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No. 1 Florida St survives against No. 22 Clemson (Yahoo Sports)
No. 1 Florida State seemed destined to lose with its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston standing on the sideline, suspended and relegated to cheerleader. Sean Maguire hung in with an up-and-down effort as Winston's replacement and Florida State escaped with a 23-17 overtime victory Saturday night over No. 22 Clemson, but every miscue by the backup-turned-starter was a reminder that the face of the program was wearing street clothes and a ball cap. Winston was suspended for the game against Clemson (1-2, 0-1 ACC) after making ''offensive and vulgar'' comments earlier this week on campus. There had been criticism that the original punishment for Winston's latest embarrassing off-field incident was too light.
Gordon, No. 19 Badgers trample Bowling Green (Yahoo Sports)
After Melvin Gordon fumbled on his first carry, teammate Corey Clement gave him a fist bump on the sideline and told his fellow Wisconsin running back to shake off the mistake. It turned out to be the start of record-setting day for the 19th-ranked Badgers. Gordon rushed for career highs of 253 yards and five touchdowns, and Wisconsin ran for a Big Ten-record 644 yards to trample Bowling Green in a 68-17 victory Saturday. Gordon had 179 yards and four scores by halftime alone before dashing for a 69-yard touchdown on his first carry of the second half.
No. 2 Oregon holds off Washington State, 38-31 (Yahoo Sports)
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich had one word to describe Marcus Mariota's play against Washington State: ''Ridiculous.'' Mariota threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns to stay in contention for the Heisman Trophy and help Oregon hold off Washington State 38-31 Saturday night in a matchup of two of the top offenses in the nation. ''The guy is special.'' Devon Allen and Keanon Lowe each had two touchdown receptions for Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12). ''A road win in this conference is hard,'' Helfrich said after the Ducks rallied to beat Washington State for the eighth consecutive time.
Blake Sims, No. 3 Alabama top Florida 42-21 (Yahoo Sports)
Neither Florida's defense nor Alabama's mistakes could contain Blake Sims and Amari Cooper. Sims threw for 445 yards, the second-best passing performance in school history, and Cooper scored three touchdowns as the third-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sloppy performance to beat the Gators 42-21 on Saturday. The Tide (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) committed 11 penalties for 80 yards and four turnovers that turned into 21 points for the Gators (2-1, 1-1), who still couldn't handle Sims and the prolific passing connection.
Krzyzewski: Coaching US is no unfair edge at Duke (Yahoo Sports)
Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. Krzyzewski met with media in Durham Thursday for the first time since leading the Americans to the gold medal at the Basketball World Cup in Spain. He acknowledged he and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, his assistant with the U.S. Without being asked, he also took exception to critical comments about a photograph of him visiting Paul George in a hospital after the Indiana Pacers star suffered a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg during a U.S.
Missouri freshmen Gant, Allen suspended (Yahoo Sports)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri freshmen basketball players Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen have been suspended after getting arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor third-degree assault.
Charleston, ex-coach reach $400,000 settlement (Yahoo Sports)
Fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik had been paid $400,000 to settle potential claims against the school. The school released financial terms of the settlement to The Associated Press on Tuesday after an open records request. The school will assume $150,000 of the settlement with the rest coming from the state's Insurance Reserve Fund. As part of agreement, Wojcik agreed not to sue the College of Charleston.