COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY: UNC’s Chandler scores 4 TD

STARS

—Ty Chandler, North Carolina, ran for career highs 213 yards and four touchdowns to help the Tar Heels overcome an 18-point deficit to beat No.10 Wake Forest 58-55.

—Roshaun Johnson, Idaho, scored a school record six touchdowns and rushed for 174 yards in a 42-24 victory over Southern Utah.

—Chandler Morris, TCU, threw for 461 yards and two touchdowns on his first start and the Horned Frogs beat No. 14 Baylor 30-28.

—Marcis Floyd of Murray State returned an interception for a touchdown and returned a 2-point-for-two-point conversion attempt in a 32-27 win over Tennessee Tech.

—DeWayne McBride, UAB, ran 210 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 52-38 win over Louisiana Tech,

—Breylin Smith of Central Arkansas, had 410 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-3 win over NAIA member Texas Wesleyan.

—Cameron Ward, Incarnate Word, had 610 yards and seven touchdowns, including a 24-yard one to Robert Ferrel with 25 seconds left, in a 55-52 victory over Louisiana.

—Ren Hefley, Presbyterian, threw for 544 yards and seven touchdowns in a 65-55 loss to Valparaiso.

—Karl Mofor, Albany, ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns to help the Great Danes defeat New Hampshire 20-7.

—Isaiah Ifanse, Montana, ran for 217 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 win over Eastern Washington.

—Jaren Hall, BYU, threw for 298 yards and four touchdowns in the first half, and the No.17 Cougars demolished Idaho State 59-14.

—Steven Jones of Appalachian State returned two of his three interceptions for touchdowns in a 48-14 win over Arkansas State.

—CJ Stroud, Ohio State, threw for 405 yards and two touchdowns, and the No.6 Buckeyes escaped Nebraska with a 26-17 victory.

—Bailey Zappe of Western Kentucky threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth in a 48-2 win over Middle Tennessee,

—Devin Leary of North Carolina State threw for 314 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Florida State.

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DOWN SPARTANS BOILERS

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm already had a reputation for performing sleight of hand – and leading his unranked team to knock down the top 5 opponents.

His Boilermakers added to this legacy against the State of Michigan.

Aidan O’Connell matched his career high by throwing three touchdown passes – including one on a chip-flicker reverse screen pass to Jackson Anthrop – and Purdue knocked down a Big Ten giant for the second time this season, beating the Spartans No.5 40-29 and leaving the conference without an undefeated team.

For Brohm, exotic gadget games have been a regular feature even before his arrival on the Purdue campus. In fact, his appeal to innovative play was one of the reasons the Boilermakers hired him in Western Kentucky after the 2016 season.

This time the beautifully executed gimmick – O’Connell handed Anthrop on a spin, which gave it to wide receiver Milton Wright upside down, who sent him back to O’Connell, who threw a screen at Anthrop – resulted in a 39-yard touchdown that paved the way for something bigger.

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NUMBERS

6_Interceptions by Austin Peay in his 42-26 win over Eastern Illinois to break the school record.

8_Sacks by Oklahoma State No.11 in their 24-3 win over West Virginia.

20_ Direct losses by Arizona before beating Cal 10-3. The streak was an academic record and the longest for the FBS.

90_Career TD overtakes Jacksonville State’s Zerrick Cooper, an academic record.

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TOP HEELS DEACONS

For the second year in a row, Wake Forest couldn’t protect a big second-half lead in North Carolina. This time around, however, it likely cost the 10th-ranked Demon Deacons any chance of their way into the college football playoff race.

Ty Chandler ran for career highs 213 yards and four touchdowns and North Carolina overcame an 18-point deficit to beat Wake Forest 58-55, handing the Demon Deacons their first loss in a non-conference clash of the teams. the Atlantic Coast Conference.

It ended with the unusual sight of Tar Heels fans storming the pitch to celebrate a victory over their incumbent foe, but not one that will count towards the league standings.

Chandler’s big day featured a 50-yard breakaway run with 1:12 left to make it 58-48. It was the final blow for the Tar Heels as they rallied to a massive third-quarter deficit to beat the Demon Deacons for the second year in a row, following a 21-point comeback last year by erasing a 45-27 deficit with 7 : 38 to play. the third.

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