COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY: Michigan’s Haskins scored 5 touchdowns

STARS

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

—Stetson Bennett, Georgia, passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns, and the No. 1 Bulldogs ended their regular season undefeated with a 45-0 victory 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 of North Texas rushed for 146 yards and touchdowns, helping the Mean Green finish UTSA’s season undefeated with a 45-23 rout.

—Xavier Shepherd, Kennesaw State, had four touchdown points and threw for another score in a 48-21 win over Davidson.

—Kenny Picket. 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 winning season since 1981.

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

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

—Juwaun Price, New Mexico State, rushed for 156 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 44-27 win over UMass.

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BIG WINNER IN BIG HOUSE

Jim Harbaugh got the win he perhaps wanted as desperately as any athletic trainer.

Hassan Haskins tied a school record with five rushing touchdowns and Aidan Hutchinson had three sacks to break a single-season program mark, helping Michigan’s No. 6 eventually beat Ohio State’s No. 2 42-27 to give Harbaugh his first win as a coach against the Buckeyes.

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

Michigan qualified for the conference championship for the first time. The Wolverines now have a shot at winning a Big Ten title for the first time since 2004 and a national championship for the first time since 1997.

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BEDLAM COWBOYS

Oklahoma’s Bedlam and Big 12 race is over.

Spencer Sanders threw for a touchdown and ran for another and the Oklahoma State No. 7 beat Oklahoma No. 10 37-33 night to keep his college football playoff chances alive and stopping the Sooners’ Big 12 title streak at six.

Oklahoma State snapped a six-game losing streak against Oklahoma. The Cowboys take on No. 9 Baylor next Saturday for the Big 12 Championship.

Oklahoma won the ball one last time at 20- with 54 seconds left and no timeouts. Caleb Williams rushed and drove for 56 yards to put the Sooners within goal range. But Oklahoma State’s Collin Oliver sacked Williams in fourth at Oklahoma State 32 with eight seconds left, sparking a wild party.

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THE TIDE SURVIVES

Alabama was born at the right time.

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

It was the first overtime in the Iron Bowl.

Freshman Kool-Aid McKinstry deflected TJ Finley’s pass on the last OT and Young hit Metchie like he did on the previous one.

Alabama faces No. 1 Georgia in the league championship game with its college football playoff hopes on the line. The Tigers lost their fourth straight game after snuffing out Young and the Tide’s prolific offense most of the time.

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NUMBERS

6_Interceptions by South Dakota State in their 56-24 win over UC Davis.

14_Years since Duke went winless in the ACC before going 0-8 this season.

30_Years since top-ranked Georgia finished the regular season undefeated prior to this year.

40_Touchdown passes by Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, breaking the single-season school record shared by Dan Marino and Rod Rutherford.

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