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COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT

Stars

Jimmie Miles, Richmond, rushed for 179 yards and five TDs, tying a 70-year-old school record in a 42-17 victory over William & Mary. . . . Eric Flowers, Central Michigan, rushed for 253 yards and three TDs, including a school-record 98-yarder, in a 31-21 victory over Ball State. . . . Darren Davis, Iowa State, rushed for 184 yards and one TD on 43 carries as the Cyclones beat Kansas, 23-20. . . . Rod Madsen, Southern Utah, ran for a career-high 234 yards and two TDs in a 43-21 victory over East Washington. . . . Basil Mitchell, Texas Christian, rushed for 220 yards and one TD on 26 carries in a 41-18 victory over UNLV.

Seasons extended

Georgia Tech defeated Wake Forest, 63-35, and accepted an invitation to the Gator Bowl. . . . Wisconsin defeated Penn State, 24-3, and sewed up the Big Ten Conference's Rose Bowl berth. . . . Air Force beat Rice, 22-16, and accepted an invitation to play in either the Aloha Bowl or Oahu Bowl, back-to-back games which will be played in Honolulu on Dec. 25. The Falcons will face a Pacific-10 Conference opponent. . . . Tulane accepted Conference USA's automatic bid to the Liberty Bowl, contingent on the school not being invited to the Bowl Championship Series. . . . Louisville beat Army, 35-23, and was picked for the Motor City Bowl at the Pontiac Silverdome. . . . Colgate (8-3) defeated Holy Cross, 28-14, and was selected as one of 16 teams in the Division I-AA playoffs. The Red Raiders play at Georgia Southern (11-0) on Saturday. University at Buffalo opponents Western Illinois and Massachusetts were also invited. . . . UB's opening-day foe for 1999, Virginia (8-2), accepted a bid to play in the Peach Bowl. The Cavaliers were idle this weekend. The Cavaliers were denied a bowl bid last season despite going 7-4.

School records

Na Brown caught a pair of touchdown passes in North Carolina's 28-6 victory over Duke, and set the school record for receptions with 157. . . . Southern Mississippi's Lee Roberts threw for 344 yards in a 55-28 victory over Nevada to give him 2,780 for the season, surpassing the mark of 2,588 Brett Favre set in 1989. . . . Brad Hoover rushed a school-record 49 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns as Western Carolina beat Appalachian State, 23-6.

Showdown

Boston College's Mike Cloud (179 yards) outrushed West Virginia's Amos Zereoue (143), but the Mountaineers beat the Eagles, 35-10. Cloud, who has 3,597 career yards rushing, took over the Big East career rushing lead from Zereoue, who has 3,569 yards with one game left, Friday at Pittsburgh.

Slinger

Purdue's Drew Brees was 20 for 33 for 237 yards and four TDs in a 52-7 victory over Indiana, setting Big Ten season records for completions (336), attempts (516) and yardage (3,753). He already held the conference record for TD passes with 36.

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