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-J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, matched a school record with six touchdown passes - five in the first half - and threw for 312 yards to lead the 22nd-ranked Buckeyes to a 66-0 victory over Kent State.

-Clint Trickett, West Virginia, passed for 511 yards and four TDs in the Mountaineers' 40-37 victory over Maryland.

-Shaun Wilson, Duke, rushed for a school-record 245 yards with three long TDs as the Blue Devils routed Kansas 41-3.

-Tyler Murphy, Boston College, rushed for 191 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to help the Eagles beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31.

-Connor Halliday, Washington State, threw for 544 yards and six TDs in a 59-21 win over Portland State.

-Marcus Mariota, Oregon, passed for 221 yards and two TDs and ran for two more scores, helping the second-ranked Ducks survive a slow start to beat Wyoming 48-14.

-Shaq Thompson, Washington, returned an interception 36 yards for a TD and had a 52-yard fumble recovery for another score - a first for the Huskies since at least 1978 - in a 44-19 rout over Illinois.

-Maty Mauk, Missouri, threw four TD pass to lead the No. 20 Tigers past Central Florida 38-10.

-Kevin Hogan, Stanford, threw for 216 yards and four TDs to help the No. 15 Cardinal rebound from a loss to Southern California with a 35-0 win over Army.

-Mark Iannotti, Southern Illinois, threw six TD passes to tie a school record in a 50-23 win over Southeast Missouri.

-Jonathan Williams, Arkansas, ran for 145 yards and four TDs to lead the Razorbacks past Texas Tech, 49-28.

-James Knapke, Bowling Green, threw for 395 yards and three touchdowns while setting school records for attempts (73) and completed passes (46) in a 45-42 win over Indiana.

-Jaquez Johnson, Florida Atlantic, threw for 318 yards and four TDs in a 50-21 win over Tulsa.

-Phillip Dorsett, Miami, had 201 receiving yards and two TDs on four catches in a 41-20 win over Arkansas State.

-Garrett Grayson, Colorado State, threw four TD passes in the first half and finished with 425 yards in a 49-21 win over UC Davis.

-Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, rushed, threw and caught a touchdown pass for the second time in his career in a 35-3 win over South Alabama.

-D.J. Vinson, UAB, ran for a career-high five touchdowns in a 41-14 victory over Alabama A&M.

-De'Angelo Henderson, Coastal Carolina, ran for 172 yards and two TDs in a 30-3 victory over South Carolina State.

-Xavier Finney, Idaho State, ran for a career-high 158 yards and two TDs in a 39-34 win over Chadron State.

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BUCKEYE BOUNCEBACK

Ohio State has officially moved on from its painful loss to Virginia Tech.

J.T. Barrett matched a school record with six touchdown passes - five in the first half - to lead the 22nd-ranked Buckeyes to a 66-0 victory over Kent State.

The win was the 39th in a row over an in-state opponent for the Buckeyes (2-1), who haven't lost since a 7-6 setback to Oberlin in 1921.

Nick Holley had six receptions for Kent State (0-3), which got $850,000 to get pounded before a crowd of 104,404 at Ohio Stadium.

Now the Buckeyes, who plummeted 14 spots in the polls and weathered a lot of criticism after last week's 35-21 loss at home to the Hokies, have a bye week before hosting Cincinnati on Sept. 27.

Curtis Samuel ran for two touchdowns and Rod Smith ran for one and also caught a TD pass for the Buckeyes, who totaled 628 yards of offense while limiting Kent State to 126.

It was the third meeting between the teams, with Ohio State winning by an average score of 55-7.

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COIN TOSS FAIL

No. 12 UCLA won the opening coin toss against Texas and deferred until the second half.

The Bruins ended up getting the ball to start both halves, thanks to a mistake by the Longhorns.

After UCLA said it would defer until the second half, Texas' players said they wanted to start the first half on defense.

The official then turned off his microphone and briefly said something to the Texas players after they were heard saying they would go on defense.

But the ref then announced that UCLA deferred to the second half and that the Bruins would also receive to start the game, while a clearly displeased Texas coach Charlie Strong watched from the sideline.

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NUMBERS

Minus-25-Yards rushing by Wake Forest in a 36-24 loss to Utah State.

4-Straight games with at least 500 total yards by Mississippi State after rolling up 514 in a 35-3 victory over South Alabama.

11-Game losing streak snapped by Virginia with a 23-21 victory over No. 21 Louisville.

20-Straight field goals by Georgia's Marshall Morgan to break the SEC record set by Tennessee's Fuad Reveiz in 1984.

201-Career SEC victories for South Carolina's Steve Spurrier, tying him for second Georgia's Vince Dooley.

464-Rushing yards by Boston College in its 37-31 win over No. 9 USC.

544-Rushing yards by Pitt's James Conner, breaking Tony Dorsett's school record for most rushing yards in the first three games of a season set in 1973.

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HUNDLEY HURT

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley hurt his left arm and left in the first quarter of the 12th-ranked Bruins' game against Texas.

Hundley was hurt at the end of an 11-yard run to convert a third-and-9 for UCLA with just under 5 minutes left in the first quarter.

As he was being tackled, Hundley put his left arm down and appeared to land awkwardly on it. The quarterback initially got up and started walking toward the sideline, before stopping short and sitting on the ground, prompting an injury timeout.

UCLA trainers appeared to be working on Hundley's elbow. He did not return and the Bruins pulled out a 20-17 behind two touchdown passes by Jerry Neuheisel.

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