Host Mount Union lost a regular-season game for the first time in more than a decade, 21-14 to Ohio Northern in Alliance, Ohio. The Division III Purple Raiders had won 110 consecutive regular-season games, their last Ohio Athletic Conference and regular-season loss being 23-10 to Baldwin-Wallace on Oct.15, 1994. During the streak, they won seven national titles, including three in a row from 1996-98 and 2000-02. R.J. Meadows rushed for 148 yards and touchdowns of 3, 1 and 24 yards for the Polar Bears. Mike Jorris' 35-yard touchdown pass to Maxwell Smith with 2:24 left pulled Mount Union to 21-14. But Ohio Northern, located in Ada, recovered the ensuing onside kick. "We don't make a big deal out of wins, so we won't make a big deal out of a loss either," Mount Union coach Larry Kehres said.
PATH TO PERFECTION
The remaining schedules for the six unbeaten I-A teams:
ALABAMA: vs. Utah State (Saturday); at Mississippi State (Nov.5); vs. LSU (Nov.12); at Auburn (Nov.19); SEC title game in Atlanta (Dec.3).
GEORGIA: vs. Florida in Jacksonville (Saturday); vs. Auburn (Nov.12); vs. Kentucky (Nov.19); at Georgia Tech (Nov.26); SEC title game in Atlanta (Dec.3).
SOUTHERN CAL: vs. Washington State (Saturday); vs. Stanford (Nov.5); at Cal (Nov.12); vs. Fresno State (Nov.19); vs. UCLA (Dec.3).
TEXAS: at Oklahoma State (Saturday); at Baylor (Nov.5); vs. Kansas (Nov.12); at Texas A&M (Nov.25); Big 12 title game in Houston (Dec.3).
UCLA: at Stanford (Saturday); at Arizona (Nov.5); vs. Arizona State (Nov.12); at Southern Cal (Dec.3).
VIRGINIA TECH: vs. Boston College (Thursday); vs. Miami (Nov.5); at Virginia (Nov.19); vs. North Carolina (Nov.26); ACC title game in Jacksonville (Dec.3).
OBSCURE GAME OF THE DAY
GEORGETOWN 24, FORDHAM 21: Nick Cangelosi's 14-yard touchdown to Glenn Castergine with 49 seconds left capped the host Hoyas' rally. Derric Daniels put the Rams up 21-3 at halftime with three touchdown passes in 1:20. Two plays after a 23-yarder to Mike Melvin, Fordham recovered a fumble at the Hoyas 27. Three plays later, he hit Jim Caffarello from 7 yards. The Hoyas fumbled the kickoff, and Daniels hit Rashawn Haynes from 16 yards on the next play.
PLAYERS OF THE DAY
BRAD SMITH, MISSOURI: The senior had a school-record 480 yards of total offense (246 rushing and 234 passing), ran for three touchdowns and passed for one in a 41-24 win over Nebraska. Smith became the sixth player to run and pass for 200 yards in a game, and his 3,863 rushing yards are 32 shy of the record for a quarterback set by Indiana's Antwaan Randle El from 1998-2001.
RAY RICE, RUTGERS: The freshman rushed for 217 yards in a 26-24 win over Connecticut.
JOVON BOUKNIGHT, WYOMING: The senior caught 12 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns and threw a touchdown in a 39-31 loss to Colorado State. It was his 44th consecutive game with a catch, but he fumbled at the Colorado State 28 with 3:09 left.
JERIUS NORWOOD, MISSISSIPPI ST.: The senior ran for a school-record 257 yards in a 28-16 loss to Houston.
BRADY QUINN, NOTRE DAME: The junior threw for 467 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in a 49-23 win over BYU.
DeANGELO WILLIAMS, MEMPHIS: The senior rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-24 win over East Carolina.
MICHAEL ROBINSON, PENN ST.: The senior threw four touchdowns and ran for two in the first half of a 63-10 win over Illinois.
DREW OLSON, UCLA: A week after tying Cade McNown's record, the senior surpassed it with six touchdown passes in a 51-28 win over Oregon State.
NUMBER OF THE DAY
100: Wins for Michigan coach Lloyd Carr (with 32 losses) after beating Iowa 23-20 in overtime. Only two others have won 100 at Michigan, Fielding Yost and Bo Schembechler.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I never thought it would get this low." - Syracuse senior tight end Alex Shor; the Orange, which has won at least six games in 17 of 18 seasons, is 1-6 after a 34-17 loss to Pitt.