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College Football Today

Saturday - 10/26/2013, 9:18pm  ET

The Associated Press

STARS

--Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois, threw for four touchdowns, caught a TD pass and ran for another score as the No. 23 Huskies reached their best start as a major program with a 59-20 victory over Eastern Michigan.

--Garrett Gilbert, SMU, accounted for 635 total yards, including a school-record 538 passing, and six TDs to lead the Mustangs back from a 21-point deficit to beat Temple 59-49.

--Desmond Roland, Oklahoma State, ran for a career-high 219 yards and four TDs in the 19th-ranked Cowboys' 58-27 rout over Iowa State.

--Sammy Watkins, Clemson, had a school-record 14 catches for 163 yards as the No. 9 Tigers wore down injury-riddled Maryland 40-27.

--Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, threw for 344 yards and three TDs and the No. 18 Cardinals rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 34-3 rout of South Florida.

--Tommy Rees, Notre Dame, showed no signs of a strained neck that knocked him out a week ago, throwing a career-high five TD passes to help the Fighting Irish rout Air Force 45-10.

--Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington, threw for 457 yards and matched his own school record with six TD passes in a 42-37 victory over Montana.

--Mason Mills, San Diego, threw for 407 yards to go over 10,000 for his career and had five TD passes in a 42-14 win over Butler.

--Blake Bortles, UCF, threw for four TDs and ran for another as the No. 21 Knights routed winless Connecticut 62-17.

--Terrance West, Towson, rushed for 272 yards and four TDs, and caught a TD pass in a 48-32 victory over Richmond.

--Ryan Howard, Central Arkansas, threw for 403 yards and four TDs in a 66-31 rout over Stephen F. Austin.

--John O'Korn, Houston, threw for career bests of 364 yards and five TDs in a 49-14 rout of Rutgers.

--Kameron Bryant, Appalachian State, threw for 381 yards and accounted for four TDs in a 38-14 win over Georgian Southern.

--Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T, ran for 210 and scored his third touchdown in overtime in a 20-13 win over Florida A&M.

--Drew Reed, Lafayette, threw for five TDs a 41-23 win over Holy Cross.

--Keith Wenning, Ball State, threw five TD passes in a 42-24 win over Akron.

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HURRICANES RALLY

Miami put its last-minute comeback hopes into Duke Johnson's hands, and he delivered.

Twice, actually.

Johnson ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the second a 1-yard plunge with 53 seconds left, as No. 7 Miami beat Wake Forest 24-21 to remain unbeaten and cap a wild week of emotions.

The NCAA mess that overshadowed Miami for 2½ years finally ended Tuesday and, four days later, Johnson made sure there was cause for a second celebration.

Johnson had 30 rushes -- eight more than his previous collegiate best -- and finished with 168 yards. In the fourth quarter alone, he had 14 carries for 85 yards, including the two go-ahead touchdown runs as the Hurricanes (7-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) set up a showdown at Florida State next week and matched the program's best start since 2003.

It was the third straight game where Miami overcame a double-digit deficit, and the second straight game where the Hurricanes got the go-ahead score in the final seconds after Dallas Crawford's late touchdown run gave them a win at North Carolina on Oct. 17.

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NUMBERS

20_Straight home wins by Sam Houston State after its 44-10 rout of Northwestern State.

26_Consecutive Southern Conference games Western Carolina had lost before a 27-24 overtime win over Elon.

35_Points scored by No. 3 Florida State in its 49-17 win over North Carolina State.

42_Years since Duke beat a ranked team on the road before a 13-10 victory against No. 16 Virginia Tech.

3,494_Career yards receiving by Bryant's Jordan Harris to break the Northeast Conference record.

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MANZIEL PLAYS

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin didn't know if Johnny Manziel would be able to play Saturday against Vanderbilt until pregame warm-ups.

"Johnny Football" didn't have any of those doubts.

Manziel threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns in less than three quarters, and No. 14 Texas A&M bounced back with a 56-24 victory over Vanderbilt.

Manziel showed no signs that the right shoulder he injured last week was bothering him. He threw three TDs in the first quarter to help A&M (6-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) build a 28-point lead. He tacked on another score before sitting down with 6 minutes left in the third quarter and the Aggies leading 42-17.

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PASSING RECORD

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