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Lundy makes Northwestern rushing mark


Northwestern's Dennis Lundy, a senior out of Tampa's Chamberlain High, became the school's career rushing leader in a 20-7 upset Saturday of Indiana.

He gained 174 yards, scoring on a 35-yard run and setting up Northwestern's first score with a 51-yard run.

He raised his career total to 2,755 yards, topping the mark of 2,643 set by Bob Christian from 1987 to 1990.

He's no Daddy Bowden: Homecoming at Connecticut was just that for the Holtz family. Lou Holtz took advantage of a bye week at Notre Dame to watch son Skip walk the sidelines he trod 30 years ago.

"I'm just up here as a father and a grandfather," Holtz said before UConn defeated Rhode Island 33-16. But the Notre Dame coach took time for a half-hour news conference in which he denied he would leave Notre Dame to coach the NFL's Charlotte Panthers.

Lou Holtz spoke with the Huskies on Friday, but didn't give his son any advice before the game. "I don't say anything," Holtz said. "I treat Skip like I treat his mother. I don't give advice, and I take all of it."

Not his day: In the first three plays of his first start, Pitt quarterback John Ryan fumbled and recovered two snaps and nearly threw an interception. Ryan also fumbled while being sacked, and the Panthers' only sustained drive in the first half of the 45-7 loss to Virginia Tech was stalled by a delay penalty.

And the band played on: Most of the fans scrambled for cover when severe lightning forced a 25-minute delay in the Ole Miss-Alabama game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. But the Ole Miss band, perhaps encouraged that its team was ahead 7-0, stayed in place and continued to play.


200 is more his style: Butler's Arnold Mickens, the leading rusher in Division I-AA, ran for 263 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-21 defeat of San Diego. Mickens, a transfer from Indiana University, has rushed for more than 200 yards in seven straight games, a Division I-AA record.

Passing fancy: Bowling Green's Ryan Henry threw for six touchdowns, a Mid-American Conference record, in a 59-36 home defeat of Ball State.

Buckeyes are smiling: Ohio State quarterback Bob Hoying three five touchdown passes in a 48-14 win over Purdue, tying John Borton's 42-year-old school record. His 304 yards were the fifth-highest total in Ohio State history and his 290 yards in the first half were the most ever by a Buckeyes quarterback.

4,000-plus: Delaware fullback Daryl Brown became only the third player in Yankee Conference history to go over the 4,000-yard rushing mark in his career. He gained 76 yards in a 52-14 defeat of Massachusetts to reach 4,004 yards, a school record.

Make that 42: Alabama State defeated host Prairie View 54-13, handing the Panthers their NCAA-record 42nd consecutive loss.

Another one bites the dust: Host Appalachian State, No. 24 in the Division I-AA poll scored a huge 24-14 upset of top-ranked and undefeated Marshall in Boone, N.C. The Herd was pursuing the first perfect regular season in the school's 96-year history.


Other bumps: Georgia Tech quarterback Tommy Luginbill left a loss to Maryland with a concussion. . . . Penn's Terrance Stokes sat out the second half of a win over Brown with a head injury. . . . Rutgers lost Bruce Presley, who ran for more than 100 yards in his previous two games, with a groin injury in a 7-7 tie with Boston College.


Hot shot: "I've been involved in games that were delayed in getting started, but I've never been sent off the field. I thought it was a good decision. Most of us are probably scared of lightning." _ Alabama coach Gene Stallings.

Propers: "We better be ready when we cross that Suwannee River to go play one of the top teams in the history of college football." _ Duke coach Fred Goldsmith on the prospect of facing FSU next Saturday.

Angry loves company: "I'm angry, I'm disappointed, and (the players) better be angry and disappointed, too, because those last three touchdowns never needed to be scored." _ Missouri coach Larry Smith after a 42-7 loss to Nebraska.