Friday, November 19, 2010
Non-AQ Did you Know, Week 12
By Andrea Adelson
Time for a little trivia and your weekly installment of non-AQ Did you know? Thanks to the school and league sports information departments for these notes, along with ESPN Stats & Information.
- San Diego State hosts Utah on Saturday. The Aztecs are 4-0 at home this season, marking the first time they have won their first four home games of a season since 1996. That season, the Aztecs posted a perfect 6-0 home record. The last time the Aztecs won four consecutive home games was during a five-game stretch from Oct. 9, 1998 to Sept. 4, 1999.
- TCU has scored 454 points this season, ranking second in school history. The TCU record, set last year, is 498. The top-three point totals in TCU history have been accomplished in the past three seasons.
- Colorado State's Mychal Sisson has forced six fumbles this season, and all have come in the past three games. His six forced fumbles tie the MWC single-season record and are the most by a Ram in a season since 1998 (Joey Porter, eight; Clark Haggans, seven;
- Southern Miss tied a school record by clinching its 17th consecutive winning season with its victory over UCF last week, matching the mark set from 1951-67. That is the fourth-longest active streak among FBS schools behind Florida State (29), Florida (20) and Virginia Tech (18).
- Tulsa has a four-game winning streak, and the Golden Hurricane have averaged 43 points and 490.5 yards of total offense during that span.
- Kent State defensive tackle Roosevelt Nix is tied for seventh in the nation in forced fumbles (4), sixth in tackles for loss (17.5) and tied for 14th in sacks (8.5).
- Utah State running back Derrvin Speight did not have a 100-yard rushing game in his first 31 contests, but has reached that mark in each of the past two games. The Aggies are looking for their first three-game winning streak since winning four in a row in 2001.
- Nevada has won 10 straight home games. A win over New Mexico State would give the Wolf Pack their first 10-win season since it was an FCS member in 1991 (12-1). It would also be the 500th victory in program history.
- Meanwhile, quarterback Colin Kaepernick needs 51 rushing yards to record his third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season and become the first player in NCAA history with three seasons of 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards.
- Hawaii wide receiver Greg Salas needs 218 yards receiving to break Jason Rivers’ career school record of 3,919. Fellow wide receiver Kealoha Pilares needs 55 receiving yards to reach 1,000 on the season.
- Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin broke the school records for passing touchdowns (18) and total offense (3,036) in a loss to Western Kentucky last week. He became just the fifth player in Sun Belt history to record more than 3,000 yards of total offense in a single season.
- North Texas has shown improvement under interim coach Mike Canales. The Mean Green have won two of three and had more than 400 yards of total offense in all three games. They accomplished that just three times in the first seven games this season. North Texas is also plus-5 in turnover margin in those three games. In the seven games under Todd Dodge, the Mean Green was minus-6 in the turnover margin. The Mean Green have also increased their scoring average from 16.9 points a game to 30.3 points a game.
- Northern Illinois has won seven straight, but the Huskies have not had a winning streak of longer than that since becoming an FBS program in 1969. The last time a Northern Illinois team won more than seven games in a row was in 1965, when Coach Howard Fletcher’s Huskies put together an undefeated (9-0) regular season before losing to North Dakota in the Mineral Water Bowl.