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-Seth Doege, Texas Tech, passed for six TDs and a career-high 499 yards in the Red Raiders' 49-14 upset of No. 5 West Virginia.

-Montee Ball, Wisconsin, ran for a career-high 247 yards and three TDs to help the Badgers beat Purdue 38-14. He is now is alone in third place in NCAA history with 72 career TDs.

-Eddie Lacy, Alabama, had a career-best 177 yards on 18 carries and three TDs in the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 42-10 win over Missouri.

-Tyler Wilson, Arkansas, was 23 of 31 passing for 372 yards and a career-high five TDs in a 49-7 win over Kentucky.

-Jeff Driskel, Florida, ran for three TDs and 177 yards on 11 carries to break a school record for a quarterback and help the fourth-ranked Gators beat Vanderbilt 31-17.

-Denard Robinson, Michigan, threw two TD passes, ran for two more scores and had 287 total yards to lead the No. 25 Wolverines in a 45-0 win over Illinois.

-EJ Manuel, Florida State, threw for a career-high 439 yards and four TDs as the 12th-ranked Seminoles rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 51-7 victory over Boston College.

-Collin Klein, Kansas State, ran for 105 yards and three TDs, and the sixth-ranked Wildcats held off Iowa State 27-21.

-Trevone Boykin, TCU, threw for 261 yards and four TDs in the Horned Frogs' 49-21 win at Baylor.

-Cody Vaz, Oregon State, passed for 332 yards and three TDs in his first start since high school to help the No. 10 Beavers beat Brigham Young 42-24.

-Senorise Perry, Louisville, rushed for 101 yards and a career-high four TDs to help the No. 18 Cardinals race by Pittsburgh 45-35.

-Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada, rushed for 185 yards and three TDs to help the Wolf Pack overcome a 17-point halftime deficit and defeat UNLV 42-37.

-Shane Carden, East Carolina, threw for 308 yards and 5 TDs in a 41-7 win over Memphis.

-Cary Grossart, Northern Arizona, threw for 363 yards and four TDs in a 45-38 win over North Dakota.

-Clayton Moore, Jackson State passed for 269 yards and two scores and ran for 131 yards and three more TDs in a 37-34 victory over Alabama State.

-Chris Amrhein, Cornell, stepped in for injured Jeff Mathews and threw for 523 yards, second-most in school history, in a 41-38 win over Monmouth (N.J.).

-Bo Wallace, Mississippi, scored four TDs rushing, passing and receiving as the Rebels snapped a 16-game SEC losing streak with a 41-20 win over Auburn.

-Dri Archer, Kent State, rushed for 222 yards, including an explosive 87-yard TD late, and completed a trick 24-yard touchdown pass in a 31-17 win over Army.

-Lanny Funsten, Davidson, caught 17 passes to break the Pioneer Football League single-game record and had 246 yards receiving in a 34-24 loss to Jacksonville.

-Andy Vailas, New Hampshire, threw for three TDs and rushed for another in a 44-40 win over Richmond.

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NUMBERS

4-Kick returns for scores this season by Marcus Murphy, setting a Missouri single-season record. He returned a kickoff 98 yards for a TD in the second quarter against No. 1 Alabama.

16-Straight wins by Penn over Columbia after a 24-20 victory.

18-Plays of 15 yards or more by Texas Tech in its 49-14 upset of No. 5 West Virginia.

47-Career TD passes by Eastern Kentucky's T.J. Pryor, breaking Jim Guice's school record. Pryor also broke Josh Greco's school record of 478 career completions.

402-Career points by Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins, most in the Atlantic Coast Conference and fifth in NCAA history.

467-Yards rushing by Wisconsin in a rainy 38-14 win over Purdue.

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IRISH REVENGE

Notre Dame knew what was coming. Stanford doesn't get cute inches from the goal line.

And after three years of getting pushed around by the Cardinal, the Fighting Irish pushed back, winning the most important shoving match they've had all season.

Or did they?

A wall of Notre Dame defenders stopped Stepfan Taylor inches from the goal line on fourth down in overtime and the seventh-ranked Irish remained unbeaten with a 20-13 victory against the No. 17 Cardinal on a soggy day in South Bend.

Taylor kept reaching and turning with bodies underneath him, and his knee never did hit the ground before reaching the ball across the goal line. But the officials ruled it was too late. The whistle had blown, and that meant the play was stopped.

The celebration had to wait for a replay review. The call stood. Irish fans who weren't already on the field spilled out of the stands, and Notre Dame's national title hopes remained alive. The Irish are 6-0 for the first time since 2002.

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KILL'S SEIZURES RETURN

Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill's seizure problems returned Saturday, hospitalizing the coach shortly after he gave his postgame press conference following a 21-13 loss to Northwestern.

Kill met with the media and answered questions for about 10 minutes after the game, looking healthy and strong. But moments after returning to the locker room, school officials said he had another seizure.

Team medical staff attended to him immediately, and an ambulance arrived at TCF Bank Stadium quickly after the seizure. Kill was taken to a hospital, where he was alert and resting comfortably, according to a news release issued by the school about two hours after the game.

It's latest in a long line of problems with seizures for Kill. He suffered several of them last season in his first year at Minnesota, most notably on the sideline during a loss to New Mexico State in September.

