Florida State’s Jameis Winston accounted for four touchdowns -- three passing, one rushing -- in the Seminoles’ 45-7 win against Duke in the ACC championship game. Winston threw for 330 yards and set FBS freshman records for TD passes (38) and yards passing (3,820) in a season.
Bowling Green’s Matt Johnson threw a career-high five touchdown passes in the Falcons’ 47-27 win against Northern Illinois in the MAC championship game. He also passed for a career-high 393 yards.
Northwest Missouri State rushed for seven touchdowns in the Bearcats’ 59-21 victory against St. Cloud State in the Division II playoffs to break the school playoff record of four rushing TDs. Phil Jackson II had four rushing TDs; Billy Creason had three.
Wesley’s Joe Callahan set Division III playoff records with 633 passing yards and eight touchdowns in the Wolverines’ 62-59 loss to Mount Union. He also set a playoff record with 606 yards of total offense. Steve Koudossou set a playoff record with 273 receiving yards.
Jacksonville State set a school record with 11 sacks in the Gamecocks’ 31-10 victory against McNeese State in the FCS playoffs.
Mount Union defeated Wesley 62-59 in the Division III playoffs to advance to the national semifinals for the 19th consecutive year. The Purple Raiders extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 28 games and won its 76th consecutive home game.
Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp scored two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 41-17 victory against South Dakota State in the FCS playoffs to break an FCS record for most TDs by a freshman with 20. He also broke the school record and tied the Big Sky Conference mark. With 81 catches on the season, he has also tied the FCS record for receptions by a freshman.
Ohio State lost to Michigan State 34-24 in the Big 10 championship game to end the nation’s longest winning streak at 24 games.
Towson’s Terrance West scored three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 48-28 win against Fordham in the FCS playoffs to up to nation-leading total to 33.
Baylor’s Antwan Goodley caught eight passes for 114 yards in the Bears’ 30-10 victory against Texas. He scored one touchdown.
Jacksonville State’s DaMarcus James ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns in the Gamecocks’ 31-10 victory against McNeese State in the FCS playoffs.
Stanford’s Tyler Gaffney ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinal’s 38-14 win against Arizona State in the Pac-12 championship game.
Oklahoma State’s Desmond Roland rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 33-24 loss to Oklahoma. He also had a touchdown receiving.
North Alabama’s Jason Smith had 169 yards receiving in the Lions’ 42-39 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne in the Division II playoffs. He had seven catches, including two for touchdowns.
Eastern Illinois’ Shepard Little ran for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ 51-10 win against Tennessee State in the FCS playoffs.
Eastern Washington’s Quincy Forte rushed for 202 yards in the Eagles’ 41-17 victory against South Dakota State in the FCS playoffs. He scored one touchdown.
Auburn’s Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers’ 59-42 win against Missouri in the SEC championship game. He carried the ball 46 times.
Fresno State’s Derek Carr threw for 404 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 24-17 victory against Utah State in the Mountain West championship game.
Connecticut’s Casey Cochran threw for a school-record 461 yards and four touchdowns in the Huskies’ 45-10 win against Memphis.
Auburn set an SEC championship game record with 677 yards of offense in the Tigers’ 59-42 win against Missouri. Auburn had 545 yards rushing.
Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch rushed for 126 yards in the Huskies’ 47-27 loss to Bowling Green in the MAC championship game to break his own single-season record for rush yards by a quarterback in major college football with 1,881.