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UAB linebacker Marvin Burdette made a school-record 24 tackles in a 55-45 loss to Tulane. His big outing followed consecutive 17-tackle outings against East Carolina and Houston.

Burdette averages a nation-leading 13 tackles.

FUMBLE PHENOM: Iowa State defensive back Durrell Givens is one of those guys who just has a nose for the football. The senior from Long Beach, Calif., recovered two fumbles and forced another in the Cyclones’ 35-21 win over Baylor.

Givens leads the nation with five fumble recoveries in eight games. He has forced three fumbles, tying for 17th.

HIGH-SCORING DUCKS: Oregon’s 70-14 win over Colorado padded the Ducks’ status as the highest scoring team in the land.

They’re averaging 53.4 points a game, just ahead of Louisiana Tech.

The Ducks have scored 40 or more points in 11 straight games and 30 or more in 21 straight _ the longest such streaks in the nation. Oregon is 40-2 when exceeding 30 points in the Chip Kelly era.