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The good-hands people

 
Published Sept. 20, 1992|Updated Oct. 12, 2005

San Diego State sophomore running back Marshall Faulk has applied for a $1.8-million disability insurance policy through the NCAA, Aztecs coach Al Luginbill said. Faulk would be the first sophomore insured through the NCAA Exceptional Student-Athlete Disability Insurance Program. The program allows elite college athletes to purchase insurance without paying premiums until they turn pro or until the coverage is terminated.

Shut down: How bad was it for Fullerton State in its 56-0 loss to Georgia? The Titans didn't cross midfield until Quincy Guy ran 13 yards to Georgia's 42 with just over six minutes left in the game. Alas, on the next play, Guy fumbled and Georgia's Jock Stephens returned it 55 yards for a touchdown.

Shut down, part II: Oklahoma rushed for just 56 yards in its 20-10 loss to USC. It was the Sooners' lowest rushing total since gaining 43 yards in a 12-0 loss to _ ta da _ USC in 1982.

We remember: Houston pounded Illinois 31-13. The Cougars' scored on a 71-yard pass from Donald Douglas to Ron Peters on the last play of the game. Hmm _ perhaps Houston remembered last season, when the Illini won 51-10? Douglas: "Last year they tried to embarrass us on TV. They were talking a lot of noise. We didn't forget that. I wasn't out to humiliate them."

Little guy, big foot: Freshman Johnny Lomoro kicked a 46-yard field goal on the last play of the game to boost Southern Miss past Louisiana Tech 16-13. It was the second time Lomoro had decided a game with a long last-minute field goal in three weeks. A 52-yarder with less than a minute left gave the Golden Eagles a 23-21 victory over Memphis State two weeks ago. Lomoro is 5 feet 8 and 155 pounds.

Up then down: Missouri defensive end Stacy Elliott on his team's 26-13 loss to No. 5 Texas A&M: "I'm proud, but I'm disappointed. We've come a long way, but we have so far to go."

Numbers lie: Northeastern committed seven turnovers (six interceptions and a fumble), punted 10 times, rushed for all of 15 yards on 30 carries and was penalized 14 times for 153 yards. Th Huskies got routed, right? Wrong. Northeastern beat Maine 47-36 in a Division I-AA game.

Nice debut: Quarterback Darrell Bevell passed for three touchdowns in Wisconsin's 39-18 over Bowling Green. Bevell is a 22-year-old freshman who was making his first start. Yes, 22. He transferred to Wisconsin from Division I-AA Northern Arizona after completing a two-year Mormon mission.

We're on TV? Oh, no: After losing 30-28 to Auburn, LSU has lost 15 of its past 16 televised games. Before the victory, Auburn had lost its last six in a row on TV.

Good to see you again: Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who seconded George Bush's nomination at the 1988 Republican National Convention but missed this year's convention because of football practice, will take time to visit with Bush when the president visits State College this week. Paterno: "He's a good friend, and when a friend comes to town, you see him."

_ Compiled by Mike Huguenin