Compiled by Aaron Greenfield - Times Staff Writer
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin set a I-A record for passes without an interception to start a career by a freshman. In Saturday's 34-6 loss to Oklahoma State, Griffin threw 27 without one and now sits at 155. That's 17 more than the man he faced, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, right. He set the record for the Cowboys in 1986.
Players of the day
Dez Bryant WR, Oklahoma State
The sophomore had 11 catches for 212 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-6 win over Baylor.
Chase Clement QB, Rice
The senior threw for 444 yards and six touchdowns in a 45-40 win over Southern Miss.
Shonn Greene RB, Iowa
The junior rushed for 217 yards and four TDs in a 38-16 win over Wisconsin. He is the nation's only player to surpass 100 yards in his first eight games of the season.
Dennis Kennedy RB, Akron
The senior ran for 277 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-25 win over Eastern Michigan.
Dueling receivers of the day
Dezmon Briscoe, Juaquin Iglesias
There was plenty of passing in Oklahoma's 45-31 win over Kansas. Briscoe, a Kansas sophomore, had 12 catches for two TDs and a school-record 269 yards (nine for 193 and a score in the first half). Iglesias, an Oklahoma senior, had 12 for 191 yards (10 for 178 in the first half).
Apology of the day
The ESPN analyst apologized on the air for mentioning Adolf Hitler during a studio show Friday. The ex-coach of Notre Dame and South Carolina, among other schools, was talking about good and bad leadership during a discussion of the struggles of first-year Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez when he said, "Ya know, Hitler was a great leader, too." ESPN said Holtz will not be disciplined.
Meaningless TD of the day
Up 36-25 in the final minute, the Red Raiders had it first and goal from the 4 while Texas A&M had no timeouts. Kneel down? Nope. Shannon Woods took a handoff. And when officials ruled he didn't score, Tech used a timeout to challenge the call with 24 seconds left. It was rebuffed. Kneel down? Nope. QB Graham Harrell ran a bootleg to score for an 18-point win. For the record, Tech was favored by 21. Tech coach Mike Leach said he meant no disrespect, adding he wanted Woods to score. "Shannon Woods is one of my favorite running backs in the whole world," he said.
Bad timing of the day
Friday, the Spartans unveiled a Web site touting Javon Ringer for the Heisman. After all, the senior had rushed for 1,112 yards in seven games.. Saturday, though, he had a season-low 67 in a 45-7 loss to Ohio State.
Information from Times wires was used in this report.
The Nittany Lions and Utes are four games from perfection, and they and Boise State are the only ones without a conference title game. The unbeatensÍ games left and record of their opponents:
Team GL Rec.
Alabama 6 13-15 *
Ball State 6 19-18
Boise State 6 18-23
Oklahoma St. 6 26-9
Penn State 4 20-11
Texas 6 25-11
Texas Tech 6 29-7
Utah 4 18-12
Tulsa 6 10-16
* Not including late LSU games
# Not including late Houston game
Up next for the Top 25
1. Texas vs. No. 8 Oklahoma State 3:30 Saturday
2. Alabama at Tennessee TBA Saturday
3. Penn State at No. 12 Ohio State 8 Saturday
4. Oklahoma at Kansas State 12:30 Saturday
5. Florida vs. Kentucky 12:30 Saturday
6. Southern Cal at Arizona 10:15 Saturday
7. Texas Tech at No. 16 Kansas noon Saturday
8. Oklahoma State at No. 1 Texas 3:30 Saturday
9. Brigham Young vs. UNLV 2 Saturday
10. Georgia at No. 13 LSU TBA Saturday
11. Missouri vs. Colorado 6:30 Saturday
12. Ohio State vs. No. 3 Penn State 8 Saturday
13. LSU vs. No. 10 Georgia TBA Saturday
14. Utah at New Mexico 9:30 Nov. 1
15. Boise State at San Jose State 9 Friday
16. Kansas vs. No. 7 Texas Tech noon Saturday
17. Virginia Tech at Florida State 3:30 Saturday
18. North Carolina vs. Boston College noon Saturday
19. USF at Louisville 3:30 Saturday
20. Michigan State at Michigan 3:30 Saturday
21. Wake Forest at Miami noon Saturday
22. Vanderbilt vs. Duke 3 Saturday
23. Pittsburgh vs. Rutgers 3:30 Saturday
24. Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan noon Saturday
25. California vs. UCLA 3:30 Saturday