STARS – Ty Chandler, North Carolina, rushed for career highs of 213 yards and four touchdowns to help the Tar Heels…
—Ty Chandler, North Carolina, rushed 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 win 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, Murray State, returned an interception for a TD and returned a 2-for-2 conversion attempt in a 32-27 win over Tennessee Tech.
—DeWayne McBride, UAB, rushed for 210 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 52-38 win over Louisiana Tech,
—Central Arkansas’ Breylin Smith passed for 410 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-3 win over NAIA member Texas Wesleyan.
—Cameron Ward, Incarnate Word, passed for 610 yards and seven touchdowns, including a 24-yard rush to Robert Ferrel with 25 seconds left, in a 55-52 win over Louisiana.
—Ren Hefley, a Presbyterian, threw for 544 yards and seven touchdowns in a 65-55 loss to Valparaiso.
—Karl Mofor, Albany, rushed for 222 yards and two touchdowns to help the Great Danes defeat New Hampshire 20-7.
—Isaiah Ifanse, Montana State, rushed 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 Appalachia 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 win.
—Bailey Zappe of Western Kentucky threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth in a 48-2 win over Middle Tennessee,
—Devin Leary, North Carolina State, threw for 314 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Florida State.
Boilermaker DOWN SPARTANS
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm already had a reputation for executing fixed plays – and leading his unranked team to upset the top 5 opponents.
His Boilermakers added to that legacy against Michigan State.
Aidan O’Connell matched his career high by throwing three touchdown passes – including one on a glittering bullet reverse screen pass to Jackson Anthrop – and Purdue knocked down a Big Ten giant for the second time this season, beating the No. 5 Spartans 40-29 and leaving the conference without a team undefeated.
For Brohm, exotic gadget games were a regular feature even before he arrived on the Purdue campus. In fact, his innovative play appeal was one of the reasons the Boilermakers hired him from Western Kentucky after the 2016 season.
This time the beautifully executed gimmick – O’Connell handed it to Anthrop on a late round, who gave it to receiver Milton Wright on a backhand, who fed it back to O’Connell, who screened at Anthrop – resulted in a 39-yard touchdown that set the stage for something bigger.
6_Interceptions by Austin Peay in their 42-26 win over Eastern Illinois to break the school record.
8_Sacks by No. 11 Oklahoma State in their 24-3 win over West Virginia.
20_Street losses by Arizona before beating Cal 10-3. The streak was a school record and the longest in the FBS.
90_Career TD passes Jacksonville State’s Zerrick Cooper, a school record.
DEACONS TOP HEELS
For the second year in a row, Wake Forest couldn’t protect a big second-half lead in North Carolina. This time, however, it likely cost the 10th-ranked Demon Deacons any chance to fight their way deeper into the college football playoff race.
Ty Chandler rushed for career highs of 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 game for the teams of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
It ended with the unusual sight of Tar Heels fans storming the field to celebrate a victory against their foe, but not one that will count for the league standings.
Chandler’s big day included 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 from a huge third quarter deficit to beat the Demon Deacons for the second straight year, following a 21-point comeback last year by erasing a 45-27 deficit with 7 :38 to play. the third.
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