- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015


-Derrick Henry, Alabama, ran for 210 yards and three touchdowns in the No. 7 Crimson Tides’ 30-16 victory over No. 4 LSU. Tigers star Leonard Fournette had 31 yards on 19 carries.

-Tommy Armstrong, Nebraska, led a 91-yard drive in 38 seconds, hitting Brandon Reilly with a 30-yard touchdown pass that survived a video review with 17 seconds left to hand No. 6 Michigan State a 39-38 loss.

-Brandon Allen, Arkansas, threw for 442 yards, ran for a 2-point conversion in overtime after his sixth TD pass to lead the Razorbacks to an improbable 53-52 overtime win over No. 19 Mississippi.

-Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State, passed for 352 yards and five TDs, leading the No. 12 Cowboys to a 49-29 upset against No. 5 TCU.

-Chris Swain, Memphis, ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns and Navy upset No. 15 Memphis 45-20, ending the Tigers’ winning streak at 15 games.

-Luke Falk, Washington State, threw for 497 yards and five TDs to help the Cougars beat Arizona State 38-24 and become bowl-eligible for the second time in coach Mike Leach’s four years with the program.

-Marquise Williams, North Carolina, threw for 404 of his school-record 494 yards by halftime and accounted for five touchdowns to lead the No. 21 Tar Heels to a 66-31 rout over rival Duke.

-DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame, threw for 262 yards and five TDs in leading the No. 8 Irish to a 42-30 win over Pitt.

-Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati, threw for 523 yards and four TDs in a 33-30 loss to No. 18 Houston.

-Troy Mitchell, Western Carolina, acocunted for 360 yards and five TDs in a 48-10 win over Furman.

-Michael White, Marist, threw for three TDs and rushed for two more in a 49-14 win over Stetson.

-Kyle Bolin, Louisville, threw for a season-high 362 yards and three TDs in a 41-17 rout over Syracuse.

-Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky, threw four TD passes and added a scoring reception in a 35-19 victory over Florida Atlantic.

-Donald Liotine, Stony Brook, ran for 204 yards two TDs in a 14-9 win over Howard.



Clemson had to rally in its first game as No. 1 in the College Football Playoff ranking.

Deshaun Watson threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Deon Cain and Wayne Gallman came through with a game-sealing score as No. 3 Clemson held off No. 17 Florida State and Dalvin Cook for a 23-13 victory Saturday to clinch the ACC Atlantic Division.

The win came on the first Saturday after the Tigers were chosen No. 1 in the initial CFP ranking.

Clemson trailed 10-6 at the break, going without a first-half touchdown for the first time this season. But Watson led three long scoring drives in the second half for the Tigers’ first win over the Seminoles since 2011.

Greg Huegel had three field goals, the last a 34-yarder in the fourth quarter to put Clemson ahead for good. Clemson’s defense took over from there, stopping the speedy Cook on fourth-and-1 with the Seminoles driving.

Cook had 194 yards rushing, but only 37 came in the second half.



Oklahoma State has strengthened is case for a College Football Playoff with a big upset.

Mason Rudolph passed for 352 yards and five touchdowns, and No. 12 Oklahoma State tried to strengthen its case for a playoff spot in a 49-29 upset against No. 5 TCU.

James Washington caught five passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns for the Cowboys, who have felt overlooked all season, despite their unbeaten record.

The Cowboys have won their first nine games in a season for just the third time in school history.

TCU’s Trevone Boykin, who has generated Heisman buzz all season, passed for 445 yards and ran for 73 yards and two touchdowns. But he also threw a career-high four interceptions. TCU gained 663 yards, but the Horned Frogs were held scoreless in the red zone twice.

TCU’s Josh Doctson, the nation’s leader in receiving yards, left the game in the second quarter with a left wrist injury and did not return.

Shaun Nixon had career highs of nine catches and 146 yards, and KaVontae Turpin added seven catches for 107 yards for the Horned Frogs.



12_Sacks by Stony Brook against Howard, most in the FBS this season.

21_Touchdown passes by Florida International’s Alex McGough, a school record.

32_Career victories by Stanford’s Kevin Hogan to break Andrew Luck’s school record.


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