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We have a new superstar player to celebrate in college football, but not a new No. 1 team.Boy, was it close, though.For the first time in the history of the Associated Press poll, the top three teams played on the road against ranked teams, so we expected some shake-up. And by the time Cal completed its upset of No. 11 Texas, seven ranked teams had fallen in Week 3.?No. 1 Alabama found itself in familiar territory, trailing SEC West nemesis Ole Miss for the third straight season.The No. 19 Rebels held a 24-3 lead late in the first half at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but the Crimson Tide scored two touchdowns in the final 2:10, the second coming on Eddie Jacksons 85-yard punt return.After Alabama went ahead 48-30 late in the fourth quarter, Ole Miss scored two touchdowns in eight seconds, thanks to a successful onside kick, before the Crimson Tide survived with a 48-43 victory. For the Tide, the 21-point deficit matched the largest comeback in the programs storied history. For the Rebels, it was the second game this season in which theyve lost after leading by 21 points. (The other was against Florida State.)It was a taxing win for the Crimson Tide, and many of their players and coaches needed an IV -- but not Nick Saban.You have coaches getting IVs, Saban said. You have players getting IVs. But the old fella doesnt need an IV because they dont make em like they used to.While Alabama took some time to find its footing against Ole Miss, No. 2 Florida State was run out of the building at Louisville. The Seminoles were embarrassed in a 63-20 loss against the 10th-ranked Cardinals -- it was the third-largest victory over a top-two team in the 80-year history of the AP poll and the biggest since 2008.Although were only one-third of the way into the season, Louisvilles Lamar Jackson might be an early runaway winner of the Heisman Trophy. The sophomore quarterback continued his sizzling start by running for four touchdowns and throwing for one more against FSU. Jackson has accounted for 18 touchdowns in three games.?The Cardinals are more than a one-man circus, however. Louisvilles defense held FSU star tailback?Dalvin Cook?to only 3.4 yards per carry and harassed freshman quarterback?Deondre Francois?into 7-of-18 passing.After humiliating the Seminoles, the Cardinals will get their chance against defending ACC champion Clemson on the road on Oct. 1.We look at the start of the season and we know that everything has to go through Florida State and Clemson, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said.Alabama doesnt seem ready to loosen its grip on No. 1, but it might be hard to argue that the SEC is still the best league. In fact, that distinction might belong to -- gasp! -- the Big Ten, which figures to have at least three teams ranked in the top 10 when new polls are released Sunday.No. 3 Ohio State scored 35 points in the first half at Oklahoma and all but knocked the No. 14 Sooners out of the College Football Playoff race with a 45-24 victory. The Buckeyes are 19-0 in road games under coach Urban Meyer, and theyve won five consecutive road games against ranked foes. After losing nine underclassmen to the NFL draft, the Buckeyes were supposed to be a year away from challenging for one of the four spots in the CFP. But even with eight new starters on both sides of the ball, Ohio State again looks as if it might be the team to beat in the Big Ten.Quarterback J.T. Barrett threw four touchdown passes against Oklahoma, all of them to sophomore Noah Brown, who might have already turned in the touchdown catch of the season with a behind-the-back (of the defender) grab late in the first half.Although Ohio State won easily for the third week in a row, No. 4 Michigan was actually tested for the first time. The Wolverines fell behind Colorado by 14 points twice in the first quarter before rallying for a comfortable 45-28 victory at the Big House.In the first two games, we were never really punched in the face, Michigan tight end Jake Butt told reporters. It wasnt going to be a fairy tale the whole season.Ohio State probably wont be Michigans lone competition in the Big Ten. No. 12 Michigan State built a 29-point lead in the third quarter at No. 18 Notre Dame before the Fighting Irish fought back for three late touchdowns. The Spartans held on for a 36-28 victory to end a three-game losing streak against Notre Dame.Along with Oklahoma, the Fighting Irish have already lost two games and are probably eliminated from the CFP race before the calendar even turns to October. So is USC, which lost 27-10 at Stanford on Saturday night. Cardinal star Christian McCaffrey had 260 all-purpose yards, scoring on a 56-yard catch and 1-yard run.Nebraska also figures to enter the top-25 rankings after beating No. 22 Oregon 35-32. The Cornhuskers were aided by the Ducks decision to keep trying two-point conversions; Oregon went 1-for-5 on the attempts, the most missed conversions by a team in the past 10 seasons.With a 3-0 start, Nebraska suddenly looks like the favorite in the Big Ten West. FCS national champion North Dakota State stunned No. 13 Iowa 23-21 with a last-second field goal in Iowa City. The Bison are