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STARS

—Kyle Allen, Texas A&M, threw four TD passes in the first half and the Aggies recovered two late fumbles in a 41-38 upset victory over No. 3 Auburn.

—Corey Coleman, Baylor, had 15 catches and 224 yards to help the No. 10 Bears beat No. 16 Oklahoma 48-14.

—Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, ran for 205 yards to help the No. 25 Badgers roll past Purdue, 34-16.

—J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores in the No. 13 Buckeyes' 49-37 win over No. 7 Michigan State.

—Luke Falk, Washington State, threw for 471 yards and five TDs in his first career start in a 39-32 victory over Oregon State.

—Anu Solomon, Arizona, threw four touchdown passes and ran for a career-best 115 yards to help the No. 21 Wildcats beat Colorado 38-20.

—Trevone Boykin, TCU, ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score, leading the No. 6 Horned Frogs to a 41-20 victory over No. 9 Kansas State.

—Gerod Holliman, Louisville, intercepted three passes to set up three scores in the Cardinals' 38-19 victory over Boston College.

—Dane Evans, Tulsa, threw for five TDs in a 38-28 victory over SMU that snapped the Hurricane's six-game losing streak.

—DeAndre Carter, Sacramento State, set the school records with 16 catches and 273 yards, and scored four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Southern Utah.

—Kade Bell, Jacksonville, threw for 417 yards and six TDs in a 56-0 win over Davidson.

—Hutson Mason, Georgia, threw for four TDs to help No. 17 Bulldogs steamroll Kentucky 63-31.

—Tyler Varga, Yale, ran for 204 yards and two TDs in a 45-42 win over Brown.

—Vernon Adams Jr., Eastern Washington, passed for 399 yards and TDs in a 36-26 win over Montana.

—Aaron Miller, The Citadel, threw for two TDs and ran in two more, including the game winner in overtime, in a 42-35 win over Furman.

—Trenton Norvell, Western Illinois, threw five TD passes in a 44-29 win over South Dakota.


PLAYOFF SHAKEUP

All those showdown games on the schedule and a 20-point underdog ended up providing the biggest shake-up to the playoff race.

For the second straight week a Southeastern Conference contender took a potentially devastating loss when No. 3 Auburn was upset 41-38 at home by a Texas A&M team that came to Jordan-Hare Stadium reeling.

The Aggies had lost three straight SEC games — one more lopsided than the other — and barely scraped by Louisiana-Monroe at home last week.

They got better against Auburn, taking advantage of two fumbles by Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall in the final five minutes.

Last week, it was Georgia getting hammered by Florida that a put a dent in the SEC's hopes of getting more than one team in the final four. Good luck trying to sell this as a 'good loss' for Auburn. A&M lost to Mississippi State, Mississippi and Alabama by a combined 142-51 before beating ULM 21-16.

Still, don't eliminate Auburn (7-2) just yet. The pile of one-loss teams is quickly turning into a pile of two-loss teams.


FORKS UP

What appeared to be a program-defining win in the first half had turned on Arizona State. The Sun Devils were on their heels, a 31-point lead down to three with a few minutes left, another spirit-crushing loss seemingly on the way.

But something changed in the Sun Devils. They didn't back down from the challenge. They rose up, finding a way to pull out the kind of victory that had eluded them.

Regaining composure after Notre Dame's furious second-half rally, No. 11 Arizona State scored three late touchdowns and bolstered its playoff hopes with a 55-31 victory over the eighth-ranked Irish.

No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, Arizona State will likely move up a spot or two this week.

Notre Dame, No. 10 entering the game, is all but out of the playoff mix.


NUMBERS

17_Turnovers by Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson the past six games. He had none the first three games of the season.

33_Straight wins by North Dakota State before losing 23-3 to Northern Iowa. The streak is the longest in Football Championship Subdivision history.

54_Years since Army had won at Yankee Stadium before beating Connecticut 35-21.


NORTHWESTERN'S 2-POINT FAIL

Instead of going for a tie late in a close game, Northwestern attempted a 2-point conversion against Michigan.

It failed miserably.

The Wildcats pulled within a point of the Wolverines when Trevor Siemian hit Tony Jones on a 3-yard touchdown pass with three seconds left.

Rather than try for the tie, Northwestern went for the win. That plan backfired when Siemian slipped while dropping back as Michigan's Frank Clark closed in on him.

That capped another wild finish between these teams, with Michigan again prevailing.

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