BY Associated Press
Sunday, November 18, 2012
11/18/12 at 5:58 AM
Tajh Boyd, Clemson: Threw for five touchdowns, ran for three more scores and had 531 total yards to lead the No. 11 Tigers to a 62-48 win over N.C. State.
Montel Harris, Temple: Rushed for a career-high 351 yards and seven TDs to help the Owls beat Army 63-32.
Devin Gardner, Michigan: Threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more to help the No. 23 Wolverines rout Iowa 42-17.
Dri Archer, Kent State: Ran for 241 yards and two long touchdowns to lead the No. 25 Flashes to their first Mid-American Conference title game with a 31-24 victory over Bowling Green.
Keith Price, Washington: Threw for 248 yards and a career-best five TDs to help the Huskies overcome a slow start and beat hapless Colorado 38-3.
Stephen Morris, Miami: Threw for 413 yards and three scores to help the Hurricanes roll past South Florida 40-9.
Matt McGloin, Penn State: Threw for a career-high 395 yards and hit Allen Robinson on three of his four TD passes in the Nittany Lions' 45-22 win over Indiana. He also set school records for yards in a season (3,071), career touchdowns (45) and single-season completions (251).
Devonta Freeman, Florida State: Ran for 148 yards and two TDs as the No. 10 Seminoles rolled past Maryland 41-14 to earn a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
NEWS AND NOTES
Johnny Football's records
Johnny Football has a few records to add to his Heisman resume.
Johnny Manziel threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for 100 yards and two more scores Saturday.
Another prolific day by the redshirt freshman with the cool nickname helped him break the NCAA freshman quarterback rushing record of 1,029 set by Missouri's Brad Smith in 2002. Manziel also broke the freshman record for total offense of 3,827 yards set in 2000 by Jared Lorenzen on A&M's first drive.
Irish still alive
No. 3 Notre Dame is still in the BCS title-game mix. The Fighting Irish may have locked up a BCS bowl berth, too.
Everett Golson threw touchdown passes of 50, 34 and 2 yards, Cierre Wood scored on a 68-yard run and Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 38-0 to finish the season undefeated at home for the first time since 1998.
The Fighting Irish improved to 11-0 for the first time since 1989 and need to beat Southern Cal to finish a regular season undefeated for the first time since 1988, the last time they won a national title.
The victory virtually assures the Irish of a berth in a BCS game. The Irish likely need only to beat USC to get into the BCS title game, after losses by No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Kansas State.
6: Straight times Harvard has beaten Yale, a first for the Crimson in a rivalry that started in 1875.
Huskers salute Osborne
Nebraska coaching great Tom Osborne joined Bo Pelini in leading the Cornhuskers from the locker room onto the field for their game against Minnesota and was honored on the field at halftime.
The day at Memorial Stadium was designated as a "Salute to Tom Osborne." The 75-year-old Osborne is retiring as athletic director on Jan. 1.
A video focusing on Osborne's coaching career preceded the traditional Tunnel Walk. Osborne, wearing a red windbreaker and ball cap, walked side by side with Pelini from the locker room to the tunnel opening in the northwest end zone. Pelini pumped his fist to the crowd as he and Osborne jogged onto the field ahead of the team to a standing ovation.
Before the Tunnel Walk, fans on the east side of the stadium held up cards spelling out "Thanks Tom" in white letters against a red background, then flipped them over to display the message "Go Big Red" in red letters against a white background.
At halftime, Osborne, his wife, Nancy, and their family stood at midfield while a video tribute played on the big screen.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder hailed Osborne for his character and leadership.
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner tries to escape a tackle against Iowa on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Gardner threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more. TONY DING / Associated Press