- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014


-Everett Golson, Notre Dame, threw for three TDs and ran for three scores to help the No. 6 Irish beat Navy 49-39 after blowing a 21-point lead

-Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, threw for a career-high 331 yards and a TD in the top-ranked Bulldogs’ 17-10 win over Arkansas.

-Trevor Knight, Oklahoma, had three TD passes and rushed for three more scores, helping the 19th-ranked Sooners trounce Iowa State 59-14.

-Marcus Mariota, Oregon, threw for 258 yards and two TDs and ran for two more scores in the fifth-ranked Ducks’ 45-16 victory over Stanford.

-Matt Jones, Florida, ran for a career-high 197 yards and two TDs in a 38-20 win over No. 9 Georgia.

-Cody Kessler, Southern California, threw for 400 yards and five TDs to help the Trojans beat Washington State 44-17.

-Johnny McCrary, Vanderbilt, tied a school record with five TD passes in a 42-28 win over Old Dominion.

-Duke Johnson, Miami, ran for 177 yards and three TDs while going over the 3,000-yard mark for his career, lifting the Hurricanes to a 47-20 win over North Carolina.

-Shaq Thompson, Washington, rushed for 174 yards in a 38-23 win over Colorado.

-Seth Rosenbauer, Brown, rushed for 206 yards and two TDs in a 21-13 victory over Pennsylvania.

-Candler Rich, Yale, ran for a career-high 202 yards in a 25-7 win over Columbia.

-Andrew Adams, Connecticut, had three interceptions in the Huskies’ 37-29 victory over Central Florida.

-Cody Sokol, Louisiana Tech, threw for five TDs and ran in a sixth in a 59-10 win over Western Kentucky.

-Sam Schrader, Butler, ran for 162 yards and four TDs in a 62-52 win over Morehead State.

-Michael Gordon, Arkansas State, tied a Sun Belt record with five rushing TDs in a 44-28 win over Idaho.

-Kade Munden, Abilene Christian, threw for three TDs and rushed for two more in a 52-35 victory over Central Arkansas.

-Abou Toure, Tennessee-Martin, rushed for 234 yards and three TDs in a 62-38 win over Murray State.

-Jalen Whitlow, Eastern Illinois, threw four TD passes and ran for another score in a 41-10 win over Tennessee Tech.



Cassanova McKinzy won the scramble for the ball and Auburn emerged from a playoff pileup to survive and advance.

McKinzy recovered a fumble in the end zone to preserve the fourth-ranked Tigers’ 35-31 victory over No. 7 Mississippi on Saturday night in what amounted to the first College Football Playoff knockout game.

That roller-coaster play proved to be the decisive blow.

The Tigers got a reprieve after Rebels receiver Laquon Treadwell lost the ball at the end of a tackle-breaking catch-and-run to the end zone with 1:30 left. It was ruled a touchdown, but the replay official determined he lost the ball before crossing the goal line.

McKinzy dove on it, deflating the Ole Miss crowd enjoying team’s best start since 1990. The Rebels have lost two straight, and also lost Treadwell to what coach Hugh Freeze said was a broken leg sustained on that play.



Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, the nation’s passing leader, suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury against Southern California.

It appeared that two players crashed into Halliday after he threw a pass late in the first quarter. The senior writhed on the ground, was strapped onto a stretcher, and driven off the field in a cart.

Washington State officials did not immediately disclose the extent of Halliday’s injury.

Halliday was replaced by freshman Luke Falk.

Coming into the game, Halliday led the nation with 3,833 passing yards. He had 32 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. Halliday had thrown for 40 yards and an interception against Southern California when he was injured.



With the prized hardware there for the taking, Air Force seized the moment and reigns supreme again among the three service academies.

Kale Pearson hit tight end Garrett Griffin for a 54-yard touchdown early in the third quarter to break open a tense game, Will Conant kicked three field goals, and Air Force beat Army 23-6 to win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy for a record 19th time.

The victory also made Air Force (6-2) eligible for the postseason. The Falcons have won five of six, including a triumph over Navy, which put them in position to capture the trophy on Saturday. The Falcons beat Navy 30-21 a month ago.

Army (2-6) hasn’t captured the coveted hardware since it won its sixth in 1996.



11_Straight possessions No. 12 Baylor scored on in a 60-14 victory over Kansas.

18_Consecutive losses by Columbia.

19_Straight wins by Michigan over Indiana.

34_Consecutive losses to ranked opponents by Temple before knocking off No. 21 East Carolina 20-10.

4,051_Career rushing yards by Northern Iowa’s David Johnson, breaking the school record by Corey Lewis, who ran for 4,003 yards from 2005-2008.



Florida coach Will Muschamp reached over his shoulder and said “let me lift this thing off my back.”

He probably should have used both hands.

After all, this was a big win and an even bigger relief for Muschamp and the Gators.

Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor combined for 389 yards rushing and four touchdowns and Florida upset ninth-ranked Georgia 38-20, ending a three-game losing streak in the series and quite possibly saving Muschamp’s job.

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