11/11 02:15 CST STAT WATCH: BC's Dillon sets national high with 40 carries
STAT WATCH: BC's Dillon sets national high with 40 carries
By ERIC OLSON
AP College Football Writer
AJ Dillon has been Boston College's workhorse for three years. He outdid
himself against Florida State.
The junior running back carried a career-high 40 times Saturday, the most by a
Bowl Subdivision player since Boise State's Alexander Mattison ran the same
number of times against Fresno State last December.
Dillon finished with 165 yards in the loss to increase his career total to
4,148. He's the eighth player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to reach
Dillon's 27.2 carries per game leads the nation and is the highest since Texas'
D'Onta Foreman averaged 29.4 in 2016. His career average of 24.2 attempts per
game is the highest among active FBS players.
Wyoming's Xazavian Valladay also put in a hard day's work, running 37 times for
124 yards against Boise State. His 37 carries tied for second-most by an FBS
player this season and marked the second time in three games he's had at least
Army tied Air Force for most team rushing attempts when it ran 78 times for a
national season-high 498 yards against Massachusetts.
THE 200 CLUB
Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor turned in the 27th 200-yard rushing performance of
the season in the FBS, running 31 times for 250 yards against Iowa. Taylor, who
had 130 yards in the fourth quarter alone, is the only player to go for 250
against the Hawkeyes since at least 2000. It was Taylor's third 250-yard game,
and first since he ran for 321 against Purdue in 2018.
East Carolina's 5-foot-7, 167-pound Tyler Snead caught 19 passes against SMU,
the most receptions in an FBS game since the Pirates' Zay Jones had 19 against
UConn in 2016. Snead, who had 24 catches in the first nine games, set career
highs for receptions and yards (240).
MORGAN'S THE MAN
Minnesota's Tanner Morgan is the second quarterback in the past 20 years to
complete at least 90% of his passes (minimum of 20 attempts) in more than one
game in a season. He hit 18 of 20 for 339 yards and three touchdowns against
Penn State. On Sept. 28, he completed 21 of 22 for a career-high 396 yards and
four touchdowns against Purdue. Florida State's Jameis Winston completed 90% in
multiple games on his way to the 2003 Heisman Trophy.
California led Washington State 13-11 at halftime. According to Elias Sports
Bureau, it was the first FBS game with a 13-11 halftime score since Oklahoma
led Arizona State at half in the 1983 Fiesta Bowl. Cal won 33-20. ASU won the
Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard, who was idle Saturday, continues to lead the
nation in rushing with 178.2 yards per game. Washington State's Anthony Gordon
is first in passing yards (421.6 ypg) and Arkansas State's Omar Bayless is the
top receiver (129.8 ypg).
Team leaders are Ohio State in scoring (51 ppg), scoring defense (8.6 ppg),
passing defense (126.6 ypg) and total defense (214.8 ypg), Navy in rushing
(357.9 ypg), Utah in rushing defense (56 ypg), Washington State in passing
(433.1 ypg) and Oklahoma in total offense (587.3 ypg).
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