College Football Today
-Deshaun Watson, Clemson, accounted for six touchdowns and 437 yards to help the third-ranked Tigers pull away after halftime to beat North Carolina State 56-41.
-Matt Pawlowski, Guilford, passed for 611 yards and seven touchdowns in the Quakers’ 52-49 victory over Catholic.
-Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, threw for 383 yards and four TDs, helping the No. 14 Sooners beat Kansas 62-7.
-Alex Collins, Arkansas, ran for 173 yards and a career-high five TDs in a 63-28 win over FCS Tennessee-Martin.
-Daniel Duhart, Alabama A&M, ran for three TDs and threw for two in a 35-20 win over Alabama A&M.
-R.J. Nitti, Bucknell, threw for four TDs and ran for a fifth in a 35-24 victory over Lafayette.
-Case Cookus, Northern Arizona, tied a school record with seven TD passes and threw for 363 yards to help the Lumberjacks beat Northern Colorado 63-21.
-Brett Rypien, Boise State, threw for a career-high 469 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to lead the Broncos to a 55-27 win over UNLV.
-Paxton Lynch, Memphis, threw for 343 yards and a TD and ran for 43 more as the 16th-ranked Tigers routed Tulane 41-13.
-Chase Litton, Marshall, threw for a career-high 486 yards with two TDs in a 34-10 win over Charlotte.
-Mike Needham, Southern Utah, returned two fumbles for TDs in a 54-37 win over Cal Poly.
-Kalen Johnson, Howard, passed for four TDs and ran for another in a 55-9 win over Savannah State.
-Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati, completed all 15 of his passes for 319 yards and five TDs to help the Bearcats beat Central Florida 52-7.
-John Santiago, North Dakota, ran for 230 yards and three TDs in a 44-38 win over Montana State.
-Anthony Wales, Western Kentucky, ran for 185 yards and a career-high four TDs in a 55-30 win over Old Dominion.
-De’Mard Llorens, Northwestern State, ran for 166 yards and tied a school record with four TDs in a 37-21 win over Nicholls State.
Miami appeared to be done after Duke scored with 6 seconds left.
Then came a lateral. And another. Another. By the time the Hurricanes were done, they had eight laterals, with Corn Edler taking the last one in to cap a 75-yard touchdown to beat No. 22 Duke 30-27 in one of the most improbable finishes in college football history.
Thomas Sirk seemingly had given the Blue Devils the win by scoring on a sneak with 6 seconds left.
But in a final sequence reminiscent of California’s unforgettable run through the Stanford band, Elder caught the last of eight laterals, and zigged and zagged through the Duke coverage team for the score.
One problem: A penalty flag thrown on teammate Mark Walton for an illegal block in the back on Breon Borders at the Duke 25.
But after a lengthy review, the officials determined the block was to Borders’ side – not his back – and the touchdown stood.
Coaches for No. 12 Oklahoma State huddled in the showers of the visitor’s locker room and discussed what adjustments were needed for the Cowboys after they trailed Texas Tech by 10 points at halftime Saturday.
The players kept their cool, listened to what the coaches had to say and the Cowboys rallied for a 70-53 win.
Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh each threw for two touchdowns while Raymond Taylor scored two rushing TDs as Oklahoma State came from behind to remain undefeated and still in the hunt for the Big 12 title.
The combined points were the third most involving a ranked team without playing overtime.
Walsh found James Washington twice in the fourth quarter, once for 75 yards and then for 73 yards to seal the win for the Cowboys.
Colorado ran 114 plays and held the ball for more than 41 minutes while the latest wave of injuries washed over No. 24 UCLA’s already battered defense.
The weary Bruins weathered everything the Buffaloes could manage, and hung on to stay in control of the Pac-12 South race.
Soso Jamabo rushed for the go-ahead touchdown with 8:28 to play, and UCLA blew an 18-point lead before escaping the Rose Bowl with a 35-31 victory.
Josh Rosen passed for 262 yards and a touchdown for the Bruins, who avoided an embarrassing loss despite giving up 18 consecutive points in the second half and yielding 554 total yards to the Buffaloes, who haven’t beaten a ranked team on the road since 2002.
The Buffaloes dominated possession to an extraordinary degree, forcing UCLA’s depleted defense to stay on the field for 55 more snaps than its Colorado counterpart. The Bruins bent repeatedly, but stood up straight late.
11-Straight losses by Kansas, including eight this season.
18-Years since a Purdue had three interceptions in a game before Anthony Brown did it against Nebraska.
77-Career rushing touchdowns by Navy’s Keenan Reynolds, tying former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball (2009-12) for most in NCAA history.
Guilford’s Matt Pawlowski passed for 611 yards and seven touchdowns in the Quakers’ 52-49 victory over Catholic.
Pawlowski broke school and Old Dominion Athletic Conference records with the 611 yards, the ninth-highest total in NCAA Division III history. He had 648 yards of total offensive yards, the fifth-best mark in Division III.
The senior completed 37 of 63 attempts, had one interception and matched his career high with the seven TDs.