- Associated Press - Saturday, November 19, 2016

STARS

-Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, ran for 284 yards and three TDs in a 45-31 win over California.

-Sefo Liufau, Colorado, threw for 345 yards, rushed for 108 more and scored three TDs to help the No. 12 Buffaloes beat No. 20 Washington State 38-24.

-Dalvin Cook, Florida State, ran for 225 yards and four TDs to become the Seminoles’ career rushing leader, and the 17th-ranked Seminoles beat Syracuse 45-14.

-Zach Terrell, Western Michigan, passed for a career-high 445 yards and four TDs to help No. 14 Broncos remain undefeated with a 38-0 victory over Buffalo.

-Joel Lanning, Iowa State, tied a school record with five rushing TDs and ran for 171 yards to help the Cyclones clobber Texas Tech 66-10.

- Jalen Hurts, Alaba,a, passed for three touchdowns and ran for 68 yards to help No. 1 Alabama rout FCS team Chattanooga 31-3.

-Deshaun Watson, Clemson, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score and No. 5 Clemson wrapped up a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game with a 35-13 win over Wake Forest.

- Jake Browning, Washington, overcame a sluggish start to throw for 338 yards and two touchdowns in No. 7 Washington’s 44-18 victory over Arizona State.

-Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee, accounted for five TDs and 413 yards in a 63-37 victory over Missouri.

-Will Worth, Navy, rushed for 159 yards and four TDs in a 66-31 win over East Carolina.

-Rico Dowdle, South Carolina, ran for 226 yards and TDs in a 44-31 victory over Western Carolina.

-Trey Green, Prairie View, threw for 400 yards and five TDs in a 57-7 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

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BUCKEYES HOLD ON

Before Ohio State could move on to next weekend’s showdown with Michigan, the Buckeyes had to deal with a different nemesis.

As usual, Michigan State gave Urban Meyer’s team all it could handle.

Mike Weber ran for 111 yards and a touchdown, and No. 2 Ohio State held off Michigan State 17-16 after the upset-minded Spartans missed a 2-point conversion with 4:41 remaining.

Ohio State can now focus on Michigan, but only after withstanding a spirited challenge from a Michigan State team that derailed the Buckeyes’ national title bids in two of the previous three seasons.

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LONG-TIME COMING

Matthew Wyman may have booted Charlie Strong right out of Texas.

The senior kicker for Kansas knocked through a field goal to force overtime, then drilled a 25-yarder in the extra session to send the Jayhawks to a 24-21 victory over the Longhorns - one that just might end Strong’s disappointing tenure on the 40 acres.

The moment Wyman’s field goal went through the uprights, the Jayhawks poured off the sideline and into a jubilant pile with thousands of students. The win snapped a nine-game skid, a 19-game losing streak in Big 12 play and was their first over Texas since 1938.

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NUMBERS

5_Career punt returns for touchdowns by Georgia’s Isaiah McKenzie , breaking the school record. He also has a school-record six TDs on kick returns.

50_Rushing touchdowns by Pittsburgh’s James Conner , breaking the previous mark set by N.C. State’s Ted Brown between 1975 and 1978. Conner now has 53 touchdowns in all, eclipsing the old ACC mark of 52 set by Wali Lundy of Virginia from 2002-05.

51_Age of South Carolina State’s Joe Thomas Sr ., believed to be the oldest player to appear in a game in Division I history.

69_Receptions by Tennessee Tech’s Dontez Byrd, breaking the school single-season record .

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YALE TRICKERY

A fake field goal. A surprise onside kick. Even some naked revelers in the Yale student section attempting to distract archrival Harvard.

And the biggest trick of all from Yale in the 133rd edition of The Game : A 21-14 upset over the Crimson to end a nine-year losing streak in one of the oldest rivalries in sports and spoil Harvard’s chances of an unprecedented fourth straight Ivy League title.

Harvard (7-3, 5-2 Ivy) needed a victory to clinch a share of the conference championship. The Bulldogs had little to play for except a chance to spoil Harvard’s season.

That’s exactly what they did.

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