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STARS

-Hassan Haskins, Mich., Tied a school record with five rushing touchdowns to help the No.6 Wolverines ultimately beat the No.2 Ohio State 42-27.

-Stetson Bennett, Ga., Had 255 yards and four touchdowns, and the No.1 Bulldogs ended their regular season unbeaten with a 45-0 win over Georgia Tech.

-Ali Jennings III, Old Dominion, had nine catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-34 win over Charlotte.

-Ikaika Ragsdale, North Texas, ran for 146 yards and touchdowns, helping the Mean Green end the UTSA season unbeaten with a 45-23 rout.

-Xavier Shepherd of Kennesaw State scored four points and scored another goal in a 48-21 win over Davidson.

-Kenny Pickett. Pittsburgh threw four touchdown passes to break the school season record, and the 20th-ranked Panthers beat Syracuse 31-14 for their first 10-game season since 1981.

-Caleb Johnson, Mississippi Valley State, ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-19 victory over Prairie View A&M.

-Bailey Zappe of Western Kentucky threw for 328 yards and four second-half touchdowns in a 53-21 win over Marshall.

-Juwaun Price, State of New Mexico, ran for 156 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 44-27 victory over UMass.

BIG WIN IN THE BIG HOUSE

Jim Harbaugh got the win he maybe wanted as desperately as any sports coach.

Hassan Haskins tied a school record with five rushing touchdowns and Aidan Hutchinson had three sacks to beat a program mark in a single season, helping Michigan’s No.6 ultimately beat Ohio State’s No.2 42 -27 to give Harbaugh his first coaching victory over the Buckeyes.

The Wolverines have won the Big Ten East and will play in the conference title game next week with playoff prospects in hand after snapping an eight-game losing streak to Ohio State.

Michigan first qualified for the conference championship. The Wolverines now have a chance to win a Big Ten title for the first time since 2004 and a National Championship for the first time since 1997.

BEDLAM COWBOYS

Oklahoma’s Bedlam and Big 12 race is over.

Spencer Sanders threw one touchdown and ran for another and Oklahoma State No.7 beat Oklahoma State No.10 37-33 night to maintain their college football playoff chances and stop the Sooners’ Big 12 title streak at six.

Oklahoma State ended a six-game losing streak against Oklahoma. The Cowboys will face No.9 Baylor next Saturday for the Big 12 Championship.

Oklahoma got the ball one last time in its 20- with 54 seconds remaining and no time-outs. Caleb Williams rushed over and ran 56 yards to put the Sooners within scoring range. But Collin Oliver of Oklahoma State sacked Williams in fourth place at Oklahoma State 32 with eight seconds left, sparking a crazy celebration.

SURVIVE THE TIDE

Alabama came to life at the right time.

John Metchie caught a killer assist from Bryce Young in fourth overtime to give Alabama No.3 a 24-22 victory over rival Auburn, saving the Crimson Tide’s national title hopes.

It was the first overtime in the Iron Bowl.

Freshman Kool-Aid McKinstry fended off TJ Finley’s pass in the last overtime and Young hit Metchie like he had in the previous one.

Alabama will face No.1 Georgia in the league title game with their college football playoff hopes on the line. The Tigers lost their fourth straight game after stifling the prolific offense from Young and Tide the most of the time.

NUMBERS

6-Interceptions by the State of South Dakota in their 56-24 win over UC Davis.

14 years since Duke had no ACC wins before going 0-8 this season.

30 years since top-ranked Georgia finished the regular season unbeaten before this year.

40-Touchdown goes through Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh, breaking the school’s single-season record previously shared by Dan Marino and Rod Rutherford.

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