the first FCS program to defeat an AP-ranked opponent since 2013 and the fourth to do so since the FBS/FCS split in 1978.I told them before the game we belonged. I told them at halftime we belonged, North Dakota State coach Chris Klieman said. Thats a great football team we beat today. You cant tell anyone in our locker room were not good enough to beat anybody.After a wild start to the 2016 season, the Crimson Tide werent the only ones who needed to catch their breath Saturday.This game was so wild and woolly, Saban said. It was an unbelievable game for fans to watch. It was a really difficult game for a coach to have to suffer through, but we made it.We made it.Thats more than a lot of the sports traditional powers could say after Saturday.Playoff teams after Week 31. Alabama: Freshman Jalen Hurts ran for 146 yards in a 48-43 win at Ole Miss, becoming the first quarterback to run for more than 100 yards on a Saban-coached team (in college or the NFL).2. Louisville: The Cardinals made an emphatic statement in their 63-20 rout of Florida State. They were the first ACC team to score 60 points in three straight contests, and the 63 points were the most given up by a Seminoles team in a game.3. Ohio State: The Buckeyes scored 35 points in the first half of a 45-24 win at Oklahoma, the most points the Sooners gave up in the first half of a game at Memorial Stadium. OSU opens Big Ten play in two weeks against Rutgers at home after a bye this coming week.4. Michigan: The Wolverines fell behind Colorado 21-7 early but pulled away behind their dominant defense. The Buffaloes had more points, yards and first downs in the first quarter than they had in the final three quarters combined.Next four in contention1. Houston: After a slow start at Cincinnati on Thursday night, the Cougars exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter of a 40-16 victory. Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. returned from a shoulder injury and passed for 326 yards with three total touchdowns (two rushing and one passing).2. Clemson: After two so-so performances to start the season, the Tigers demolished FCS foe South Carolina State 59-0 at Death Valley. It was so bad that the coaches agreed to play 12-minute quarters in the second half.3. Stanford: The Cardinals win over USC was their third straight victory over the Trojans by double digits, a first in the programs history. Stanford will play three of its next four games away from home: at UCLA, at No. 8 Washington and at No. 18 Notre Dame.4. Michigan State: The Spartans built an early 29-point lead, then held on for a 36-28 win at Notre Dame. It was Michigan States first win in the rivalry since 2010 and its first in South Bend, Indiana, since 2007.Heisman candidates1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: Jackson accounted for five more touchdowns against Florida State (one passing, four rushing) to give him an FBS-high 18 in three games this season. Entering Saturday, none of the 127 FBS teams other than Louisville had scored 18 touchdowns this season. It was Jacksons fifth consecutive game with 100 rushing yards and 100 passing yards.2. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford: USC has become McCaffreys favorite opponent. In his past three games against the Trojans, including two games last season, McCaffrey is averaging 320 all-purpose yards. Saturday was his 13th straight game with at least 200 all-purpose yards, best in the FBS.3. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State: Barrett had four passing touchdowns and rushed for 74 yards on the ground in the Buckeyes convincing win over Oklahoma. Barrett passed Braxton Miller and Troy Smith on Ohio States all-time list with his 55th career touchdown pass.?4. Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State: Pumphrey ran for 220 yards with three touchdowns on 23 carries in the Aztecs 42-28 win at Northern Illinois. It was his second straight game with more than 200 rushing yards, and he set a Mountain West Conference record with his 52nd career touchdown.Best momentsBest playsWorst plays1. Clemsons Ray-Ray McCloud can sleep better at night. South Carolina States Ahmaad Harris fielded a kickoff and flipped the ball to an official --?without taking a knee. The Tigers recovered the fumble for a touchdown.Tweets of the nightQuotes of the night1. I saw that the linebackers were down the middle. I had to get the corner to the middle of the field, and once they called hike I said, I got to get to the middle before he does. Before he beats me there. Thats what I did. He threw a good pass; I had to adjust and come down with it and secure it. That put us on top. -- Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie on his winning touchdown catch against Missouri2. As a quarterback, you cant do that. It stinks that Im sitting here and saying that its my mistake again, but I have to correct it because its on me. If we dont turn that ball over like that, we probably sit here and win the game. -- Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly3. Everybody knew that it was not a fluke. It was physical play. It got our attention. I did not have to say something magical to get them fired up. -- Miami coach Mark Richt, about how Appalachian State got his teams attention with its overtime loss at Tennessee in its opener. The Hurricanes defeated the Mountaineers 45-10 on the road.4. The refs came over to me right before the half and asked if Id be OK with shortening up the game if South Carolina State was. I said itd be fine with me. They came over again before the start of the third quarter and asked if Id be OK with 12-minute quarters. It was fine with me. