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STARS

_Landry Jones, Oklahoma, threw for a school-record 505 yards and five touchdowns to lead the 11th-ranked Sooners to a 58-17 rout over No. 10 Kansas State.

_James Franklin, Missouri, ran for two scores and threw for two more, including an 11-yarder to Marcus Lucas in overtime to lift the Tigers to a 38-31 win over No. 16 Texas A&M.

_Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State, set career-highs by running for 152 yards and four TDs in the third-ranked Cowboys' 59-24 win over Baylor.

_Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, matched his career best with 13 catches for 172 yards and two scores in a 59-24 win over Baylor.

_Robert Griffin III, Baylor, threw for 425 yards in the Bears' 59-24 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State.

_Dan Persa, Northwestern, threw for 261 yards and three TDs a 59-38 rout of Indiana.

_EJ Manuel, Florida State, threw for 321 yards and two scores in a 34-0 win over North Carolina State.

_Kurt Hess, Youngstown State, threw for four TDs and ran for another in a 56-14 rout over Western Illinois.

_Mordecai Cargill, Yale, ran for a career-high 230 yards and two TDs in a 16-13 win over Columbia.

_A.J. Graham, Marshall, passed for 239 yards and had four of his five TDs in the first half in a 59-14 rout over Alabama-Birmingham.

_Kevin Decker, New Hampshire, had 335 yards of total offense and scored the go-ahead touchdown in a 31-24 win over Rhode Island.

_Rex Burkhead, Nebraska, scored three TDs and ran for 130 yards to help the No. 13 Cornhuskers beat ninth-ranked Michigan State 24-3 to take control of the Big Ten Legends Division.

_Mike DeWitt, Air Force, scored three of his career-high four touchdowns in the first half to lead the Falcons to a 42-0 victory over New Mexico.

_Eric Breitenstein, Wofford, rushed for 217 yards and four TDs in a 48-28 victory over Elon.

_Rolandan Finch, Boston College, ran for 243 yards and two TDs as the Eagles defeated Maryland 28-17.

_Willie Carter, Tulsa, set career highs with 13 receptions for 173 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown, in a 38-7 win over SMU.

_Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio), threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-13 rout of Buffalo.

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JOEPA'S RECORD

Joe Paterno broke Eddie Robinson's record for victories by a Division I coach with No. 409 in Penn State's sloppy 10-7 win over Illinois.

The 21st-ranked Nittany Lions overcame six fumbles with Silas Redd's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:08 to go to give Paterno his milestone win.

Among all coaches, Paterno now only trails John Gagliardi, still active at Division III St. John's, Minn., with 481 victories.

The Nittany Lions' 84-year-old leader watched from the press box on a snowy Saturday in Happy Valley that had fans bundled up in winter parkas and hoodies. Paterno's right leg and shoulder are still sore after an accidental hit in practice in the preseason.

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LEGRAND LEADS RUTGERS

Paralyzed player Eric LeGrand led Rutgers onto the field in a snowstorm for its game against No. 25 West Virginia.

It was the first time LeGrand has accompanied the team on the field for a game since he was paralyzed from the neck down making a tackle in a game against Army last October.

LeGrand, who was handed an axe to show Rutgers' desire to "keep chopping," directed his motorized wheelchair while coach Greg Schiano walked next to him and teammates followed at a walk. LeGrand led the team to the 50-yard line, turned right and went to the sideline before leaving the field.

LeGrand has been working this season for the Rutgers radio network as an analyst.

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NUMBERS

11_Straight ACC road victories by No. 15 Virginia Tech after a 14-10 win over Duke, a conference record.

18_Straight Ivy League games won by Pennsylvania before a 6-0 loss to Brown.

21_Straight wins at Autzen Stadium by No. 7 Oregon after its 43-28 victory over Washington State.

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OU'S WHALEY HURT

No. 11 Oklahoma lost top running back Dominique Whaley on the first play against 10th-ranked Kansas State with an injury to his left leg.

Whaley was blocking on a run by Roy Finch when he was rolled over in the backfield.

The Sooners' leading rusher appeared in obvious pain while several trainers and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder came out to check on him. An air cast was put on his left leg extending from his foot to his knee, and Whaley was taken off the field on a cart.

There was no immediate word on the extent of the injury.

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