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December 14, 2004 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
He wore a green, hooded sweatshirt, torn blue jeans and black sneakers. His camouflage cap was set at the approximate angle of an off-tackle play. And if Jamario Thomas had walked any slower, he would have been standing still. This is college football's leading rusher? "Oh, just give him the football and he looks a lot different," says teammate Andy Brewster.
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December 14, 2004 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
He wore a green, hooded sweatshirt, torn blue jeans and black sneakers. His camouflage cap was set at the approximate angle of an off-tackle play. And if Jamario Thomas had walked any slower, he would have been standing still. This is college football's leading rusher? "Oh, just give him the football and he looks a lot different," says teammate Andy Brewster.
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October 28, 2007
The senior posted his fourth consecutive 200-plus-yard game to become the school's single-season rushing leader, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Green Wave from losing its homecoming game to Memphis, 28-27, at the Louisiana Superdome. Forte, 6 feet 2 and 223 pounds, carried a school-record 44 times for 278 yards and two touchdowns. He set the school record for yards rushing in a season, surpassing the 1,421 that current Minnesota Vikings running back Mewelde Moore gained in 2001.
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October 12, 2004
NCAA Division I-A individual rushing and passing leaders: RUSHING *--* PLAYER, TEAM ATT YDS AVG YDS PG RYAN MOATS, Louisiana Tech 139 928 6.7 154.7 VERNAND MORENCY, Oklahoma State 131 869 6.6 173.8 CEDRIC BENSON, Texas 121 838 6.9 167.6 LAURENCE MARONEY, Minnesota 117 815 7.0 135.8 ADRIAN PETERSON, Oklahoma 119 771 6.5 154.2 DeANGELO WILLIAMS, Memphis 147 752 5.1 150.4 JAMARIO THOMAS, North Texas 118 739 6.3 147.8 MAURICE DREW, UCLA 91 691 7.6 138.2 DARREN SPROLES, Kansas State 135 684 5.1 136.
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November 19, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Bryan Randall threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score Thursday night at Blacksburg, Va., helping No. 15 Virginia Tech move closer to a berth in a bowl championship series game with a 55-6 rout of Maryland. One night after his 86-year-old mother died, Coach Frank Beamer guided the Hokies to their sixth consecutive victory, keeping them alone in first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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September 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
Courtney Lewis rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns and Reggie McNeal added 307 total yards, leading Texas A&M to a surprising 27-6 rout of Clemson on Saturday night at College Station, Texas. Thought to be a contender for the ACC title this season, Clemson (1-2) took its second straight loss against an unranked team. The Tigers were ranked No. 20 before last week's loss to Georgia Tech. The Aggies (2-1) hounded Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst into one of his worst performances.
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December 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
Michael Boley was supposed to blitz but pulled up in a timely moment of recognition, poised to jump for the screen pass he suspected was coming his way. "They ran the same play earlier in the game ... and threw it right by me," the Southern Mississippi linebacker said. "I just kind of stopped, got in the throwing lane and luckily he threw it to me."
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October 10, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Army ended the nation's longest losing streak at 19 games Saturday, with Tielor Robinson scoring five touchdowns and Carlton Jones running for 180 yards in the Black Knights' 48-29 victory over Cincinnati at West Point, N.Y. Robinson scored his fifth touchdown on a 93-yard pass from Zac Dahman with 11:32 left to secure the win for Army, 1-4 overall and 1-2 in Conference USA. Robinson ran for 82 yards as Army had 284 yards on the ground and 111 yards receiving.
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November 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
* at Central Florida 36, Texas El Paso 20: Running back Kevin Smith rushed for 219 yards to surpass 2,000 for the season in a team-record 46 carries as the Knights (9-3, 7-1) beat the Miners (4-8, 2-6) at Orlando to clinch the Conference USA East Division title. * Tulsa 48, at Rice 43: Paul Smith threw for 441 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score to lead the Golden Hurricane (9-3, 6-2) to the C-USA West Division title with a victory over the Owls (3-9, 3-5).
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November 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Today's game between No. 3 Louisiana State and No. 17 Alabama is a high-stakes division showdown with major Southeastern Conference and national title implications, featuring a once-dominant program battling back toward the top and another trying to stay there. But the buzz surrounding the game is not about the game. It's about Nick Saban.
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