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STARS

—Jalen Nailor, Michigan State, had 221 yards and three touchdowns as the Spartans went undefeated with a 31-13 victory over Rutgers.

-Frank Harris, Texas-San Antonio, threw for 349 yards and six TDs, and had a 23-yard TD reception in a 52-46 win over Western Kentucky.

—CJ Stroud, Ohio State, threw for 406 yards and five touchdowns as the No. 7 Buckeyes crushed Maryland 66-17.

—Casey Thompson, Texas, threw for 388 yards and five touchdowns in the No. 21 Longhorns’ 55-48 loss to Oklahoma.

—Florida State’s Jordan Travis threw three TD passes and rushed for two more scores as the Seminoles upset North Carolina for the second straight year, winning 35-25.

—Will Levis, Kentucky, threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more scores and the No. 16 Wildcats outscored LSU throughout a 42-21 blowout.

—Malik Grant, Sacred Heart, rushed for a career-high 268 yards in a 20-10 win over Merrimack.

—Brennan Armstrong, Va., threw for 487 yards and a 1-yard TD pass to Grant Misch with 22 seconds left to give the Cavaliers a stunning 34-33 win over Louisville.

—Cole Kelley of Southeast Louisiana threw for 406 yards and five touchdowns in a 58-48 win over Nicholls.

—Tyler Badie, Missouri, rushed for a career-high 217 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 48-35 win over North Texas.

—Jayden of Laura, Wash., threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns as the Cougars beat Oregon State 31-24.

—Dustin Crum’, Kent State, threw for a career-high 407 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-38 win over Buffalo.

_Gerry Bohanon, Baylor, had career highs of 336 passing yards and four touchdowns, while also scoring on a 1-yard pass in the Bears’ 45-20 win over West Virginia.

—Kendre Miller, TCU, rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns, helping the Horned Frogs edge past Texas Tech 52-31.

—Xavie Shepherd, Kennesaw State, rushed for 199 yards and three touchdowns, adding 109 passing yards in a 34-15 win over Hampton.

—Tim DeMorat, Fordham, threw for 339 yards and touchdowns in a 54-7 victory over Wagner.

—Isaiah Malcome, Pa., rushed for 204 yards in a 20-0 win over Lehigh.

—Devin Wynn, Furman, rushed for 206 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 42-20 win over Wofford.

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AGGIES DOWN TIDE

During an address this spring, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher used colorful language to proclaim his team would beat Alabama during coach Nick Saban’s career.

He delivered on that promise on his first try since that vow on Saturday night, handing the defending national champions their first loss since 2019 in a thrilling upset. Seth Small netted a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Texas A&M stunned top-seeded Alabama 41-38 to end Crimson Tide’s 19-game winning streak.

Alabama had scored 21 straight points — capped off by a TD reception and a 2-point conversion by Jameson Williams — to take a 38-31 lead with five minutes remaining.

Texas A&M tied it at 38 when Zach Calzada connected with Ainias Smith for a 25-yard touchdown with three minutes left. Calzada was hit as he threw the strike and had to be helped off the pitch, but returned for the next drive after a visit to the medical tent.

Calzada returned after the Aggies forced a punt to orchestrate the game-winning drive, highlighted by a 17-yard pass to Isaiah Spiller before Small finished it off to send fans streaming onto the field in celebration.

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RED RIVER CLASSIC

Kennedy Brooks took the final snap for sixth-ranked Oklahoma after freshman quarterback Caleb Williams took over when Spencer Rattler was benched again in the Red River rivalry game .

Brooks rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a direct hit for a 33-yard winner with 3 seconds left, and the Sooners beat No. 21 Texas 55-48 in the game-high scoring game. of 117 meetings in a series that will soon move to the Southeastern Conference.

The Sooners appeared to be trying to prepare for a game-ending field goal when Brooks instead broke free for a sprint to the end zone.

The Sooners overcame a 28-7 deficit after the first quarter, tying the second-biggest comeback in program history. And when it was over, Oklahoma students who were part of the sold-out crowd at the 92,100-seat Cotton Bowl stadium flocked to the field to celebrate with their team.

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NUMBERS

16_Back to back losses by UMass before a 27-13 victory over UConn.

51_Years since Kentucky started a 6-0 season before this season. Bear Bryant was the coach the previous time.

54_Years since Washington East started 6-0 before this season.

100_Straight wins against No. 1 Alabama’s unranked opponents – dating back to 2007 – before losing 41-38 to Texas A&M.

1,287_Total combined yards in No. 17 Mississippi’s 52-51 win over No. 13 Arkansas.

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TOP-5 CONTEST

Iowa was in formation for the win and the emotion was about to boil over as dusk settled over Kinnick Stadium.

Spencer Petras took the final snap, took a knee and took off, apparently thinking he might get off the pitch before the students and other fans coming out of the end zone seats could catch him.

He barely reached midfield. It was where he and his teammates were swarmed and the mosh pit formed on the Hawkeyes logo to celebrate No. 3 Iowa’s hard-earned 23-20 victory over fourth-placed Penn State.

Petras threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Nico Ragaini to complete Iowa’s comeback from a two-touchdown deficit, all accomplished while Penn State’s offense did next to nothing after the quarter- fullback Sean Clifford was eliminated from the game.

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