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who agreed to play 12-minute quarters in the second half against FCS foe South Carolina State, after taking a 45-0 lead at the halfStats that matter1. $2,175,000: Amount of money that North Dakota State has been paid by the six FBS opponents it has defeated since 2010.2. 82: Oregons streak of 82 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass, an NCAA record, ended in its loss at Nebraska. The last time the Ducks didnt throw a touchdown pass was in a 26-17 loss to Ohio State in the 2010 Rose Bowl.3. 6: Auburns 29-16 loss to Texas A&M was its sixth consecutive defeat in an SEC home game. The Tigers havent beaten an SEC foe at home since knocking off South Carolina 42-35 on Oct. 25, 2014.4. 14: Since 2005, Nebraska coach Mike Riley has 14 victories over ranked opponents while his own team was unranked, the most by any FBS head coach during that span. 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Haas said he "felt a lot of pain" in his right shoulder when he slammed his racket to the ground in frustration after losing his serve at 3-3 in the first set. LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska led overmatched University of Mary by 10 points less than five minutes into the game Tuesday on its way to a 70-38 win in a game that gave the Huskers bench the opportunity to play more than half the minutes.That was key for a team that has only five experienced players on the roster, all of whom start.It was good for them to get a feel for what the game is like, said Michael Jacobsen, who led the Huskers with 10 points. Weve been practicing for about two months now. Its hard when you go against each other so much. ... In the game its a totally different feel. I think its good for them to get their minutes and just figure out their roles.All five of Nebraskas non-starters played at least 20 minutes and combined for 30 points with each making at least a field goal. That was a marked improvement from Sundays home opener against Sacramento State in which the Nebraska bench made just two field goals and contributed only nine points.It was really, really important, said Isaiah Roby, who came off the bench to score seven points in 24 minutes. Obviously, we have to execute stuff against other people and also just getting tired. All of us were dripping sweat. ... He (Nebraska coach Tim Miles) kind of challenged us to step our game up tonight. We still have a lot to work on obviously ... but I think we stepped up a little bit more.Nebraska (2-0) was never challenged by the NCAA Division II school from North Dakota that is Miles alma mater. Nebraska went up by 12-2 on Jack McVeighs 3-pointer at the 15:18 mark and stretched the lead to 30-8 on another of McVeighs 3s with 5:52 left in the first half.Mary (0-3) cut the Nebraska lead to 15 on Damonta Henrys 3-pointer that opened the second half. But the Huskers quickly pushed the lead over 20, going up 41-19 on McVeighs 3-pointerr with 17:37 left.dddddddddddd Nebraskas largest lead was 32.The Marauders struggled against the Nebraska defense, hitting just 7 of 28 shots in the first half and finished 29 percent from the field. The bigger, stronger Huskers also dominated on the boards, outrebounding Mary 45-21Nebraska hit 50 percent of its shots, but committed 17 turnoversMary played in front of the largest crowd it will likely see this season (8,459). Attendance at Marauder games, home and on the road, averages about 1,000. That should work to Marys advantage, said coach Joe Kittell.Theres not going to be any atmosphere thats going to be more hostile than this, Kittell said. Our guys understand that, played in it, and it shouldnt bother us anymore. Really excited about this group, I know were zero and three right now but there are a lot of good kids out there. They want to win, they want to get better.BIG PICTURENebraska: Miles said the relatively low score and margin of victory can be attributed to Marys strategy of running down the shot clock on offense and impatience on the part of the Huskers once they finally got the ball.University of Mary: The Marauders took full advantage of a game against a Division I foe, chartering a flight to bring fans from Bismarck to Lincoln. Those who paid $289 for the trip got lunch with Nebraska football coach Mike Riley, a tour of the athletic facilities and a dinner with Nebraska baseball coach and North Dakota native Darin Erstad.UP NEXTNebraska will host Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. Saturday, a starting time set to avoid conflict with the Nebraska-Maryland football game at 11 a.m.Mary will return to Bismarck where it will host Yellowstone Christian Monday. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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