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09.04.05: Dave Odom brings back lessons from Kuwait ... Scoreboard [C-USA teams & ECU opponents]
09.03.05: ECU's "Total Access" expected to launch today ... Uprooted Green Wave to "carry the torch" ... Storm-trapped sister of UCF player found safe ... Sun Belt evacuates New Orleans headquarters
09.02.05: Green Wave football team in limbo about future ... Southern Miss sets up ad hoc camp in Memphis ... Thursday night's college football scoreboard
09.01.05: Pirate QB's second shoulder surgery a success ... East Carolina fans on the verge of Total Access
08.31.05: Katrina blows Tulane-USM game into November ... Frosh guards round out ECU hoops roster
08.30.05: Pirates set for reunions with Deacons, Seahawks
08.29.05: New home offers lavish new perks for Louisville
08.28.05: Wooden pulls out of Wooden Award ceremony
08.27.05: NCAA issues 'heads up' on new spearing rule ... Huggins ouster speeds up Cincy AD's departure
08.26.05: ECU's Moore sole Carolinas player on Butkus list ... New BCS voters panel already in for shakeup
08.25.05: Mayo's destination has well-worn path to ECU ... NCAA adds extra year to Gamecocks' probation
08.24.05: Transgression nets suspension for ECU's Flournoy ... Cincinnati will enter Big East without Huggins ... VPI poised to pony up to keep Beamer, staff
08.23.05: West Virginia announces halt to ECU ticket sales ... Polling company unveils official BCS voters list
08.22.05: Mountain West angling for clearer path to BCS
08.21.05: Associated Press preseason college football poll
08.20.05: Groh signs $1.7 million per year deal with UVa
08.19.05: Mountain West tidying up postseason deals
08.18.05: Talk 1070 touts Pirates, Panthers, new shows ... Fort Worth Bowl embraces Mountain West, TCU... NYC schools reap windfall from NCAA-NIT deal

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College football headliners: stars & storylines


  —  James Pinkney and Aundrae Allison, East Carolina. Pinkney ran for a pair of scores and completed 17 of 21 passes for 236 yards. One of those passes went for a 50-yard touchdown to Allison, who had 10 receptions for 164 yards in the Pirates' 24-21 win over Duke.

  —  Matt Leinart and Dwayne Jarrett, Southern California. Leinart passed for 332 yards and hooked up with Jarrett for three touchdowns in the top-ranked Trojans' 63-17 win over Hawaii.

  —  Brian Calhoun, Wisconsin, rushed for a career-best 258 yards and a school record-tying five touchdowns on 43 carries in a 56-42 win over Bowling Green.

  —  D.J. Shockley, Georgia, threw for a school record-tying five touchdowns and ran for another score as the No. 13 Bulldogs routed No. 18 Boise State 48-13.

  —  Chris Leak, Florida, made a school-record 17 consecutive completions, passing for 320 yards and three touchdowns in the No. 10 Gators' 32-14 victory over Wyoming.

  —  Omar Jacobs, Bowling Green, was 30-for-51 for 458 yards, with five TD passes and one interception in a 56-42 loss to Wisconsin.

  —  Brett Basanez, Northwestern, threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in the first half and completed 27 of 37 passes for 353 yards as the Wildcats routed Ohio 38-14.

  —  Brad Smith, Missouri, threw for four touchdowns and 317 yards and fell just five yards short of 100 yards rushing in a 44-17 victory over Arkansas State.

  —  Jehuu Caulcrick, Michigan State, rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries as the Spartans beat Kent State 49-14.

  —  Mike Hart, Michigan, ran for 117 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the No. 4 Wolverines to a 33-17 victory over Northern Illinois.

  —  Matt Moore, Oregon State, passed for 367 yards and four touchdowns in his first start to beat Portland State 41-14.

  —  Jad Dean, Clemson, set a school record making six field goals. Dean was 6-of-6 — including the game winner, a 42-yarder with 2 seconds remaining — to give Clemson a 25-24 victory over No. 17 Texas A&M.


Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Matt Leinart led the top-ranked Trojans to their 23rd straight victory with a 63-17 win over Hawaii. Leinart threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns, passing Carson Palmer's Southern California career record of 72 touchdown passes by two.


Texas Christian came up with its biggest upset in 45 years, stifling Heisman hopeful Adrian Peterson and beating No. 7 Oklahoma 17-10. Tye Gunn threw for 226 yards and a touchdown as the Horned Frogs handed the stunned Sooners their first home loss since 2001 and the only loss in September under Bob Stoops.


Charlie Weis, new Notre Dame coach and former NFL offensive coordinator, defeated Dave Wannstedt, new Pittsburgh coach and former NFL defensive coordinator, 42-21 Saturday. Weis' Irish offense outgained the Panthers 502 to 323 yards.


