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Published on NewsOK Modified: November 29, 2014 at 11:05 pm •  Published: November 29, 2014
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STARS

—Marcus Mariota, Oregon, threw for 367 yards and four TDs, and ran for 39 yards and two more scores to lead the third-ranked Ducks to a 47-19 victory over Oregon State in the 118th Civil War game.

—Amari Cooper, Alabama, tied his own school record with 224 yards receiving and caught three TD passes in the No. 2 Crimson Tide's 55-44 comeback victory over No. 15 Auburn.

—Cody Kessler, USC, passed for 372 yards and six TDs in a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame.

—Jordan Howard, UAB, set a school record with 262 yards rushing on 35 carries in a 45-24 win over Southern Miss.

—Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech, set a Big 12 freshman record with 598 yards passing and threw for six TDs in a 48-46 loss to No. 5 Baylor.

—Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State, rushed for 267 yards and three TDs to lead the Aztecs over San Jose State 38-7.

—Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, ran for 151 yards and accounted for two scores, helping the 14th-ranked Badgers beat No. 22 Minnesota 34-24.

—Christian Stewart, BYU, threw for 433 yards and five TDs in a 42-35 win over California.

—Zach Zenner, South Dakota State, rushed for 252 yards and scored a career-best five TDs in a 47-40 win against Montana State in the opener of the FCS playoffs.

—Gary Nova, Rutgers, threw for 347 yards and TDs in a 41-38 win over Maryland.

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SEMINOLES SURVIVE

Top-ranked Florida State was again far from perfect.

And still ended up with another flawless record.

Seemingly playing with fire game after game, the Seminoles rallied for a 24-19 victory over rival Florida in Will Muschamp's final game as the Gators' coach.

Jameis Winston played like a turnover machine before leading the defending national champions to their 28th straight victory and consecutive undefeated regular seasons for the first time in school history. Florida State is the 16th team to accomplish the feat since 1950.

Cook ran for a career-high 144 yards for the Seminoles. They will face Georgia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Dec. 6.

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BUCKEYES WIN, LOSE BARRETT

For Ohio State, the thrill of beating rival Michigan was tempered by an injury to star quarterback J.T. Barrett.

Ezekiel Elliott scored untouched on a 44-yard run on fourth-and-1 with 4:58 left to help Ohio State, which lost Barrett early in the fourth quarter to an ankle injury, beat the Wolverines 42-28 on Saturday.

With no postseason, the only thing left to be decided for Michigan is the future of coach Brady Hoke. Interim AD Jim Hackett will make the call on whether the coach stays or goes.

Barrett threw for one TD and ran for two before his right leg crumpled underneath him when he was tackled on a run. Coach Urban Meyer said he's out for the season.

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EGG BOWL

The unlikely duo of Jaylen Walton and Jordan Wilkins led Mississippi to a resounding Egg Bowl upset.

Walton had a 91-yard touchdown run and Wilkins, a running back, threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to lead No. 18 Ole Miss over No. 4 Mississippi State 31-17 on Saturday.

The loss by Mississippi State means Alabama clinched the SEC Western Division. Dak Prescott threw for 282 yards and a touchdown.

It's the first time both teams came into the Egg Bowl ranked since 1999.

The loss is a severe blow to Mississippi State's hope of advancing to the inaugural College Football Playoff.

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NUMBERS

12_Bowl-eligible teams in the SEC, a conference record.

14_Interceptions by Louisville's Gerod Holliman, tying an NCAA record.

24_Rushing touchdowns by Pittsburgh's James Conner, breaking Tony Dorsett's single-season school record. He also passed Dorsett's single-season marks for total touchdowns (23) and points (140).

43_Years since Memphis won a conference title before clinching at least a share of the American Athletic Conference.

99_Points between Alabama and Auburn, most in Iron Bowl history.

222_Career catches by Kansas State's Tyler Lockett, breaking the school record held by his father, Kevin.

1,079_Rushing yards for Boston College's Tyler Murphy, breaking the ACC record by a quarterback. Clemson's Woodrow Dantzler held the previous mark with 1,061 yards, set in 2001.

3,387_Career rushing yards by Miami's Duke Johnson, breaking Ottis Anderson's school record of 3,331.

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BLUEGRASS BRAWL

Pregame tensions between players from No. 24 Louisville and rival Kentucky evolved into a shoving match involving Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino, who was seen grabbing the jacket of Wildcats assistant Daniel Berezowitz in one scuffle.

Several confrontations preceded kickoff, the biggest of which occurred near midfield and cleared both benches. Coaches and officials jumped in to break up groups of players pushing and shoving each other, and the Kentucky Kernel newspaper tweeted a photo of Petrino grabbing Berezowitz, Kentucky's director of football recruiting operations, and appearing to yell at him.

No penalties were called as things calmed down, but the first quarter was physical as the Wildcats sacked Louisville freshman quarterback Reggie Bonnafon twice and decked him as he threw an interception leading to a Kentucky field goal.