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Landry Jones, Oklahoma, threw for 500 yards and three TDs to lift the No. 14 Sooners to a 51-48 overtime win against No. 22 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam rivalry.

AJ McCarron, Alabama, passed for four TDs to lead the second-ranked Crimson Tide to a 49-0 beatdown of rival Auburn in the most lopsided Iron Bowl in 64 years.

Kenjon Barner, Oregon, ran for 198 yards and two TDs, and the No. 5 Ducks Oregon defeated No. 16 Oregon State 48-24 in the Civil War, keeping alive their hopes for a spot in the Pac-12 title game, at least temporarily, and even an outside chance at the national championship.

Robert Marve, Purdue, threw for 348 yards and four TDs in the Boilermakers’ 56-35 victory over rival Indiana.

Duke Johnson, Miami, rushed for 176 yards and three TDs, and the Hurricanes held on to beat Duke 52-45 and claim a share of the ACC’s Coastal Division title.

Sean Renfree, Duke, threw for a career-high 432 yards and four TDs in the Blue Devils’ 52-45 loss to Miami.

Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State, rumbled for a career-high 266 yards and a fourth-quarter TD in a 26-10 victory over Minnesota.

Derek Carr, Fresno State, passed for 452 yards and four TDs to help Bulldogs thrash Air Force 48-15 to capture a share of the Mountain West Conference championship.

Adam Muema, San Diego State, rushed for a career-high 255 yards and four TDs in leading the Aztecs past Wyoming 42-28.

James Lark, BYU, threw for 384 yards and six TDs in a 50-14 victory over New Mexico State.

Tyler Bray, Tennessee, threw for 293 yards and four TDs to help the Vols defeat Kentucky 37-17 and avoid going winless in the SEC for the first time.

Bryn Renner, North Carolina, threw for 305 yards and tied a school record with five TD passes to help the Tar Heels beat Maryland 45-38.

Joseph Dray, Southern, threw for five TDs in a 38-33 win over Grambling State.

Zach Zenner, South Dakota State, ran for 295 yards and three TDs in a 58-10 win over Eastern Illinois in the first round of the FCS playoffs.


9: Bowl-eligible teams from the Big 12.

57: Years since Vanderbilt’s last six-game winning streak.

76: Years since No. 25 Utah State had won a conference title before securing the Western Athletic Conference after its first 10-win season.

91: Touchdowns accounted for by Michigan’s Denard Robinson, breaking Chad Henne’s school record.

105,899: Fans in Columbus to see Ohio State play Michigan, the largest crowd ever to witness The Game.

Ball’s record

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball set an NCAA record after scoring his 79th career touchdown on a 17-yard run in the first quarter against Penn State.

The score broke a tie in the record book with Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio), who had previously set the major college mark in 1999.

Ball entered 72 career rushing scores, including 17 this season, to go with six receiving touchdowns.

Ball clutched the football tightly in his right arm while getting pats on the helmet from teammates after the touchdown run gave the Badgers a 14-7 lead at 6:27 of the first quarter.

Undefeated Buckeyes

The only thing Urban Meyer lost during his first season at Ohio State was his cool.

Carlos Hyde ran for 146 yards, and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes’ defense shut out No. 20 Michigan in the second half to grab a bruising 26-21 win on Saturday, completing an improbable 12-0 season for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State is ineligible for a BCS national title but still has an outside shot at finishing No. 1 in the final Associated Press Top 25 if other top title contenders falter.

Associated Press