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-Todd Gurley, Georgia, ran for a career-high 208 yards and two TDs to help the No. 12 Bulldogs bounce back from an early 10-0 deficit and hold off gritty Tennessee 35-32.

-Jared Goff, California, threw for 449 yards and seven TDs in 59-56 double-overtime win over Colorado,

-Sefo Liufau, Colorado, threw for 449 yards and seven TDs in a 59-56 double-overtime loss to California.

-Deshaun Watson, Clemson, threw for 435 yards and set a school record with six TD passes in his first start to lead the Tigers to a 50-35 win over North Carolina.

-Jameis Winston, Florida State, threw for 365 yards and four TDs in his return from a suspension, helping the top-ranked Seminoles rally from 17 down to beat North Carolina State 56-41.

-J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, passed for 330 yards and four TDs to lead the No. 22 Buckeyes past Cincinnati 50-28.

-Tyler Varga, Yale, ran for 185 yards and five TDs, including from 3 yards out in overtime in a 49-43 upset of Army in the renewal of a rivalry that dates back 121 years.

-Mike Nebrich, Fordham, passed for 315 yards with four TDs and ran for another in a 45-16 win over Holy Cross.

-James Knapke, Bowling Green, threw for 443 yards and three TDs in a 47-42 win over Massachusetts.

-Trevone Boykin, TCU, accounted for six touchdowns and 347 yards as the Horned Frogs smothered struggling SMU 56-0.

-Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky, completed 38 of 54 passes for 387 yards with a pair touchdowns in a 36-27 victory over Navy.

-Khairi Dickson, St. Francis (Pa.), ran 10 times for 157 yards and three TDs in an 80-0 rout of Virginia University of Lynchburg.



Kenny Hill and No. 6 Texas A&M provided quite a late thrill.

After throwing two long touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, Hill hit Malcome Kennedy for a 25-yard score on the first play of overtime for the undefeated Aggies in a 35-28 victory over Arkansas.

Johnny Manziel was on hand with the NFL's Cleveland Browns on a bye week, and the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner got to see his Aggies improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2001. He also provided plenty of encouragement for Hill, who was 21 for 41 for 386 yards and four touchdowns.

The Aggies trailed 28-14 before Hill hit Edward Pope for an 86-yard pass when defensive back Jared Collins fell down and left the receiver running all alone. Hill then found Josh Reynolds for a tying 59-yard TD with 2:08 left, only two plays after Arkansas missed a field goal.



17-Game SEC losing streak by Kentucky before beating Vanderbilt 17-7.

22-Game road losing streak by Western Carolina before beating Furman 35-17.

44-Years since Mississippi last started 4-0.

56-Points by TCU in its shutout victory over SMU, making it the most lopsided game in the series' 94-game history dating to 1915.

1,205-Combined yards between California and Colorado in the Bears' 59-56 double-overtime win.



An Ohio State staffer had the tackle of the day - on a fan.

Anthony Schlegel, a former linebacker for the Buckeyes, made his first tackle at Ohio Stadium since 2005 when he slammed a fan to the turf late in the first half of his alma mater's game against Cincinnati.

Schlegel, who is a conditioning coach at Ohio State, intercepted the fan, who ran on the field. As the fan was running away from security personnel, Schlegel wrapped his arms around him and threw him to the turf.

A record crowd of 108,362 roared its approval.

The fan was led off the field as Buckeyes players and team personnel congratulated Schlegel on the sideline not far from where he made the tackle.



Watson Brown became the first head coach in NCAA history to lose 200 games when Tennessee Tech dropped a 50-7 decision to Northern Iowa.

Amos Alonzo Stagg had held the record since 1946, going 314-199-35 in 57 seasons.

Brown is 128-200-1 in 30 seasons as head coach. He's in his eighth season at Tennessee Tech after stints with Austin Peay, Cincinnati, Rice, Vanderbilt and UAB.

His brother, Mack, is the former coach at Texas.



The Big 12 has cried foul on Kansas State coach Bill Snyder's game-day wardrobe.

Snyder typically wears purple windbreakers on the sideline that have logos of past bowl games on them, some of them several years old. But Snyder received a note from the league office this week respectfully asking that he retire some of the outdated ones.

The reason? The Big 12 no longer has contracts with some of those bowl games anymore, and others have changed names. That includes the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, now called the Cactus Bowl, which Snyder wore on his jacket during last week's nationally televised game against Auburn.

To steer clear of trouble, Snyder opted for a rare white windbreaker - sans bowl logo - for Saturday's 58-28 blowout of UTEP.

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