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October 5, 2013, 11:49 pm

STARS

-Tajh Boyd, Clemson, kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact by throwing for a school-record 455 yards and a record-tying five TDs in three quarters of work to lead the No. 3 Tigers over Syracuse 49-14.

-Marcus Mariota, Oregon, threw five TD passes and ran for two scores as the No. 2 Ducks rolled to a 57-16 victory over Colorado.

-Connor Halliday, Washington State, threw for 521 yards and three TDs to help the Cougars snap an eight-game skid against California with a 44-22 victory.

-Jared Goff, California, threw for 489 yards and two TDs in the Bears' 44-22 loss to Washington State.

-Zach Mettenberger, LSU, threw for 340 yards and two TDs as the No. 10 Tigers pushed past Mississippi State 59-26.

-AJ McCarron, Alabama, completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four TDs in the first half and the No. 1 Crimson Tide rolled to a 45-3 victory over Georgia State.

-Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, threw for 348 yards and two TDs to keep the No. 7 Cardinals undefeated with a 30-7 win over winless Temple.

-Tommy Rees, Notre Dame, threw for 279 yards and three TDs, and the Righting Irish made it 5 for 5 in the traveling Shamrock Series with a 37-34 victory against No. 22 Arizona State.

-Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska, ran for a career-high 225 yards and two TDs in the Cornhuskers' 39-19 victory over Illinois.

-James Franklin, Missouri, threw for four TDs and the Tigers squashed any doubts about their early season schedule with a 51-28 victory at Vanderbilt.

-Quinn Epperly, Princeton, scored six touchdowns and had 326 total yards in a 53-7 win over Columbia.

-Andy Summerlin, Samford, threw for a school-record 495 yards and three TDs in a 44-34 win over Georgia Southern.

-David Fluellen, Toledo, rushed for 220 yards and four TDs in a 47-20 win over Western Michigan.

-Jaquez Johnson, Florida Atlantic, had a career-high 404 yards of total offense and three TDs in a 37-23 win over UAB.

-Matt Johnson, Charlotte, threw five TD passes in a 53-51 win over Gardner-Webb.

-Mason Mills, San Diego, threw for 413 yards and three TDs in a 45-13 win over Mercer.

-Tanner Price, Wake Forest, threw three TD passes and ran for another to help the Demon Deacons beat North Carolina State 28-13.

-Cameron Stingily, Northern Illinois, ran for a career-high 266 yards and two scores in a 38-24 win over Kent State.

-Ross Scheuerman, Lafayette, had a career-high 280 all-purpose yards and scored two TDs in a 31-7 win over Bucknell.

-Michael Nebrich, Fordham, threw for 384 yards and four TDs in 52-34 win over Lehigh.

-Terrance West, Towson, rushed for 238 yards and three TDs in a 44-28 win over New Hampshire.

-Vernon Adam, Eastern Washington, threw for four TDs and ran for another in a 41-19 win over Weber State.

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KILL OUT AGAIN

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill missed an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy, staying at home for the Golden Gophers' 42-13 loss to No. 19 Michigan after suffering another seizure.

Minnesota officials said Kill was not feeling well Friday, but planned to travel to Ann Arbor to coach the game. But he suffered a seizure on Saturday morning and was resting at home in Minnesota while the Gophers played.

It's the fifth game-day seizure he has had in three seasons at Minnesota, and the second this year.

Kill did not coach the second half against Western Illinois, the third game he wasn't able to finish because of a seizure. He returned for the next two games.

Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys served as the acting head coach at Michigan, leading the team from the press box. Kill made contact with his coaching staff before kickoff Saturday, according to the school.

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SUNSHINE STATE PERFECTION

Sunshine State football had perfect Saturday.

All seven Football Bowl Subdivision teams from the state of Florida played - and all of them won, including two for the first time this season.

No. 8 Florida State got the big day started with a 63-0 romp over No. 25 Maryland, and the rest of the state followed in winning fashion.

Florida Atlantic beat UAB 37-23, No. 14 Miami topped Georgia Tech 45-30, Central Florida rallied past Memphis 24-17 and No. 18 Florida downed Arkansas 30-10.

The other two were huge surprises: FIU stunned Southern Mississippi 24-23, while South Florida knocked off Cincinnati 26-20. Coming into Saturday, FIU and USF were a combined 0-8, having been outscored 338-81 in those games.

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NUMBERS

5-Straight games No. 2 Oregon has scored at 55 points to start its first season under new coach Mark Helfrich.

17-Straight losses by Southern Miss after being beat 24-23 by Florida International.

22-Straight Big 12 losses by Kansas after Texas Tech scored 54 straight points in a 54-16 win over the Jayhawks.

500-All-time wins by Tulane after beating North Texas 24-21.

11,625-Career passing yards by Georgia's Aaron Murray, breaking the SEC record of 11,528 set by Georgia's David Greene from 2001-04.

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FAMOUS JAMEIS

Jameis Winston reaffirmed his Heisman Trophy candidacy with the best performance of his short career, putting up career-highs with 393 yards passing and five touchdowns during a 63-0 victory over No. 25 Maryland.

The 63 points were the second-most scored by No. 8 Florida State during coach Jimbo Fisher's tenure. Saturday was the most lopsided win against a Top 25 program in school history. The Seminoles beat No. 15 South Carolina 59-0 in 1988.

The lopsided score also tied the point-differential for the worst loss by a Top 25 team all-time. No. 11 Texas lost 66-3 to UCLA in 1997.

Winston became the first FSU quarterback to throw five touchdowns since Christian Ponder in 2009. He's now thrown for 1,441 yards, 17 touchdowns with two interceptions and a 73.3 completion percentage this season.

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