Texas A&M seals deal on third down
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Total rushing yards by Florida State as it squeaked out a 28-22 victory in the final minutes on the road against Virginia Tech.
Alabama wasn’t the only team to lose its first game of the season as Louisville, which had rode the arm of QB Teddy Bridgewater to a 9-0 record, fell on the road Saturday. The Cardinals were swamped by Syracuse, which pounded out a 45-26 win to get back to .500 on the season at 5-5.
Number of blocked punts returned for a touchdown in the Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Florida game on Saturday. ULL took its first lead of the game at 17-13 when Blake Comminie returned a block 22 yards and then Jelani Jenkins returned the favor for Florida with 2 seconds left to win the game as it broke a 20-20 tie.
Number of 100-yard kickoff returns on Saturday in the FBS ranks. It was the fourth time this season that three kickoff returns were taken the length of the field on one date. Two of them this past weekend were in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
After picking up its first SEC win a week before, Missouri needed four overtimes to make it two in a row with a 51-48 come-from-behind victory at Tennessee. The Tigers trailed by two touchdowns at the half and finally forced overtime with a game-tying TD in the final minute. The loss kept Tennessee winless in SEC play.
Number of players this season who have had three interceptions in a game after Buffalo’s Cortney Lester picked off three passes against Western Michigan on Saturday. Lester returned them for 71 yards but did not have a touchdown. Interestingly, of the other six players with three INTs in a game, only two returned one for a score.
Streak of seasons Virginia Tech had won at least 10 games – the longest in FBS – until the Hokies lost at home last week to Florida State to ensure they will not reach 10 wins. The Hokies still have a streak of 20 consecutive seasons reaching a bowl game within sight.
Points Colgate scored while shutting out No. 5 Lehigh in the second half to win 35-24 on Saturday. With the win, the Raiders picked up their seventh Patriot League title in history.
Number of points Miami (Fla.) posted Saturday in a one-point loss to Virginia. It was the first time since Hail Flutie and the loss to the Boston College Heisman Trophy winner that the Hurricanes failed to win a contest when scoring at least 40 points.
Third-down conversion percentage by Texas A&M this season, the top mark in the country. The Aggies, who knocked off then-No. 1 Alabama by converting 11 of 18 third-down tries Saturday, have converted 87 of 158 on the season, better than the 53.25 mark by second-place Marshall.
Yardage of longest returns of the weekend by Furman’s Jerodis Williams (kickoff return that tied for the longest of the FCS season with six other players) and Trocon Davis’ interception return for Princeton against Yale (tying five others for the national lead).
Most points scored in an ACC contest in league history after Georgia Tech slipped by North Carolina in a basketball-like 68-50 final score. The mark bettered the previous high of 110 points in a game in 1968 as the teams combined for 1,085 yards and only five total punts. Eleven players scored in the game.
Ka’Deem Carey’s total rushing yards as he helped Arizona to a 56-31 rout of Colorado. Carey had 25 carries and broke the previous Pac-12 single-game rushing record of 357 yards by Washington State’s Rueben Mayes in 1984. He also added five touchdowns on Saturday afternoon.
Wisconsin posted the highest single-game rushing total this season as the Badgers rolled past Indiana on Saturday. Montee Ball (198) and James White (161) each topped the 100-yard mark and Melvin Gordon (96) narrowly missed it.
Total offense yardage by Eastern Kentucky as it racked up 35 unanswered points to race by the Murray State Racers 55-24 on Saturday. Matt Denham led the way with 214 yards on the ground, part of a 372-yard rushing effort by the Colonels.