Hawaii Is Routed by Fresno State
Bryson Sumlin rushed for 220 yards and three touchdowns and Wendell Mathis added 176 yards and three scores in Fresno State’s 70-14 victory over Hawaii on Friday night in a Western Athletic Conference game in Fresno.
Paul Pinegar, Matt Rivera and Robbie Dubois also scored rushing touchdowns for the Bulldogs, 6-3 and 3-3 in the conference, who set a school record with 503 rushing yards. Fresno State clinched bowl eligibility with its third victory in a row, humiliating its conference rivals with 679 yards of offense.
NCAA career passing leader Timmy Chang completed 26 of 43 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown for the Warriors (4-5, 4-4).
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 199 yards and keyed a second-half comeback with two touchdowns to lead Memphis to a 30-26 victory over Southern Mississippi in a Conference USA game at Memphis, Tenn.
The victory makes Memphis (6-3, 3-3) bowl-eligible for the second season in a row. It was the second consecutive loss for Southern Mississippi (5-3, 4-2).
Stanford will be without quarterback Trent Edwards today against Oregon State. Edwards is suffering from a sprained shoulder. Freshman T.C. Ostrander is expected to start. Cardinal running back J.R. Lemon is questionable because of a thigh bruise. If he is unable to play, freshman Ray Jones is expected to start.
Purdue receiver Taylor Stubblefield is looking to break the NCAA career record of 300 receptions. Stubblefield needs 16 catches to break the record set from 1997 to 2000 by Louisville’s Arnold Jackson. Although Stubblefield has 294 catches, nine were in the 2001 Sun Bowl. The NCAA did not recognize bowl statistics until 2002. The Boilermakers play host to Ohio State today and Indiana on Nov. 20.
Minnesota plays host today to Iowa, and running back Marion Barber needs 85 yards to join the 1,000-yard club, which would give the Gophers the first pair of teammates in NCAA history to each gain 1,000 rushing yards in two seasons. Teammate Laurence Maroney has 1,087 yards. Minnesota also is trying to set a record for fewest turnovers. The Gophers have six, with the record of eight shared by Clemson (1940), Miami of Ohio (1966) and Notre Dame (2000).