NCAA FOOTBALL: SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS
• Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, ran for 246 yards and four TDs to help the No. 3 Buckeyes roll past Illinois, 60-35.
• Brandon Connette, Duke, rushed for a career-high four TDs and threw for a fifth to help the Blue Devils upset No. 24 Miami 48-30.
• Cartel Brooks, Heidelberg, ran for 465 yards to set an all-division NCAA record in a 42-14 win over Baldwin Wallace.
• James Sims, Kansas, rushed for 211 yards and three TDs to help the Jayhawks snap a 27-game Big 12 losing streak with a 31-19 victory over West Virginia.
• Brendon Kay, Cincinnati, threw for a career-best 405 yards and four TDs in a 52-17 thrashing of Rutgers.
• Clint Chelf, Oklahoma State, ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the No. 12 Cowboys stayed in the Big 12 championship chase by beating No. 23 Texas 38-13.
• Jeremy Langford, Michigan State, ran 32 times for 151 yards and two TDs in the No. 14 Spartans’ 41-28 victory over Nebraska.
• James White, Wisconsin, rushed for a career-high 205 yards, including a 93-yard touchdown run, as the No. 17 Badgers beat Indiana 51-3.
• Marcus Mariota, Oregon, threw for 288 yards and three TDs to help the sixth-ranked Ducks rebound from last week’s loss to Stanford with a 44-21 victory over Utah.
• Andre Williams, Boston College, ran for a school-record 339 yards and eclipsed the single-season mark, leading the Eagles to a 38-21 victory over North Carolina State.
• Garrett Safron, Sacramento State, passed for 554 yards and three second-half touchdowns as the Hornets rallied from a 14 -point deficit to beat Portland State 43-42.
• Michael Strauss, Richmond, passed for 543 yards and five TDs in a 46-43 come-from-behind win over Delaware.
• Shepard Little, Eastern Illinois, ran for 245 yards and three TDs in a 52-14 win over Jacksonville State.
• Garrett Gilbert, SMU, threw for 353 yards and four TDs to help the Mustangs beat Connecticut 38-21.
• Shane Carden, East Carolina, threw for 296 yards and five TDs in a 63-14 victory over UAB.
• John David Baker, Abilene Christian, accounted for five TDs in a 65-45 win over Prairie View.
• Jordan Canada, Montana, rushed for a career-high 189 yards and two TDs in a 42-6 win over Weber State.
On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. 2 Florida State.
The Heisman Trophy candidate showed no effects from a tumultuous week, completing 19 of 21 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns as the Seminoles rolled Syracuse 59-3.
News broke Wednesday that Winston was under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that took place Dec. 7, 2012. Attention moved away from his Heisman Trophy campaign to the many unanswered questions surrounding an investigation that is nearly a year old.
Any questions about whether the off-field issue would impact Florida State’s game were answered immediately. Florida State (10-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 28-0 in the first quarter. Syracuse (5-5, 3-3) was held scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.
The quarterback completed his first 11 attempts and looked completely comfortable. Winston controlled the game with his arm, but also sprinted nearly 40 yards downfield to throw the final block that sprung Kermit Whitfield on a 74-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
“I thought he played exceptionally well,” Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said about Winston. “His mind was really in the game.”
11: Straight conference losses by Colorado before beating California 41-24.
157: Wins by Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops, matching Barry Switzer’s school record.
751: Total yards by Mississippi in a 51-21 win over Troy, setting a school record.
1,264: Combined yards in Abilene Christian’s 65-45 win over Prairie View.
16,432: Career total yards by Tusculum’s Bo Cordell to set an NCAA Division II record. He broke the record of Jimmy Terwilliger, who had 16,064 yards for East Stroudsburg from 2003-06.
Ricardo Louis scored on a deflected 73-yard pass on fourth and 18 with 25 seconds left to lift No. 7 Auburn to a stunning 43-38 victory over No. 25 Georgia.
The Tigers had blown a 27-7 lead but pulled out one more huge play to continue the biggest turnaround in major college football. From 3-9 last year, they can win the SEC West with a victory in two weeks against No. 1 Alabama.
Auburn’s Nick Marshall heaved the ball downfield with two defenders around Louis. It bounced off safety Tray Matthews and Louis reached out his left hand to corral it.
Aaron Murray, who had engineered the comeback with three fourth-quarter touchdowns, could only stare helplessly from the bench. A win could have kept the Bulldogs alive in the SEC East.
Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp set a pair of FCS receiving records in the Eagles’ 35-22 win over Cal Poly.
Kupp caught eight passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns to match the FCS record for most consecutive games with a TD catch at 11. He shares the record with Marshall’s Randy Moss (1996), Cal Poly’s Ramses Barden (2008) and EWU’s Brandon Kaufman (2010).
Kupp also broke the FCS record for receiving yards by a freshman, with 1,231 on 68 catches. The previous record of 1,196 was set by Sean Price of Appalachian State in 2012.
Cartel Brooks of Division III Heidelberg set an all-division NCAA record by rushing for 465 yards in a 42-14 win over Baldwin Wallace.
The record had been held by Western Connecticut’s Octavias McKoy, who piled up 455 yards rushing against Worcester State on Oct. 26. Prior to McKoy’s record-setting performance, Dante Brown of Marietta’s mark of 441 yards stood since 1996.
Brooks had 38 carries and scored on runs of 81, 41 and 13 yards.
Brooks set the Heidelberg single-game records for rushing yards and touchdowns last month when he ran for 337 yards and five scores. He finished the regular season with a school-record 1,704 yards rushing.