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College football roundup

No. 20 Wisconsin 59, No. 16 Nebraska 24: Melvin Gordon had one magnificent night.

Wisconsin's star running back rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and the 22nd-ranked Badgers overcame three early turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West division with a 59-24 win Saturday over No. 11 Nebraska.

Gordon eclipsed the single-game mark held since 1999 by TCU's LaDainian Tomlinson by two yards, setting the new standard on a 26-yard touchdown run on the final play of the third quarter and his last carry of the game.

"Yeah, I didn't even know I was close to the record," Gordon said. "I was kind of just running away."

Outdueling Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah in a matchup of star running backs, Gordon had two fumbles before helping the Badgers (8-2, 5-1) roar past the Cornhuskers (8-2, 4-2) with 49 straight points.

No. 8 Ohio St. 31, No. 25 Minnesota 24: J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for a Buckeyes quarterback-record 189 yards and another score, helping the Buckeyes (9-1, 6-0 Big Ten) overcome three turnovers and cold conditions.

Barrett completed 15 of 25 passes for 200 yards and one interception, another stellar performance for the freshman following last week's rout of Michigan State.

The Gophers (7-3, 4-2) finish by playing at Nebraska and Wisconsin, knowing full well if they win both they'll be West Division champions and likely play the Buckeyes again in Indianapolis on Dec. 7.

No. 14 Arizona 27, Washington 26: Casey Skowron kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired to give the No. 14 Wildcats a wild victory.

Skowron, who also had an 18-yard touchdown run on a fake field goal, missed a first attempt wide right but the Huskies called timeout just before the kick and he got a second try.

The kicker gained redemption after missing the go-ahead 36-yarder in the final minute of a loss to USC.

Washington (6-5, 2-5 Pac-12) was running out the clock when Tra'Mayne Bondurant knocked the ball out of running back Deontae Cooper's hands and Derrick Turituri recovered for Arizona (8-2, 5-2) at the Washington 45 with 1:23 to go.

Northwestern 43, No. 18 Notre Dame 40 (OT): Jack Mitchell kicked a 45-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to force overtime and then kicked a 41-yard field goal to give the Wildcats a win.

The Wildcats (4-6) closed to 40-37 with 4:10 left on a 6-yard touchdown run by quarterback Trevor Siemian and a two-point conversion on a run by Warren Long after Notre Dame (7-3) was called for pass interference.

No. 22 Georgia Tech 28, No. 19 Clemson 6: With Deshaun Watson enjoying a productive return to the field, the Tigers (7-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) were leading and appeared to be on a roll. Then Watson hurt his left knee on a play that changed Clemson's day and its outlook for the remainder of its season.

Cole Stoudt threw three interceptions after replacing Watson, including two returned for touchdowns, and No. 18 Clemson's Atlantic Coast Conference championship hopes ended at the hands of the Yellow Jackets (9-2, 6-2).

No. 4 TCU 34, Kansas 30: Aaron Green ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns, Cameron Echols-Luper returned a punt 69 yards for another score and the Horned Frogs turned back a spirited upset bid. Trevone Boykin added 330 yards passing and a touchdown for TCU (9-1, 6-1 Big 12), which trailed 27-17 midway through the third quarter before a big finishing kick.

Virginia Tech 17, No. 21 Duke 16: The Hokies (5-5, 2-4 ACC) claimed victory over the Blue Devils (8-2, 4-2) after scoring all their points off three turnovers forced from a Duke team that's one of the nation's best at protecting the ball.

No. 23 Utah 20, Stanford 17 (OT): Travis Wilson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Kenneth Scott in the second overtime, sending the Utes (7-3, 4-3 Pac-12) to victory.

Kaelin Clay caught a 25-yard TD pass on the first play of overtime before the Cardinal (5-5, 3-4) came back with the tying score. Jordan Williamson kicked a career-long 51-yard field goal — the same one Stanford passed up late in the fourth quarter — to start the second session, setting the stage for the Utes' dramatic finish.

state

Blue Raiders hold on for MSC East

Lindsey Wilson 35, Georgetown 28: Branden Cresap threw for three touchdowns, Joe Ganci returned an interception 51 yards for a score and the Blue Raiders (9-2, 6-0) held off the Tigers (8-2, 5-1) to win their first Mid-South Conference East Division title.

Cresap (Collins) went 21-for-37 for 280 yards. Cortez Barber (Warren Central) caught eight passes for 122 yards and one score, while Josh Haney led Lindsey Wilson in rushing with 37 yards and a touchdown.

Campbellsville 31, Reinhardt 14: Jacob Russell (Anderson County) passed and rushed for a touchdown, AJ Strong rushed for two scores and the Tigers earned their third MSC West title in program history.

Campbellsville (7-3, 4-1) shares the championship with Faulkner. However, Campbellsville holds the NAIA automatic bid associated with the title by virtue of its win over Faulkner last Saturday.

Pikeville 39, Union 20: The Bears scored 20 points in the final period to pull away from the host Bulldogs (1-9, 1-5 MSC) and end the season on a three-game winning streak.

Sani Warren (Belfry) went 19-for-29 for 254 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. He also caught a score for the Bears (5-6, 5-2).

Cumberlands 63, Bluefield 28: Hunter Lewis rushed for 254 yards, DJ Rozier and Cole Russell carried for 119 and 100 yards respectively, and the Patriots closed the season on a two-game win streak while putting up a season high in points.

Morehead St. 41, Stetson 18: Austin Gahafer threw three touchdowns to three different receivers, three Eagles rushed for touchdowns and Morehead finished its home season with a rout.

Gahafer (St. Xavier) went 32-for-40 with no picks.

Centre 45, Birmingham Southern 15: Amoh Kumengisa (Lexington Catholic) rushed for 115 yards and two scores, Max Mazza reeled in seven catches for 161 yards and a touchdown and the Bulldogs finished undefeated on the season (10-0, 6-0 SAA).

Elsewhere

Thundering Herd moves to 10-0

Marshall 41, Rice 14: Rakeem Cato threw four touchdown passes, Devon Johnson rushed for 199 yards and a score and the Thundering Herd improved to 10-0 for the first time since they went 13-0 in 1999. Marshall (6-0 Conference USA) limited Rice (6-4, 4-2) to 180 total yards and ended the Owls' six-game winning streak.

Jacksonville St. 27, Eastern Ill. 20: Eli Jenkins passed for a career-high 288 yards to help the Gamecocks grit out their ninth win and clinch their fourth Ohio Valley Conference title.

Former Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow rushed for a touchdown but went 15-for-29 for just 137 yards with two interceptions, including a crushing pick that was returned 27 yards to put the Gamecocks up 27-17 as the fourth quarter got underway.

Dayton 21, Butler 14: Former Highlands standout Will Bardo threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Dayton to a win in Indianapolis. Bardo's 28-yard connection with Ross Smith early in the second quarter was the game-winner for the Flyers (7-3, 5-2 Pioneer League).

Dayton took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on Bardo's 27-yard hookup with Cory Stuart and his 1-yard plunge after Zach Elias returned an interception 22 yards to the Butler 28.

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