Stats of the Day:
- 121 – Total career TD passes by Hawaii’s Colt Brennan, tying the NCAA record set by Ty Detmer in 1991. The senior quarterback reached that mark in 34 games, compared to Detmer’s 46 games. Brennan also holds 22 other NCAA records, including the single-season record for TD passes with 58 last year. He now has a TD pass in 34 straight games, one shy of Detmer’s record. Brennan had two touchdown passes on 396 yards and added a rushing TD before being knocked out of the game with a concussion early in the fourth quarter. The Warriors held on to beat Fresno State, 37-30, to join Kansas (10-0) as the only undefeated teams in the nation. Next up for #16 Hawaii (9-0): at Nevada (5-4).
- 42 – Total TDs running and passing by Florida quarterback Tim Tebow this season, breaking the SEC record of 41 set by Danny Wuerffel in 1996. The sophomore also tied the SEC record for rushing touchdowns in a season with 19–as a quarterback! On Saturday, he led the Gators to a 51-31 win over South Carolina, rushing for a career-high five touchdowns and passing for two more while throwing for a career-best 304 passing yards. Next up for #15 Florida (7-3): Florida Atlantic (5-4).
- 136 – Total combined points scored by Navy and North Texas to set a record in a Division I regulation game, with Navy coming out on top, 74-62. The previous record was 133 points, with San Jose State beating Rice, 70-63, in 2004. There were 1,315 yards of total offense, including a school-record 572 rushing yards by Navy, the nation’s best rushing offense. Giovanni Vizza was 40-of-50 for 478 yards and an NCAA freshman-record eight touchdown passes. The Midshipmen’s sixth victory clinched a spot in the Poinsettia Bowl on December 20. Next up for Navy (6-4): Northern Illinois (2-8).
Upset of the Day: #1 Ohio State (10-1) 21 – 28 Illinois (8-3)
Illini quarterback Juice Williams outplayed Todd Boeckman, throwing for 4 TDs and 0 INTs while Boeckman threw 0 TDs and 3 INTs. The loss snapped OSU’s 28-game winning streak in the regular season and in a tie atop the Big Ten with Michigan, who lost to Wisconsin, 37-21. Next up for Ohio State: #12 Michigan (8-3), in a season finale for both teams and with the Big Ten title at stake.
Scare of the Day: #7 West Virginia (8-1) 38 – 31 Louisville (5-5)
I finally got a chance to watch Pat White play and boy, did he put on a show for me. In addition to his efficient passing of 2 TDs and 0 INTs, the junior quarterback took off 24 times for 147 yards and the game-winning 50-yard scamper with 1:36 remaining. The lefty reminds me of a thinner Michael Vick. Next up for West Virginia: at Cincinnati (8-2).
Surprise of the Day: Nebraska (5-6) 73 – 31 Kansas State (5-5)
One week after being embarrassed by Kansas, 76-39, they turn the tables on their in-state rival, putting up 73 in return. The Cornhuskers snapped a 5-game losing streak with 702 total yards of offense, and Joe Ganz was perfect, throwing for 510 yards and 7 TDs, both school records. Next up for Nebraska: 11/23 at Colorado (5-6), the finale of a lost season for both teams in the Big 12.
Top Five in the BCS Standings:
- LSU (9-1, SEC)
- Oregon (8-1, Pac-10)
- Kansas (10-0, Big 12)
- Oklahoma (9-1, Big 12)
- Missouri (9-1, Big 12)