Saturday, October 22, 2011
QB records fall, Tigers and Broncos perfect
Two more unbeaten teams cruised to victory, while three men behind center had record-setting performances on a busy late Saturday afternoon in college football.
Despite playing without two of their four leading tacklers and their leading rusher, the top-ranked LSU Tigers crushed the Auburn Tigers 45-10. LSU is now 8-0 for the first time since 1973 and just the fourth time in school history (1908, 1958). Their 5-0 conference start is also their best since 1973.
The Tigers continue to dominate their competition, as they have now won each of their first eight games by at least 13 points. In 480 minutes of action this year, LSU has trailed for just 6:33 and hasn’t been behind since Week 1 versus Oregon.
The 45 points are the most that LSU has scored in 46 all-time meetings between the two schools. The Tigers also hand their SEC brethren its worst conference loss since a 36-0 shutout by Alabama in the 2008 regular season finale.
Auburn’s 35-point loss was the worst by a defending national champion in the BCS era, and is tied with Miami's 38-3 loss to Florida State in 1984 for the fourth-worst by a defending champ in the AP Poll era.
The Boise State Broncos improved to 7-0 overall with a 37-26 win over the Air Force Falcons in their first home game as a member of the Mountain West. The Broncos have now won 35 consecutive home games, the second longest active streak in the nation.
Boise State also extended its regular season home win streak to 65 games and its conference home win streak to 47. The last time they lost a home regular season game was 2001 and the last time they lost a home conference game was in the 1999 season when they were members of the Big West.
Kellen Moore notched his 45th career victory, matching Colt McCoy for the most wins as a starting quarterback in FBS history. He also threw three touchdowns, moving past Ty Detmer for fourth place on the all-time FBS list.
Other Quarterbacks Who Shined
• East Carolina QB Dominique Davis completed all 26 of his passes in the first half against Navy, breaking the FBS record for consecutive completions in a single game. The previous record was 23, set by Tennessee's Tee Martin and California's Aaron Rodgers.
• Houston QB Case Keenum set the first of what should be a trio of major passing records, when he broke the career FBS mark for total offense in the first quarter vs. Marshall. Keenum needed 130 yards to pass former Hawaii QB Timmy Chang, who had 16,910 yards from 2000-04.