September 12, 2010
Weird, wild and prolific stats from the weekend's action.
• Oklahoma scored touchdowns on each of its first four offensive possessions, on drives covering 80, 80, 54 and 80 yards, en route to a 47-17 obliteration of Florida State. On those drives, OU quarterback Landry Jones hit 14 of 17 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns, for a pass efficiency rating of 234.3.
• Quarterback Terrelle Pryor set a new career high with 113 yards rushing in Ohio State's 36-24 win over Miami, on the way to 346 total yards, his second-best career tally behind only last year's 372-yard effort against Toledo.
• Georgia was held without an offensive touchdown in its 17-6 loss at South Carolina for just the third time in Mark Richt's decade-long tenure as head coach. The first two times: In a 14-9 loss against South Carolina in 2001, and in a 16-12 loss against South Carolina in 2007.
• Kansas gained 320 yards total offense in its 28-25 upset over Georgia Tech, just 27 more than it gained (293) in last week's humiliating, 6-3 loss to North Dakota State. The difference: The Jayhawks scored four touchdowns in four red zone trips against Georgia Tech, after coming away with only a field goal in four trips inside the NDSU 35-yard line in the opener.
• Oregon scored more points in the second half (35) of its 48-13 incineration of Tennessee than any visiting team has scored in a full game in Neyland Stadium since Georgia put up 41 in 2003. Combined with last week's 72-0 rout over New Mexico, the Ducks have scored exactly 120 points in 120 minutes of football this season.
• Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli yielded just one possession to opening-day starter Nathan Stanley in Ole Miss' 27-13 win at Tulane, where the celebrated/controversial Oregon transfer accounted for 308 total yards and two touchdowns, one of them a 70-yard scoring pass to Markeith Summers.
• Rutgers gained fewer total yards (172) in a comeback, 19-14 win at Florida International than any other offense against FIU since it became a I-A/FBS program in 2005. Altogether, both teams combined for more turnovers (8), punts (13) and penalties (17) than points.
In the same game, Austen Arnaud's eight-yard touchdown pass to Darius Darks with 1:35 to play in the fourth quarter was the Cyclones' first offensive touchdown against Iowa since 2006.
• Colorado turned the ball over five times in a 52-7 kneecapping at California, including three interceptions by CU quarterback Tyler Hansen and a fumble that was returned 81 yards by Cal's Darian Hagan for the Bears' final touchdown.
• UCLA quarterbacks Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut combined to complete 11 passes for 81 yards, or 7.4 yards per completion, on the wrong end of a 35-0 shellacking at the hands of Stanford. The Bruins finished the game with four turnovers and just one third-down conversion on nine attempts.
• Texas scored zero touchdowns on its first five offensive possessions before Wyoming scored to take a 7-6 lead in the second quarter, and three straight touchdowns immediately after on the way to a 34-7 win.
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