Saturday's best

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, not pictured, during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


-DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame, threw for a career-best 471 yards and three TDs to help the Irish beat Syracuse 50-33.

-Shock Linwood, Baylor, rushed for 237 yards and a TD in the 13th-ranked Bears' 45-42 win over Iowa State.

-Ty Johnson, Maryland, ran for 204 yards and three TDs on seven carries to help the Terps breeze past Purdue 50-7.

-Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State, passed for 392 yards and three TDs to help the Cowboys defeat No. 22 Texas 49-31.

-Terrell Newby, Nebraska, ran for 113 of his 140 yards and scored two TDs in the fourth quarter to help the No. 15 Cornhuskers beat Illinois 31-16.

-Brad Mayes, Lehigh, threw six touchdown passes and a school-record 524 yards in a 63-35 win over Yale.

-Dillon Buechel, Duquesne, threw a career-best six TDs and for 393 yards in a 54-35 win over Jacksonville.

-Kegan Moore, Stetson, had eight catches for 151 yards and three TDs in a 31-27 comeback win over Davidson.

-Kerryon Johnson, Auburn, rushed for 146 yards and a pair of scores to lead the Tigers to a 58-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe.

-Devlin Hodges, Samford, threw for 316 yards and four TDs in a 28-26 win over Wofford.

-Malik Earl, Missouri State, had 11 catches for 161 yards and two TDs in a 45-24 win over Indiana State.


The talk all week was whether former Ohio State assistant and current Rutgers coach Chris Ash could take advantage of his familiarity with the Buckeyes' defense.

The answer: Forget about it.

The stifling Ohio State defense overwhelmed the Scarlet Knights on the way to methodical 58-0 dismantling at Ohio Stadium.

J.T. Barrett broke the school record for career touchdown passes with the third of his four TD tosses, and the surging Buckeyes gave Ash a rude welcome in his return to The Horseshoe after spending the past two seasons as a co-defensive coordinator there.

No. 2 Ohio State's superb defense never allowed the Scarlet Knights to penetrate deeper than the Ohio State 38 yard line. Barrett has 59 career TD passes.


0-Points allowed by No. 13 Baylor in the fourth quarter this season.

3-Blocked extra points by Oklahoma State in 49-31 win over No. 22 Texas, matching a school record.

5-Interceptions by Virginia in its 34-20 victory over Duke, matching the school record .

200-Career victories by Miami coach Mark Richt after the No. 14 Hurricanes beat Georgia Tech 35-21.