TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Shakir Bell rushed for a school-record 349 yards and two touchdowns as Indiana State defeated Drake 27-10 Saturday.
Bell, who led the nation in rushing last season, broke off a 60-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter to break a 10-10 tie, and added a 48-yard score with 2:56 left in the period for the Sycamores (2-1). Bell held the previous single-game rushing record of 256 yards set last year against Youngstown State. He now has 610 yards rushing in three games this season.
Mike Piatkowski completed 31 of 53 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown for Drake (1-2). His 7-yard pass to Nick Rosa in the first quarter gave the Bulldogs a 10-7 lead.
Piatkowski needs just 30 more yards to become Drake's all-time leader in passing.
After surviving the Les Miles telenovela, which landed LSU's big cigars at No. 5, we're left to ponder who can claim the Bottom 10 title.
Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty has put up big numbers for the Hilltoppers, but he still faces doubters about his NFL readiness.
Third-ranked Oklahoma can't improve its resume but is unlikely to fall out of the top 4 as the Big 12 champ and having three wins over top-20 foes.
Stanford will need to beat USC and hope for a lot of upsets this weekend in order for the Cardinal to sneak into the playoff.
The Tar Heels could benefit greatly from winning the ACC title as the playoff committee showed its willingness to reward conference champs last year.
Missouri on Tuesday interviewed Cal coach Sonny Dykes for their head coaching vacancy, according to multiple reports.
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