- Associated Press - Saturday, September 6, 2014


-Marcus Mariota, Oregon, threw for 318 yards and three TDs to lead the No. 3 Ducks to a 46-27 victory over No. 7 Michigan State.

-Jameis Winston, Florida State, threw for 256 yards and two TDs as the top-ranked Seminoles rolled to a 37-12 victory over FCS opponent The Citadel.

-Maty Mauk, Missouri, threw for 325 yards and five TDs, and the No. 24 Tigers gave coach Gary Pinkel a win against his former program, Toledo, 49-24.

-D.J. Foster, Arizona State, rushed for a career-high 216 yards to help the 17th-ranked Sun Devils beat New Mexico 58-23.

-Travis Wilson, Utah, threw a career-high five TDs to power the Utes over Fresno State 59-27.

-David Cobb, Minnesota, ran for a career-high 220 yards and two TDs and the Gophers outlasted Middle Tennessee 35-24.

-Cyler Miles, Washington, ran for three touchdowns rushing and threw for another in his season debut at quarterback in a wild 59-52 win over Eastern Washington.

-Vernon Adams Jr., Eastern Washington, threw for a career-high 475 yards and seven TDs in the loss to Washington.

-Sefo Liufau, Colorado, threw for 318 yards and three TDs as the Buffaloes overcame an 11-point third-quarter deficit to beat Massachusetts 41-38.

-Herb Walker, Morgan State, ran for a career-high 271 yards in a 29-26 loss to Holy Cross.

-Jared Goff, California, matched his career high of four TD passes, to help the Bears beat Sacramento State 55-14.

-Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, accounted for 322 total yards and five TDs in a 47-34 win over Alabama-Birmingham.

-John Robertson, Villanova, threw for 216 yards, ran for 61 and had four touchdowns in a 50-6 win over Fordham.

-Keenan Reynolds, Navy, ran for 173 yards and two TDs to help the Midshipmen hold on for a 31-24 victory over Temple.



Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to Michigan night with a 31-0 victory, the Fighting Irish’s most dominant performance in the historic rivalry that’s now about to take a hiatus.

Game No. 42 between in a rivalry that has been off-and-on for more than 100 years is the last scheduled. Notre Dame broke off the series a couple years ago to make room on its schedule to accommodate its new arrangement with the Atlantic Coast Conference. Michigan didn’t take it well.

But with a chance to take a parting shot at the Irish, the Wolverines got hit with a haymaker and were handed their most lopsided loss in the series. And they were shut out for the first time since 1984, snapping an NCAA record streak of 376 games.



All of the emotions Southern California had been lacking the past few years finally came pouring out on the road, against a rival and in front of a national television audience - sometimes even a bit too much.

Few things looked pretty for the Trojans in Week 2 except for the final score: USC 13, Stanford 10.

Andre Heidari kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining, J.R. Tavai forced a fumble to end the Cardinal’s comeback bid and the 14th-ranked Trojans upended No. 13 Stanford in dramatic fashion again.

A game that featured an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Sarkisian for standing too close to the field, cornerback Hayes Pullard getting ejected for targeting and athletic director Pat Haden yelling at officials in a weird and wild sideline scene, ended with USC making all the big plays on the field in the closing moments.



2_Wins for California after beating Sacramento State 55-14, doubling the Bears’ win total from last season.

9_Straight possessions Louisville scored on in a 66-21 victory over Murray State.

16_Straight true road victories by Northern Illinois, longest in the nation.

18_Consecutive wins by top-ranked Florida State, a school record.

358_Yards rushing by No. 5 Auburn in its 59-13 win over San Jose State,

725_Total yards by Clemson in its 73-7 win over South Carolina State.

1,109_Combined yards in Washington’s 59-52 win over Eastern Washington.



The early games in Week 2 of the college football season felt an awful lot like March Madness, filled with upsets, near upsets and wild momentum swings.

Central Michigan had perhaps the biggest upset with a stunning 38-17 rout over Purdue for its second win in three seasons against a Big Ten foe.

Another Big Ten school, Illinois, trailed Western Kentucky in the second half before pulling out an eight-point win and No. 8 Wisconsin led just 9-3 over Western Illinois at halftime before pulling away in the second half.

No. 19 Nebraska had trouble with McNeese State until Ameer Abdullah turned a short pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. into a 58-yard touchdown dash with 20 seconds left for a 31-24 victory. No. 20 Kansas State struggled all day against Iowa State before Jake Waters ran for an 8-yard touchdown with 90 seconds left for a 32-28 victory.

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