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Gagliardi ties career wins mark

John Gagliardi tied Eddie Robinson as college football's career victories leader, guiding Division III St. John's 15-12 over St. Thomas.

Gagliardi, celebrating his 77th birthday, is 408-114-11 in 55 years as coach, the past 51 at St. John's. He can break the record next week in a home game against Bethel.

"I have great respect for Eddie Robinson and always have," Gagliardi said. "To be mentioned on the same list as guys like him and Joe Paterno, I think, "This can't be right.' "

Gagliardi, who has won three national championships, coached at Carroll College in Montana before coming to St. John's in 1953. Robinson was 408-165-15 at Grambling. Gagliardi has no intention of retiring any time soon.

"I get asked that question all the time," he said. "And I've finally got a good answer. I want my tombstone to read: "I'd rather be coaching.' "

HAPPY 100TH: The Crimson celebrated the 100th anniversary of Harvard Stadium during halftime against Dartmouth. When the stadium was built, it was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world and first large permanent arena for American college sports. The stadium was recognized as a national landmark in 1987.

Harvard and Dartmouth played in the stadium's first game Nov. 14, 1903. Dartmouth won 11-0. Saturday's game, which Dartmouth won 30-16, was the 637th Harvard game in the stadium, which has hosted pro football games, Olympic soccer and the first Japanese college football game in the United States.

BOSTON COLLEGE: Derrick Knight carried 19 times for 119 yards against West Virginia, giving him consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

MEMPHIS: DeAngelo Williams rushed for 137 yards, giving him eight 100-yard games this season and 1,140 yards, both school season records. Also, the Tigers had seven sacks against East Carolina, tying a school record.

_ TIMES WIRES

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