D.J. Shockley tied a school record with five touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Bulldogs with 85 yards rushing in No. 13 Georgia's 48-13 win over No. 18 Boise State. Shockley, who backed up David Greene the last three years, matched Greene's mark for touchdown passes in a game.


Keon Gaither for the second straight week had three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown, in West Texas A&M's 37-6 win over East Central. Last week, Gaither pulled the same trick — three interceptions, with one TD return — in a 90-21 rout of New Mexico Highlands.


Chris Leak broke Steve Spurrier's school record for consecutive completions, leading No. 10 Florida to a 32-14 victory over Wyoming. Leak completed 26 of 34 passes — 17 consecutive between the first and third quarters — for 320 yards and three touchdowns. Spurrier hit 16 in a row at Florida State on Oct. 8, 1966, then matched his mark the following week at North Carolina State.


Air Force spoiled Tyrone Willingham's debut as coach at Washington and handed the Huskies their seventh straight loss dating to last season with a 20-17 comeback win. Falcons quarterback Shaun Carney directed a 14-play, 83-yard drive and scored on a 1-yard run with 34 seconds left. ... Illinois rallied from a 20-point deficit and Pierre Thomas' 2-yard touchdown run in overtime gave the Illini a 33-30 win over Rutgers in Ron Zook's first game as coach. The Knights had a 27-7 lead with 10:49 to go in the third quarter. ... Sam Hollenbach threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Drew Weatherly with 61 seconds left to help Maryland recover from an early deficit and beat Navy 23-20.


UCLA trounced San Diego State 44-21 to stay undefeated in the series. UCLA improved to 20-0-1 against the Aztecs, with the tie coming in 1924. The Bruins have outscored the Aztecs 672-227 in 21 games. ... Mount Union extended its regular-season win streak to 105 consecutive victories with a 33-7 win over Washington (Mo.). ... Kansas State extended its streak of opening-game victories to 16 with a 35-21 victory over Florida International. ... Michigan State, with a 49-14 win over Kent State, has won 12 straight against Mid-American Conference teams, while the Golden Flashes are 0-7 all-time against the Big Ten. ... No. 3 Tennessee won its 11th straight season opener with 17-10 win over UAB. ... BYU lost for the 11th straight time against a ranked opponent and dropped its first season opener since 2000 with a 20-3 loss to No. 22 Boston College.


Virginia Military Institute posted a 33-0 win over Davidson, ending a 12-game losing streak that extended to 2003. ... Derek Pearson kicked a 32-yard field goal with no time left to give Central Connecticut State a 24-22 victory over Colgate. The Blue Devils snapped Colgate's 17-game home winning streak, the longest in Division I-AA.


No. 22 Boston College beat BYU 20-3 in Quinton Porter's first game in nearly two years. Porter was 27-for-35 with 232 yards and two touchdowns. He redshirted last year after starting 10 games in 2003 before missing the end of the season with a hand injury.


Jamaal Charles set a Texas freshman debut record with 135 yards rushing and scored a touchdown for the No. 2 Longhorns in a 60-3 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. ... Mark Borda threw for 344 yards and tied a school record with six touchdown passes to lead Lehigh to a 54-26 win over Monmouth, N.J.


Steve Silva ran for three touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and threw a pair of scoring passes as Holy Cross opened the season with a 56-21 win over Sacred Heart.


Vince Young threw for three touchdowns, ran for another and No. 2 Texas opened the season with a 60-3 romp over Louisiana-Lafayette. The Longhorns have scored at least 60 points in their last three season openers. ... Ball State, depleted by the suspension of 13 players, suffered a 56-0 loss to No. 11 Iowa. ... Marshawn Lynch rushed for 147 yards and a score as No. 19 California beat Sacramento State 41-3. ... Montana racked up 426 yards in a 55-0 win over Division II Fort Lewis, which gained just 125 total yards in the game and crossed into Grizzly territory only once. ... Defending 1-AA national champion James Madison beat Lock Haven 56-0. The Eagles have been outscored 118-7 in their last two games against the Dukes.


``I think that nine times out of 10, Oklahoma wins this game. Today was our one. We got a chance to show off on national TV and show America that TCU is not gone.'' — TCU coach Gary Patterson, after his team's 17-10 victory over No. 7 Oklahoma.

Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents

[Games involving Conference USA teams in bold;
games involving East Carolina opponents in red.]


Oregon 38, Houston 24
Marshall 36, William & Mary 24
South Carolina 24, UCF 15
Minnesota 41, Tulsa 10
Vanderbilt 24, Wake Forest 20


Tennessee 17, UAB 10
East Carolina 24, Duke 21
Baylor 28, SMU 23
UTEP 31, New Mexico State 0


Tulane at Southern Miss (postponed)


Mississippi at Memphis 4:30 PM

News Nuggets are compiled periodically based on material supplied by staff members; data published by ECU, Conference USA and its member schools; and reports from Associated Press and other sources. Copyright 2005 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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