College Football Today October 20, 2012

By The Associated Press

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STARS

— Stepfan Taylor, Stanford, ran for a career-high 189 yards and a TD, and the No. 22 Cardinal overwhelmed California 21-3 on Saturday for a third straight victory against their rival.

— Jeff Driskel, Florida, threw four touchdown passes — three after turnovers — and the No. 3 Gators matched their victory total from last season with a 44-11 drubbing of ninth-ranked South Carolina.

— Seth Doege, Texas Tech, threw for 318 yards and seven TDs, including one in each of three overtimes, in the No. 18 Red Raiders’ 56-53 win at TCU.

— Gary Nova, Rutgers, threw four TDs passes in the second half to lead the No. 19 Scarlet Knights to a 35-10 comeback victory over Temple that kept them unbeaten.

— J.W. Walsh, Oklahoma State, threw for 415 yards and a TD to help the Cowboys beat Iowa State 31-10.

— James White, Wisconsin, raced 15 times through Minnesota’s defense for 175 yards rushing and three TDs, carrying the Badgers to a 38-13 victory over Minnesota for their ninth straight win over the Gophers to keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

— Greg Hardin, North Dakota, set a Big Sky Conference record with 333 yards receiving and had three TDs 40-34 win over Montana.

— Braden Hanson, North Dakota, completed 42 of 61 passes for 660 yards and five TDs in a 40-34 win over Montana.

— Theo Riddick, Notre Dame, pounded his way for a career-high 143 yards as the fifth-ranked Irish overpowered Brigham Young in a 17-14 victory.

— Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, threw for 342 yards and three TDs to help the Cornhuskers rally to beat Northwestern 29-28.

— Tajh Boyd, Clemson, ran for two TDs and passed for another as the No. 14 Tigers won their third straight over Virginia Tech, 38-17.

— Antonio Bostick, Savannah State, passed for four TDs and rushed for two more as the Tigers outlasted Edward Waters 42-35 to snap a 13-game losing streak that was the longest in the Football Championship Subdivision.

— Gavin McCarney, Colgate, accounted for 510 total yards and five TDs in a 57-36 win over Georgetown.

— Seth Lobato, Northern Colorado, threw for 243 yards and a career-high five TDs in a 52-14 win over Idaho State.

— Brady Attaway, Stephen F. Austin, threw for 474 yards and five TDs in a 44-10 win over Nicholls State.

— Teddy Allen, Charleston Southern, ran for a career-high 153 yards and four TDs in a 31-21 win over Presbyterian.

— Rob Holloman, Central Connecticut State, rushed for 208 yards and returned a kickoff 96 yards for a TD in a 37-31 loss to Robert Morris.

— Thomas Wilson, Elon, threw for 378 yards and five TDs in a 42-31 win over Western Carolina.

— Tyler Benz, Eastern Michigan, threw for 369 yards and a career-high five TDs in a 48-38 victory over Army.

— Mike Colvin, Lehigh, threw for three TDS and rushed for two more to lead the undefeated Mountain Hawks past Bucknell 42-19.

— Colton Chapple, Harvard, threw for a school-record 448 yards and tied his own mark of five TDs in a 39-34 loss to Princeton that ended the Crimson’s nation-leading 14-game winning streak.

— Sean Patterson, Duquesne, accounted for five TDs in a 35-3 rout of Sacred Heart.

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BUCKEYES’ MILLER HURT

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was “doing fine” after being taken to a hospital and undergoing tests in the wake of an injury sustained late in the third quarter of No. 7 Ohio State’s 29-22 overtime win over Purdue.

Team spokesman Jerry Emig said the sophomore had been taken to the hospital and his shoulders, head and neck were evaluated. Miller’s father, Kevin, was with him in the hospital.

Miller, mentioned among the top Heisman Trophy contenders, was at the end of a 37-yard run when he was thrown to the turf by cornerback Josh Johnson.

Miller didn’t get up for several minutes — he was in obvious pain — while he was attended by several doctors and trainers. Eventually he sat up, then stood on shaky legs for at least 60 seconds before he was led to the sidelines. He was later taken to the locker room by cart.

Miller completed 9 of 20 passes for 113 yards with an interception and ran for 47 yards on 12 carries before leaving the game.

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BIG 12 SHOOTOUT

Texas Tech and TCU needed three overtimes and 109 points to decide a winner.

Seth Doege tossed a touchdown pass in each of the three overtime periods, giving him seven for the game and helping No. 18 Texas Tech beat TCU 56-53 after blowing a late 10-point lead.

The winning pass was an 8-yarder to Alex Torres, which came four plays after freshman Jaden Oberkrom’s Big 12-record sixth field goal had put TCU ahead. Both teams scored touchdowns in the first two overtime periods.

TCU, the Big 12 newcomer, has lost consecutive home games in a single season for the first time since it dropped its final two home games of 1998. Two weeks ago, the Horned Frogs lost their first Big 12 home game to Iowa State.

Doege hit Torres in the middle of the end zone to end the game with the most combined points ever for Texas Tech, and the second-most for TCU. He threw a 6-yard TD pass to Eric Ward in the first overtime, and a 25-yarder to Jakeem Grant on the first play of the second extra period.

Doege completed 30 of 42 passes for 318 yards and Texas Tech quickly became bowl eligible a year after its first losing season since 1992. The Red Raiders were coming off an impressive 49-14 victory over then-No. 5 West Virginia.

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NUMBERS

18 – Years since Duke, which is coached by former Ole Miss head coach David Cutcliffe, had been bowl eligible before accomplishing it with a 33-30 win over rival North Carolina.

16 – Games of Jacksonville’s home winning streak before a 24-7 loss to San Diego.

21 – Straight wins by Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium, one behind LSU for the longest current home streak in major college football.

29 – Points scored by Princeton in the fourth quarter of its 39-34 win over Harvard.

63 – Wins by Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State, breaking Pat Jones’ school record.

631 – Total yards by Dayton in its 45-0 win over Valparaiso, most for the Flyers since becoming a non-scholarship program in 1977.

900 – Wins by Michigan, college football’s winningest program, after a 12-10 win over Michigan State.

2,670 – Career rushing yards by Vanderbilt’s Zac Stacy, breaking Frank Mordica’s school record of 2,632 yards from 1976-79.

3,616 – Career yards rushing by Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor to pass 2009 Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart (3,522) for second on the school’s rushing list. Now only Darrin Nelson (4,033) has more.

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DOOLEY’S STOOL

Tennessee coach Derek Dooley coached from a stool on the sideline for the Volunteers’ game with No. 1 Alabama.

Dooley worked from the press box last week in a 41-31 loss at Mississippi State after undergoing surgery Oct. 9 on a fractured right hip. Dooley had said earlier this week he would probably return to the press box for the Alabama game, though he added that he didn’t like the experience because he couldn’t look in his players’ eyes.

Until last week, Dooley hadn’t worked a game from the press box since his 2005-06 stint as the Miami Dolphins’ tight ends coach. He was the first Tennessee head coach to work a game from the press box since Johnny Majors on Sept. 26, 1992.