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College Football Today
November 10, 2012, 8:52 pm
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STARS

-Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, ran for a Pac-12 record 366 yards and tied the conference record with five TDs in the Wildcats' 56-31 rout of Colorado. The previous record was 357 yards by Washington State's Rueben Mayes at Oregon in 1984.

-Montee Ball, Wisconsin, ran for 198 yards and scored three times in the Badgers' 62-14 win over Indiana. Ball passed 1998 Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams for second on the FBS list with 77 career TDs, leaving him one behind all-time leader Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio).

-Seth Doege, Texas Tech, threw for 476 yards and three TDs in the Red Raiders' 41-34 double-overtime win over Kansas.

-Marqise Lee, Southern California, caught 10 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown to help the No. 21 Trojans bounce back from consecutive losses with a 38-17 victory over skidding Arizona State.

-Kevin Hogan, Stanford, threw for 254 yards and three TDs in his first collegiate start, and the No. 16 Cardinal overcame four turnovers to rally past No. 13 Oregon State 27-23 and stay in control of their Pac-12 title hopes.

-Clint Chelf, Oklahoma State, threw for 292 yards and four TDs in his first career start as the Cowboys handed West Virginia its fourth straight loss, 55-44.

-Brett Smith, Wyoming, threw for 374 yards and four TDs to lead the Cowboys past New Mexico 28-23.

-Tyler Bray, Tennessee, threw for 404 yards and four TDs in the Vols' 51-48 overtime loss to Missouri.

-Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, threw for 426 yards and three TDs in the No. 11 Cardinals' 45-26 loss to Syracuse.

-Mike Piatkowski, Drake, threw for 366 yards and a career-high five TDs in a 45-20 victory over Butler.

-Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern, ran for three TDs and threw for two more in a 69-26 nonconference win over Howard.

-Matt Denham, Eastern Kentucky, rushed for 214 yards and three TDs and also caught a scoring pass in a 55-24 win over Murray State.

-Keith Dawson, Jacksonville, rushed for 217 yards and two TDs in a 40-14 victory over Campbell.

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TIDE CRASHES

Johnny Manziel and No. 15 Texas A&M shook up the national championship race by beating No. 1 Alabama 29-24.

The Aggies, playing in the Southeastern Conference for the first season, also might have ended the league's run of BCS titles at six years.

The Crimson Tide didn't go quietly.

AJ McCarron nearly pulled off a second straight scintillating comeback. He threw one touchdown pass and motored the ball downfield before Deshazor Everett stepped in front of his fourth-down pass at the goal line with 1:36 left.

Manziel passed for 253 yards and rushed for 92 and led the Aggies to a 20-0 first quarter lead.

Alabama kept coming back, but never caught up with Manziel and Texas A&M.

Alabama, the nation's top scoring defense, forced a punt with less than a minute left, but A&M never had to kick it waway. The Tide was penalized for offisides, giving Texas A&M a first down and a chance to kneel out the clock.

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NUMBERS

1-Win by Massachusetts on the Football Bowl Subdivision level after defeating Akron 22-14.

12-Straight home wins by No. 10 Clemson, a school record.

146-Wins by Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, moving him past Bud Wilkinson for second in school history and 11 shy of Barry Switzer's school record.

738-Career completions by Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, a Big East record.

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ACC SHOOTOUT

They score 118 points all the time in the Atlantic Coast Conference - on the basketball courts, not on the football fields.

Georgia Tech and North Carolina blew up the scoreboard in the highest scoring game in ACC history. Even after the Yellow Jackets' wild 68-50 victory, Paul Johnson wanted more - and he was the winning coach.

The teams combined for 1,085 yards and 118 points in surpassing the previous ACC mark of 110 points set in Virginia's 63-47 victory over Tulane in 1968. Eleven players scored touchdowns in this one.

Georgia Tech's Robert Godhigh rushed for two touchdowns and caught a third. Jamal Golden returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score, and backup quarterback Vad Lee rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns and threw for a third.

Georgia Tech outgained the Tar Heels 588-497 and set a school record for points in an ACC game, eclipsing its 63 against Wake Forest in 1998.

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ROYAL TRIBUTE

The Texas Longhorns paid tribute to former football coach Darrell Royal during their game against Iowa State, honoring the man who won 11 conference titles and two national championships in his 20 years leading the program.

Royal, who died Wednesday at age 88, won 167 games at Texas from 1957 to 1976, a mark that still stands as a school record.

Texas ran its first offensive play from the wishbone formation Royal introduced to major college football in 1968. Instead of a run, Texas pitched the ball to Jaxon Shipley, who tossed it back to quarterback David Ash, who passed to tight end Greg Daniels for 47 yards, adding some razzle-dazzle to an old-school formation.

Flags flew at half-staff at the stadium that bears Royal's name and white ``DKR'' initials were painted inside the burnt-orange Longhorn logo at midfield. Texas players also wore a similar helmet logo, which will remain part of the uniform the rest of the season.

A wreath was placed at the feet of a Royal statue inside the stadium where dozens of fans lined up to take photographs and flashed the ``Hook'em Horns'' hand signal. Royal's widow Edith attended the game.