For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things College Football. Impress your friends it's time to kickoff!
The Hilltoppers made head coach Bobby Petrino’s return to the Georgia Dome a happy one as Western Kentucky defeated Georgia State in Atlanta this past week. Petrino, the former Atlanta Falcons head coach is now 80-30 in his collegiate career. In this game, senior running back Keshawn Simpson had four rushing touchdowns. Prior to the game, he had four in his career. The strange part is that Simpson had just 10 rushing attempts. Since 2000, there have been only seven running backs that have had at least four touchdowns in a game and with 10 or less rush attempts.
- 2013: Keshawn Simpson, Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State
- 2012: John Hubert, Kansas State vs. Kansas
- 2012: Damien Williams, Oklahoma vs. Florida A&M
- 2009: Doug Martin, Boise State vs. New Mexico State
- 2007: Jehuu Caulcrick , Michigan State vs. UAB
- 2004: Jon Helmandollar, Boise State vs. Louisiana Tech
- 2001: Jarmar Julien, San Jose State vs. Tulsa
Kolton Browning had five touchdown passes and a touchdown run in UL-Monroe’s 49-37 win over Troy on Halloween night. Browning’s best touchdown might have been his last, where he avoided the sack and found Tre’ Perrier for a 29-yard score with just over three minutes left. It was enough insurance for the Warhawks to win. The 49 points were the most points scored by UL-Monroe in the series. Like I mentioned before, Browning was the man as he also threw for 354 yards. Browning is one of seven players to have at least five touchdown passes and one touchdown run in a game this season. He was one of two players to do this on Halloween (Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly did it as well.) Here are all seven players:
- Kolton Browning: UL-Monroe vs. Troy
- Taylor Kelly: Arizona State vs. Washington State
- Grant Hedrick: Boise State vs. Colorado State
- David Fales: San Jose State vs. Wyoming
- Garrett Gilbert : SMU vs. Rutgers
- Marcus Mariota: Oregon vs. Colorado
- Jameill Showers: UTEP vs. Colorado State
From offense to defense, Arkansas State showed everything with a 17-16 win over South Alabama. The 16 points was the fewest the Jaguars scored all season. The star of the Red Wolves defense was linebacker Qushaun Lee, who had a career-high 16 tackles. That makes three straight games with at least 10 tackles. He is averaging 10.4 tackles per game which is the 15th best in the nation. That mark is very impressive, but he still has a little way to go to reach the top five tackles per game average in Arkansas State history.
- Bill Bergey, 1968: 19.6 tackles per game
- Bill Bergey, 1967: 15.1 tackles per game
- Jerry Muckensturm, 1972: 14.1 tackles per game
- Ron Smith, 1979: 13.7 tackles per game
- Mike Malham, 1974: 13.1 tackles per game