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A QUICK OVERVIEW OF SATURDAY'S GAMES
By wire services
Published October 30, 2005
IRISH COACH GETS EXTENSION>
Notre Dame's Charlie Weis signed a 10-year extension to coach through the 2015 season. Weis, 5-2 in his first season, signed through 2010 when he was hired in December. The new deal takes effect next season. "Since the first day I arrived at Notre Dame ... one of my primary goals was to be able to see this job through to the time my son, Charlie, would graduate from the University of Notre Dame and to stay in this position until I retire," he said in a statement.
PATH TO PERFECTION
The remaining schedules for the five unbeaten I-A teams:
ALABAMA: at Mississippi State (Saturday); vs. LSU (Nov.12); at Auburn (Nov.19); SEC title game (Dec.3).
SOUTHERN CAL: vs. Stanford (Saturday); at Cal (Nov.12); vs. Fresno State (Nov.19); vs. UCLA (Dec.3).
TEXAS: at Baylor (Saturday); vs. Kansas (Nov.12); at Texas A&M (Nov.25); Big 12 title game (Dec.3).
UCLA: at Arizona (Saturday); vs. Arizona State (Nov.12); at Southern Cal (Dec.3).
VIRGINIA TECH: vs. Miami (Saturday); at Virginia (Nov.19); vs. North Carolina (Nov.26); ACC title game (Dec.3).
Our best guess at the BCS and Tampa's Outback Bowl:
ROSE: Southern Cal (BCS No.1) vs. Texas (BCS No.2)
ORANGE: Virginia Tech (ACC) vs. Penn State (Big Ten)
SUGAR: Georgia (SEC) vs. West Virginia (Big East)
FIESTA: Notre Dame (at-large) vs. UCLA (at-large)
OUTBACK: Florida (SEC) vs. Ohio State (Big Ten)
OBSCURE GAME OF THE DAY
STONY BROOK 38, ROBERT MORRIS 37: Josh Dudash threw for 411 yards and five scores for the visiting Seawolves, outdueling Drew Geyer (313 yards, five scores). A field goal early in the fourth put Stony Brook up 32-31. On the next play, Geyer hit Devin Wilson for a 74-yard touchdown. Three plays after the failed two-point conversion, Dudash hit Joe Taraziewicz for a 12-yard touchdown.
PLAYERS OF THE DAY
ANDRE BROWN, N.C. STATE: The freshman, who entered as the third-stringer with 42 yards, ran for 248 and two touchdowns in a 21-17 win over Southern Miss.
CHRIS BARCLAY, WAKE FOREST: The senior ran for two touchdowns and 204 yards in a 44-6 win over Duke.
DEMOND WILLIAMS, MICHIGAN ST.: The junior returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and blocked an extra point, which was returned for two points, in a 46-15 win over Indiana.
KALVIN McRAE, OHIO: The sophomore surpassed 200 yards for the second straight week (224, two touchdowns) and third time this season in a 34-20 win over Buffalo.
BRIAN CALHOUN, WISCONSIN: The junior rushed for 197 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-24 win over Illinois.
CURTIS BROWN, BYU: The junior rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns in a 62-41 win over Air Force.
MARTY TADMAN, BOISE ST.: The sophomore made a tackle on fourth and 1 from the Broncos 5 and had two interceptions in a 49-14 win over Nevada.
TODD BLYTHE, IOWA ST.: The sophomore caught eight passes for 214 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-14 win over Texas A&M.
WENDELL MATHIS, FRESNO ST.: The senior ran for 229 yards and three touchdowns, including a 78-yarder that sealed it, in a 27-13 win over Hawaii.
DREW OLSON, UCLA: The senior led touchdown drives of 65, 72 and 66 during the final 8:26 of regulation then hit Brandon Breazell for a 23-yard touchdown in overtime to beat Stanford 30-27.
CONFERENCE OF THE DAY
WAC: Boise State's rout of Nevada came in a matchup of unbeatens in league play. The Broncos meet Fresno State, the WAC's other unbeaten, Nov.10 in Fresno.
NUMBERS OF THE DAY
1968 AND 1989: Seasons, respectively, Nebraska and Kansas State had last lost consecutive home games before Saturday. Nebraska lost 34-31 to Texas Tech on Oct.8 and 31-24 to Oklahoma on Saturday. Kansas State lost 30-28 to Texas A&M last week and 23-20 to Colorado on Saturday.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"We should have been in the 70s." - BYU quarterback on the victory against Air Force.