ACADEMIC FOOTBALL TODAY: Michigan’s Haskins scored 5 TD

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 undefeated with a 45-23 rout.

—Xavier Shepherd of Kennesaw State had four touchdowns and another goal in a 48-21 win over Davidson.

—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 of New Mexico ran for 156 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 44-27 win over UMass.

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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.

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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 OT and Young hit Metchie like he did 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 quelling Young and Tide’s prolific offense. most of the time.

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NUMBERS

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

14_Years since Duke failed to score a victory in the ACC before going 0-8 this season.

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

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