Bernard Pierce now needs two TDs to break Paul Palmer's overall program record of 43, which has stood for a quarter-century. Pierce carried 30 times for 121 yards. He got his record-setting 40th rushing TD with 8:05 left in the second quarter, to make it 21-0. Matt Brown added 114 yards and a score on 15 carries.
This was the fourth time the Owls have scored 38 or more. In those games, they've also held their opponent to single digits.
Next up, at home in South Philly, is Buffalo (2-4, 1-1), which just upset Ohio U. (4-2, 1-1), 38-37.
NEW HAMPSHIRE 47, VILLANOVA 17
A long rebuilding season on the Main Line isn't getting any less palatable.
The Wildcats (1-5, 0-3 CAA) lost their second straight to a Top-10 club. This time, it was to No. 6 UNH (4-1, 2-0), on the road. Now they have to go to James Madison (4-2, 2-1), which was ranked seventh before it lost Saturday in overtime, 25-24, to No. 19 Maine. The Wildcats get Maine on Oct. 29 at home, and No. 13 Delaware at Chester's PPL Park in the annual finale on Nov. 19.
It was the most points Villanova has given up since the 2008 opener at West Virginia (48). And the most the Wildcats had allowed to an FCS team since 2005 (48 by Rhode Island); those Wildcats finished 4-7.
True freshman quarterback Chris Polony replaced walk-on senior Christian Culicerto in the second quarter and went 15-for-19 for 120 yards, with a TD and two picks.
Mark Hamilton matched his career high with a 45-yard field goal, his third consecutive game with at least one of longer than 40. He's made 13 in a row, and 14 of 15 since he became the kicker.
PENN 35, FORDHAM 20
The Quakers (2-2) won for the first time in three tries at Franklin Field, in their final non-Ivy League game.
They were trailing 10-7 early in the second quarter. Lyle Marsh had three rushing TDs.
Billy Ragone completed his first 11 passes, after going 8-for-8 on the late winning drive the week before at Dartmouth. He finished 17-for-22 for 209 yards. The Rams (1-4) got to within eight early in the fourth period.
Now the Quakers go to Columbia (0-4, 0-1 Ivy), a team they haven't lost to since 1996.
AROUND THE NATION
Tough pickings, because most of the favorites did what they were supposed to. But we'll do our best.
-- Pittsburgh: Shouldn't be losing by 24 at Rutgers, and particularly not the week after you were able to put South Florida on this list.
-- Florida State: I don't care if Wake Forest is whatever. A team that was picked to maybe make a national-title run probably shouldn't be losing there.
-- Ohio State: I know, they weren't supposed to win at Nebraska. But when you blow a 21-point, second-half lead, that's not good.
-- Texas: It's always OK to lose to Oklahoma, even on a neutral field. But 55-17? Yo.
-- Florida: A tad unfair, since Gators aren't whole. But as I noted, not a ton of candidates. And 41-11 at LSU, after 38-10 to Alabama at home, is piling on for a team that was feeling pretty good about itself not that long ago. The SEC West can do that to you.
Oklahoma's defense outscored Texas' offense, three touchdowns to one. It's the first time the Sooners have ever had three defensive TDs in a game. The Longhorns' offense didn't reach the end zone until the final minutes.
Kansas gave up 56 unanswered first-half points to Oklahoma State in a 70-28 loss. The Jayhawks allowed a program-record 494 passing yards. It matched OSU's highest point total in 94 years. It was the second-most points allowed by KU, topped by a 71-10 loss to Oklahoma in 1987. The Jayhawks play OU next, which prompted KU's James Sims to proclaim: "They are going to look at us as some kind of pushover. We really want to shock the world."
Yes, it would be the all-timer.
Texas A & M's team buses were vandalized before the Aggies played at Texas Tech, with drivers finding manure outside three of the vehicles and inside another. Athletic director Bill Byrne tweeted that they also had vulgarities spray-painted on them.
The Aggies, who are leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, won, 45-40.
DID YOU NOTICE?
-- Georgia Tech is 6-0 for the first time since 1966; the Yellow Jackets were 6-7 last year.
-- Notre Dame sophomore Andrew Hendrix became the first Irish quarterback in 10 years to rush for 100 yards. The 92 combined points by ND and Air Force were the most at Notre Dame Stadium.
-- Kentucky had four completions and as many interceptions in a 51-point loss to South Carolina.
-- Widener has scored a program-record 125 points in its last two games, breaking the old mark of 122 in 1995.
Daily News' college football Top 15
MIKE KERN'S TOP 15
1. Louisiana State (6-0).
Beat Kentucky, 41-11.
Beat Tennessee at home last year by two.
Saturday: at Tennessee.
2. Alabama (6-0).
Beat Vanderbilt, 34-0.
Has beaten Ole Miss seven straight times.
Saturday: at Mississippi.
3. Oklahoma (5-0).
Beat Texas, 55-17.
Might score 155 this week.
Saturday: at Kansas.
4. Wisconsin (5-0).
Scored 83 at Indiana last season.
Saturday: vs. Indiana.
5. Stanford (5-0).
Beat Colorado, 48-7.
Preseason is almost over.
Saturday: at Washington State.
6. Boise State (5-0).
Beat Fresno State, 57-7.
Scores are almost irrelevant.
Saturday: at Colorado State.
7. Oklahoma State (5-0).
Beat Kansas, 70-28.
Won last year at Texas by 17.
Saturday: at Texas.
8. Clemson (6-0).
Beat Boston College, 36-14.
Lost to Maryland in 2008 and '09.
Saturday: at Maryland.
9. Arkansas (5-1).
Beat Auburn, 38-14.
Scored last 24 points.
Next: Oct. 22 at Mississippi.
10. Oregon (4-1).
Beat California, 43-15.
Might need LaMichael James.
Saturday: vs. Arizona State.
11. Michigan (6-0).
Beat Northwestern, 42-24.
Lost last three to Michigan State.
Saturday: at Michigan State.
12. Georgia Tech (6-0).
Beat Maryland, 21-16.
Hasn't beaten Virginia 3 straight since 1983.
Saturday: at Virginia.
13. South Carolina (5-1).
Beat Kentucky, 54-3.
First of 3 straight on road.
Saturday: at Mississippi State.
14. Nebraska (5-1).
Beat Ohio State, 34-27.
Still not sure about Huskers.
Next: Oct. 22 at Minnesota.
15. Illinois (6-0).
Beat Indiana, 41-20.
Ron Zook for Heisman.
Saturday: at Ohio State.