- Associated Press - Saturday, October 14, 2017

STARS

-J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, accounted for seven TDs and 373 yards to help the ninth-ranked Buckeyes roll to a 56-14 victory over Nebraska.

-Khalil Tate, Arizona, ran for 230 yards and two touchdowns to lead Arizona over UCLA 47-30, a week after breaking the FBS record for a quarterback with 327 yards.

-Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State, passed for 459 yards and three TDs, and ran for another score to help the No. 14 Cowboys beat Baylor 59-16.

-Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, ran for 219 yards , including a 67-yard touchdown, helping the No. 7 Badgers beat Purdue 17-9.

-Lamar Jackson, Louisville, accounted for 512 yards and five TDs in the Cardinals’ 45-42 loss to Boston College.

-L.J. Scott, Michigan State, returned from an injury to rush for a career-high 194 yards and two TDs, helping the 21st-ranked Spartans hang on for a 30-27 victory over Minnesota.

-Troy Pelletier, Lehigh, set a school and Patriot League record with 16 receptions for 197 yards and four TDs in a 54-35 win against Georgetown.

-Arion Worthman, Air Force, ran for five TDs , including a 1-yard dive with 2:14 remaining, helping the Falcons rally from a 27-point deficit to beat UNLV 34-30.

-Will Grier, West Virginia, threw for 352 yards and had four of his five TD passes in the second half to help the Mountaineers overcome an 18-point deficit to beat No. 24 Texas Tech 46-35.

-Charlie Volker, Princeton, ran for 163 yards and four TDs, including a school-record 96-yard score, in a 53-0 win over Brown.

-Shea Patterson, Mississippi, threw for 351 yards and four TDs in a 57-35 win over Vanderbilt.

-Mike White, Western Kentucky, tied a career high with five passing TDs and ran for another score in a 45-14 win over Charlotte.

-Gresch Jensen, Montana, threw for a career-best 423 yards and three TDs in a 41-17 win against North Dakota.

-Sam Straub, Southern Illinois, threw for 368 yards and four TDs to help the Salukis surprise FCS nationally-ranked Illinois State 42-7.

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SYRACUSE STUNNER

Syracuse coach Dino Babers paused at midfield in the Carrier Dome after the most important victory of his coaching career. He had no choice because he was surrounded by ecstatic fans stunned by the Orange’s upset of No. 2 Clemson.

A Syracuse stunner and a signature win.

The Tigers were outplayed in a chippy game that featured 23 penalties for 219 yards that were evenly divided. Led by quarterback Eric Dungey’s three touchdown passes and back-breaking runs, Syracuse ran 26 more plays than Clemson and outgained the Tigers 440-317.

The Tigers won the national championship last year despite a loss during the season to Pittsburgh. The road ahead this time likely will be more difficult.

Quarterback Kelly Bryant, already nursing an injured ankle, was knocked out of the game just before halftime with a concussion after a big hit by Syracuse defensive tackle Chris Slayton. Bryant lay on the turf for a couple of minutes before being helped to the locker room and watched the rest of the game from the sideline.

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MIAMI MIRACLE, PART 2

Darrell Langham was going down, and so was No. 11 Miami.

Until they weren’t.

A Miami Miracle happened again - and the Hurricanes are still perfect this season. Langham’s 28-yard catch on a tipped ball that just happened to fall into his arms as he fell down on a fourth-or-else play helped set up Michael Badgley’s 24-yard field goal with 4 seconds left, and Miami somehow beat Georgia Tech 25-24.

A week ago at Florida State, Langham had the winning touchdown catch with 6 seconds left as Miami (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied to beat their archrival. This time, his catch with 35 seconds left, again down the right sideline just like the one in Tallahassee, was no less dramatic - hauling in a throw from Malik Rosier that kept the Hurricanes’ chances alive.

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NUMBERS

670_Total yards by Georgia State in its 47-37 win over Louisiana Monroe to break the school record.

747_Total yards by No. 14 Oklahoma State in its 59-16 win over Baylor, breaking the school record.

4,639_Career yards rushing by Northwestern’s Justin Jackson , moving him past Damien Anderson (4,485) for most in school history.

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LSU TOPS AUBURN

LSU coach Ed Orgeron didn’t want the game ball, turning down a chance to stick it in the faces of so many critics who think he is in over his head.

Auburn fans clustered in the stands near the visitor’s locker room voiced their displeasure with coach Gus Malzahn, some yelling audibly that he’s “got to go.”

Such is life in the Southeastern Conference, where a young LSU team might be changing minds - and winning back disillusioned fans - thanks to a pair of gritty victories.

D.J. Chark returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown, Connor Culp kicked field goals of 42 and 36 yards inside the final three minutes, and LSU erased a 20-point deficit on its way to a 27-23 victory over No. 10 Auburn.

LSU’s defense improved dramatically in the second half, when it allowed no points and just 64 yards. That enabled LSU to win with special teams play.

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