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Colgate piles up nine TDs, 755 total yards

Additional highlights from some of Saturday’s games.

In rush to set records

Gavin McCarney rushed for 288 yards and accounted for five of Colgate’s record-tying nine touchdowns while the Raiders set school and Patriot League marks with 755 yards of total offense and 531 yards rushing in a 65-41 win over Lafayette at Hamilton, N.Y. McCarney’s rushing total on 19 carries was the second-highest in school and league history. He also set the Colgate (6-3, 4-0) record for season rushing yards for a quarterback (1,010).

Return fever

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Reggie Dunn returned a kickoff 100 yards for the third time in two weeks and John White rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns as Utah (4-5, 2-4 Pac-12) defeated Washington State, 49-6, in Salt Lake City. The loss was the sixth straight for Washington State (2-7, 0-6), assuring coach Mike Leach of his first losing season. Dunn opened the second half with his school-record fourth career 100-yard return. He had an NCAA-record two 100-yard kickoff returns last week.

Being all they can be

Trent Steelman rushed for 101 yards and scored twice, the Army defense held Air Force’s high-powered offense in check, and the Black Knights beat the Falcons, 41-21, at West Point. Army (2-7) stopped a 13-game skid in service academy games and beat an archrival it had defeated just once in the previous 15 games. Most importantly, Army stayed in the hunt for its first Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy since 1996. The coveted hardware goes to the service academy with the best record in the annual round-robin competition between the schools.

A spot starter

Denard Robinson (right elbow) wasn’t ready to play after all, and Michigan never missed him. Devin Gardner returned to his original position and put the Wolverines’ offense back on track. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score after being told right before the game he was starting at quarterback, leading Michigan (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten) past host Minnesota, 35-13.

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