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Saturday, November 7, 1998
What you might have missed

So you think you're set for the week because you can recite the Top 25 results? Let give you the rest of the story from Saturday's action.

Tim Rattay
Louisiana Tech
Completed 33 of 42 passes for 508 yards and seven TDs in a 69-21 victory over Arkansas State.
Major Applewhite
So you think you can beat the Longhorns by shutting down Ricky Williams? Not so fast, my friend. With the Oklahoma State defense concentrating on Williams, Applewhite completed 29 passes for 408 yards -- both school records -- and three TDs in Texas' 37-34 victory over the Cowboys.
David Allen
Kansas State
Tied an NCAA record with his fourth punt-return touchdown to help lead Kansas State to a 49-6 victory over Baylor.
Matt Nagy
Passed for 556 yards, 354 of them to split end Eddie Conti, in a 59-17 victory over Connecticut. The Blue Hens finished the day with a school-record 732 yards in offense.
Joe Walker
Returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown in Nebraska's 42-7 win over Iowa State, giving him scoring plays by kickoff, punt and interception returns this season. Walker is just the fifth player in NCAA history to score on three different returns.
All aboard the Edwards Express Louisiana Tech's Troy Edwards put his name in the record book with four touchdowns against Arkansas State, giving him 27 for the season. That set the Division I receiving record, two better than the 25 caught by Marshall's Randy Moss last year. It also tied Jerry Rice for the all-division record.
Shay Day Emporia State's Brian Shay became college football's career scoring leader, running for 161 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-14 victory over Missouri-Rolla. Shay, who also holds all-division records for rushing and all-purpose yards, has 532 career points, breaking the previous record of 528.
Tough to pronounce, fun to watch Augsburg's Scott Hvistendahl caught 14 passes for 246 yards to break the NCAA Division III career receiving yardage record. Hvistendahl has 4,466 yards, 227 short of the NCAA all-divisions record set by Jerry Rice of Mississippi Valley State from 1981-84. Sounds like that Rice character was pretty good.
Couch on wild trip Kentucky's Tim Couch completed 35 of 45 passes for 338 yards and two TDs in a 37-35 victory over Mississippi State, setting an NCAA record for most completions over two seasons. Couch passed David Klingler's mark of 652 set at Houston in 1990-91. Couch finished the night with 684.
Not in a rut Sioux Falls' David Ruter ran for two touchdowns in a 28-10 victory over Nebraska Wesleyan to break the NAIA's all-time career scoring record. Ruter, who has 468 points, eclipsed Walter Payton's mark of 464. We heard he's pretty good too.
Not so hot pepper Central Florida's Daunte Culpepper, the nation's passing and total offense leader, threw for only 182 yards, had four passes intercepted and failed to throw a TD pass for the first time in 23 games in a 10-6 loss to Auburn.
Record pace cut short Grove City's R.J. Bowers, who needed 275 yards to set a Division III season rushing record, tore ligaments in his left ankle in a 34-31 loss to Muhlenberg. Bowers, who rushed for 172 yards, finished the season with 2,283 yards.
Iowa State center Charley Bogwill, after his 2-7 Cyclones lost to Nebraska 42-7 "They're good, but they're still a beatable team. We're a good team. But the penalties and mistakes we made, you can't give a team as good as Nebraska those chances."