College Football Week In Review: Records Fall

It was another wild week in college football. Oklahoma and Miami separated themselves from most of the pack, while four teams saw their shot at the national championship slipp away. No Heisman winner has emerged, but three NCAA records fell.

GAME OF THE WEEK
Toledo 35, Pitt 31. Toledo's upset of Pitt came down to the final seconds. Toledo scored two touchdowns in the final 7:00, including a nine-yard touchdown pass in the final minute. The teams combined for 940 yards of total offense. Runner up:Oregon 31, Michigan 27.

BYE-BYE TITLE HOPES
Several teams with legitimate title hopes were dealt a huge blow. Those losing include No. 5 Michigan, No. 6 Kansas State No. 7 Georgia and No. 11 Pitt.

TEAM OF THE WEEK
LSU. The Tigers established themselves as the team to beat in the SEC and put themselves in the national title hunt. Runners up: Tennessee had their best game of the year in a win over Florida. Florida State proved they are for real in a blowout of Colorado. Oregon served notice by stunning Michigan.

CONFERNECE OF THE WEEK
The MAC went 4-1 in games against traditionally solid football schools. Miami, Ohio throttled Colorado State, Marshall stunned Kansas State, Northern Illinois beat Alabama and Toledo had the thriller against Pitt. Bowling Green took the loss, but gave Ohio State all they could handle in a 24-17 loss at the Horseshoe.

BIG SHOCK
Iowa held the normally potent ASU offense to 184 yards and no points. ASU had been a terrific offensive club coming into the game.

EQUAL TIME
Although ASU was bad, the rival Wildcats were not any better. They scored seven points, but accumulated just 174 yards in total offense.

TOP PERFORMERS Rashaun Woods, WR, Oklahoma State. Set an NCAA record with seven touchdown catches against SMU. Oh, yeah, he had 13 catches for 233 yards all told.

Antonio Perkins, PR, Oklahoma. Perkins set two punt returns records against UCLA. He had seven returns for 277 yards. He took three of the seven all the way for scores. Both the yardage and the touchdowns are NCAA records.

Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Pitt. 12 catches for 201 yards and a score, but the Panthers fell to Toledo.

Kevin Jones, RB, Virginia Tech. 188 yards on 30 carries with three scores in a hurricane. Led the Hokies to a win over a solid Texas A&M squad.

Bruce Gradkowski, QB, Toledo. All he did was pass for 461 yards and three scores in the Rockets' 35-31 upset of Pitt. He was a mind-blowing 49-62 in the air.

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