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STARS

—Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama, rushed for career-highs 171 yards and four touchdowns and the top-ranked Crimson Tide ended the nation’s top offense in a 42-21 victory on Mississippi’s No. 12.

—Chase Brown, Illinois, rushed for 257 yards and two touchdowns and Illinois beat Charlotte 24-14.

-Mark Pappas, Morehead State, threw for a school-record 481 yards and six touchdowns in a 45-38 win over Dayton.

—Bijan Robinson, Texas, rushed for a career-high 216 yards with two touchdowns to help the Longhorns beat TCU 32-27.

—Brock Purdy of Iowa State threw four touchdown passes in the first quarter as the Cyclones edged Big 12 Conference rival Kansas 59-7.

—Zamir White, Georgia, rushed for two touchdowns and recovered a blocked punt for another score, and the No. 2 Bulldogs beat No. 8 Arkansas 37-0.

—Keaton Mitchell, East Carolina, rushed for a career-high 222 yards and two touchdowns to help the Pirates defeat Tulane 52-29.

—CJ Stroud, Ohio State threw for a career-high 330 yards and five touchdowns, and the No. 11 Buckeyes won their 20th straight conference game with a 52-13 victory over Rutgers.

—Will Rogers, Mississippi State, threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-22 win over No. 15 Texas A&M.

—Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh, passed for 389 yards and four touchdowns to help the Panthers edge Georgia Tech 52-21.

—De’Montre Tuggle, Ohio, rushed for 201 yards and a touchdown in the Bobcats’ 34-17 win over Akron.

—Tanner Mordecai, SMU, threw two of his four first-quarter touchdown passes as the undefeated Mustangs rolled 41-17 in South Florida.

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BOLSTER BEARCATS CV

Desmond Ridder’s final pass of the day was a celebratory climb up the stands to Cincinnati fans who came to Notre Dame to see their Bearcats make a statement.

Cincinnati wanted to use the first top-10 regular season game in program history as a chance to show they belong with the best in the country before embarking on their American Athletic Conference schedule.

Mission accomplished.

Ridder threw two touchdowns and ran to score late in the fourth quarter as No. 7 Cincinnati capitalized on his big opportunity and beat No. 9 Notre Dame 24-13 in a game the Bearcats are hoping for. to be the centerpiece of a College Football Playoff resume.

No team outside the Power Five conferences has reached the playoffs in its seven seasons. I never even got close to it.

To break that barrier, the Bearcats almost certainly need to go undefeated, and this trip to Notre Dame felt like the toughest test on their schedule. Not to mention the biggest stage they’ll appear on this season.

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CARDINAL DOWN DUCKS

Stanford’s comeback victory that stunned Oregon was enough of a roller coaster that coach David Shaw felt the need to apologize to his parents and all other fans over 70 for the emotional balance sheet.

The Cardinal overcame a failed lead and made their quarterback an unlikely rally before eventually prevailing over the third-placed Ducks.

Tanner McKee threw a TD pass on an untimed stoppage late in regulation to tie the game and another on the opening possession of overtime to lead Stanford to a 31-24 victory.

McKee returned after leaving for a play on the final drive in regulation with injured ribs to tie it up on a 2-yard pass to Elijah Higgins after an Oregon-held penalty in the end zone extended the game a game.

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NUMBERS

22_Years since No. 22 Auburn last won at LSU before a 24-19 victory.

24_Years since Nevada won in Boise before a 41-31 win at Boise State.

35_Completiions by D’Wan Mathis of Temple in a 34-31 win over Memphis to break the school record.

683_Total yards for Tennessee in a 62-24 win over Missouri.

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