Meanwhile, there is still the soccer team, which finished its regular season 13-3-1 and was ranked fifth in the nation. If soccer is the game of the moment for the Mustangs, at least they play very well. And apparently they play it by the rules, Governor.
San Diego State quarterback Todd Santos. Santos became the Division I career passing leader when he completed 19 of 38 attempts for 248 yards in a 38-21 loss to BYU. His career total of 10,661 yards surpassed by 38 yards that of Kevin Sweeney, who played for Fresno State through last season.
Wisconsin placekicker Todd Gregoire. Gregoire, a senior, kicked field goals of 43, 42, 42 and 41 yards—the last the game-winner—in a 26-24 upset of Ohio State.
Wyoming quarterback Scott Runyan. Runyan, a senior, passed for a school-record six touchdowns as the Cowboys stayed undefeated in the WAC by beating New Mexico 59-16. He completed 23 of 39 passes for 385 yards.
...AND SATURDAY'S GOATS
The Texas offense. As bad as the Long-horns' defense was in a 60-40 upset by Houston, Texas was actually undone by the generosity of its offense. It rolled up 601 total yards but lost three fumbles and threw five interceptions, four of which were returned for touchdowns.
Unnamed players on the Ohio State offense. When things started going poorly for Buckeye quarterback Tom Tupa during their 26-24 loss to Wisconsin, his teammates turned on him. "They were screaming at each other" says Badger defensive end Dan Batsch. "Then they started getting on Tupa, yelling at him. I can't repeat what they were saying."
THE BOISE BLUES
When Utah coach Jim Fassel took a gander at Boise State's football field on Halloween he exclaimed, "Jiminy Christmas, it looks like a lake out there!" His observation was accurate, if not original. Since the school replaced its frayed green AstroTurf rug with a bright blue one in 1986 (SCORECARD, June 23, '86), locals have called Bronco Stadium's field Lake Boise.