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STARS — Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker rushed for 197 yards and five touchdowns, carrying the No. 8 Spartans 37-33…

STARS

—Kenneth Walker, Michigan State, rushed for 197 yards and five touchdowns, carrying the No. 8 Spartans to a 37-33 comeback win over No. 6 Michigan.

—Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State, had four sacks and forced two fumbles to help the Wildcats to a 31-12 win over TCU.

—Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh, threw for a school-record 519 yards and four touchdowns in the No. 17 Pirates’ 38-34 loss to Miami.

—Tyler Badie, Missouri, rushed for 254 of 294 total yards and had two touchdowns in a 37-28 win over Vanderbilt.

—Caleb Williams, Oklahoma, threw for 402 yards and six touchdowns and the No. 4 Sooners finally staged a full game, outscoring Texas Tech 52-21.

_Cole Johnson, James Madison, threw for 307 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in a 45-21 win over Elon.

—Sam Hartman, Wake Forest, had 463 yards and five touchdowns to help No. 13 Wake Forest beat Duke 45-7.

—Kyren Williams, Notre Dame, rushed for 199 yards and ran for 91 yards for a TD early in the fourth quarter to help the No. 11 Irishman hold upset North Carolina 44-34.

—Mikey Keene, UCF, threw a career-best five TD assists in a 49-7 win over Temple

—Southern Alabama’s Jake Bentley threw four TD passes in the first half of a 31-13 win over Arkansas State.

—Jake Chisholm, Dayton, rushed for 157 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Flyers past Butler 38-31.

—Sean Tucker, Syracuse, rushed for 206 yards and a TD in a 21-6 win over Boston College.

—Trae Self, Stephen F. Austin, threw for a career-high 346 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-27 win over Abilene Christian.

—Andrew Body, Texas Southern, had 392 yards and five touchdowns in a 59-17 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

—Carson Strong, Nevada, threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns to help the Wolf Pack defeat UNLV 51-20.

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WALKER LEADS SPARTANS

Kenneth Walker won the right to object to the Heisman Trophy votes and humbly declined, shaking questions about the coveted award as if they were linebackers trying to tackle it.

Walker rushed for 197 yards and five touchdowns, helping Michigan State’s No. 8 edge Michigan’s No. 6 37-33 for a thrilling victory Saturday.

The Spartans trailed by nine at halftime and 30-14 with 6:47 left in the third quarter before rallying as Walker increased his chances of being selected college football’s Most Outstanding Player.

Walker’s fifth touchdown – a 23-yard run – took the Spartans to a 37-33 lead with 5:08 to go. He had 8.6 yards per carry, an average that climbed thanks to his 58-yard touchdown that helped the Spartans get tied at 30 early in the fourth quarter.

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BUCKEYES ON THE RISE

Facing adversity for the first time in over a month, Ohio State showed the courage the Buckeyes think they’ll need to get through the rest of a tough Big Ten schedule.

TreVeyon Henderson rushed for a season-high 152 yards on 28 carries, and the No. 5 Ohio State made just enough long plays and short field goals to hold off No. 20 Penn State 33 -24.

The Buckeyes finally finished the Nittany Lions on Noah Ruggles’ fourth field goal, a 26-yarder with 2:41 to go to make it a nine-point lead.

Three days before the first college football playoff seeding, the Buckeyes like where they are.

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NUMBERS

57_Total yards allowed by San Diego in a 21-14 win over Valpraiso.

65_Career touchdown passes by Louisiana-Lafayette’s Levi Lewis to break Jake Delhomme’s school record.

92_Percent of his passes (36 of 39) completed by Mississippi State’s Will Rogers to break an SEC record.

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DEFENSIVE COCKTAIL

Raise your glass to Georgia’s defense. Or three, in fact – one for every second-quarter revenue that has turned the rivalry known as “The World’s Greatest Outdoor Cocktail Party” into another lopsided affair.

The top-ranked Bulldogs and the nation’s No. 1 defense dominated Florida, scoring three touchdowns on errors in a 12-game streak that took them to a 34-7 victory, their fourth in five years in the game. at a neutral site.

Georgia earned its 12th straight win since being rolled in Jacksonville a year ago. The Bulldogs’ injury-riddled defense allowed 571 yards in this one, the most in coach Kirby Smart’s six seasons.

Georgia vowed not to let that happen again and responded with another demoralizing effort that could be their most impressive of the entire season.

The Gators finally entered the scoreboard with 2:49 remaining, extending their scoring streak to 418 games. They’ve scored in every outing since being shutout by Auburn in 1988.

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