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William F. Reed
October 28, 1991
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October 28, 1991

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The only team to contain Cobb this year is Texas, which held him to 68 yards in 28 carries in a 28-7 victory. But, said Longhorn defensive tackle Tommy Jeter, "he's an incredible back—he just didn't have any holes to run through." Otherwise, heading into the TCU game, Cobb had ripped Northwestern for 193 yards, Tulane for 216, Iowa State for 240 and Baylor for 171. With 2,879 career rushing yards midway through his junior season, Cobb is on course to finish at least fourth, and perhaps as high as first, among the Southwest Conference's career rushing leaders: Texas A&M's Darren Lewis (5,012), SMU's Eric Dickerson (4,450) and Texas's Earl Campbell (4,443).

Not especially large (5'9" and 185 pounds) or fast (4.6 in the 40), Cobb compensates with durability and determination, much in the manner of Archie Griffin, who twice won the Doohickey while at Ohio State. "I studied a lot of film of Archie," says Rice coach Fred Goldsmith. "Trevor may be most like him. Archie wasn't extremely fast, and he was small, but on Saturday they didn't catch him."


Quarterback Tim Lynch of Hofstra passed for what could have been a Division III record of 585 yards in a 50-30 win over Fordham last Saturday. But because the Flying Dutchmen are in the midst of the two-year process of moving to I-AA, their stats don't count in the Division III compilations....

Running back Anthony Dodson ran for 329 yards and tied an all-time collegiate record with eight touchdowns in Greenville's 77-0 win over Blackburn in an NAIA game....

The only Syracuse players to score four rushing TDs in a game are Floyd Little, Jim Brown and now David Walker, who did it in last weekend's 31-27 win over Pitt.

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