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RED RIVER ROUT

When Bob Stoops starts to rattle off the scores of the big wins he's brought home for Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, they all start to sound alike - and oh, that's so sweet for the Sooners.

Damien Williams broke off a 95-yard touchdown run for the longest rush in the rivalry's history, Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs and No. 13 Oklahoma beat No. 15 Texas 63-21 for its second straight blowout in the series.

Stoops is now 9-5 against Mack Brown and responsible for three of Oklahoma's five most lopsided wins over Texas - and that doesn't include last year's 55-17 clobbering.

Put this one right up there with 65-13 in 2003 and 63-14 in 2000, both seasons when the Sooners played for the national championship.

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OFFENSIVE SHOW

Tennessee-Martin's Derek Carr threw for seven touchdowns against Murray State.

It wasn't even most in the game.

Putting on a spectacular offensive show, the Skyhawks outlasted Murray State 66-59 behind Carr's 560 yards and seven scoring passes.

Murray State's Casey Brockman topped Carr in TD passes, throwing for eight while while completing 45 of 67 passes for 537 yards. Carr completed 42 of 46 passes.

DJ McNeil's 9-yard scoring run with 1:19 remaining - the only rushing touchdown of the game - gave UTM a 66-52 lead, and it held on despite Brockman's final touchdown pass with 3 seconds left.

The Skyhawks' 28-10 lead after one quarter marked the fifth time in six years that the winner of this game had 28 points in the first quarter.

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Wizards' second round pick Issuf Sanon will take time, much like Tomas Satoransky did

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Wizards' second round pick Issuf Sanon will take time, much like Tomas Satoransky did

The first round of the NBA Draft played out expectedly for what the Wizards had planned for the night. In Troy Brown, they clearly got the guy they wanted all along, seeing as there were many interesting prospects they passed on to choose him.

The second round was a bit more chaotic. Team president Ernie Grunfeld said there were a few players picked just ahead of them at No. 44 that they had their eyes on. They contemplated trading up, but no perfect deals were presented.

So, they decided to think long-term, like really long-term. In choosing Ukrainian point guard Issuf Sanon, the Wizards understand it may be years before he plays in the NBA.

"We hope to have him developed in a few years," Grunfeld said.

Sanon, just 18, plays for Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia. He may stay in Europe into his 20s before he comes to the United States.

The Wizards have utilized the draft-and-stash model with other players. Their 2015 second round pick, Aaron White, has been playing in Europe for the past three seasons.

Sometimes those players never convey and contribute for the Wizards. But sometimes they do and Grunfeld pointed to a player already on their roster as a model to consider.

"We drafted Tomas [Satoransky] at an earlier age, he went overseas [and] he played at the highest level and it got him ready for the NBA," Grunfeld said.

The difference between now and then is that the Wizards have a G-League franchise starting this fall, the Capital City Go-Go. Because of that, it seemed more likely going into the draft that the Wizards would use the second round pick on a guy who can play there right away. 

Grunfeld, however, opted for roster flexibility. By keeping Sanon in Europe, the Wizards can have another open roster spot. They could either fill that spot, or leave spots on the end of their roster open as they did for much of last season.

"We want to preserve a roster spot, so just because you draft someone in your second round, if you sign him, he still has a roster spot even if you let him play for the GoGo," Grunfeld said.

Sanon may have a bright future. He is a 6-foot-4 point guard with impressive athleticism who doesn't turn 19 until October. He said he models his game after Russell Westbrook, as a guard who can score the ball.

The Wizards passed on several interesting prospects to pick Sanon. Still on the board were Keita Bates-Diop of Ohio State, Hamidou Diallo of Kentucky and Svi Mykhailiuk of Kansas, three players they brought in for pre-draft workouts. But instead, they went with a long-term investment, hoping they found the next Satoransky.

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Capitals Draft Tracker

The 2018 NHL Draft starts on Friday with the first round and runs through Saturday. Here's a running tracker of the Caps' picks.

1st round, 31st overall: D Alexander Alexeyev, WHL, 6'4", 196 pounds

The Caps' first first-round pick sine 2016, Alexeyev is a smart two-way defenseman with good size.

Read more on him here.

2nd round, 46th overall (from Florida, via New Jersey): D Martin Fehervary, Allsvenskan (Sweden), 6'2", 194 pounds

A physical style defenseman who is very strong in his own end, but does not have much offensive upside. Sort of a throwback style of play which makes him a surprise pick this high.

2nd round, 47th overall (From Colorado): F Kody Clark, OHL, 6'1", 179 pounds

Kody Clark boasts an NHL pedigree as the son of Wendel Clark, a first-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs who recorded 330 goals and 564 career points in 763 NHL games.

3rd round, 93rd overall: F Riley Sutter, WHL, 6'3", 203 pounds

Riley Sutter also boasts a strong NHL pedigree as the son of Run Sutter and nephew of Darryl Sutter.

Riley is a power forward who played alongside Caps prospect Garrett Pilon on the Everett Silvertips in the WHL and recorded 53 points in 68 games last season.

4th round, 124th overall: G Mitchell Gibson, NAHL, 6'1", 187 pounds

A Harvard commit, Gibson posted a 1.59 GAA and .935 save percentage in the NAHL last season.

6th round, 186th overall: 

7th round, 217th overall: