history, and things could get a lot uglier in the coming weeks. They face two tough schools at Purdue and at UCLA in the next two weeks before coming back home to meet up with (12) Boston College and (1) USC. The Fighting Irish at 0-8? You better believe it.
Answer: In 1990, Houston’s David Klingler threw for 716 yards against Arizona State.