Saturday featured its share of scares and upsets among the Top 25. The South Carolina-Vanderbilt game falls into the "scare" category. The Commodores -- whose quarterback, Patton Robinette, is pictured being sent flying after running for a first down in the first half -- kept it close most the game before falling to the No. 14 Gamecocks 48-34.
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Duck in a sack
Quarterback Marcus Mariota of No. 2 Oregon is sacked by Washington State linebacker Darryl Monroe during the first half on Saturday. Mariota still threw for five TDs, including the game-winner with under 6 minutes remaining, as the Ducks held off the Cougars for a 38-31 victory.
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Husker caught by Hurricane
Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is tackled by Miami defender Olsen Pierre in the first half. Abdullah scored two TDs in the No. 24 Cornhuskers' 41-31 win.
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Just a spectator
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, benched for the No. 1 Seminoles' game against No. 22 Clemson, watches from the sideline during the first half. With backup Sean Maguire in Winston's place, FSU needed overtime to beat the Tigers 23-17.
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Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine celebrates one of his four touchdowns against West Virginia. Perine ran for 242 yards in the No. 4 Sooners' 45-33 win.
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Feeling broken up
Auburn defensive back Johnathan Ford breaks up a pass intended for Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett in the end zone during the No. 5 Tigers' 20-14 win over the No. 20 Wildcats on Thursday night.
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Georgia back Sony Michel runs for a touchdown against Troy during the first quarter of Saturday's 66-0 victory by the No. 13 Bulldogs.
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Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon strikes a Heisman-like pose during a second-quarter run against Bowling Green on Saturday. His stats were Heisman-like, too: five TDs, 253 yards as the No. 19 Badgers rolled 68-17.
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Tide of passes
Alabama quarterback Blake Sims prepares to unload a long touchdown pass in the first quarter against Florida. Sims and the No. 3 Tide beat the Gators 41-21, and the QB threw for 445 yards and four TDs.
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Yeah, he caught it
Boone Niederhofer of No. 6 Texas A&M yanks down a reception in front of SMU's Darrion Richardson in the second half of the Aggies' 58-6 victory.
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Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill stiff-arms Virginia safety Anthony Harris on his way to a second-half touchdown. No. 21 BYU defeated the Cavaliers 41-33.
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Indiana running back D'Angelo Roberts flies over the line to score the winning touchdown with 22 seconds left, giving the Hoosiers a 31-27 upset of No. 18 Missouri.
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Pretty much how it went
Michigan State running back Delton Williams runs away from Eastern Michigan for an 80-yard touchdown to cap the No. 11 Spartans' 73-14 win.