Mike Teel threw for 447 yards and matched a Big East record with seven touchdown passes, and Rutgers dismantled visiting Louisville last night, 63-14, for the Scarlet Knights' sixth straight win.

Tim Brown and Tiquan Underwood each caught a pair of touchdown passes and the Scarlet Knights (7-5, 5-2) set a school record for points in a Big East game, rolling up 671 yards of total offense and sending lowly Louisville (5-7, 1-6) to its worst finish since 1997.

One of seven fifth-year seniors who helped resurrect a once-downtrodden program, Teel capped an up-and-down season with a flourish. He threw touchdown passes to five different receivers, shattered the school record for yards passing and left to a standing ovation early in the fourth quarter.

Jourdan Brooks added 124 yards and a touchdown rushing for Rutgers.

Brown finished with a career-high 173 yards receiving, and Kenny Britt broke his own single-season school record for receiving yards with 1,259.

Noteworthy

* Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville's job was not in jeopardy when he decided to step down and he declined several requests from his bosses to reconsider, athletic director Jay Jacobs said.

Jacobs said Tuberville's departure after 10 mostly successful seasons was "completely his decision" and that the coach would be leading the Tigers next season if he had not chosen to leave.

* Utah defensive coordinator Gary Andersen is leaving an unbeaten team to take over at Utah State, which is 9-38 in the last 4 years. *